Last Action Hero is a film that, depending on who you ask, is either an expensive failure or far better than people think. In geek circles, it is one of those movies that typically inspires lengthy tirades about how the movie is misunderstood and how the critics were idiots and how the movie is actually brilliant.
And when it comes to the critical savaging the film received, I’m in general agreement that they blew it. The movie wasn’t as bad as all that. It isn’t that bad at all. In fact it is, at times, very good.
I’d stop short of calling it brilliant.