Sunday, February 3, 2008

Rambo



Finally got to see this last night. All I can say is Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!
Rambo has put back the action in action movies. Think about that famous lobby shoot out scene in The Matrix, remember all the gun mayhem going on? Quite the scene wasn't it, only take that gun battle and times it by 100 and throw in real bodies (not computer programs) and that’s the last part of Rambo. Stallone who also directed the movie understands 100% what an action movie needs to be. Bravo Stallone, I only hope Hollywood has taken notes on your film and thrown away the scripts for Bourne 4 and Mr. and Mrs. Smith part deux.

The film starts with footage of terrible, terrible, acts of violence and genocide happening in Burma. Burma is nothing to take lightly; these Burmese soldiers are truly evil nasty men. John Rambo has been living a fairly quiet life somewhere around Burma. One day these missionary folks visit him seeking passage up the river. He tells them he won't take them and suggests they go back home. Rambo has given up hope on humanity; he thinks the opposite what the kind good-hearted missionaries believe. No more does he believe in making a difference, everything he was taught to believe in, as a solider has been a waist. One of the missionaries convinces Rambo, so he takes them where they wish to go. Something bad happens (naturally) and Rambo has to fix it the only way he knows how. This time around Rambo has the help of a rough group of mercs, which adds a nice touch of depth and coolness.

If you see Rambo and you squirm or get all liberal about the violence of the film, pinch yourself because there is nothing PC about war and most importantly you ARE watching a action movie. Rambo gets an A+.
Take a raincoat and Enjoy!!! ~Caleb

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Well, I did see actually this movie with COX. I am just a little late in my post on this (I think he posted it that night).

I went into this film not really knowing what to expect. All I knew is just a little rumor about it being ultra-violent. Is it violent? Oh yeah! Usually I tend to have a problem with violence when it is depicted in certain ways in films, like maybe when it is not necessary, or if it is used to torture people for long periods of time (in front of their family nontheless). Rambo's violence seemed necessary to me. It is a war/action flick. It is supposed to be there. It makes sense. I will say about the only thing that bothered me while watching this in the theater was the fact that there was a husband and wife sitting just in front of us, and they decided to bring their 6 & 8 year old (guessing on age) boys to the movie. Bad idea!

Stallone directed this thing, and even co-wrote it. he did a fabulous job. I thought that the character development was fantastic. I thought I was back watching Predator again, getting to know the guys on the "choppa" before the mayhem begins. The cinematography is great. You felt as though you were in the woods/jungle with them. The suspense during the entire film kept me gripping my seat. I was pumped for the next scene, and the next. What was on Rambo going to do next?


There are some very memorable scenes in this movie, as well as some great Rambo/Stallone lines. I like the fact that there really arent too many recognizable faces in this one, other than Stallone. There are very many Vietnamese actors & extras in this one. I was blown away when the credits were rolling. I recommend this film to anyone that is a fan of Rambo or war movies. If you arent into those type of movies, then you probably wont like this one. Beware! This war movie is not for the faint of heart, or the squimish.
I rate this one an A-.
--SammyB

4 comments:

missy said...

i'm glad you liked it. it makes me feel good to see stallone do well - he such an example of living one's dream.

SammyB said...

missy:
so when are you going to see it? :)

The Worley's said...

I just got home from seeing it. Great action flick for sure. I heard from several people that this was one of the most violent movies ever. Admittedly I was skeptical because Saving Private Ryan was pretty violent, but there is one main difference. Rambo was 10 times more violent and all that carnage was packed into about 75 minutes while SPR was like 3 hours. Overall I would give it an 8.5 in the action category.

SammyB said...

Cool. Cool.
I like to hear this from you.
since you royally bashed LOST, I was beginning to worry.