Hollywood Boulevard is regularly populated by people who make their living from dressing up in pop-culture costumes, posing for pictures, and rather insistently demanding “tips” afterward. Jack Sparrow and Spider-Man are favorites, but just about any iconic pop-culture figure shows up eventually, as embodied by a home-enhanced costume and (usually) an actor between gigs.
Arnold Schwarzenegger decided to give it a go. And then he went into Madame Tussaud’s where he effectively pretended to be a waxwork and scared the shit out of kids posing with him. So to all the smartass critics who ever said he didn’t have enough range to play a waxwork, you’re wrong! He does have that range!
This short video is the best movie he has starred in in years.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist