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Rambo (Widescreen)


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  • Format: NTSC
  • Studio: Alliance Films
  • Release Date: May 27 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0015XJRKA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,794 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matthew King on June 15 2008
Format: DVD
Our beloved old 80's action hero John Rambo is back in this 3rd sequel to First Blood. This time, Rambo is living in near isolation in the south pacific, leading a quiet lifestyle as a fisherman. Then, somewhat unwittingly, leads a group of mercenaries into the jungles of Burma, where atrocious humanity crimes are being committed by a rebel group. It's up to Stallone to save the day and blow them all away, which he does with aplomb.

I don't think I'll be the only one who is schocked at how well this turned out. Stallone is in top form, the directing and scenic shots are beautiful, the story is well-wrought, the gore unbelievable. You have to be into this sort of thing of course but if you're looking for CGI-free old-school 80's style action, there's no going wrong with this one. Best one in the whole series! Sorry for assuming you were washed up Sly...
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John Rambo is back -- and so, more importantly, is Sylvester Stallone, the artist and filmmaker. With RAMBO and last year's triumphant ROCKY BALBOA, Stallone has reclaimed the respect and admiration accorded him early in his career, when his performance as a down-on-his-luck prize fighter from Philadelphia inspired comparisons to Brando and his attendant screenplay was praised for its gritty realism and fragile romanticism. There is plenty of the former and precious little of the latter in the brutal landscape Stallone has committed to celluloid with RAMBO, but that's as it should be; this isn't a live-action cartoon -- it's a nasty, grim, and uncompromising portrait of the savagery of war.

Unfortunately, what all this means is that while RAMBO represents a new peak for the series, the sheer volume and disturbing realism of the carnage onscreen is wearing and anyone expecting the bombastic "fun" of previous installments is missing the point. Even with a relatively compact running time of just over ninety minutes, the relentless fatalism espoused by the haunted Vietnam vet makes RAMBO seem like a much longer movie. That's not a criticism -- if anything, it's a reflection of just how thoroughly Stallone has come to inhabit this character, for we feel the weight of Rambo's world-weariness in each and every frame.

On a final note, kudos to Stallone for resisting the temptation to "water down" his vision of RAMBO to secure a PG rating; John Rambo and Sylvester Stallone are back, integrity intact.
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By Greg Curtis on Dec 12 2008
Format: DVD
At first glance, it would appear the sexagenarian Sylvester Stallone has gone senile. Dredging up hits from his youth to salvage a fading career seems sad, first with 2006's Rocky Balboa (the sixth in that franchise) and now with Rambo (the fourth). But Rambo is actually a good film.

In First Blood (1982), Rambo stood up for himself against a prejudiced town; in Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) he stood up for Americans still held captive in Vietnam; in Rambo III (1988) he stood up ' perhaps now regretfully ' for Afghanis overrun by Soviet forces. And in Rambo, he stands up for Christian missionaries kidnapped by sadistic Burmese soldiers.

In a decade devoid of action stars, Stallone proves he's still got it. He has aged well, but refrains from taking off his shirt this time around, perhaps to disguise his softening muscle tone. It's a shame today's primary target audience was born after his heyday, who may consider him an icon of their parents' era. But Stallone has had a fascinating career, from highs like his Oscar nomination for Rocky to lows such as Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot. Yet, to continue working as an actor, he's smart to resurrect a role in which he was typecast and can never escape.

And it's nice to revisit this character two decades later. The tragic and complex Rambo, who never found happiness in the world, is now working as a boatman in Thailand. But after spending twenty years living in peace, it seems unlikely he would suddenly volunteer his services as a killer ' his motive is not apparent. On the other hand, perhaps it's a part of him he can no longer repress. After all, the first film was an indictment of the American military system, which trained young men to kill in Vietnam and then tossed the survivors aside.
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By Jenny J.J.I. TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 29 2008
Format: DVD
Sly might be old but the man still got it. A lot people has seen Rocky Balboa and loved the movie, but wait until Stallone gathers all of his strength and places all of his energy into making John Rambo, the fourth Rambo film of the saga. It's definitely not an upgrade from any previous Rambo installment; it's just the next one. The dialog is very 'Stallone-esque' (lots of cheesy tag lines that sometimes hit and sometimes miss) but tolerable if you keep your expectations realistic being that it's a Stallone movie.

For Rambo lovers and non-Rambo lovers the story is simple enough. John Rambo tells the story of John leading a group of mercenaries up a river, and takes them deep into the jungles of Burma to rescue a religious group that have been taken captive after a village was burned to the ground, and the villagers were brutally murdered, one by one. I really enjoyed this flick During the movie he is referred to by his name John or as "boatman." Stallone wants to distance his character from "super soldier" from the man Rambo was in the last two movies. He is no longer a hotshot. So no wonder he is not breaking teeth when he gets insulted by the leader of the mercenaries. It does not matter anymore but once the Rambo comes out he fights so ferociously as if his soul was already burning in hell for those 20 years after we last saw him in Afghanistan. As if his desperation, anger, sadness, guilt altogether explode on the screen. It's not pretty, it's not enjoyable and there is no easy way talking about it.

The character development is pretty poor with the main character jumping into a trusting relationship w/ the female lead the instant he makes eye contact without any real explanation as to why.
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