Mike Matei / January 25th, 2008
April 8, 2010 at 2:03 am
Stallone wanted to be semi-serious on this one. Yet at the same time satisfy RAMBO fans. Take his message about Burma seriously, not joking. But enjoy Rambo mowing down countless bad guys as well. Don’t push it!
April 14, 2010 at 5:42 pm
This movie really got me off-guard.
I expected violence, blood and explosions etc. But I don’t know, it was like Stallone wanted to say “Yo, don’t fuck with me!” *lol* Gotta love him for that!. Can’t wait for Rambo 5
April 22, 2010 at 6:42 pm
Wow. Loved this film. If I ever want to watch some dirtbags getting righteously blown apart, this is the film. Stripped down filmaking at its most visceral. Enjoyable but hard to watch, especially that village attack scene. Woof.
April 27, 2010 at 1:31 pm
Hey James….you sound under the weather in this review………kinda like you were getting over a cold………just wondering heh.
August 8, 2010 at 1:58 am
James. Thanks. For everything. For your AVGN videos. For your horror videos. Comedy videos. Movie Reviews, interviews, E3 coverage, Comic-Con footage, and for just being a true inspiration for me and thousands of other people. Also, thanks for introducing me to First Blood/Rambo. This is my favorite movie series of all time and they have such great endings and patriotic messages. Especially Rambo: First Blood Part II.
Colonel: “The war and everything that happened here may be wrong, but dammit, don’t hate your country for it.
Rambo: “Hate? I’d die for it.”
Colonel: “Then what is it you want?”
Rambo: “I want… what they want. And every other guy that came over here and spilled his guts and gave everything he had. Once… for our country to love us and much as WE love IT. That’s what I want.
Colonel: “How do you live, John?”
Rambo: “Day by day.”
Best patriotic quote from any movie, ever. And the ending to First Blood was horrifying in detail and made me cry. Everything was so horrible, yet so true. Out soldiers die for us every day, see the most horrific things. They sacrifice some of their humanity and sanity for the freedom of our country. But they come home to shit! They’re called “baby killers”. Their yelled at by those who don’t understand war. AND THEY GET AWAY WITH IT!! I’m both pissed off right now and crying once again. For a 13 year-old, I care about my country more than most do. And I’m fucking sick of the bullshit treatment America and its soldiers get from morons.
Sylvester Stallone is one of my favorite actors. He was talking about The Expendables. He said he made it because he was tired of all of these movies that portrayed America as the bad guys. He wanted a make a movie that brought back the action heroes that we all know and love. He wanted to do it and show us the American spirit we had in the 80’s. We loved America then. We were the good guys. We were the badasses. We were THE shit and now we’re just shit.
October 17, 2010 at 11:00 pm
@gamerdude122 Dude, you’re 13, you don’t remember the 80s. Hell, I am 34 and I only remember it in bits and pieces. Then again, i was 10 in 86, so i was younger than you are now. The 80s had a lot of problems, though looking back, with nostalgia coloured glasses, yeah, it was a great decade in certain aspects. People, from what I remembered, seemed to be more optimistic, even in the face of the cold war, where we weren’t sure world war 3 wouldn’t happen tomorrow. The economy was booming, or it seemed to be. The reality is though, it had it’s fair share of problems, just like every decade before it and after it. I love the 80s, but that is because I grew up in the 80s and 90s. I do agree with you about the troops though. And even in the “war” going on now, they’ve been called baby killers.
A cousin of mine was called that getting off a plane when he came back from Iraq, and he just laughed it off. Though, the civilian next to him punched the guy that said it out lol Things change, things stay the same. It’s part of life.
November 29, 2010 at 1:33 pm
People who are overly patriotic seem to value what their country has done for them as an individual but seem totally unaware of the evil this country has done to the rest of the world e.g. (Laos, Cambodia, Korea, South America, etc…) . Celebrating people who take a paycheck to kill for this country as anything more than hired killers? I understand the average hit man may have a greater choice in vocation than the poor who fill most of the lower military ranks, but it still is a personal choice to take money for your time doing as they say. Drafts differ barely since you can always object and suffer the consequences, which while harsh are only avoidable when you put personal well-being over others as one does when voluntarily enlisting. This is what I don’t understand. That people who claim to love this country barely spend any time getting to know their country. To love something you have to know it, to take in its dark past then and only then can you say you truly love it. Love is not a possessive action it is an understanding. Please read about the so called wars for peace we have waged in the past before at 13 you claim to love something that hides its nature from you.
While I do love the ideals of my country it disgusts me the blind, apathetic, well feed consumer eye my fellow citizens take to her current hedonistic solipsism. So while I agree with Rambo that generalizing all soldiers as baby killers is wrong generalizing them all as righteous saviors is wrong and goes further to push forward a mentality that it is everyone who deserves praise, not the just the soldiers who work their way to the top to attempt to affect the workings of the system and those who blow the whistle on corruption. Praise is for those who make it their mission to make the world a better place not through following orders but being a sentry for those who cannot defend themselves. (We are not alone in the world and we need to stop valuing water shipped halfway around the world, if its polluting all the way here. Just so you can have better tasting water?) There are career soldiers who seek justice in the world and there are the many who are in it for the minimum time and see it as a bridge to $ and college and many other variations. They must be judged accordingly. Don’t think a love for your country is a blind love, that’s consumer lust.
November 30, 2010 at 1:53 am
James, James. You forgot to mention Rambo tearing out the guy’s throat.
October 14, 2011 at 10:22 pm
February 28, 2012 at 6:03 pm
First Blood is an amazing flick. One of the very best action films made. Great characters.
Rambo II is just terrible. Well it was written by James Cameron so that’ll explian that problem.
Rambo III is just unwatchable.
Rambo IV (yes I call it IV) is amazing. Horrible to watch…in a good way. The Rambo character is back.
Watch the first flick and skip to this one. The other 2 have nothing to do with Rambo as a character.
February 20, 2013 at 4:42 pm
Rambo is my first true Rambo movie, yet I feel I don’t need to see First Blood or any of those, because the ending to Rambo sums up the end. After coming to terms with his darkest demons, he finally finds the will and the strength to return home, where it is quiet and there is no war. Basically, he has found his peace.
October 30, 2013 at 10:23 am
I disliked this Rambo compared to the rest even though its still a pretty cool movie because although he’s getting Sylvester is getting older still I hate how lately all of these series reboots focuses on the main character being mostly playing that wise-man guide to younger fresher faces who wind up doing most of the action and dirty work.
May 13, 2014 at 2:51 pm
I actually like this movie a lot!
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