I'm so stupid.
I decided to show this film to my pupils.
So for an hour or so, I had to pinch myself hard - REAL hard! - to distract myself from all the tear jerking scenes and thus prevent myself from crying like a sonofabitch in front of my pupils.
Well done, Thom. Well done.
First time I saw this film, I was nearly thirty. Up until then I had always thought Rambo was this typical mainstream, all-muscles-no-brain kind of explosion-action flick, where Stallone shirtless showed all kinds of muscles while ripping throats open and killing whole armies alone with his bare hands.
It is safe to say I was surprised.
Mainly by the depth in the Rambo character. That guy has issues, and Stallone really proved himself as an actor portraying this.