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Old 01-26-08, 11:09 PM   #1
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Rambo...much better than I expected.

So I went with my brother to see Rambo today. The movie was much better than I expected. The storyline revolves around actual events taking place in Burma and the film delivers with probably the most realistic..albeit graphic combat scenes since the original First Blood/Rambo film. Sly delivers one of his better performances and it was kinda' nostalgic to see an older but still capable Rambo in action one last time. Even the ending was superb, wrapping up the Rambo story in a very believable way. Strong supporting performances are also turned in by Julie Benz as a relief worker and Mathew Marsden as one of the soldiers. Honestly, if you liked the original Rambo, you owe it to yourself to go see this one.
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Old 01-26-08, 11:28 PM   #2
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you are just saying this because Stallone followed you home and has a crossbow with explosive arrows in it held to your head.
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Old 01-26-08, 11:30 PM   #3
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Question: what drugs were you on during the movie?
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No drugs for me. If you don't like Stallone or didn't like the original Rambo...don't go see this one O.K.
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I haven't seen the movie yet, but I'd like to. I ran across this amusing chart of deaths in all the Rambo movies:


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Old 01-26-08, 11:41 PM   #6
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Yeah, I need to see this movie, I just like the Rambo series, thanks for the review.
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I like Stallone. I saw the last Rocky movie and thought it was a good way to end the Rocky series. I heard the new Rambo was pretty graphic. I'll have to go see it.
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Old 01-27-08, 02:34 AM   #8
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are u livin in the past? that movie is like old
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First Blood was good. The other Rambo movies sucked big time.
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I was wondering what he would do. In the first movie, he takes on the National Guard. The second one, he takes on the Vietnamese Army. Third installment, he humiliates the Soviet Army. Given the pattern, I would have expected he'd be kicking intergalactic freedom hating invader butt.

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What was the body count in "Hot Shots: Part Duex"?
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Given the pattern, I would have expected he'd be kicking intergalactic freedom hating invader butt.
Rambo versus Alien versus Predator versus Godzilla
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I started the last Roc ky with a "why bother" attitude, and was pleasantly surprised. So I'll see this at some point.
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the first rambo movie atleast was made with the message about vietnam vets coming home and having problems adjusting to society. That's why I liked the first one, the rest of them were just money makers. But I trust cycle's opinion, I did like the first one, so i'll go see this one too. If it sucks cycle, i'm totally chargeing you the eight bucks for the movie.....
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Agreed...First Blood was good and everything else was "meh."

Stallone recently made the news for defending his usage of human growth hormone (HGH) to get ripped for the movie.

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"HGH (human growth hormone) is nothing," the 61-year-old actor tells Time magazine in its February 4 issue.

"Anyone who calls it a steroid is grossly misinformed."

"Testosterone to me is so important for a sense of well-being when you get older," Stallone says.

"Everyone over 40 years old would be wise to investigate it because it increases the quality of your life. Mark my words. In 10 years it will be over the counter."

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Old 01-27-08, 06:40 PM   #16
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Agreed...First Blood was good and everything else was "meh."

Stallone recently made the news for defending his usage of human growth hormone (HGH) to get ripped for the movie.

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"HGH (human growth hormone) is nothing," the 61-year-old actor tells Time magazine in its February 4 issue.

"Anyone who calls it a steroid is grossly misinformed."

"Testosterone to me is so important for a sense of well-being when you get older," Stallone says.

"Everyone over 40 years old would be wise to investigate it because it increases the quality of your life. Mark my words. In 10 years it will be over the counter."

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movi...ion=cnn_latest

So they'll give back floyd's yellow jersey & title?
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The book First Blood was great...the movie didn't do it justice. I have heard that this latest film sequel is pretty good though.
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It's a musical, right?
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I thought it was a fine way to spend $10.00. Quite violent.
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I will definitely say that this latest movie is more like First Blood. As with all the Rambo movies...there is not a lot of dialog for Rambo...but enough to get the messages across. The brief flashback sequences give the viewer enough history about him to know how troubled and tormented he was, but don't dwell on it. The storyline is certainly the best since First Blood. The battle scenes are very graphic and shot in a manner very similar to Saving Private Ryan. The ending was perfect. I might buy this on DVD later on.
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I need to check this flick out. My nickname all through middle and high school was Rambo.
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I'm waiting for Rambo on Ice.
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Sounds like a drink--"Rambo on the Rocks"

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If you go in expecting the things that a Rambo movie should deliver -- limited story and a lot of John Rambo kicking ass -- you'll be pleasantly surprised. I just have to laugh at the critics who were expecting more. I mean really, have you ever seen a Rambo movie? It's a nice revisiting of the mindless action flicks of the '80s.
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I caught him doing a phone interview with a well known right-wing nutjob the other day, and he spoke very well about how he went about selecting the content of the story and how to tell it. He talked to people at the UN and asked them what was the most atrocious unknown humand suffering story in the world. They said Burma. So he chose to tell that story.

Stallone also decided that he needed to express the folly of the "can't we all just get along" mindset and in developing the story and characters of the missionaries he brought this out. In his words:

"Oh, very much so. I actually did a lot of research on these people. They actually believe what they're doing is right and that someday there's going to be this mystical moment and we're all going to join hands and sing "We Are the World," and when the truth is, Rambo says, "War is natural. Peace is an accident." That's a fact of life. It's unfortunate that we can start a war in five minutes, but it takes us a hundred years to make peace. So what comes more natural? So what he's trying to tell these people: All the medicine, all the Bibles, all the optimism and this na´vetÚ doesn't work in a savage world."


The guy isn't brilliant, but he's honest.
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