Watched Mar 03, 2012
Ronan Doyle’s review:
I can't imagine there's ever been a kid who didn't whip off his school tie and use it as a Rambo-style bandana. This is a fantastic celebration of the imagination of childhood and the magical way in which the movies affect us in our younger years. There are, however, a lot of problems in the story that keep it from being as successful as it feels it could have been. The whole religious aspects serve a purpose, but they never really seem to gel with the rest of the film. Performances are generally solid but one or two waver at times. The soundtrack is a little intrusive and overbearing, and never reeeeally fits the themes of the story as much as it seems to think it does. On the whole it's an entertaining affair that functions as a far better follow-up to First Blood than any of the actual sequels ever did.