To celebrate the birth of our beautiful daughter, I watched Rambo 2 (with headphones on). It's been a really great day!
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A stoic Sylvester Stallone blasts his way through the wilds of Vietnam in George P. Cosmatos' "Rambo: First Blood Part II," a solid action epic whose weaker elements are pushed aside by a straightforward, exhilarating spirit. Reprising his character, John Rambo, Stallone is the best thing about this "First Blood" sequel that plays as both an earnest apology to wronged American servicepeople and Reagan-era gunz-a-blazin' bullet-fest. The former theme is where the narrative takes shape as the film's story, circling…
Part II is vastly different from First Blood, almost like how Alien is different from Aliens (James Cameron tends to do that to sequels). But I don't think the script was the problem (Stallone re-wrote everything anyways), I think the idea of Rambo was shifted somewhere in pre-production. There was absolutely no emotion put into this film. What ever emotion was on screen was "because movie", if you know what I mean. This was like the Michael Bay version of…
One of the quintessential action films of the 80's, Rambo: First Blood Part II is a hugely enjoyable follow-up to First Blood that still holds up very nicely after over thirty years, with strong performances, a likable and believable protagonist, a straightforward plot that moves at a brisk pace, and intense, exciting, well-shot action sequences.
"To survive a war, you gotta become war"
The unfortunate aspect of First Blood Part: II is that it really neglects and doesn't follow through on the social political commentary its predecessor handled so well. In parts it does ask and deal with politics but ultimately reverts to an action fest with finding new ways to blow up Russians. However, as much as I would've wanted it to be a very clear sequel, it does have some crazy moments of ridiculously entertaining action, with a strong and subdued performance from Stallone.
30th anniversary for this film. I'm cramming it in before most of Stallone's movies leave Netflix on Jan 1.
The definitive Rambo with shit blowing up left and right. At times it does get a bit silly- epitomized by that ridiculous shot of him tightening up his headband that was parodied by "Hot Shots" and elsewhere.
Maybe not quite as jingoistic as it appears on the surface. Rambo does kill his fair share of Vietnamese and Russians, but the real…
i've always loved the occasionally abstract, often tableux-like action sequences: Rambo stands on a hill mowing down bad guys with an AK-47...it's basically the poster, and unsurprisingly this became a totem. certainly that jingoism seems noxious now but i'm not the first person to say it's more fascinating as a psychic time capsule than it is actually icky anymore. and the film even manages moments of grace, like when Rambo tells a POW it's 1985, and the look on…
The second instalment in the Rambo film franchise, Rambo: First Blood Part II may lack the intricate themes of the original that turned it into an instant classic right away but certainly goes big with its action set pieces by packing in more explosions & body counts and takes the "one man army" approach a tad too far.
First Blood Part II continues the story of John Rambo and picks up from where it signed off in the previous chapter. The…
*Film no.9 of Xanax & Strippers: The Todd Gaines Movie Challenge"
Challenge no.16-A Razzie Worst Picture Winner
I had initially chosen to watch Kevin Costner's The Postman as my choice for this leg of the challenge until I realized that film is 177 minutes long. Believe it or not, I didn't think it was that bad on my only watch around five years ago, but 177 minutes, fuck that. Some of those other films on Todd's list made me extremely nervous,…
Scavenger Hunt #36-March 2018
Task #3 Watch a movie that won the Golden Raspberry for Worst Picture.
I was trying to figure out how to rate this:
I opted for semi-ok. After all, this installment of Rambo explores the themes of the U.S. government bombing their own people and lying through their teeth about it. That has to count for something. Then Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) talks about how his knife is good luck... and he's not…
Geoff T's Rambo Marathon #2
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
So how do you make a follow-up to a solid post-Vietnam drama? Screw it, just have Rambo obliterate everything in his path.
This is the kind of movie that defines action films of the 80s, overly violent, patriotic and just plain explosive. I'm going to go out on a limb and say I enjoyed this a little more the the original. The first is clearly the far better movie,…
You're not expendable.
The sequel to First Blood, one of the greatest action movies of all time, is nothing more then a big dumb 80s action movie. It might be the king of big dumb 80s action movies, but it's still a shell of what First Blood was.
The plot itself isn't all that bad... after you get passed the set up. They need to send someone on a covert operation to Vietnam to take pictures of a…
aka: YOU HELPED CREATE THE TALIBAN, JOHN RAMBO!
FIRST BLOOD inspired a conversation with my nephew about our treatment of veterans.
RAMBO FIRST BLOOD PART II: Inspired a conversation about how cool it was when that one guy got blew up.
This one has even better guy getting blowed up scene but instead we had a conversation about the history of the whole Middle Eastern situation and it’s current state, child soldiers, America creating its enemies, late-80s Cold War politics.
So clearly: RAMBO II < RAMBO III
I'm comin' for you.
In every popular action franchise, there always has to be the follow-up film to the classic that sparked said franchise's popularity. Whether or not the sequel is worthy to continue on with the said franchise is an entirely different matter, however. I like to think that First Blood Part II wasn't even planned at the time the director made the original First Blood film (I could totally be wrong, who knows?) and that after this one,…
The third instalment in the Rambo film franchise, Rambo III has the raw energy & unflinching brutality of its predecessors and is a typical example of 1980s action cinema but unlike the last two chapters, it's also grated with lots of cheese which turns it campy at times but then again, it makes up for that drawback with its impressive action set pieces.
Rambo III finds the Vietnam-war veteran residing in Thailand when he's approached by his former commanding officer who…