I saw somebody post their review on Meet the Spartans so I decided to post my review on Rambo. If any of you saw the movie already post your comments, I'm curious what people have to say. I know when I left the theater about half the people clapped, some ran out and others just couldn't believe what they saw.
Rambo (2008) Released: January 25, 2008 Director: Sylvester Stallone
Twenty years have passed since we last saw John Rambo. Sure aging isnít on his side, his face is sagging and he talks as much as an old person. Even with those few signs of old age John looks like he could take on a hundred men. Guess what John Rambo does take on a hundred guys, Rambo is one of the best action movies Iíve seen in a long time.
Rambo (2008)Sylvester Stallone wrote and directed Rambo. Not only did he pull double duties here he even stared as the main actor. How can this six one year old do all this, he makes it look so easy. Sure Stallone might not be as agile like he use to; he looks tired throughout the movie. I have to give him credit though some of the stunts he pulls off are still far greater than some of todayís great action sequences.
The movie starts with graphic images during a new cast. Some of these scenes are extremely graphic. Once the story ends Rambo goes right into graphic situations. This movie is full of random acts of violence to extreme war sequences. Soldiers play games with the townís people by having them find land mines. Bets are placed on who lives and who doesnít. In the end it doesnít matter, the survivors are killed even before they can rest from all that running.
John Rambo is not on anybodies side really. He catches snakes for a living and earns extra cash by transporting people on his boat. This is the man that gunned down numerous soldiers and loved it. Rambo right now just wants to be left alone, that is until a missionary group he took over the a town in Burmese doesnít return after ten days. After a flash back Rambo agrees to find these people, with the help of a group of mercenaries.
It was weird seeing John living in a village like this. One would assume he decided to desert his American ways for a new life in the middle of no where. This would be a good assumption, but why would he do this? Questions like these will get brought up throughout the movie. At times we get simple answers and other times we get nothing. He has no contact with America at all, not even his old buddy Col. Trautman was there. The only time we see John Rambo with anything related to his home country is during the flash back sequence.
Rambo (2008)There is more violence in Rambo than any war movie out there today. The Burmese Genocide is real and Stallone shows us what really happens over there. All of the images we are shown in the begging new cast are re-created; at times the images are worse. Legs are blown off, children are shot and killed, heads are cut off and about forty other ways of dying are in Rambo. During some of these shots I was shocked, how could a movie like this only get an R rating? Stallone did almost too good of a job recreating the Burmese Genocide.
Some of the reasons I like this movie is how it was shot. I got chills down my spine whenever a village was attacked, it came from no where. This may sound a little deranged, but I couldnít help but like how we got to see so many different shots from the attack. Itís sort of hard to explain it in ways, but you really get a good idea how scary something like this would be. There were a few other scenes that really had some good shots too. The movies final sequence should make your jaw drop in either disgust or amazement.
The only real complaint I had with this movie was the first twenty or so minutes. You really donít know what is going on too much, John Rambo does his job and he gives off a cold vibe to everybody. It isnít until half way into the movie where you realize what the movie is all about. Basically we see Rambo take off his training wheels once again for a gruesome battle. Donít worry he comes prepared, the man makes his very own machete.
Final Verdict I havenít seen a movie like this in a long time. The acts of violence in this movie are fair worse than any horror movie thatís been put out in the past ten years. Rambo is one of those movies that will make you enjoy your life a little more. What John is going through is happening in the world today, but unfortunately there isnít a character like him in real life. Stallone has amazed me with his acting and direction in this movie. The guy may be older than two Hollywood hunks combines, but at least he can still kick ass in an action movie.
Rating 9 out of 10
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