A ridiculous sequel that dismantles everything the first movie succeeded in setting up in terms of Stallone's character. He seems lost in a terrible script with cringe worthy dialogue and when he tries to emote and act he comes off as a complete amateur. The plot is beyond ludicrous and the action is laughable. Whereas the first movie had agency, motivation and emotion this one is a soulless void.
This film throws you directly into action mode by having the best action music theme of all time, memorable as hell by Jerry Goldsmith. Jack Cardiff's photography add to the beauty of it all as Rambo go on a one-man mission to shoot down and kill Vietcong soldiers. He is not a full racist though as he also falls for the beautiful Julia Nickson in a predictable sad love story.
Crazy, fun, revenge fantasy, wonderfully photographed and edited. Ingenuity of explosive-tipped arrows outweighs all pyrotechnical idiocy. If arthouse fans can say about weird films, "We must understand this as a dream", fans of a movie like this must get to say that too! || Oh Rambo... The fate of his newly found, beautiful warrior bride tore my heart apart. The backstabber on his team shocked me.
Some great action, over-the-top '80s-style action here. Explosions, arrows, survival fetish. A cynical distrust of the government and a seething resentment about its treatment of Vietnam vets. Rambo rights all wrongs by singlehandedly re-fighting, and winning, the Vietnam War. Practically the Official Movie of POW/MIA.