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Chicago Tribune - Johanna Steinmetz. This is a comic book movie, its outcome as predictable as it is satisfying, which is part of its charm. Rambo's self-important, weight-of-the-world manner and his taste for political posturing would make him genuinely silly were they not counterbalanced by Mr.
Stallone's startling, energetic physical presence and the film's stabs at self-mocking humor. Read full review. Variety - Staff Not Credited. The battle scenes in Rambo III are explosive, conflagratory tableaux that make for wrenching, frequently terrifying viewing. Always at ground zero in the chaos is Rambo - gloriously, inhumanly impervious to fear and danger - whose character is inhabited by Stallone with messianic intensity.
Rambo III is hardly the first Stallone-y baloney to climax with a commie wipeout; it is the first to palm off its star as the product of a Buddhist monastery. Like, whew.
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Rambo in a monastery is almost as stomach-turning as E. Rambo's return is thick with usual thrills. Washington Post - Desson Howe.
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Once again, John Rambo guns amok in the name of American democracy, but he packs less dramatic firepower than last time. Wall Street Journal - Julie Salamon. This time Rambo pulls off his superhuman Soviet-blasting stunts in Afghanistan, not quite as late on the scene as he was in Vietnam. Not very exciting; very noisy. User Score. Write a Review. User Reviews. This review contains spoilers , click expand to view.
First Blood author says Rambo became "a different character" in sequels
What is one of the most cliche things in action movies? In the middle of the rush, the hero finds a badass woman to save and it stops the action scenes for more dramatic speeches. Well, Rambo III has no girls. Stallone encounters plenty of both in First Blood , where he runs afoul of small-town sheriff Brian Dennehy, who first tries to run him out of town, then arrests him on trumped-up charges. Hassled further by Dennehy's brutish subordinates, Stallone escapes and flees into the wilderness, where he reverts to combat mentality as he maims and brutalizes hapless law-enforcement agents before returning to town to enact final vengeance.
A tight, atmospheric, and well-acted thriller, First Blood doesn't show its hand ideologically until Stallone's final monologue. That speech, which constitutes maybe half of Stallone's dialogue, lays out the myth that would become the series' foundation: that Vietnam was a winnable, just war lost by evil hippies and spineless pencil-pushers who wouldn't let proud warriors like Rambo win.
Stallone is all coiled intensity and barely suppressed rage as First Blood 's tortured lead, while Dennehy makes a stock character as magnetic and compelling as his counterpart's iconic warrior-god. Expertly shot by cinematographer Andrew Laszlo The Warriors , First Blood made far less money than its sequel, but it's a much better film. Lurid, shameless pulp fiction, Part II sends Stallone back to Vietnam, where he coldly slaughters cartoonishly evil Russian and Vietnamese soldiers when not "wooing" a pretty native who ranks among the most perfunctory love interests of all time.
Ostensibly sent to Vietnam to find and photograph POWs, Stallone takes a more active approach, sticking it not only to the Russians and Vietnamese, but also to a duplicitous higher-up a terrific Charles Napier who fails to live by Rambo's sacred code of honor. Even its star concedes that Part II is somewhat fanciful, but it's difficult to deny its button-pushing prowess. It may be a dishonest, xenophobic, exploitative act of historical revisionism, but it's effective, and Jack Cardiff's cinematography lends Rambo 's comic-book adventures an epic sweep.
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