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Old 21 September 2019, 23:32
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Rambo 2 came out 5/22/85.

Saw it.

Enlisted 5/25/85.

Walked to the Army recruiter. He was shady.

Walked over to the USMC recruiter. Rest is history.
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Old 22 September 2019, 02:09
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How did the gore compare with the 2008 film? I still think to this day that's the most violent film I've ever seen.
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Old 22 September 2019, 09:03
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This longer / more expansive trailer cracks me up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6hO6RIwaFs

"He is threatening the bad guys over the radio like he did in Rambo 3!"

"He is inside a tunnel complex like he was in Rambo 1!"

"He is using punji stake traps like he did in Rambo 1!"

"He's using a bow and arrow like in Rambo 2!"

Take all of the previous Rambo films and add a dash of "Man on Fire" and it looks like you get Last Blood.

At the most, I shall wait for it on Netflix.

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Old 22 September 2019, 09:09
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Is he wearing his special edition $20,000 Panerai watch like he did in Rambo 4?
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Old 22 September 2019, 09:20
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Is he wearing his special edition $20,000 Panerai watch like he did in Rambo 4?
He probably got a fake one when he got to Bangkok.
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Old 22 September 2019, 14:04
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Canadian-American author David Morrell saw "First Blood" published in 1972. It was his first novel. It would be another ten years before actor Sylvester Stallone would turn the book into a wildly unexpected and successful film.

Morrell, an honorary lifetime member of the Special Operations Association and the G. Gordon Liddy Academy of Corporate Security, became an American citizen in 1993.

In his novel the Special Forces colonel sent to reign John Rambo in instead follows him into the darkness and kills his former teammate. Morrell's pitting of the Korean war veteran (with Silver Star) turned small town sheriff against Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient is well described in the novel with respect to how veterans either succeed or fail at transitioning from military service / war back to "the World".

Rambo's former commander, the only man he had left to trust, decries the insanity of the "circles within circles" that Morrell saw in such relationships.

That said, after watching what is the last in the series David Morrell is quoted as saying on Twitter -

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"I agree with these RAMBO: LAST BLOOD reviews. The film is a mess. Embarrassed to have my name associated with it."

Bear in mind the author has made millions off the franchise, courtesy of his mega film star Mr. Stallone. Millions. From a run of the mill first book that just happened to catch Stallone's eye a decade after it had come out. And he'll continue to make BIG $$ off the arrangement to include from "Last Blood" - which he offers he hates.

Bear in mind on the day before his tweet he shamelessly hawked his Rambo cash cow with this tweet -

"Neither a borrower nor a lender be. :) Fortunately there's a new edition of FIRST BLOOD, with an intro by me and an informative interview at the end. Also http://www.gauntletpress.com has signed numbered collectors hardbacks of RAMBO II and III, with extras."

"Critics" of "Last Blood" offer it makes Mexicans out to be bad people given John Rambo's whacking so many of them in the film. Perhaps, along with the political gamesmanship being played on the immigration issue, Morrell swiftly changed camels in mid-gallop to escape being smeared along with the film and Stallone?

Again, the double-standard meter in Hollywood and the liberal elite pegs out when one considers the first two hit films "Sacario", or "Hitman", whose star Benicio Del Torres (who played Che Guevara to rave reviews from the liberal/socialist/communist critics and fans) exploits Mexico/Mexicans as being beyond redemption. El Sacario slaughters, tortures, and otherwise whacks men, women, and children in both films with soulless abandon - far more bodies stacked than in "Last Blood" by far.

And yet Rotten Tomatoes rated the first film at 92%.

"Gorgeously made, with a set piece taking place in tunnels underneath the border that conveys chaos without ever looking incoherent and a throbbing Jóhann Jóhannsson score that's the sound of very bad things on the horizon." Nov 10, 2015

What does RT say about "Last Blood" - which has tunnels, too, by the way - 29% score from their reviewers -

"Rambo was always a product of Republican policy, and his sore loser, crybaby, murder fantasy is a daringly accurate reflection of the state of the Republican Party circa 2019." Sep 21, 2019

So there you have it. "Che" vrs "Rambo" in 2019.

I saw the film (Last Blood) yesterday. For those of us, especially us "Old Guys", it was interesting to see the character of Rambo having reached an elder's age, and to be living quietly away from people, raising horses, taking VA prescribed medications, and "keeping the lid on". There's a lot of truth there for many of us.

Otherwise, it's a Rambo flick. And the last one to be made by Stallone with Stallone in the starring role. The end of an era for him, the character, and many of us who over the past 37 years watched John Rambo CONUS, OCONUS, on bootleg DVDs, in base movie houses, or at home. At times corny, at times silly, and at times deserving of a nod of the head in agreement - one thing is for certain -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACMG9ZMcUvs
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Old 22 September 2019, 19:07
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Watched it for free a couple of days ago because apparently it is triggering shitlibs. Was an entertaining run of the mill revenge flick.
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Old 22 September 2019, 19:25
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Going to see First Blood as a 9th grader when it first came out was inspirational.

Met David Morrell when going through the Q Course. He autographed One of his book for me, think was Brotherhood of the Rose, for me, signed “Best to you as continue your training. From the father of Rambo”. .
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Old 23 September 2019, 07:02
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I confess that I am still pissed that his knife changed in each film. The original Jimmy Lile model from First Blood was sufficient.

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Old 27 September 2019, 13:44
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My gut reaction when I watched the extended clip, was "he must be riding a Shetland Pony with a kids' saddle"!
I'll prob pay for the matinee where they serve beer.
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