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A movie directed by Sylvester Stallone

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The missionaries brought bibles and medicine, Rambo brought bullets.

  • Jun 29, 2009
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Rambo, the fourth film in Stallones "other" movie francise has him dusting off the character for another go around in action and meyhem again much like that aforementioned "other francise" and likewise, both of his long overdue sequels redeem their series with much more satisfying finales.

John Rambo has been doing his best to live the quiet life in Thailand where he takes whatever odd job he can get be it catching snakes for a local snake show or ferrying passengers up river.  In his spare time he's a machinest with a small shop.  One day Christian Missionaires want to go into Burma with supplies to help the less fortunate but Rambo tells them to get lost since Burma is in turmoil and they would more then likely be killed.  The missionaires press Rambo and he ultimatly takes them and kills some would be rapist pirates along the way.

After letting the missionaries off at their destination, shock beyond shock, Rambo gets news that the missionaires have been attacked and the church has hired a mercenary group to rescue them.  Rambo agrees to take them into Burma as well.

What follows and even preceeds this is some really grotesque action.  Whether it be grenades, arrows, Stallones nasty new machette, rifles or 50 calibur Machine Guns, people are mercilisly destroyed.  I don't mean shot, or stabbed or whatever I mean DESTROYED.  Bodies don't just get "bullet riddled" some of the machine guns turn people into piles or blackened strawberry jam and knife punctures let loose copius blood.  The body count is high and every one of them is a grizzly end.

There is not real central villian aside from maybe one General of the scumbag Burmese army that routinely destroys villages and pockets of humanity including the children and women, that is if they aren't trying to sexually assult the women.  It goes without saying that you want to see these guys destroyed.

Stallone's Rambo here finally realizes he's a killing machine and now realizes that it's time to finally go about business the way he should be.  He's a man of few words and all of them could fit on one sheet of paper.  When he gets his horse in high gear to do what he does best, prey your not on the wrong side, Rambo movies have always been considered place holders for mindless and violent movie action and this one is no exception.

While not as good as Stallones Rocky Balboa a few years earliar this Rambo movie still delivers the goods and those goods will be a welcome addition to people who need a bit of good old fashioned 80's movie action in their diet.
 

The missionaries brought bibles and medicine, Rambo brought bullets. The missionaries brought bibles and medicine, Rambo brought bullets.

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October 28, 2010
So much better than I thought it would be.
October 28, 2010
I still like this movie inspite of it's extra violent nature. Stallone did it on purpose to leave a lasting impression as to what happens in Burma.
 
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Completely blood stained and unforgiving in it's portrayal of what goes on in Burma everyday has Sly taking his war hero with mercenaries to rescue missionaries in the troubled nation. Like the title of another movie says, there will be blood.
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If you've been wondering what ever happened to ex–Green Beret superwarrior John Rambo since he singlehandedly shot up a Pacific Northwest town (First Blood, 1982), returned to the jungles of 'Nam to free U.S. POWs held long after war's end (Rambo: First Blood Part II, 1985), and interrupted the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan long enough to blow lots of stuff up and rescue his old commandant from the Reds (Rambo III, 1988), thenRambo(2008) is for you. Without so much as aIVto dilute the brand name,Rambo--which is what most of us called the second, most iconic film in the series--may aspire to open a new era for a pop legend. But it's a thoroughly mechanical attempt to reanimate a franchise that, absent the anger, frustration, and self-loathing of the post-Vietnam years, has no meaning or purpose. For some time now Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) has been putt-putting along the Thai-Burmese border in a longboat, catching exotic snakes to sell. As for the 60-year civil war in Burma between the brutal government and the Karen independence movement, he ignores it. Enter a party of American missionaries whose dewy blond spokeswoman (Dexter's Julie Benz) asks Rambo to haul them upriver so that they can bring medical aid to the insurgents. After the requisite number of monosyllabic refusals, he does. Soon afterward the do-gooders are in a world of hurt, and he's summoned to lead a squad of mercenaries on a rescue mission.

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