John Rambo has retreated to northern Thailand, living a solitary and peaceful life in the mountains and jungles. A group of human rights missionaries search him out and ask him to guide them into Burma to deliver medical supplies. When the aid workers are captured by the Burmese army, Rambo decides to venture alone into the war zone to rescue them.
An icon of machismo and Hollywood action heroism, Sylvester Stallone is responsible for creating two characters who have become a part of the American cultural lexicon: Rocky Balboa, the no-name boxer who overcame all odds to become a champion, and John Rambo, the courageous soldier who specialized in violent rescues and revenge. Both characters are reflections of Stallone’s personal experiences and the battles he waged during his transition from a poor kid in Hell’s Kitchen to one of the world’s most popular stars.
According to Stallone, his was not a happy childhood. On July 6, 1946, in the aforementioned part of Manhattan, Sylvester Enzio Stallone was born to a chorine and an Italian immigrant. A forceps accident during his birth severed a facial nerve, leaving Stallone with parts of his lip, tongue, and chin paralyzed. In doing so, the accident imprinted Stallone with some of the most recognizable components of his persona: the distinctively slurred (and some say often nearly… read more
the last battle is a melon-popping (all other parts of the human body are popped as well) rain of machismo that will be remembered as one of the most violent scenes in film history. at 62, stallone executes stunts that prove his willingness to die an action hero. this is how you 'git-er-done. this is the real deal.
The action is gruesome and uncompromising. You could probably read this as an apologia for American interventionism, if you were so inclined. Rambo (the ur-American) is reluctantly drawn into a conflict in a third world country, with a brutal dictatorship inflicting horrors on its own citizens. Rambo leads the coalition forces into the nation and resolves the conflict with some brutal violence of his own.
If you take ithis movie for what it is then you´ll be alright. If you have any illusions of this reaching the same level as First Blood you are sorely mistaken. If anything you have to give Stallone some credit for not skipping on the gore and violence. The final shoot out is off the chain!
Forcément quand on regarde John Rambo, on ne s’attend évidemment pas à un film de poètes. Quoique dans son genre, ce n’est pas mal. Mais malheureusement, cette oeuvre de Stallone n’atteint pas vraiment… read review
The fourth film in the Rambo series continues its downhill journey. I say fourth part, but the movie is supposed to be a re-installment, set 20 years after the last film, featuring a chunky and brutish… read review