“I finally came home, to defend the only family I’ve ever known. But all she’s got is me. She’s coming home.” – Rambo
Number of Times Seen – 1 (24 Nov 2019)
Brief Synopsis – John Rambo is living the quite life on a farm near the Mexican border, but when his niece disappears after visiting Mexico, he goes on a rampage in order to find her.
My Take on it – This is a film that adds absolutely nothing to the entire story line of John Rambo.
This chapter isn’t necessary in order to tell us more about this character, but it does show that even though Sylvester Stallone is over 70, he still is able to play the action hero pretty convincingly.
The story presented here has been used so often in films and books over the years which is a shame because it follows a very predictable pattern that fails to leave any surprises along the way for the characters.
There are plot holes galore in this film that fail to explain so much of the exposition and some of the characters yet in the end, that all feels quite inconsequential due to the fact that few people will watch this film for the story and instead want to see how many innovative ways this film can rain down death and destruction on these characters as the body count just rises and rises as things move along.
This movie accomplishes that feat quite well and the stunts and effects help enhance the horrifying deaths of so many characters as expected.
Bottom Line – Completely unnecessary film that shows that even at his advanced age, Stallone can still play the action hero. The story flows a very unoriginal path and everything that happens here is quite predictable about the conclusions. The story itself has too many plot holes that make the specifics of things a bit more confusing, but overall, it’s inconsequential due to the fact that this is solely meant as a film that can try and “rack up” as many gruesome and horrifying death. At least in that aspect, this film is able to deliver even if the story is quite lacking.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – After initial filming was done and the first cut of the movie was put together, it was test screened in the spring of 2019, and following additional photography and re-shoots, different cuts were edited and test screened throughout the next few months, and the movie was still being edited just weeks before theatrical release and before the final cut was done. However, at the last minute, the movie was cut down even further to be shorter and faster paced, which is why the final theatrical cut is barely 90 minutes long and why all the trailers for the film show some deleted scenes and dialogue. (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)
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At least the things Rambo did in the previous four films actually had some positive effects.
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