Movie Review: "Rambo" (2007)
Slightly delayed in exhibition efforts for a preliminary release in holiday season 2007/2008, Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone directs himself reprising the legendary U.S. military drop-out "John Rambo" to the heart in balance-seeking beginnings in small village by the river in Thailand after years of mercenaries war-zone labor reaching from being hunted in his homeland "First Blood" (1982) to a devastating traumatizing mission of reentering Vietnam in "Part II" (1985) and further far-regions of slave-like states of mine labor toward rescuing his sole friend in life, U.S. military black-op mission granting Colonel Trautman from the clutches of invading Russian forces in Afghanistan in 1988, when Rambo must one more time indulge into mass-killings beyond ultra-violent proportions executed with live-action gun-shells, bow & arrow, grenades and machine-guns to rescue a Christian activist group, entering a war-zone with pink-eyed wish to bring meaning and change a world gone havoc.
Director Sylvester Stallone, who had also been co-written the screenplay with Art Monterastelli that wants to be nothing more than full-bodied, honesty-seeking war-action-thriller entertainment with sharing personal thoughts on hidden conflicts raging around the globe; here the for five decades struggling state of Burma, now the official republic of Myanmar, building a government apart from a Military state ruling from 1962 to 2011 in which this motion picture is set with pitch-striking 85-Minute-cut by editor Sean Albertson, who despite fairly-covered angles of cinematography in fast-paced close-to-action shots, bringing a transforming character of John Rambo, who becomes the war machine in every spectator mind to push war-action to final extremes with combining live-action ultra-violence with digital polishing works, when this re-interpretation of what war injects into a man's spirit turn into a beating heart, which lies under a wall of memories to cope with, while life spins on to fulfillment.
© 2018 Felix Alexander Dausend (Cinemajesty Entertainments LLC)
Action / Thriller / War
Action / Thriller / War
Vietnam veteran John Rambo has survived many harrowing ordeals in his lifetime and has since withdrawn into a simple and secluded existence in Thailand, where he spends his time capturing snakes for local entertainers, and chauffeuring locals in his old PT boat. Even though he is looking to avoid trouble, trouble has a way of finding him: a group of Christian human rights missionaries, led by Michael Burnett and Sarah Miller, approach Rambo with the desire to rent his boat to travel up the river to Burma. For over fifty years, Burma has been a war zone. The Karen people of the region, who consist of peasants and farmers, have endured brutally oppressive rule from the murderous Burmese military and have been struggling for survival every single day. After some inner contemplation, Rambo accepts the offer and takes Michael, Sarah, and the rest of the missionaries up the river. When the missionaries finally arrive at the Karen village, they find themselves part of a raid by the sadistic ...
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