With the help of a magic ticket, young Danny can enter the world of his idol, action hero Jack Slater. But Slater’s enemy Benedict gets ahold of the ticket and finds himself in Danny’s world. Jack and Danny must stop him at any cost.
With its meta-approach, complete with winking at the audience, referencing famous action scenes and open mockery of action film rules, Last Action Hero was before its time, getting his due appreciation and cult audience years after release. It stands the test of time as an immensely entertaining and original film in which John McTiernan gleefully breaks rigid genre rules.