The main difference between the film and the trailer, is that the film just has a little more dialogue. The trailer basically tells you all you need to know. The trailer almost made me cry, the film didn't. That threw me off track a little.
It's a sweet film, though, and Sam Rockwell is awesome. I just feel that this film could've been SO much more.
This film is mostly a lot of "meh", but there are a few things making it worth a watch.
1. Dianna Agron. Yum!
2. A kick ass ending!
Based on a novel or not, Luc Besson should stick to making movies based on what he knows best; the kind of action we're shown in the final 10 minutes of the film. Otherwise the films ends up as a weird mix of drama and not-so-funny humor.
You know what, I haven't got a single bad thing to say about this beautiful little pearl of a 90's action flick.
It's just too darn PERFECT!!
So many brillliant action scenes.
Such brilliant dialogue.
Perhaps the greatest Samuel L. Jackson performance in history...
I mean, what more can you want???
To quote Colm Meaney's character in "Con Air":
"Beautiful?? Sunsets are beautiful. Newborn babies are beautiful. This, this is FUCKIN' SPECTACULAR!!"
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.