Rambo 4

Year Released: 2007
Main Stars: Rambo! Sylvester Stallone
Last watched: June 2011
Number Watches: 1

“You just don’t turn it off!”

It’s Rambo and he’s older. Same jungle, same rescue mission plot and similar drumming, broody music. Also a lot of rain and some mercenaries that Sly has to show who’s boss.

Ok, that’s the set up, now what about the experience? It’s good. Not that there’s much to think about, but it’s definitely a live action on-your-toes ride. I think it would have been good to see this on the big screen, you know? Oh, well.

The new look old Rambo is big and solid – I mean in a muscles on a tree trunk way – and is very good as a moody old sod. He’s built and he’s confident and it shows. Sly the director certainly wanted this one to be heavy on the gore and realism with little thought for the censors or publicity. Every bullet packs a punch and in Rambo’s ‘final’ show, there are no hidden deaths, soldiers falling down like skittles. This time there are more body parts separated from their host than there are ‘ugh’ noises in Sly’s vocabulary.

It’s a good effort and if you can hang on until the really awfully under prepared and extremely acted group of do-gooders has been dealt with, it’s worth the wait.

 

Keep DVD?
Possibly, depends on the extras.
Watch if on TV?
Yes
Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog.

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