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Rambo: First Blood Part II
What most people call hell, he calls home.
Col. Troutman recruits ex-Green Beret John Rambo for a highly secret and dangerous mission. Teamed with freedom fighter Co Bao, Rambo goes deep into Vietnam to rescue POWs. Deserted by his own team, he's left in a hostile jungle to fight for his life, avenge the death of a woman and bring corrupt officials to justice.
To celebrate the birth of our beautiful daughter, I watched Rambo 2 (with headphones on). It's been a really great day!
The second instalment in the Rambo film franchise, Rambo: First Blood Part II may lack the intricate themes of the original that turned it into an instant classic right away but certainly goes big with its action set pieces by packing in more explosions & body counts and takes the "one man army" approach a tad too far.
First Blood Part II continues the story of John Rambo and picks up from where it signed off in the previous chapter. The plot finds Rambo released from prison for a top-secret mission that requires him to return to Vietnam in order to document the possible existence of POWs but he soon finds out the real motive behind this covert operation.
You're not expendable.
The sequel to First Blood, one of the greatest action movies of all time, is nothing more then a big dumb 80s action movie. It might be the king of big dumb 80s action movies, but it's still a shell of what First Blood was.
The plot itself isn't all that bad... after you get passed the set up. They need to send someone on a covert operation to Vietnam to take pictures of a prison camp to prove or disprove the presence of American POWs. Who would be perfect for this mission? Well John Rambo of course! You know that guy that had a mental breakdown 3 years ago because of the Vietnam War…
I'm comin' for you.
In every popular action franchise, there always has to be the follow-up film to the classic that sparked said franchise's popularity. Whether or not the sequel is worthy to continue on with the said franchise is an entirely different matter, however. I like to think that First Blood Part II wasn't even planned at the time the director made the original First Blood film (I could totally be wrong, who knows?) and that after this one, they just went with it. Luckily, this sequel is decent enough in its own right, but that definitely doesn't mean it is without its faults.
My biggest problem with the film was Co Bao (Julia Nickson). This supposed "love interest"…
i've always loved the occasionally abstract, often tableux-like action sequences: Rambo stands on a hill mowing down bad guys with an AK-47...it's basically the poster, and unsurprisingly this became a totem. certainly that jingoism seems noxious now but i'm not the first person to say it's more fascinating as a psychic time capsule than it is actually icky anymore. and the film even manages moments of grace, like when Rambo tells a POW it's 1985, and the look on the man's face is like the human equivalent of the spinning Mac pinwheel, or its fetishization (which i obviously share) of the Mil Mi-28 Hind helicopter gunship, a gorgeously bulky piece of vintage Soviet military hardware aesthetics.
but sequels are supposed to be better than the originals
A desperate movie, which was a symptom of the Reagan era. Starring Sylvester Stallone.
It's absolutely mental that Cameron wrote The Terminator, Aliens, and Rambo: First Blood Part II simultaneously. While obviously the weakest of the bunch and heavily influenced by Stallone's own Reagan Era political view, Rambo: First Blood Part II remains as endearing as ever.
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First Blood Part II looses a little bit of the dark undertones of the first movie, but fills that space with 80's action/explosions.
While it's more over the top action than the first, those serious themes established in the first film are still there. The PTSD Rambo suffers from, the shady CIA taking advantage of someone who has no other options and the consequences of revisiting what turned Rambo into a monster in the first place.
The movie has some heartfelt moments - Rambo and the POW being left behind at the pick up site, the death of Bao ect.
All in all it's still an enjoyable watch and easy to forget the serious issues going on with the main character and revel in the action and explosions movies like this make their money on.
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Rambo:First Blood Part II
This is a fun action film but it looses what made the first film so special. This very much is a more generic action film and filled with one livers and explosions. Stallone is still great in the role but here plays it more action hero than crazy guy, the helicopter chase at the end is fantastic though and so are many of the other action scenes. The best part of the film is the betrayal of Rambo and I wish that has played out differently towards the end.
This is more of a war movie than anything, but it's, in my opinion, a good one. No, it's not hyper realistic, but it gives Rambo a setting where blowing shit up makes sense. I mean, he blows a guy up with an exploding arrow. 1980s military technology at its finest.
It's kind of weird that his main love interest is an Asian woman that speaks like a caveman with an American accent, but whatever. Rambo is still a badass, and the movie was exactly as expected from beginning to end.
I liked the first one so I decided to continue with Rambo: First Blood Part II. I don’t know if this one was as good but it was watchable enough probably. I don’t know if it’s the best movie ever but it’s not the worst movie ever. By all definitions of what a movie should be, it was good at looking and sounding like a movie so it’s got that going for it.
This movie follows Rambo as Col. Trautman he gives him an offer of a pardon by taking some pictures at a Vietnamese POW camp. Why they don’t just hire some professional photographer and just have him as a bodyguard of sorts? But, why find logic in a…
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