Whether you love him or hate him, it’s easy to agree that Arnold Schwarzenegger has lived one of the more interesting American tales. Most would allow being governor of California to be the final chapter of their professional lives, but Schwarzenegger is relentless. Though already conquering cinema in the 80s and 90s, the man is attempting to have a sort of comeback as a leading man at the prime age of 66. So far, the plan hasn’t panned out too well.
Since leaving office, Schwarzenegger has had a supporting role in The Expendables 2, a lead role in The Last Stand (his worst financial flop of a film ever) and he shared the screen with Stallone for a third time in Escape Plan (successful internationally, but not too strong in the country Arnold calls home). All these films have been met with mixed critical reaction, especially when it comes to Schwarzenegger’s acting chops, and only modest success at the box office (especially when compared to the man’s pre-political office hits).
However, recently the trailer for Sabotage hit the web and there is reason to believe this is Schwarzenegger’s true comeback vehicle. The new gritty action movie could be the game changer Schwarzenegger’s film career needs to find the same success he once tasted. Check the trailer out for yourself below and then read on to find out why this might truly be Schwarzenegger’s second chance at cinematic glory…
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This article was first posted on November 27, 2013