History Franchise / Rambo

9th Nov '16 9:47:49 AM nombretomado
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Both the films and the character have enjoyed massive success and popularity, and - alongside the ''Rocky'' series - catapulted Stallone to the position of a major action hero and film star. After the release of the first three ''Rambo'' films, Morrell went on to write the novelizations of the first two ''Rambo'' sequels because he wanted to include characterization that he felt wasn't in said sequels. There was also [[AnimatedAdaptation a 1986 animated TV series]] called ''WesternAnimation/RamboTheForceOfFreedom'' that lasted 65 episodes and spawned a line of toys; [[ComicBookAdaptation a few comic books starring the character]]; soundtrack albums for all the films (but not the animated series, which mainly tracked in JerryGoldsmith's score for the second one); and many video games including the NES version of ''Rambo'' and the Sega Master System versions of ''Rambo: First Blood Part II'' and ''Rambo III''. Sega also released an arcade light gun "Rambo" game back in 2008, and it is perhaps a distillation of what makes the Rambo franchise awesome, [[SoundtrackDissonance though, bizarrely, had a rap soundtrack]].

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Both the films and the character have enjoyed massive success and popularity, and - alongside the ''Rocky'' series - catapulted Stallone to the position of a major action hero and film star. After the release of the first three ''Rambo'' films, Morrell went on to write the novelizations of the first two ''Rambo'' sequels because he wanted to include characterization that he felt wasn't in said sequels. There was also [[AnimatedAdaptation a 1986 animated TV series]] called ''WesternAnimation/RamboTheForceOfFreedom'' that lasted 65 episodes and spawned a line of toys; [[ComicBookAdaptation a few comic books starring the character]]; soundtrack albums for all the films (but not the animated series, which mainly tracked in JerryGoldsmith's Music/JerryGoldsmith's score for the second one); and many video games including the NES version of ''Rambo'' and the Sega Master System versions of ''Rambo: First Blood Part II'' and ''Rambo III''. Sega also released an arcade light gun "Rambo" game back in 2008, and it is perhaps a distillation of what makes the Rambo franchise awesome, [[SoundtrackDissonance though, bizarrely, had a rap soundtrack]].



** You get a sound effect of Rambo screaming "AAAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!" at the top of his lungs while the rap soundtrack is replaced with the Creator/JerryGoldsmith composed theme.

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** You get a sound effect of Rambo screaming "AAAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!" at the top of his lungs while the rap soundtrack is replaced with the Creator/JerryGoldsmith Music/JerryGoldsmith composed theme.
17th Oct '16 4:55:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Say it out loud: John. RAMBO. This name oozes pure testosterone and has been widely adapted as a synonym for raging {{badass}}. It also helps that in Japanese (乱暴, ''rambou'') it means ''[[MeaningfulName violent, rough, lawless.]]''. The character was named after a breed of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambo_apple apple]] which was, in turn, named after a Swedish-American immigrant.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Say it out loud: John. RAMBO. This name oozes pure testosterone and has been widely adapted as a synonym for raging {{badass}}.badass. It also helps that in Japanese (乱暴, ''rambou'') it means ''[[MeaningfulName violent, rough, lawless.]]''. The character was named after a breed of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambo_apple apple]] which was, in turn, named after a Swedish-American immigrant.



* {{Flanderization}}: John Rambo killed precisely one guy in the first film, which was completely accidental and a KarmicDeath. Galt, the guy who was killed, had repeatedly gone out of his way to antagonise Rambo, defy orders not to shoot at him and had attempted to murder him in cold blood several times. From II onward however, Rambo was a {{Badass}} who made mountains of bodies out of practically everyone in his way.

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* {{Flanderization}}: John Rambo killed precisely one guy in the first film, which was completely accidental and a KarmicDeath. Galt, the guy who was killed, had repeatedly gone out of his way to antagonise Rambo, defy orders not to shoot at him and had attempted to murder him in cold blood several times. From II onward however, Rambo was a {{Badass}} badass who made mountains of bodies out of practically everyone in his way.
16th Oct '16 11:04:28 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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A fifth Rambo film was planned, and details varied as to the plot of the film (one potential plot would have seen Rambo face off against some sort of supernatural/alien creature). In 2014, the fifth film's title was announced to be ''Rambo: Last Blood''.

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A fifth Rambo film was planned, and details varied as to the plot of the film (one potential plot would have seen Rambo face off against some sort of supernatural/alien creature). In 2014, the fifth film's title was announced to be ''Rambo: Last Blood''.
Blood''. However, Stallone ultimately decided against it, and chose to retire the character.
3rd Mar '16 11:08:21 AM captainmarkle
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* TruthInTelevision: Unfortunately, what the Burmese are doing to the Karen is not an much of an exaggeration.

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* TruthInTelevision: TruthInTelevision:
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Unfortunately, what the Burmese are doing to the Karen is not an much of an exaggeration.


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* TheVietnamVet: Rambo's fighting in the war has left him with a seriously messed up psyche.
30th Jan '16 7:48:54 AM nombretomado
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Prior to ''Rambo'', however, a cute and heartwarming {{Gaiden}} of sorts was created in 2008 by British director Garth Jennings called ''Film/SonOfRambow''. The film details the misadventures of two boys in 1982 who tried to remake ''First Blood'' with a bulky VHS-Camera and the vibrant imagination of ten year olds. SylvesterStallone himself is said to have loved the film.

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Prior to ''Rambo'', however, a cute and heartwarming {{Gaiden}} of sorts was created in 2008 by British director Garth Jennings called ''Film/SonOfRambow''. The film details the misadventures of two boys in 1982 who tried to remake ''First Blood'' with a bulky VHS-Camera and the vibrant imagination of ten year olds. SylvesterStallone Creator/SylvesterStallone himself is said to have loved the film.
13th Dec '15 10:47:49 PM TheWanderer
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* ThePerilsOfBeingTheBest: Being the best meant Rambo kept getting sent on traumatizing, psychologically damaging missions, and being the best means that regardless of how badly he may want to retire, he keeps getting recruited all over again and thrown back into the meat grinder.
14th Nov '15 11:33:09 PM nombretomado
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* SequelNumberSnarl: The films in the series are entitled ''First Blood'', ''Rambo: First Blood Part II'', ''Rambo III'', and ''Rambo''. This caused film critic RogerEbert to wonder, in his review of ''Rambo III'', "shouldn't this film be titled ''Rambo II: First Blood Part III''?" Outside the US, this complication was often fixed by changing the title of the films to some variant of ''Rambo: [[TheForeignSubtitle (Subtitle)]]'' and having NumberedSequels.

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* SequelNumberSnarl: The films in the series are entitled ''First Blood'', ''Rambo: First Blood Part II'', ''Rambo III'', and ''Rambo''. This caused film critic RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert to wonder, in his review of ''Rambo III'', "shouldn't this film be titled ''Rambo II: First Blood Part III''?" Outside the US, this complication was often fixed by changing the title of the films to some variant of ''Rambo: [[TheForeignSubtitle (Subtitle)]]'' and having NumberedSequels.
2nd Jun '15 9:14:31 PM sgamer82
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--->'''First Movie''': You send that many [200 men] after him, you just remember one thing: a good supply of body bags.
--->'''Second Movie''': What you call 'hell' [the depths of Communist Vietnam], he calls 'home'.
--->'''Third movie''': [Upon being asked by the Russians if Rambo thinks he's God]: God would have mercy. He won't.

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--->'''First -->'''First Movie''': You send that many [200 men] after him, you just remember one thing: a good supply of body bags.
--->'''Second
bags.\\
'''Second
Movie''': What you call 'hell' [the depths of Communist Vietnam], he calls 'home'.
--->'''Third
'home'.\\
'''Third
movie''': [Upon being asked by the Russians if Rambo thinks he's God]: God would have mercy. He won't.



-->'''Teasle:''' Are you telling me that 200 of our men against your boy is a no-win situation for us?
-->'''Trautman:''' You send that many, don't forget one thing.
-->'''Teasle:''' What?
-->'''Trautman:''' A good supply of body bags.

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-->'''Teasle:''' --->'''Teasle:''' Are you telling me that 200 of our men against your boy is a no-win situation for us?
-->'''Trautman:'''
us?\\
'''Trautman:'''
You send that many, don't forget one thing.
-->'''Teasle:''' What?
-->'''Trautman:'''
thing.\\
'''Teasle:''' What?\\
'''Trautman:'''
A good supply of body bags.
14th May '15 7:18:04 AM luisedgarf
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* BalefulPolymorph: During the ending of the NES adaptation of ''First Blood: Part II'', the player can throw Japanese text at Murdock, which turns him into a frog.

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* BalefulPolymorph: During the ending of the NES adaptation of ''First Blood: Part II'', the player can throw Japanese text the kanji of "anger" (怒) at Murdock, which turns him into a frog.
16th Apr '15 7:16:23 PM TVRulezAgain
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A fifth Rambo film was planned, and details varied as to the plot of the film (one potential plot would have seen Rambo face off against some sort of supernatural/alien creature). However, that project seems to have stalled, and ''Rambo'' will remain the final film in the franchise at least with Stallone, who has said the rights holders may make their own sequel but once he finishes a few cuts on the UsefulNotes/BluRay he's done with the character.

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A fifth Rambo film was planned, and details varied as to the plot of the film (one potential plot would have seen Rambo face off against some sort of supernatural/alien creature). However, that project seems to have stalled, and ''Rambo'' will remain In 2014, the final film in the franchise at least with Stallone, who has said the rights holders may make their own sequel but once he finishes a few cuts on the UsefulNotes/BluRay he's done with the character.
fifth film's title was announced to be ''Rambo: Last Blood''.
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