TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - October 3, 2018
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It looks like we're in for something rather unexpected if this first look at Sylvester Stallone suited up for the fifth Rambo movie is anything to go by. After 2008's Rambo delivered a film that reached near pornographic levels of violence not seen since Passion of the Christ, it looks like Rambo's going to the ranch for a little r and r.
The film's official synopsis—courtesy of Coming Soon—gives us some indication as to why Stallone is dressed like a cowpoke...
Rambo 5, finds John Rambo coping with intense PTSD while living on a ranch in Arizona, trying to pick up casual work wherever he can. Soon his friend and estate manager Maria informs him that her granddaughter went missing after crossing into Mexico for a party, so John travels south of the border to find the youngster. The quest quickly turns into a violent descent into hell as Rambo uncovers a sex-trafficking ring, teaming up with a journalist whose half-sister has also been kidnapped. Rambo has to deploy all his skills to save the girls and bring down a vicious crime lord.
I don't know how I feel about bringing PTSD back into this franchise. It was sort of the unspoken theme hanging over the first film, but once they turned the character into a mindless killing machine in the three subsequent films, they lost their ability to mine any sort of pathos out of this character.
Rambo 5 will be released sometime next year. The film's official theme song can be found below...