Monday, September 14, 2009

Rambo (2008)

It's a simple story.  A group of Americans decide to go to Burma to help an ailing community who is suffering from war.  When they are captured, Rambo and a group of mercenaries are hired to bring the Americans home.

I was very impressed with "Rambo".  I had only seen the first one and it is pretty good.  I really liked how simple the story was.  Rambo goes in, kills the bad guys, and saves the good guys.  There was a nice theme throughout the movie.  That theme was "Live for nothing or die for something".  It gives validity to the way Rambo lives his life.

"Rambo" has to be the most violent film I have ever seen.  People get beheaded, gutted, they explode, and Rambo even rips a man's jugular out with his bare hands.  It was very graphic.

The acting in the film was OK.  Stallone didn't have many lines as Rambo since the character has a troubled past and he is always depressed.  But Stallone pulled it off.  The other actors weren't special, but they got the job done.  

Sylvester Stallone not only starred in "Rambo", but he directed and co-wrote it.  Stallone knows what he is doing when it comes to a good action film.  The film has an incredibly fast pace.  It felt like it was over before it started.  It is always better to leave the audience wanting more than leaving them thinking it was too long.  With the success of "Rambo" a 5th film is being made.  I will definitely see it.

B+  I recommend it.

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