Sunday, January 27, 2008
I saw Rambo tonight.
There's not much to say about it.
It's a Rambo movie. Rambo doesn't want to kill people anymore, but he's pushed. Then he kills a whole hell of a lot of people.
The effects and gore were fantastic, the film was well-acted, the violence was shuddering.
It was pretty much what you'd expect from a Rambo movie. It was like every other bad action movie but extremely well made. And the ending worked well. It was pretty much the same shot and pose and tone as John Wayne at the end of "The Searchers", when he realizes that even though he saved the day, he's still an outsider and then heads back to the one place he knows as home.
This movie will obviously be successful, but the question is, which Stallone character gets the sequel treatment next? Cobra? Tango and Cash? Snaps Provolone? Lincoln Hawk?
I wouldn't mind seeing Stallone helmed sequels to any of those pictures. (Particularly Oscar, I don't care what anyone says, it's a really good movie.)
Bottom Line? I enjoyed the hell out of this picture. It's worth the money for a ticket. But you know, in advance, you're not paying for anything but a by the numbers Rambo picture.