Yup, you read that right. Sylvester Stallone is back as John fucking Rambo, and he's here to beat, stab, and shoot bad guys full of holes and pepper them with arrows in Rambo 5: Last Blood — and in the process, remind us just how far removed the franchise is from the original film, First Blood. The action blockbuster First Blood is a tragic albeit Hollywoodized story of a decorated Vietnam veteran who struggled to cope with post-traumatic stress and a loss of identity after his service.
Home from war, John Rambo travels to a small rural town in search of an old friend, only to find that he passed away. The townsfolk are apathetic and distant, and the town sheriff is outright hostile. To them, Rambo is little more than a weapon of war — a tool that doesn't belong in civilized society. The film ends with an acknowledgement that war sometimes stays with the warrior when Stallone delivers the iconic line: "Nothing is over.
Next came Rambo 2, 3, and 4which were action flicks, through and through. Gone was the thoughtful reflection on service and sacrifice, interwoven with the action and violence of the first movie.
Based on the May 30 teaser trailer for Rambo 5the latest installment in the year-old franchise, which premieres later this year, it might end up being more of the same. Directed by Adrian Grunberg, Rambo 5: Last Blood picks up with our aging war hero retired to a ranch in Arizona, where he takes the odd job here and there, and rides a horse because, well, it's Arizona. That's about all the trailer gives us in terms of story line — that and that a bunch of bad guys get torn to ribbons because they wouldn't stay off his lawn.
Wait, wrong guy. Honest mistake. However, thanks to a Screendaily article from Maywe have some idea why Rambo returns to his never-ending war: A long-time friend asks for his help in finding her grand-daughter, who went missing somewhere in Mexico, presumably kidnapped by a bunch of nefarious drug cartel goons.
Now, none of this is to say Rambo 5 won't be entertaining. It will. It's Rambo after all. Thanks to the year-old actor's inability to stop wrecking house see: Expendables 1, 2, 3, and soon 4we'll once again see Stallone maim, maul, and mow down hordes of bad guys. It's also likely we'll some different kinds of action than the saga has given us before. Considering that more than a decade has passed since 's Rambo 4, we can assume that the newest flick will follow the lead of recent action blockbusters, which lean heavily on the expertise of military technical advisers — many of whom are vets themselves — to create action sequences that are entertaining to watch, without being so over the top that they're campy.
So, with some luck, this time we won't see anyone shoot a LAW from inside of a helicopter with a bunch of recently rescued prisoners directly within the back blast radius, or a gunfight where no-one ever reloads.
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The Blotter. Mandatory Fun. PCS Moves. Area Guides.Director: Sylvester Stallone. Screenwriter: Sylvester Stallone. Genre: DramaThrillerAction. Official website: Break. Twenty years after the last film in the series, John Rambo Sylvester Stallone has retreated to northern Thailand, where he's running a longboat on the Salween River. On the nearby Thai-Burma Myanmar border, the world's longest-running civil war, the Burmese-Karen conflict, rages into its 60th year.
But Rambo, who lives a solitary, simple life in the mountains and jungles fishing and catching poisonous snakes to sell, has long given up fighting, even as medics, mercenaries, rebels and peace workers pass by on their way to the war-torn region.
That all changes when a group of human rights missionaries search out the "American river guide" John Rambo. When Sarah Julie Benz and Michael Bennett Paul Schulze approach him, they explain that since last year's trek to the refugee camps, the Burmese military has laid landmines along the road, making it too dangerous for overland travel. They ask Rambo to guide them up the Salween and drop them off, so they can deliver medical supplies and food to the Karen tribe. After initially refusing to cross into Burma, Rambo takes them, dropping off Sarah, Michael and the aid workers Less than two weeks later, pastor Arthur Marsh Ken Howard finds Rambo and tells him the aid workers did not return and the embassies have not helped locate them.
He tells Rambo he's mortgaged his home and raised money from his congregation to hire mercenaries to get the missionaries, who are being held captive by the Burmese army. Although the United States military trained him to be a lethal super soldier in Vietnam, decades later Rambo's reluctance for violence and conflict are palpable, his scars faded, yet visible. However, the lone warrior knows what he must do By CS On August 18, By Coming Soon On June 4, Launch Gallery Read. By Coming Soon On May 1, By Coming Soon On August 31, By Edward Douglas On January 22, September 7, By John P.
I remember when I saw the very first Rambo movie, First Blood. Teasle: Are you telling me that of our men against your boy is a no-win situation for us? Teasle: What? Trautman: A good supply of body bags. Rambo is recruited by a group of Christian human rights missionaries to protect them against pirates, during a humanitarian aid delivery to the persecuted Karen people of Burma.
After some of the missionaries are taken prisoner by sadistic Burmese soldiers, Rambo gets a second impossible job: to assemble a team of mercenaries to rescue the surviving relief workers. A little something for everyone. Oh, by the way, this trailer is not for kids. Rambo literally tears some guys throat out, guts someone with his knife, and fires a 50 calibre machine gun point blank at someone.
John P. Feel free to send shoutouts, insults, and praise. Or Money. Money is good. BTW after first blood I also bought a knife…hehe cheers. And keep in mind folks- Sly got busted by Australian Customs for having steroids on him — just so he could bring you this movie! You learn from your mistakes, many mistakes.
Rambo returns to kick ass, take names, and prove (once again) that 'nothing is over'
Just wrote a long comment, but got when I hit submit… I am really tired of my ISP already, and I have only been with them for a week since we moved house because of another ISP. In fact the I just got turned me off the computer for now… So I think I will go in to the living room and pop on First Blood again ….
That is one of my all-time favorite movies — growing up I was a hardcore Sly fan — had a bedroom wall devoted to just him. It would get my goat every time.
But I so much enjoyed his stealth, tiger-like attacks in First Blood, it was much more ominous and powerful. They drew first blood. What do you think has drawn Mr Stallone back to taking these old action roles? Obviously, both Rocky and Rambo were among the most famous action movies but still…. Home About John P. Contact Terms. You know a guy is going to love a move with lines like these: Teasle: Are you telling me that of our men against your boy is a no-win situation for us?
BTW after first blood I also bought a knife…hehe cheers Rhoody. Just wrote a long comment, but got when I hit submit… I am really tired of my ISP already, and I have only been with them for a week since we moved house because of another ISP First Blood is one of Stallones best flicks ever, watched it numerous times. In fact the I just got turned me off the computer for now… So I think I will go in to the living room and pop on First Blood again … Kim:.
Obviously, both Rocky and Rambo were among the most famous action movies but still… Why wait almost 20 years before making another sequel?Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission.
Almost four decades after they drew first blood, Sylvester Stallone is back as one of the greatest action heroes of all time, John Rambo. Now, Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission. After the blood-soaked ballet of bullets in Rambothe last survivor of an elite unit of Green Berets, John Rambo, finds himself unable to keep the terrors of this world at bay, still trying to keep the lid on his simmering emotions.
Secluded in his deceased father's horse ranch in Arizona, John--along with his teen niece, Gabrielle, and her grandmother, Maria--leads a serene life, until an urgent invitation drags the gullible seventeen-year-old girl to the squalid slums of Mexico, in search of a ghost. Now, even though he tried so hard to renounce his former violent self, once more, John is on the warpath, many painful decades after the bitter guerrilla warfare in First Blood Nearly all his life, John has been fighting a seemingly interminable war, seeking a place he could call home.
But, what's the good of pursuing a beautiful dream when everyone you love has gone? Sign In. Edit Rambo: Last Blood Jump to: Summaries 3 Synopsis 1. The synopsis below may give away important plot points. Edit page. Movies I have watched. Sylvester Stallone. Viimati vaadatud. Seen in Movies in Share this page:. Clear your history.An earlier teaser showed John Rambo Stallone coming out of retirement for revenge on a Mexican cartel.
The new trailer reveals the source of that revenge. The trailer opens with Col. Trautman the late Richard Crenna 's speech from previous movies, "We're dealing with an expert, with guns, with knives, with his bare hands. Rambo was the best. The original trailer showed some of Rambo's booby traps like a crossbow triggered in a barn and a cave system in which he can pick off attackers one by one. The new trailer shows more of Rambo's siege, planting nails to take out vehicles and blowing up fields.
This trailer also intercuts Rambo's present-day attacks with similar ones from his classic adventures. Author David Morrell introduced John Rambo in his novel First Blood, the story of a Vietnam veteran who's pushed to retaliate against a local sheriff. Stallone played Rambo in the film adaptation, which also changed the ending so that Rambo lived. Rambo: Last Blood opens September By Fred Topel. Latest Headlines.
Back to Article.We're watching " Tiger King " on Netflix for sure. Our recommendations also include " Night on Earth ", " Ozark ," and more. See our picks. Title: Rambo: Last Blood 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. Rambo returns to the jungles of Vietnam on a mission to infiltrate an enemy base-camp and rescue the American POWs still held captive there.
Rambo mounts a one-man mission to rescue his friend Colonel Trautman from the clutches of the formidable invading Soviet forces in Afghanistan. A veteran Green Beret is forced by a cruel Sheriff and his deputies to flee into the mountains and wage an escalating one-man war against his pursuers.
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Rambo: Last Blood is the supposedly the final film in the Rambo series. A series that has certainly seen better days.
Last Blood's title infers a finale that could wrap the decades old series in a nice little bow and call back to the film that started it all. However, it fails to truly honor its hero in a satisfying way. The first film First Blood seems so tamed compared to this newest entry and looking back the series as a whole has changed along the way. First Blood was a film based on the novel of the same name that followed a man struggling to reenter society after the Vietnam War.
It was a topical film showcasing the cruelty and disgust many of our veterans received upon returning home. First Blood was a film with scenes of violence, but it was not an action film. It was as far as I can see an anti war film. Every film after this has failed to understand what this film was about and has opted for a more action heavy series and a violent one at that.
Last Blood is First Blood's polar opposite. It relishes in its violence especially in the 3rd act, but at least in this film the reason and motive is clear and can be understood. Last Blood is not concerned with telling the story of a man haunted by war or telling an anti war story. Its focus is on violent revenge and I have to look at it this way. The Rambo series has transformed itself into something completely different from the first film.
So, does this work as a revenge thriller? I would say yes in the most simplistic sense. This is the story of a man who wants to live his final years in peace but is called to action once again to protect someone he loves.
It's a story we know all too well. However, it has proved an emotionally resonant story in the past. Rambo's story in this film and his goal is simple and it's simple to a fault, but this film is not concerned with its story as much as it is the action this series has become known for.We're watching " Tiger King " on Netflix for sure.
Our recommendations also include " Night on Earth ", " Ozark ," and more. See our picks. Rambo returns to the jungles of Vietnam on a mission to infiltrate an enemy base-camp and rescue the American POWs still held captive there. Rambo mounts a one-man mission to rescue his friend Colonel Trautman from the clutches of the formidable invading Soviet forces in Afghanistan.
A veteran Green Beret is forced by a cruel Sheriff and his deputies to flee into the mountains and wage an escalating one-man war against his pursuers. Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission.
Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight; against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon. Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union. Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.
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After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy. Reluctantly retired from boxing, and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him, as the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.
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A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains. Vietnam veteran John Rambo has survived many harrowing ordeals in his lifetime and has since withdrawn into a simple and secluded existence in Thailand, where he spends his time capturing snakes for local entertainers, and chauffeuring locals in his old PT boat.
Even though he is looking to avoid trouble, trouble has a way of finding him: a group of Christian human rights missionaries, led by Michael Burnett and Sarah Miller, approach Rambo with the desire to rent his boat to travel up the river to Burma.
For over fifty years, Burma has been a war zone.
The Karen people of the region, who consist of peasants and farmers, have endured brutally oppressive rule from the murderous Burmese military and have been struggling for survival every single day.
After some inner contemplation, Rambo accepts the offer and takes Michael, Sarah, and the rest of the missionaries up the river. When the missionaries finally arrive at the Karen village, they find themselves part of a raid by the sadistic Written by stallonezone. A straight action film only Stallone could deliver. Nobody else could direct such an uncompromising pursuit of battle.
The battle sequences of this movie are glorious and violent in a way that is special, a new extreme level of tension was achieved in my opinion and I don't say this in blind excitement. This movie delivers a movie-high that is not often attempted. Movies usually hold back or simply fail at achieving visceral action and instead try to balance themselves between action, plot, drama, comedy, etc, and in many cases in modern films this only lowers the quality of the experience.
The downfall of Rambo you could say is its small concern for character drama, indeed the scenes looking at the female lead and the mercenary group are pretty poorly acted though this allows the scenes to focus on Stallone's disregard for their antics, it can get annoying to sit through.
The mercenary group's character were so over the top in acting however it came off like farce to me which was actually really entertaining, seeing their macho lines fall dead in the air, Stallone giving them no respect. The battles were glorious even if the film has flaws, but it focuses on the battle as it should, and achieves glorious cinematic victory.
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