When it comes to a one-man army, look no further than John Rambo!
In 2008, Sylvester Stallone resurrected the super soldier for what appears to be his bloodiest battle yet. "Rambo 4" finds John tucked away in Thailand trying his hand as a snake wrangler, well, that is until his unparalleled services are requested by a few missionaries looking to get into Burma.
Stallone, excuse me, Rambo being the rugged man that he is does his best to change their mind, but some people just need to learn the hard way. So as we walk into uncharted territory, bring an extra clip for safety.
By now, you've seen some of the earlier reels
of Rambo exhibiting his raw prowess and uncanny sense of survival. This man has been shot, cut and even strung up with leeches and for some reason he just can't be stopped by worldly hands. So there's no reason that our expectations of Rambo 4 would be any less than superior when watching the film. Rambo is a master in the art of warfare. You can put any weapon in his hands, be it a rifle, rocket launcher, helicopter or a knife and he will hit the mark every time.
Now that you are up to speed on why Rambo is one of the nation's top weapons, let's talk about his work in Rambo 4. So as I stated earlier he's wrangling snakes in Thailand when these missionaries approach him looking for assistance in locating some Karen people in need of medical/spiritual aid. He reluctantly assists them and provides a few words of caution which they brush off as quickly as a mosquito in the summer. It's not long before the missionaries find themselves knee-deep in a full blown battlefield covered with body parts and bullet-fire. Fortunately for them, Rambo has a kind heart underneath his war-worn scarred exterior.
*May contain spoilers below*
So, Rambo comes to their aid with a few mercenaries trailing along, to pick off any strays that aren't obliterated by his wrath. This particular group of mercs think that they have seen real battles-real action, as they trade stories and flaunt their egos about the boat traveling towards Burma. Rambo plays it cool and calm, he blatantly ignores all advances and challenges while he pilots his boat towards their destination. Upon reaching the shore, the self-appointed leader tells the boatman a.k.a Rambo to stay behind and watch the vessel. Now if you know Rambo, like we know Rambo, you know he's not going to stay in the boat because after all the movie is called "Rambo".
Now I realize a few of you may not have seen this film yet, so I will only speak on this a little more.
It's not long before these self-righteous Mercs are hiding behind some dirt while innocent civilians are about to be slaughtered by Tatmadaw soldiers. Pinned down, cowering in their boots, guess who approaches on the horizon? That's right you guessed it, John F'n Rambo. I think that's a good place to end it, as you know Rambo doesn't show up to ask questions. He comes to the fight ready to die and willing to kill all who threaten the mission.
I felt that the movie was a solid Stallone picture and he even directed this one. I mean who better to direct Rambo then Rambo himself, it was a no-brainier. This film yielded tons of action via explosions, gun-fire and loads of collateral damage. By no means is this a "First Blood", but it's a decent wrap to an amazing character. Unhinged Reviews recommends this film for action fans or anyone that enjoys watching Stallone in his element.
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