Stu’s review published on Letterboxd:
I’ve said it before, Sylvester Stallone doesn’t get enough credit for his direction. He knows how to tell a story through the medium of film and he proves it once again in this movie centred on the Burmese civil war. Rambo (2008) is for me the most politically charged picture in the franchise and the most brutal. Some of the combat sequences are outrageous in their graphic detail coupled with harrowing moments against a quite poignant score. It feels to me like this instalment was the one that was thought about and nurtured the most, that this was the film Stallone felt he had to make and the cinematography, flashback segment and final shot do nothing but support this theory in my humble opinion.