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  • #16
    What I find weird is that Stallone thinks Rambo is such a viable character - the original movies were hardly that memorable.

    First Blood was ok, but was totally obliterated by part 2 and Rambo 3, which were little more than exercises in American imperialist porn.
    Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

    Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!

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    • #17
      I'm sure everyone will love to know that you can see a trailer for this cinematic masterpiece - here.

      The Late Ingmar Bergman would be proud.
      Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

      Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!

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      • #18
        Cool, now I don't have to see it.

        Rocky and First Blood were good movies, I can't say anything else he's done is particularly worth seeing. I kind of liked the Rocky that had Mr. T in it.

        As for Myanmar, the Burmese Way to Socialism is the Stupid Way to Socialism.

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        • #19
          I only saw Rocky once - but I've seen number 4 several times (the one with Dolph Lundgren). It was terrible.

          Still - the recent movie was actually pretty good all told. Far better than I would have given Stallone credit for.

          That said, the Rambo movies with the exception of First Blood Pt1 are universally terrible. Rambo is so stuck in the 80's I just can't see how they could make it relevant to a modern audience. And by the looks of this - they haven't. Adding a puerile political subtext to justify cutting a guy's head off with a knife, tearing someone's throat out with his fingers, and disemboweling a person - doesn't really add a lot.

          The villains have to be so unsympathetic that Rambo can gut, shoot, stab, and burn them to death with impunity. Rather masturbatory IMO - and with the political stuff, its just a nasty piece of imperalist pornography.

          Did you ever see the second one? Rambo runs through a fully populated Vietnamese village pursued by soldiers. Then turns and fires 'grenade-arrows' into it (somehow in mere seconds - the village has now emptied) and the whole place (literally the entire village) explodes in flames.

          Then there's number 3 - where he takes on the entire Soviet Occupation force in Afghanistan from a desert fox hole.
          Last edited by devilchicken; 08-07-2007, 09:13 PM.
          Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

          Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!

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          • #20
            Yeah I saw the Rambo movies, it seems to me that they were some kind of adolescent wish-fulfillment for mainstream white America, an 'oh yeah? kick sand in my face? we'll see what happens, you just wait!' to the world. The political subtext was so explicit it gave too much levity to the ridiculous violence. Just the nasty, paranoid, brutal aspect of America masturbating as you said.

            Did you ever see 'Red Dawn?' That's got to be one of the silliest movies ever made. The first scene says it all: USSR paratroopers descending on a US school in the heartland, Iowa or wherever.

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            • #21
              ...

              A window into the UncleDes psyche here, but when I saw the title of this thread, I was wondering exactly what it was that Rambo was receiving intravenously.

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              • #22
                Or why would someone get a Rambo IV when you can buy the Rambo pills anywhere?

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                • #23
                  Looks like Millennium firms, which is putting out this John Rambo trash has just secured the rights to Conan.
                  Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

                  Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!

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                  • #24
                    I may eat my words but just about anything will be better than 'Conan the Destroyer'.

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                    • #25
                      Rambo IV...Oh dear Gawd! Will it never end? I really disliked Rambo I. I thought that the next two were pretty decent action movies but that was about it. I really don't a reason to come out with "John Rambo".
                      BTW, as an interesting bit of trivia, there was a John Rambo among the 58,000 Americans killed over there. He was an Army Staff Sergeant and his name is on the Wall.

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