Rambo is like a wandering minority. Never quite saw his character like that thru this particular gaze. He 'looks' different, 'acts' different, 'moves' different, 'lives' different thus he's kicked out of town instantly. The way that cop (played devilishly by Dennehy) taunts him is realistic to this day: someone that preys, stalks and harasses a citizen out, even if he's no outsider at all. A very relevant film today▽
Teasle's resentment and contempt towards Rambo is never established so the story just comes off as a fucking joke. The dialogue is laughable, the acting is caricature at best. The locations are lovely and just made me want to watch 'Twin Peaks' instead
Re-view. After like nearly 30 years. American masterpiece. I'm double featuring this with Bob Clark's DEATHDREAM for sure. Yes, this is big American camera-action. It's also radical commentary on the effects of Vietnam. And highly entertaining. Part 2 was my childhood favorite (and almost for certain a lesser film). Regardless, sorry people, I'm sticking with John Rambo. He has no other option except to h(a)unt you.
Before the character of Rambo became a superhero and then pop-culture icon/joke, he originated in this pretty well-made action thriller. It's not without a few over the top moments, but features a number of expertly-crafted action sequences, a strong cast, and more psychological depth than you'd expect from your typical 80s action movie. A solid film that deserves its cult following.
Es posible percibir (si se quiere) en esta primera apariciòn del belicoso personaje, una repentina actualidad. Los primeros 10 minutos son una "probadita" de lo que soportarian los inmigrantes de haberse aprobado la ley SB 1070. Lo paradojico del asunto es que se supone que John Rambo, todo un icono de la ideologia ultraderechista es originario de Arizona.
In Portugal this is called "Rambo" and the sequels "Rambo II", "Rambo III" etc.. So I mistook the 2008 Rambo for this. And it's about all I have to say about Rambo. I was very surprised to see what seems to me like a Rambo rehabilitation. I still dislike it a lot. As a kid I did not like it and the aversion only grew.
Ted Kotcheff turns the traditional action-thriller on its end with this film, depicting a traumatized ex-soldier being prodded by lawmen until he snaps. A sincere and emotionally-charged film about the treatment of discharged soldiers that happens to have incredible action sequences. The cinematography is rather pretty - misty and grey - and the leads give great performances. Truly a classic.