June 29th, 2008 [9:26:32]
joker_1987: This movie is the Best Movie This Year until The Dark Knight comes out. Stallone still has it....fuck everyone who says other wise.
August 1st, 2010 [11:15:23]
HorrorCriticGuy: A good comeback for the fucked up vet named John Rambo....fuckin dig this movie!!
|Stallone is BACK!|
February 20th, 2011 [6:00:37]
RandomK1NG: "When you're pushed, killing is as easy as breathing".
Stallone is back as John Rambo in a big way with this all out action extravaganza. The 20 year lay off for Stallone didn't make any difference because he doesn't miss a beat in this film. He steps right back into the role so seamlessly, it's as if he just did the last Rambo film yesterday. And the result is awesome...
Not only is Stallone back in the lead role, but he also acts as producer, writer, & director on this film. He does not disappoint in the acting and directing department, but the writing is a different story. There isn't much plot to go off of and the acting is certainly not Oscar worthy, but in a film like this, the strengths lie elsewhere.
Stallone is at the top of his game when it comes to directing this beast. The man definitely knows how to shoot an action sequence and he kicks ass at it. The action is very fast and very bloody. Gunshots, stabbings, and explosions are aplenty. To say that the violence in this movie is over the top would be a HUGE understatement. The violence is so ridiculously brutal that the body count is well over 200. None of this however is a bad thing because that's what the Rambo movies are all about. Kicking ass and taking names is what John Rambo was born to do and he does it to the biggest vicious extreme. 50 cal machine guns ripping people in half and a homemade knife disemboweling a corrupt Burmese general are just small tidbits of the brutality Stallone offers up in this flick.
As I said before the acting is not Oscar worthy, but everyone does a serviceable job. No need for Academy Award winning acting here though. Just straight up bloody fucking fun.
Whether or not Stallone ever decides to revisit the world of Rambo again... He will have no shortage of fans lining up to see it and his mind will have no shortage of the brutal over the top craziness it takes to continue showing why Rambo is one of the most classic action franchises of all-time.