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I don't know what critics want from this movie.
When I was a young kid I used to think Rambo movies were bad movies. I had not even watched that much of them, but I knew it was about a half naked guy firing a machine gun from the hip, killing a bunch of foreign bad guys, and the thought of how unrealistic and stupid that is kept a grimace on my face.
Later, while my views on Rambo's artistic value were perhaps justified, I have come
to understand and appreciate the adorable style that these movies consciously went
for and for which guys liked them. Apart maybe from First Blood, these were the over-
So when you hear that Rambo is back with another movie, what are you to expect? Probably
a shallow excuse of a storyline that is needed only to place an oiled up Stallone
and his over-
What we got however, was much more than expected. Stallone, who has shown himself as a capable movie director, was now at the rudder and he improved the old formula of Rambo by mixing modern elements of angsty realism, and you know what, the two cultures mixed together perfectly.
The story still feels like a placeholder for the action -
Bottom line, the only thing I still remember is the action, and it is good. In a way, it is better than the old Rambo movies. The gritty realistic brutality fits Rambo more. It's like the new movie went all the way where the last couple of movies did not. It feels crisp, dark and...Rambo.
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