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Rambo



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Directed by: Sylvester Stallone
Written by: Sylvester Stallone
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden
Studio: Lionsgate
Genre: Action, Adventure
Official Site: movies.break.com/rambo/
Plot: From IMDB, In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit.

Review:

It may of taken Twenty years since the last time we saw Rambo but dammit after the success of Rocky Balboa there was nothing that was going to stop Sylvester Stallone from bring his other quintessential character back to the big screen. And much like with Rocky Stallone gave us everything that we loved about Rambo in his new adventure.

It's been twenty years since Rambo has seen any action and these days he makes a living for himself in Burma catching snakes and being a boat-man for those who need a ride. Just because he's older and hasn't been at war himself however doesn't mean he has lost a step. Despite initially refusing to help a group of Christian aid workers get to a dangerous place they never should of went he later agrees in large part to one of the female workers Sarah reaching out to him to help. It doesn't take long however for the Christian aid workers to be taken hostage by the Burmese army and Rambo now brings a rescue team to where he ad dropped them off to help get them back safe and sound. Before to long though the rescue team realizes that Rambo isn't just a boat man who gives people passage but also the most bad ass mother fucker to ever live.

Twenty years after the last Rambo movie Stallone proves that he can still bring the action that you would expect from a Rambo movie and now its more brutal than it has ever been before. Rambo mows guys in half with a mounted machine gun, decapitates suckers with a machete and in my favorite kill literately rips a guys throat out!!

The fact that Stallone is also in the directors chair this time also helps out a lot in my opinion, after all who knows more about Rambo then Stallone does?

Rambo was a fantastic treat for any fan of the series who have been clamoring for a new Rambo movie for twenty years and doesn't disappoint. The real question now is if we will ever see Stallone come back for a Rambo V which currently resides in development hell, the same place that this movie lived for so long. If not at least the end of the movie can give a sense of finality to the series but yeah screw that wheres my Rambo V! C'mon Stallone put The Expendables 3 on the back burner for a little bit and give us another Rambo first! Anyways I give Rambo a 7 out of 10.

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sLaShEr84
sLaShEr84 at 11:33 PM Nov 27

Solid action flick

Cochise
Cochise at 12:31 AM Nov 28

love this flick. Nice review but I gotta disagree, I think this is the perfect end to the Rambo series. I mean it wasn't as good as Rocky Balboa as an ending but I don't think much anything is. Still I think in a subtle way this was a perfect end to Rambo's story and I kind of want it to stay like this myself.



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