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Arnold Schwarzenegger blames Bill Clinton for one of his biggest box bureau bombs

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1993 film “Last Action Hero”
    was a major beating at the box office.
  • The film had disastrous press and terrible test
  • But Schwarzenegger believes the election of Bill
    Clinton that same year also led to the movie’s demise.


It was 1993 when Arnold Schwarzenegger came out with one of his
many singular tough man movies, “Last Action Hero.”

A brew of movement and comedy that follows a child with a magic
ticket, who unexpected is ecstatic by the big screen and
into the latest film of his favorite actor, Jack Slater (Arnold
Schwarzenegger), it’s filled with outrageous fight scenes, gun fights,
explosions, and fun jabs at Schwarzenegger and the movement movie

But nobody went to see the movie.

With a 37% Rotten Tomatoes rating
and a $137 million
worldwide sum (which doesn’t even moment the top 10 for
that year), the film was deliberate a gigantic disappointment.

However, looking back on it now, Schwarzenegger believes there
were a lot of forces against him around the time the film came

“Don’t forget that the year that film came out it was the year
to kick on Arnold,” Schwarzenegger told
Business Insider. 

Before the film non-stop the Hollywood trades had constant
coverage of its unsure production, which finished just months
before it non-stop in theaters, along with reports on the movie
getting disastrous test scores.

Bill Clinton
Clinton was inaugurated boss in 1993.


But Schwarzenegger feels even the newly-elected president, Bill
Clinton, had something to do with the movie’s bad performance.

“It was one of those things where President Clinton was elected
and the press somehow done the whole thing kind of political
where they thought, ‘Okay, the ‘80s movement guys are left here’s a
ideal example,’ and they wrote this account before anyone saw
the movie,” Schwarzenegger said, while compelling his new movie
“Killing Gunther” (currently accessible on streaming and in
theaters Friday).

Schwarzenegger, who is a Republican and former administrator of
California, felt that the multiple of bad press surrounding
the film and the opening of a Democrat into the White House led
to a conditions where he couldn’t win.

“The movement favourite epoch is over, Bill Clinton is in, the highbrow
cinema are the ‘in’ thing now, we couldn’t recuperate,” he said.

He did yet — a year later. Teaming with his “Terminator”
cinema executive James Cameron, they done the spy movement movie
“True Lies,” which warranted over $378 million worldwide and
was the third-highest-grossing domestic release
of the year.

And as the years have passed, “Last Action Hero” has been
rediscovered by new audiences.

“I consider some-more people would have seen it if the press treated it
differently, but now the good thing is that with streaming people
can go and watch it,” Schwarzenegger said.

You can lease “Last Action Hero” for $4 on iTunes

Watch the trailer below:

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