This is one of my favorites. I’ve got some strong nostalgia for this movie — I used to watch this with my dad and brothers all the time when we were younger.
It’s a terrific start to a long line of stories in the Rambo franchise.
Rambo is a damaged man who is just trying to assimilate back into society after Vietnam but no one seems to want to cut him a break. They just keep pushing him.
Ultimately, “they drew first blood”.
What a great line!
Stallone can do no wrong during the 80’s and this is certainly no exception.
He has a truly raw and moving monologue at the close of the film. I can’t think of too many other moments where Stallone shows that much vulnerability in his other films.
A defining 80’s action movie all around!