Director Adrian Grunberg’s action thriller sees Sylvester Stallone resume the titular role in the fifth instalment of the “Rambo” franchise. The Vietnam War veteran travels to Mexico to take down the violent cartel that kidnapped his beloved niece. During his final mission in Mexico, he is forced to rely on the merciless combat skills he tried to disavow--and to confront unresolved traumas from his past.~Augustine Chay
Drawing Last Blood: multipart production diary
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From first note to Last Blood: music for the massacres
I absolutely LOVED this installment to the Rambo Series. At first it doesn't feel like rambo, more like Stallone... But once he gets on a role, It feels like John Rambo. I love it and sense they left the Door open for another one.
The 4k transfer is super detailed and looks amazing. The steel book is cool. Definitely for the fan.
The Good - Stallone gives a strong performance here and further solidifies his status as the world's most underrated actor ever. This is the first time in the series where Rambo verbalizes (I think that's a word) quite a bit. Easily the most dialogue he's ever had in a Rambo movie. The movie does a great job of keeping things tense just before things spiral out of control (as usual). The excessive gore from the last movie has returned. If you're a fan of the franchise, that's good. The story is a big step up from the previous installment giving some backstory and giving the villains a bit more character this time around. The acting across the board is solid and the directing keeps you engaged in the mayhem.
The Bad- This sequel was not necessary. The last one provided closure for the character. War seems to find Rambo so we are treated to a ruthless pile up of bodies. There was one part where I questioned the villains approach. It was something that was ignored by the script. It's minor, but it's there.
The Deal: If you're a fan of the franchise definitely check this out. This is the sequel I didn't know I wanted. The intensity, viciousness, and tragic elements are present in Stallone's performance. There is even a touch of humanity until he goes off the rails and is running around like a wild animal. The negative reviews you may hear are primarily at the film's violence. It sucks when they fool you and put excessive violence in a Rambo movie. What a curveball!! I have been entertained by every Rambo movie and this one is no exception.
I grew up watching the Rambo films. Whenever one would come every so often, it would be like welcoming an old friend. This one is a bit different than the others, more personal and dramatized, not the best of the bunch but still satisfies, especially the last thirty minutes. It is brutal and graphic. Even as an old man Rambo is still a vicious warrior. The man can get it done. It's sad to see it come to a conclusion, but all good things eventually come to a end. I think it's a good movie. Check it out.
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie. I’ve seen all of the Rambo movies, and for me the latest ones have been better than the earlier ones in many aspects.
I like the more recent ones because of their more accurate portrayal of the violence, and also because of how broken of a man they show Rambo really is, and his both acceptance of it coupled with his self-hatred of this realization about himself. He knows he’s a broken individual, and he knows war and the ravages of it have made him this way, but he’s also seemed to have made peace with this and uses it to help others, which I like.
This is part of what I enjoyed about this movie; I’m an action movie junkie, so this movie was right up my alley in that regard, but I also enjoyed how it wasn’t trite or predictable for such a type of movie as it is. And I always enjoy watching Rambo use his skills to take on the bad guys. And so because it’s an action movie, it’s Rambo, and it doesn’t stick to the standard action movie formula, I thought it was another excellent entry continuing the Rambo saga, and one worth recommending.
Bought this during the first week of quarantine and it was an excellent decision. I was hesitant after reading the reviews but the critics were wrong again...as usual! Excellent addition the the Rambo series , the best one yet! You don’t have to be a Rambo fan to love this movie. This can serve as a great stand alone action flick. Well done and I hope for another chance to revisit this version of John Rambo. Appreciate the curb side service from
Best buy, made for a great movie night!
Movie was made for anyone who's lost a daughter, wife/loved ones to gangs and sex trafficking, as well as the fans. Stallone doesn't hold back on the violence, but this is a very angry Rambo who's demons come back to haunt him in the form of PTSD. The setting is ten years after the Burmese events, and much of this time gap is left to audience interpretation as to what and how he settled down. That however isn't important, what's important is that this film, like Rambo 2008, has highlighted a real and nasty problem that has been going on for far too long south of the border. There is no racism, there is no political agenda, this a film that shotguns a lot of issues raw in front of your face. You see, once the chains come off of civilized Rambo, it's a one man army vs the Cartel in all its glory...
On a side note, I believe there were two theatrical versions of this film released (89 and 101 minutes). Sadly, this one doesn't have any of the extended scenes which I believed featured a 9 minute flash flood sequence at the start, and some extra scenes of Victor and Hugo Martinez - the villains of the film. There might be another release of an extended edition in the future, but as far as I know this might be the only steelbook/collector's piece available. We'll have to wait and see. Still, if your a fan of Rambo and avid collector, I highly recommend this film to you. Thanks for reading and God Bless...
"Rambo: Last Blood" is the best of the "Rambo" movie and the best movie of 2019.
Careless of what the offended people say about this movie, it truly is the best movie of the year and the one movie that does a fantastic job exposing the vicious sex and drug traficking industry of Mexico although the movie was filmed in various locations of Spain.
The steelbook was a bit hard to pick up in the store on its release day, but thank Jesus for people like Angie who stuck around looking for it no matter how long it would take and consitently apoligizing for not being able to find it of which I told her to not worry as it will eventually be found and it did get found with the help of Angie.
The movie is a must-see for all Stallone and "Rambo" fans carless of what critics, including David Morrell have to say about it. David Morrell penned a dark and disrespectful to American veterans in his version of "First Blood", which is the first "Rambo" movie, and Sly hated it so much that he rewrote it and made it into the big hit that it became and Morrell novelized the other 2 "Rambo" movie and became even more famous than he was, so rather than complaining about "Rambo: Last Blood", Morrell should be kissing the floor that Sky walks on.
The latest one, "Rambo: Last Blood" is an awesome movie filmed using the same camera as the first movie, "First Blood", which David Caruso kicked off his career.