Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Tim Kang
Vietnam veteran John Rambo has survived many harrowing ordeals in his lifetime and has since withdrawn into a simple and secluded existence in Thailand, where he spends his time capturing snakes for local entertainers, and chauffeuring locals in his old PT boat.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..
Well I have always been a fan of Sly Stallone. I mean I grew up in Jamaica on him, Bruce Lee and Arnold. When it comes to the Rambo franchise, I have to admit when I heard he was doing another, my first thought was "holy crap not again!" Some franchises should just be left alone--they should just let it burn, let it go, get out while they're ahead and after watching this movie, I still think they should have left well enough alone. Sure it was great to see Sly as Rambo again--it was amazing to see him kick some ass but enough is enough. I am tired of him not getting the girl in the end--its kinda pointless in that respects.
The storyline could have used a tad more tightening but everything that could be shot, blown up, beheaded, stabbed, was. It was a gory movie that started out with genocide. The movie itself is pretty good...pretty standard for Rambo. As the movie drew to a close, Rambo once again found himself at the helm of one of those guns that fires like a million rounds, completely wiping out all the bad guys leaving all the good guys safe and sound--a little bloody from the ordeal but Rambo--the amazing shot that he is, always manages to only kill the baddies.
Sly's acting was okay, the other people in this movie drove me nuts sometimes. They were annoying as hell. Oh and that guy...from The Mentalist--what's his name...the guy who's the serious cop...Tim Kang was in it playing a mercenary name En Joo. He was buff, bearded and oh so delicious. *stops to purr at the memory* If that doesn't drag your memory, think of the character KOH from THE OFFICE.
Predictable, but worth it. If you want to have a boy's night in and the game isn't on, I wouldn't hold it against you if you picked up this one.