The first was for himself. The second for his country. This time it's to save his friend.
Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he's finally begun to find inner peace in a monastery. When Rambo's friend and mentor Col. Trautman asks for his help on a top secret mission to Afghanistan, Rambo declines but must reconsider when Trautman is captured.
But 5 stars for the scene where Rambo cauterizes a wound by filling it with gunpowder and lighting it on fire.
The biggest problem with Rambo III is that they insisted on it having a "message". And that message revolves around the ridiculously oversimplification of the Soviet-Afghan War. The Mujahideen are the pure as white snow good guys and the Soviets are the most evil bastards on the face of the planet existing solely to kill innocent people. They make the Soviets and Vietcong from the second film seem like a bunch of dudes that were just having a bad day.
Every single character in the film is a one note caricature of what is needed for that given time. The Soviets are bad guys so they shoot women and children for no other reason that they can.…
"God would have mercy. He won't"
kill count 132.
For my surprise, I was searching the TV when I found Rambo III, so I gave up on all my plans to re-watch it.
This movie, with its predecessors, built a new meaning to the concept of action. Rambo is not only a character, he's a cultural representation of action and violence. It's just amazing and exciting how he manage to face that many enemies and kill them all, exploding, shooting, stabbing. The quotes on this movie are amazing as well, "I'm your worst nigthmare", they just show how awesome he's. Stallone is awesome as always, he's by far my favorite actor.
I don't think that much people will agree with my rating for it, by I don't care, I'm a Rambo Fanboy, so Fuck'em!
Oh, how times have changed! If only somebody in the Bush household had watched this film. Anyway, this third film in the Rambo series is beautifully shot and looks fantastic, but it does cross the line between acceptable nonsense (like part 2) and completely jumping the shark. It also doesn't do much for the first hour, which is troubling in an action film running about 97 minutes. But that said, it is Rambo and when the action starts it goes all-out bonkers.
My least favorite of the films, but still watchable.
Sadly, the three original Rambo films are a mixed bag and not one of them is consistent - it's more like 3 seperate adventures that try to string the original character first seen in 1982 with events happening in 1985 and 1988 - and it doesn't work and becomes a little boring towards the end. Now this has only come to light during these recent viewings that although that 'First Blood' is the best of them 3 being dark, tense, realistic and humane, 'First Blood Part II' shows restraint in being an action film, but can't help boost Sylvester Stallone up as a new screen hero. 'Rambo III' however is a failed attempt at making Stallone even more of an…
fucking hell, what a load of gash?! i won't be watching this again in a flash
Quando o leitor de VHS chegou lá a casa nos inícios dos noventas este foi uma das duas cassetes que fomos alugar à pressa. É um grande filme de acção que ainda hoje me consegue empolgar. Uma grande trilogia de testosterona.
Awesome, over the top action that includes a game played on horseback with a dead sheep
Kind of a let down after the high action second one. Basically it's pretty much the same plot, only instead of POWs, he's going to save his old friend Crenna.
The bad guy is good, but there seems to be missing a lot of action and what is, is laughable. The finale with a game of chicken? Really?
And with all the rebels on horses it almost seems like they tried to inject some Indiana Jones type style to the film.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Now, That’s What I Call a Knife…
John Rambo is back in action and this time he’s blowing up Afghanistan in attempt to rescue his old friend the Colonel from a terrorist compound. Before pulling triggers and knifing stuff, Rambo spent some time between his final Vietnam tour and the Middle-East, in a monastery searching for some inner piece. Now, he must search for new ways to make rebel Afhans and Russians rest in pieces.
This is another stellar blowin’ up blood fest in the RAMBO franchise, though it’s not as great as “First Blood” or “Rambo: First Blood Part II.” Still, it’s fantastic. Still, it's Rambo. Personally, It’s a bit strange to me that I hadn’t seen all the…
4 stars may be too generous for this film but I think all of the shitty action films of recent cinema history have elevated this film to a level one would not normally put it at.
No CGI, real helicopters, real squibs, war in the desert, etc. I want more.