In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit.
I was always a big fan of Rambo, of course Rambo: First Blood is still the classic and one of the best action/hero movies ever made. Sadly 2 and 3 were a bit weak with more action but a lot less character.
I was interested to hear about Rambo making a come-back, and what a comeback he made.
The movie starts out with Stallone looking like an out of shape washed up hippy catching snakes in Thailand to support himself and driving a boat.
But shortly after that all hell breaks lose and trust me when I say it’s brutal, it’s really intense, the action scenes are horrifying and remind me of the tension and pace of Black Hawk Down.
Stallone has still got it, big time! He rocks this movie and Rambo is a hero once again.
The movie is gritty and gory, much more so than I would have expected. The storyline is good enough and the filming is excellent.
Stallone really makes the movie come alive, he gives a lot of depth to Rambo, a guy who just wants to be left alone. Plus he really does look tough, remember this is a guy who is almost 62!
Honestly I was surprised how good this movie was, for once my expectations were exceeded. Don’t get me wrong it’s not deep nor is it the best movie ever made, but it’s a hell of an action flick.
If you haven’t watched it, do so now or I’ll shoot you with an arrow – 7.5/10.