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Rambo: Last Blood (what were you thinking Stallone?)
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Rambo: Last Blood (what were you thinking Stallone?)
Watched it last week. Awful movie, there is nothing Rambo about it. It actually is just a random exploitation film. Unless you just want to watch a movie with excessive gore and brutality (and by excessive I mean really excessive), and another movie where Mexicans are once again the bad guys, avoid like the plague. It does the whole Rambo franchise a major disservice and was a cringe to watch. Stallone should've ended the Rambo franchise at part 3 (at most).

Also, with Rocky, it should've ended at part 4 (at most).

The guys behind the Back to the Future series did the right thing by not allowing the series to continue beyond part 3. Why don't the others ever follow this example?
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RE: Rambo: Last Blood (what were you thinking Stallone?)
(September 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm)Grandizer Wrote: Watched it last week. Awful movie, there is nothing Rambo about it. It actually is just a random exploitation film. Unless you just want to watch a movie with excessive gore and brutality (and by excessive I mean really excessive), and another movie where Mexicans are once again the bad guys, avoid like the plague. It does the whole Rambo franchise a major disservice and was a cringe to watch. Stallone should've ended the Rambo franchise at part 3 (at most).

Also, with Rocky, it should've ended at part 4 (at most).

The guys behind the Back to the Future series did the right thing by not allowing the series to continue beyond part 3. Why don't the others ever follow this example?

I thought every Rambo movie was an exploitation film.
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RE: Rambo: Last Blood (what were you thinking Stallone?)
(September 28, 2019 at 9:47 pm)chimp3 Wrote:
(September 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm)Grandizer Wrote: Watched it last week. Awful movie, there is nothing Rambo about it. It actually is just a random exploitation film. Unless you just want to watch a movie with excessive gore and brutality (and by excessive I mean really excessive), and another movie where Mexicans are once again the bad guys, avoid like the plague. It does the whole Rambo franchise a major disservice and was a cringe to watch. Stallone should've ended the Rambo franchise at part 3 (at most).

Also, with Rocky, it should've ended at part 4 (at most).

The guys behind the Back to the Future series did the right thing by not allowing the series to continue beyond part 3. Why don't the others ever follow this example?

I thought every Rambo movie was an exploitation film.

Well, ok, but at least the first 3 Rambo movies were awesome, and Rambo 4 was ... bearable. This one is really really really awful. Trump would love this movie, though.
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RE: Rambo: Last Blood (what were you thinking Stallone?)
Yeah, I’ve heard some things about it, very little of it good. Here’s a post I made about it a week or so ago:

(September 22, 2019 at 9:20 pm)Rev. Rye Wrote: Looking through the So Bad It's Horrible Film pages for potential additions to the Project, and I found this in the history page (although the last recorded edit is a minor revision that corrected a typo, it's not actually on the page proper somehow)

Quote:%% '''''Film/RamboLastBlood''''' is a misguided GrandFinale to the ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'' franchise that blows its chance to take the series out with a bang in every conceivable way and demonstrates how not to end a legendary action film franchise. While the other sequels to ''Film/FirstBlood'' have their detractors, they have their fans, especially among highly patriotic Americans. ''Last Blood'', on the other hand, manages to alienate even that sector, with reviewers calling it a "MAGA fever dream" and a "radicalizing recruitment video". Given the stereotypical depiction of Hispanics and Latinos as criminals and Mexico itself as a WretchedHive, plus the fact that the one good Mexican character with any plot significance feels shoehorned and doesn't make it to the end, it's pretty hard to rebut their arguments, which is especially unfortunate since the film was released at the height of the Trump administration's power, which led to the MAGA comparisons in the first place. All political considerations aside, the film also reads more like a slasher film with a heroic murderer than just another cliche action film like its three predecessors, and the whole film feels like a ripoff of ''Film/{{Trackdown}}'', with its climax lifted directly from ''Film/HomeAlone''. Additionally, the film suffers from ContinuityLockout to an absurd degree, making the assumption that Wiki: , treating Rambo himself like a cipher, and leaving anyone under 40 wondering what the hell is going on. ''Literature/FirstBlood'' author Creator/DavidMorrell, who had at least some real appreciation for the first four films despite their diverging heavily from his creation and even wrote official novelizations for the first two sequels, went on record as disliking this one, calling it "a mess" and feeling "embarrassed to have my name associated with it", also telling Newsweek he felt degraded and dehumanized by just having seen it. And keep in mind, he had a similar opinion of ''Film/RamboIII'', but even that one he thought could've been improved. And even the alleged aforementioned alt-right slant fails, as it doesn't even take advantage of Trump's constant demonization of "the other", as Morrell bluntly told one fan. Morrell even went so far as to denounce the politics for even ''existing'' within the film, claiming that a lack of politics is why his novel remains in print to this day. With all these elements thrown together, this film thoroughly deserves its 28% rating on Website/RottenTomatoes, its 29 score on Metacritic, and its close failure to beat ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII''[='=]s opening weekend, grossing$19 grossing $19 million in its own opening weekend

This could be a potentially interesting film for the Deep Hurting Project, but I'm not going to watch it in theaters. I've made it a policy of watching any preceding films in a series before reviewing any sequel film for the Deep Hurting Project, and before watching Son of the Mask this week, I'm going to rewatch the original The Mask even though I know it has literally nothing but Ben Stein and the titular mask in common. If the other four films are necessary to understand anything about it, well, I've only watched the first one, so I'd have to watch those middle three films, so I think this will have to wait until the DVD comes out. And I think that a proper review could also double as an explanation of why I think First Blood is one of those films that actually does deserve a remake (because the original film changed a lot, notably the fact that Rambo survives at the end), at least something with higher production values than this:




It’s still in the weird limbo state where it’s on the history page and not deleted, but somehow not visible on the actual So Bad It’s Horrible/Live Action Film N-Z page. I suppose the fact that it has an 83% audience score has something to do with that. Regardless, this WILL be on the Deep Hurting Project. I’ll just have to watch the middle three films first. And it won’t be in theaters.
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RE: Rambo: Last Blood (what were you thinking Stallone?)
Random exploitation?


Seriously?



Like the first few were such meaningful insights and thought provoking?


Jesus....

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Popcorn
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RE: Rambo: Last Blood (what were you thinking Stallone?)
I would advise Biker to read about David Morell’s take on this film:

https://www.cinemablend.com/news/2480713...ad-reviews

And bear in mind, he kept through the series from the beginning, from the original film dumbing down the conflict of the novel to the sequels dumbing even THAT down, and he even wrote novelisations of the first two sequels. This one? He hates unreservedly.
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RE: Rambo: Last Blood (what were you thinking Stallone?)
(September 29, 2019 at 1:16 am)onlinebiker Wrote: Random exploitation?


Seriously?



Like the first few were such meaningful insights and thought provoking?


Jesus....

When you go to the monkey house expect it to smell bad.....



Popcorn

If you didn't like any of the films in the franchise, that's fine. I found the ending to First Blood to be quite emotional personally, but that's just me.
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#8
RE: Rambo: Last Blood (what were you thinking Stallone?)
He is just an old man who wants a quick buck
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RE: Rambo: Last Blood (what were you thinking Stallone?)
(September 29, 2019 at 3:42 am)Macoleco Wrote: He is just an old man who wants a quick buck

I really don't think it's about the money.  He's just out of ideas.

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I would have loved to have had Rambo's nuclear-tipped arrows.
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