The Last Warrior, also released as The Last Patrol (and frankly that title is better for it, but I’m going with the U.S. title anyway) was released direct-to-video in 2000. When I started watching it, I wasn’t aware it was a direct-to-video release (though the full-frame format quickly made that apparent), and it’s possible I would have avoided it if I had. I enjoy watching Dolph Lundgren in action, but I have to say that the majority of his filmography consists of bad films, and seeing something go direct-to-video is seldom a good sign. This film is not an exception to either rule.
According to IMDb’s trivia page, Lundgren and director Sheldon Lettich agreed to do the film only if they could re-write the script… and then the co-producers, who wrote it, reneged on that decision. It shows. Lundgren mostly tries to put in a good performance, and he’s certainly the highlight of the show, but there are times when you can tell that he’s having a hard time taking the material seriously. And when Dolph Lundgren thinks your film is too stupid to take seriously, you’ve got problems. Continue reading