Sunday, February 24, 2008
Sylvester Stallone brings us back a kiddy-unfriendly movie that harks back to the original 80s movies, leaving today's political correctness and sensibilities behind, and the film is refreshing for doing that.
The story is hokum; missionaries get themselves kidnapped and slurry speaking Rambo, with the assistance of some cliched mercenaries go into deepest Burma to get them out.
There's a little bit of a slow build up but when the fighting kicks off it does so in style. The body count is immense and feature an entire truck full of soldiers getting machine gunned and even arrows through the head.
I was expecting a bit more of the ending, it just ends abruptly after an admittedly long gun fight. We then see Rambo go back home to a ranch in middle-America, which sets us up nicely for a Brokeback Rambo sequel.