TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - May 31, 2019
In addition to a sporadic numbering system, the Rambo franchise has long been a symbol of American might around the globe, despite the fact that it began life as a film condemning America for turning its back on Vietnam veterans. Since nothing's ever really dead, it's no surprise that Sylvester Stallone is back in the saddle for one last ride as John Rambo in Rambo V: Last Blood.
The last Rambo film was 2008's Rambo, which was downright pornographic in its depictions of violence including a man being shot multiple times at close range by a chain gun and a child being javelined into a burning hut. I don't know if this film is going to set out to top the last one, but it's going to have to get both creative and nonsensical at the same time.
Did the world need another Rambo movie? Probably not, but the world was gonna get another god damned Rambo movie whether they wanted it or not. I expect we'll get at least two more before Stallone croaks, because if there's a dollar to be made, Sly will be there to make it.
Rambo V: Last Blood, from the director of Get the Gringo, blasts its way into theaters on September 20
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