Topping this eloquently researched list: letterboxd.com/mattrisnes/list/top-20-physiques-in-narrative-film/ and having recently watched the others it was time to come full circle, bite the bullet and throw on Rambo 3.
"The fact is that you underestimated your competition. If you'd studied your history, you'd know that these people have never given up to anyone. They'd rather die than be slaves to an invading army. You can't defeat a people like that".
The impressively prophetic Colonel Trautman nails it and Stallone rousingly embodies the all American war machine, once he warms up that is. The Escima, Buzkashi, cave and cauterising scenes all pack a serious punch and the helicopter action is explosive.
If I didn't know it before, I certainly do now, this is an amazing
series of films. Pumped, political and poignant the iconic John Rambo is a fully charged, ever evolving hero of genre.
He's also quite the quipster, "Well, surrounding them's out". That's just gold!