Genre: Action & Adventure
Runtime: 1 hr 31 min
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden, Maung Maung Khin, Paul Schulze
The extreme violence novelty wears off.
Review by: EvilWolfie
Added: 8 years ago
Old action heroes making glorious comebacks seem to be the trend lately, so what better time than now for Sylvester Stallone to get a piece of the action? Again. It becomes very clear very early into Rambo that no one involved had the smallest inclination to grow the character or to do anything new with him. All we get is some weak exposition pertaining to the lack of morality behind war. Not that anybody choosing to watch this actually gives two shits about that. We want to see stuff get blown up and we want to see Stallone do it. Unfortunately for all of us we don’t get our wish until after about half an hour of pointless dialogue. When we do finally get to see some mindless killing it’s good and bloody and we can’t ask for more. It isn’t long before the extreme violence novelty wears off, however, and we realize just how empty this movie really is. In fact Rambo has a very short running time and when you hit the credits, it feels like you’ve seen only half a movie, and paying full price for half a movie just plain sucks.