Rambo

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The next chapter finds Rambo recruited by missionaries to protect them during a humanitarian aid effort on behalf of the persecuted Karen people of Burma. After the missionaries are taken prisoner by Burmese soldiers Rambo gets a second impossible job: rescue the missionaries in the midst of a civil war.System Requirements:Running Time: 93 minutesFormat: BLU-RAY DISC Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE/HEROES Rating: R UPC: 031398232995 Manufacturer No: 23299Amazon.comMore >>

Rambo

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  1. This is by far one of the most tasteless, over the top, violent movies I have ever seen in my life. If I could give it less than one star I would. The theme of this movie is that killing everyone is the best solution to problems in less civilized areas. The pacifist missionaries are shown to be foolish for ever thinking that they could spread a gospel of peace to such “animals,” and in the end one of them completely compromises everything he stood for the enitre movie and kills a member of the enemy’s army. I wasn’t really expecting more than I mindless action movie, and that’s what I got, except it was far more disgusting and disturbing than I had thought.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. Mr. Stalone should never have persued this one. It’s story-line definitely isn’t close to FIRST BLOOD. Whenever sequals are done, they are supposed to be BETTER! This was a waste of time & $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. Seriously, I don’t know why everyone likes this awful movie. If I had to see one more minute of this movie I would literally hurl. Also, I think this guys been knocked out so many times in Rocky he couldn’t even get his act right.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. IF you like movies with lots and lots of scenes of people getting shot in half and heads and arms blown off and extremely close up shots of blood guts and gore then you’ll like this movie.

    OR if you liked the original First blood with the smart Rambo and intelligent plot with action then you’ll hate this.

    The movie is supposed to deal with the subject of genocide. It deals with the subject by showing you scene after scene after scene after scene of people being butchered with very video game style special effects.

    Of your a fan of David Morrell’s character, you’ll hate this movie. This movie has nothing to do with him.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. Rambo tries desperately to be something it isn’t, a horrifying look at the brutality of war and its effects on a country and a run and shoot action film. Although movies have been done which blend action and war drama, such as Tears of the Sun (Special Edition)99.9% of the time trying to fuse these completely polar opposite genres together is asking for a disaster. In Rambo, on one hand, you have the senseless brutality of war and genocide shown in a very shocking, and I’d say unnecessary fashion in order to play the “realism” card and try to invest the audience into the film; on the other had you have a mindless shoot em up action flick which completely contradicts any earlier attempts to establish this film as a serious look at war.

    The story starts out in Thailand, where Rambo, for some reason, has been living in the jungles since the end of the last movie catching snakes and selling them. One day, from out of the blue, a group of missionaries sent from a church in Colorado ask him to take them upstream into the neighboring country of Myanmar where they plan on helping the oppressed people living there who are being massacred by their government. At first Rambo refuses, but after the hot blond girl touches his arm and asks him nicely he changes his mind. Who knew John Rambo was such a sucker for the ladies? After he drops them off, their village gets attacked and they are taken prisoner, and big bad Rambo now has to save the day, as always. Can’t a guy catch a break?

    The writers of this movie should be shot dead where they stand, or better yet Rambo should pull off his Legolas impression and shoot them though their necks. They couldn’t even get the name of the country right, its called Myanmar people, not Burma. It hasn’t been called Burma in years; that’s like calling Thailand Siam or Russia the Soviet Union. It’s an unforgivable mistake that made it almost impossible for me to take this movie seriously. Stallone, like always, gives us nothing but bad one liners and incomprehensible babble. The dialogue consists of the F word, bad one liners, fake crying, and little else. Rambo says “let’s go” a lot, the mercenaries sent to help take the missionaries back say f*ck, and then everyone goes on a bloody rampage though the jungle. Acting? Script? Naw, forget about it, who needs all that when you can toss buckets of blood and rape onto the screen?

    Oh, and did I mention the violence? Yeah, there’s a LOT of it. I’m a big action movie junky, The Terminator, Predator (Widescreen Collector’s Edition), First Blood, you name it I love it, but this new Rambo took it to a level where it didn’t have to go. The senseless violence and raw brutality felt very out of place for a gun ho shoot em up action flick. As I said before, this movie tries to be something it quite frankly has no hope of being. For a great film on the realities of war, watch Saving Private Ryan (Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition), or Band of Brothers, or for a more personal touch try Grave of the Fireflies (2-Disc Collector’s Edition) and Now and Then, Here and There (Complete Collector’s Boxed Set). In Rambo, we are treated to all the harsh punishment we’d expect from a serious war film, mass killing, rape, torture, recruiting small children into the army, but are left with none of the emotional aftershock commonly associated with such films. There is no attempt to make the brutality personal or meaningful, just to make it as gross and disgusting as humanly possible. Anyone can show genocide, rape and torture, it takes a true visionary to make it feel real. That’s what movies like Saving Private Ryan and Grave of the Fireflies do accomplish; that is what Rambo fails at the most.

    The extra star I gave this movie is for the action, and no I don’t mean rapes and the needless bloodshed, I’m talking about when Rambo rips a guys Adams apple out of his neck, and when he slices the guts out of a man and then blows off the heads of one hundred soldiers with a 50 caliber machine gun at point blank range. It is over the top, it is gory, and yes I did roll my eyes every now and then, but it was fun. This is what the movie should have been all about, action, not a Platoon (Special Edition) want to be.

    Overall I’d say that besides the monumental disaster that was Rambo III this has got to be the weakest of the series. You can’t be both Transformers and Saving Private Ryan at the same time; you have to be one or the other. Rambo is a rental, and nothing more. Do yourself a favor and see something else.

    Re-watch value; moderate.
    Rating: 2 / 5

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