Most people hated this, but I thought it a very interesting piece of work.I'm not saying it was necessarily good, in fact I found it lacking. I feel the bombing of this movie is a result of bad marketing, more than the actual movie itself. It was marketed over the top, but it just came across as really pushing this movie, not a mockery of film marketing, which is what I assume they were going for, because the movie itself is a mockery of movies.
Summary: a boy finds a magic ticket. It takes him inside the movie of his favorite star, Arnie. Inside he experiences every movie cliche, as the movie mocks them. Eventually he brings arnie out, but bad guys come too. And movie bad guys in the real world = bad. So he needs to save the world, and set his mom up with Arnie at the same time. (sex with Arnie must be so weird. First of all talking dirty in that accent just sounds dumb, but what role playing games could you play that we havn't seen him do on screen? "Oh, you be Conan the Barbarian, and I can be a peasant woman!" or "Oh, you can be an android from the future and I can be mankind's only hope for survival!")
Arnold does a wonderful caricature of himself. He can actually do comedy if he's basically a straight man. The kid is no more than we can expect from him, and everyone is supposed to be superficial and extreme anyways, so it all works.
The message about our movie-honoring society is I think an important one, and the choice of doing it through an *action* movie is a bold choice, which prehaps some didn't care for. I think action fans were dissapointed at the depth, and others were dissapointed by the action element.If you look at this in context, It's really quite remarkable. 4 sporks.