Rambo (Sylvestor Stallone) returns from Nam (in which he was tortured)
to find a colleague, but he has died. The police (led by its sheriff,
played by Brian Dennehy) take an interest in him and drives him
out of town.
our hero defies him and returns. He is tortured in a police cell
whilst having Vietnam flashbacks but escapes.
police hunt him down like a rabbit for the rest of the movie, but
this rabbit has other ideas.
tell me about the sequels, but don't go on about them too long
First Blood 2 Rambo
is let out of US incarceration if he agrees to return to Vietnam to
take some photos. The operation seems to start badly which encourages
those back at base to abort the operation and really hamper our hero's
chances of living. He survives, however, and goes back to base and
shoots all of the equipment, although, disappointingly, missing any
of the television sets which would have banged loudly. Rambo gets
a girlfriend in this movie, but she is soon shot dead.
our panel of critics thought
this outing, Mr Stallone strips to his underpants only once in a shower
scene we feel must have been edited for a TV audience in the version
one of those movies where the whole world is against the good little
guy and the good little guy wins after much punching and running
like the wind in vests and animal skins."
rabbit shoot, but this rabbit has the legendary athletic powers
of Rocky to evade and punish his would be captors."
movie with tall trees."
definitive macho action man movie."
good movie to have on the video when you are out with your hunting
buddies and the weather conditions have deteriorated and you have
gone back to base to wait for the conditions to improve and you
are waiting for the sausages and other provisions in cans to cook."
I remembered about this movie was the sewing up the arm gash with
a needle and thread. I think I passed out after that, or did I vomit,
I can't remember now.
tell me the ending or plot details if necessary
survives; lots of police go round with bandages on their noses, a
couple get killed. Rambo finally gives himself up to a superior officer
after a surprisingly emotional outburst criticizing home coming Vietnam
vets' treatment by the American media/public.
Rambo talking to his superior towards end of movie. He has just
been told it's all over:
is over, nothing. You just don't turn it off. It wasn't my war..."
"...I did what I had to do to win, but somebody wouldn't let
us win. Then I come back to the world and I see all those magazines
at the airport protesting me. Calling me baby killer and all sorts
of vile crap. Who are they to protest me unless they've been me,
been there, and know what the hell they are yelling about?"
that feel of Deliverance but without the classic 'squeal like a
pig' episode, although threatening it throughout. Not a half bad
movie if you are in the mood for it.
25 , 2002