Sunday, September 06, 2009

Rambo V Synopsis

I have really enjoyed the recent rebirth of Sylvester Stallone. I thought Rocky Balboa was some of his finest work and even made my top ten list in 2006. I was less impressed with the latest Rambo film, but there were some impressive action packed sequences in the film. I'm really looking forward to The Expendables which looks to be the men on a mission movie that Inglourious Basterds teased audiences that it would be, but ultimately wasn't. (Still very good though.)

I grew up in the 80's and 90's going to Stallone's movies. Say what you will, but the guy has adapted, reinvented and molded his career brilliantly in order to stay popular and relevant. When he saw people were sick of his over-the-top action movies, he did silly comedies. He then also started doing family films in order to appeal to younger audiences. He also adapted his action films when people were looking for more reality based and socially conscious topics and story lines.

But after all these years, I have to admit I'm surprised by the path that Stallone is taking with this next Rambo film. Judging by the synopsis, which I found on Ain't It Cool News, it seems like there is a little supernatural and fantastical element involved in the film. In all honesty, the Rambo films were not renown for their reality based storylines. But even on those less then realistic terms, it seems like this next film featuring the character of John Rambo is a drastic departure for the famed franchise.

Well, we'll just have to wait and see. Still plenty of time till the film comes out. I suspect there might be some changes till then.

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