Movie Review: Rambo

Rambo is back! Hell yeah! If you grew up in the 80's you'd better be aware of John Rambo. A man's man. He doesn't take crap from anyone. "Killing becomes as easy as breathing." Or something like that.
Now going into this film I wasn't expecting a strong developing story with complicated twists. And you shouldn't either. I just wanted to see Rambo kick ass. And he does exactly that. Stallone looks a bit different in this one since the last Rambo some upteen years ago. Actually looks like he's been hittin' the gym way too much.
Anyways, as for the movie, it is entertaining. I kinda wanted more creativity in action pieces, instead of lots of people being killed and blown away. The 4th installment of Die Hard had great intensity and set pieces, but still kept in mind the big 80s action flick. However, unlike the theatrical version of Die Hard 4, Rambo is rated as a very hard R. Not only do people get killed, but chunks of flesh and debris come off whenever they get hit by a bullet. So this is probably not for kids (you know, if you ever wanted to show this to them). Lots of the bullets and explosions were done in post production, and you can tell. I didn't care for it that much, because it totally looked like a digital effect. Maybe, that's one part they could have put a little more money towards.
So overall, I did like this film. It's not great, but it is indeed entertaining.
3 out of 5

Running time 93 min.

Budget $50 million
Gross revenue
Domestic: $42,754,105
Foreign: $70,489,050
Worldwide: $113,243,155

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