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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!
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…
but sequels are supposed to be better than the originals
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.
Just like the first one, but less sensitivity, more muscles and a stack more people being shot. This movie is madness and it is what you think Rambo is going to be like, if that makes any sense. This time Stallone is back in Nam with a taste for seconds, second blood, even though it's still first blood...II. Set on a false, true mission with enough testosterone and revenge to level any chaps smuggler to a piece of coal. The whole thing was amazing, in summary. But best bit, end credits music. Here's the link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD32CjAuwlc Frank Stallone, magical stuff.
If First Blood was an allegory for the Vietnam War full of regret and remorse, then Rambo: First Blood Part II is a wish-fulfilment fantasy full of violence and revenge. The shocking thing is somehow it works. That's probably due to it being a top-shelf one-man-army movie. Rambo gets sent back into the jungle to "photograph but not engage" a POW camp, but I think we all know how that will go. He has some help from sympathetic locals, an army unit up to some shady stuff (of course), and Richard Crenna returns to remind anyone within earshot that Rambo is not to be messed with. While the first act contains a LOT of setup, once the action starts in…
I wasn't all that pleased with the first film in the franchise perhaps the sequel will leave me with more satisfied
Before watching this, I obviously knew this would be more action-packed than the first, and while this is still a movie of the 80s, it would evidently have all of what you have come to expect from that decade – both the decent or disastrous aspects… Well, it certainly had the cheese and the stilted dialogue that I was expecting, it definitely also had the overload of action you would expect – even to the point where the camera would just cut to people flying and explosions happening, without ever showing the audience what and why made that stuff happen. Other than… well… to look awesome you know, and cram in as much explosive deathly chaos into this film as possible... I can't wait for the third one, with Rambo riding a freaking horse to battle. A guaranteed success!
Rambo, isn't like First Blood with a corrupt police force hunting him down. instead it's more Rambo takes on a tough job for the government.
but sequels are supposed to be better than the originals
A rocky start (no pun intended) soon crumbled away (pun absolutely intended) to reveal a barnstorming action finale.
With the awful, awful Vietnamese girlfriend character out of the way, Stallone could finally focus his attention on some major ass-kicking. Also features a terrific scene between the army man and the bureaucrat that totally belies the film's B-movie trappings. So much fun!
The body count is rising, Sly's pecs are blowing up, what's not to love about the second Rambo film (whose title I won't refer to because the titling of this series doesn't make any sense)? Admittedly it loses some... okay a lot of what made the first film interesting and special, but I still love it. It's precisely the unapologetically brutal kind of film that is sorely missing from today's cinemas. Granted, there aren't stars around today who can match pound for pound what Schwarzenegger and Stallone were able to achieve in their prime. Terrific.
This movie was one of my favorite action movies growing up, and made Stallone my childhood hero. Why you ask? Because in Rambo: First Blood Part II, you get to witness John Rambo taking on the vicious and brutal Russians and Vietnamese soldiers who have captured and tortured American soldiers.........all by himself! The one man army movies are pretty much long gone, but I still appreciate them. Rambo was a symbol of justice, and did things YOU wanted to do. As corny as it sounds, these movies made me want to stand up for myself, and fight for whats right.......without rocket launchers, and AK-47's of course!
I loved the ending when he circles the base in a helicopter just shooting…
My review -- this second installment is now on DVD and yes it does have a substantial profit margin of roughly $275 million. The basic plot is this, the audience meets John Rambo as he has been imprisoned for his rampage [based on the first film -- so it would make sense if you watched the original film first.] Rambo gets given a mission to do some reconnaissance back in Vietnam, in return for doing this he may get a Presidential Pardon for the rest of his term in prison, but as we all should know by now things never go quite smoothly for this veteran. Now as I have always said I would always try to make my film…
The first Rambo movie introduced us to John Rambo. A vietnam vet with a bad case of PTSD wreaking havoc on a small town after some harassment from a local cop. It was plausible but a bit over the top. What we really never got to see was Rambo in his natural habitat. Well
James Cameron decided to rectify that in the sequel.
Taking place shortly after the first movie Rambo has been sentenced to breaking rocks with sledgehammers. The government offers him a deal for his freedom if he agrees to go Vietnam for a reconnaissance mission. He is to go in alone and take pictures of a camp that is believed to be housing POWs. He is not…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Holy shit this move took the first one to the next level. Their are so many good scenes in the movie. I will say that the movie didn't to pick up for me until Rambo started to come after Murdock. I think that is because Murdock was such a dick leaving Rambo behind, but man that scene were he was on the radio with "Murdick" was epic. Also when the chick died, o man was that a plot twist. Also, the scene where he shoots the explosive arrow in to the Vietnamese guy was so epic. The ending was also awesome because he just goes ape shit crazy on those computers. Not to mention the whole line were he wishes that his country would treat him the same way as he loves his country. That was some heavy shit.
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