Okay, the critics seem pretty polerized about this, and normally I'd ignore them, since film critics are usually a bunch of pretenious fuckwits, but they're pissin me off about this one. Any one who calls Rambo a "jingoistic Imperialist tale" or complains about its hypocracy on violence needs to be slapped, hard. "Oh, but the whole film features Asains as evil, raping less than human killers or poor defenseless villagers who need to be killed/rescued by whites!" Well, excuse Stallone for not lending naunce and emotional depth to the 13 year old getting bayonet'd or the guy behind the bayonet. This shit happens people, whether you like it or not and whether you belive it or not, the American and British militaries don't stand for that crap. On the other hand, those who call it a pointless action flick are missing a little, but its not as bad becuase Rambo works as a pointless action flick. The only real point is made about 15 minutes in. "If you ain't got guns, you ain't changing anything." Violence is brutal and horrible but nessicary. With that out of the way, Stallone gets down to blowing mother fuckers to hell. It's gritty and gory and .50 cal rounds hit people like fucking frieght trains made of pain and justice. Rambo takes a team of mercenaries up river, (Including an hard ass ex SAS operater played by Graham McTavish) and the movie gets points for having the 'ex-special forces mercenaries' be fucking compatent at their jobs, instead of cannon fodder. The team knife's and shoots its way through a battalion of genocidial Burmese troops in a way that best could be descibied as 'Fuck yes!'. The climax is a scene in which a pacifist Christian missonary beats a guy to death with a rock and its still the least hardcore shot around. If you want a documentry about how peace and love and donations to UNICEF can save the world, go elsewhere. If you want to stand up and cheer, and people cheered, as Rambo goes killing machine on some of the world's most deserving monsters, then this is your movie.
Yeah I liked it a lot, kicked ass.
Is this the new one?
The movie kicked ass, saw it Friday with a few friends, and not a single one of us had any regrets. It was gruesome, but appropriately so. You did get a sense of satisfaction when the baddies got what was coming to them. But the movie was far deeper than just pure shoot-em-up action, it brought more light to one of the most neglected genocides in the globe, when compared to say, Darfur. The lead bad guy is actually a victim of the Burmese (Myanmar) government's oppression, even putting himself in greater danger by portraying the role the way he did. The whole production crew and all of the actors had to live out in the Thai jungles during filming. The lead actress (Julie Benz), has now started to try to give more attention to the horrors going on over there. Sly still has it, and is very fortunate that the 'roids haven't consumed him like they did to those pro wrestlers. No nuances, no gray areas, no BS relativism ( Flags of Our Fathers ). There were the good guys, and there were the bad guys. The flick was everything I was hoping for, and them some.
i want to see his new belly!!!!!! :rofl: it must be huge, i heard that he hides it behind a T-Shirt lol
I didn't make it!
Saw Rambo tonight and I fully agree with the OP. I half expected another Die Hard where the "special effects" drowned out the action but was pleasantly surprised. The only high end special effects added to the carnage sort of like the mini-gun scenes in "black hawk down" and "We Were Soldiers".
I did find a few issues with some of the shooting up scenes. (The initial 50 cal scene made the 50 look like a .223 with the damage it was doing to people.)
And the Mortaring the village scene was not the tactic you are supposed to use against untrained people (AKA villagers).
Apart from that I enjoyed the movie and found it great fun for the whole family.
Best movie I've seen in a long time.
All Your Base Are Belong To Us
1st February 2008
I enjoyed this film more than the original. The one-liners got a little silly after a while and I felt some scenes were over-dramatic.... but all-in-all it was a kick ass film. I was surprised Stallone pulled it off, but it looks like he was able to close the Rocky and Rambo series on good notes.
Everyone will complain about racism. There can no longer be an all white comedy, or an all white movie or show, cause people whine and moan "OH THERES NO BLACK PEOPLE IN IT, OH THIS IS RACIST NO ASIANS" yet there can be all Black, and all Asian shows, movies, etc. These people who talk of racism in Media, are no less of hypocrits than actual racist bastards.
Kezins;4191996The one-liners got a little silly after a while and I felt some scenes were over-dramatic....
Ummm, correct me if I am wrong but that pretty much is the descripton of what Rambo is....