When a group of missionary aid workers in Myanmar disappear into the vast green inferno, vigilante Vietnam War veteran John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) leaves his job as a Salween River boatman behind to accompany a group of mercenaries on a daring rescue mission. It's been 20 years since Rambo helped mujahedeen rebels fend off Soviet invaders in Afghanistan, and these days the former soldier lives a simple life in northern Thailand. Meanwhile, the world's longest-running civil war rages into its 60th year on the nearby Thai-Burma border. One day, human rights missionaries Sarah Miller (Julie Benz) and Michael Burnett (Paul Schulze) show up asking Rambo to guide them up the Salween so they can get some much-needed food and medical supplies to the desperate Karen tribe. According to Sarah and Michael, the Burmese military has planted land mines all along the roads leading into the tribe's village, making it virtually impossible to reach the tribe via land. Two weeks after Rambo drops the group off in dangerous territory, pastor Arthur Marsh (Ken Howard) arrives with a chilling message: the aid workers never returned from their mission into the jungle, and the embassies refuse to help Marsh and his fellow missionaries find their missing friends. Now, despite the fact that Rambo has long since sworn off all forms of violence, the knowledge that innocent missionaries are being used as pawns in a brutal war leaves him with no other choice than to venture behind enemy lines on his most dangerous mission to date.~Jason Buchanan
Audio commentar with Sylvester Stallone
Six Featurettes: "It's a Long Road: Resurrection of an Icon", "A Score to Settle: the Music of Rambo", "The Art of Wwar: Completing Rambo", "The Weaponry of Rambo", "A Hero's Welcome: Release and Reaction", "Legacy of Despair: the Struggle in Burma"
This is a very entertaining visual spectacle on all levels! A classic remastered in digital bliss!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
The Best of the Sequels
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
For me, personally, Rambo is the best of the sequels. First Blood Part II and Rambo III are big, fun action movies. They know what they are, and they're a good time because of it. Rambo, however, is not a good time. It's gritty. It's ultraviolent. It's horrific. Stallone gives a fantastic performance as Rambo, the action sequences are well-shot, well-directed, and filled with Saving Private Ryan levels of blood and gore. Rambo is, at its core, a revenge movie. It does everything in its power to make you hate the villain, and when Rambo is finally let loose during the final act, the payoff is huge. Some fans probably won't enjoy the grim atmosphere of this one as it plays a lot more like a realistic, gore-laden war film than your typical Rambo film, but I liked that Stallone (who directed the movie as well) had the fortitude to go there. The movie isn't afraid to dig deep into the horrors and outright brutality of war and doesn't shy away from anything. It's an exhausting film, but, in my opinion, the only sequel in the series to really grasp what First Blood was really about: war is hell, and the effects it has on those who fight them are lifechanging.
I'm not reviewing the movie, but the picture and sound quality. The 4K HDR/Dolby Vision is a slight step up from Blu-Ray. It has better color saturation with Dolby Vision. The sound quality is also a great step up with Atmos. The rain scene with Rambo on his boat in the beginning sounds like you are there with rain all around. The height speakers do a good job enveloping you. Then there is all the gun fire! All I can say it sounds a lot better than DTS 7.1. It is worth the cost to purchase or upgrade from Blu-Ray if you can get it for a good price like Black Friday.
I grew up watching the Rambo films. Each one is very distinct. This "Rambo" is by far the bloodiest one of them all, and I love it. The tone set in this Rambo is different but welcome. The drama seems more real and gut wrenching this time, and there are scenes of violence that are hard to watch but was likely necessary to invoke the sensitive nature of the story. It is a good watch. Enjoy !.
The 4K bluray renders the picture with noticeable improvements here and there, but it is the sound that will blow you away, which is a definite improvement over the 1080. Watch the part with .50 cal during the last battle scene. The thud coming off that weapon will rattle your dishes.