Works in this franchise with their own YMMV pages:

* ''YMMV/FirstBlood''
* ''YMMV/RamboFirstBloodPartII''
* ''YMMV/RamboIII''
* ''YMMV/RamboIV''

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!!The Franchise in general:

* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** JerryGoldsmith, people. This is especially true for ''Rambo: First Blood Part II'' (Goldsmith quipped that this score paid for his house), even unto the AnimatedAdaptation being liberally tracked with the film's score.
** The first three movies' ending themes count: The [[TearJerker tearjerking]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rMUsVq4o_E It's A Long Road]] from ''First Blood'', performed by Dan Hill, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JBBVS34WFY Peace In Our Life]] from ''Rambo: First Blood Part II'', performed by Sly's brother, Frank Stallone, and Bill Medley's cover of Music/TheHollies' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqMdIZiuERc He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother]] from ''Rambo III''.
** To a lesser extent Brian Tyler for ''Rambo''.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: See BalefulPolymorph.
* CompleteMonster: [[YMMV/RamboIII Colonel Alexei Zaysen]] from ''Rambo 3'' and [[YMMV/RamboIV Major Pa Tee Tint]] from ''Rambo 4''. See those pages for more details.
* CriticalDissonance: All of the sequels were disliked by critics in Website/RottenTomatoes, but beloved by the audience. Except ''Rambo 3'', that is.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Interestingly, the Rambo movies are ''very'' popular in Japan.
* IconicCharacterForgottenTitle: The first movie is called ''First Blood'', despite people simply calling it ''Rambo''. This is probably why the fourth film was simply called ''Rambo'', but it ironically made things worse.
** And, to make things even more confusing, the director's cut of the fourth film changes the title to ''John Rambo''.
* IronWoobie: John Rambo.
* MemeticMutation: "Going Rambo" became a term to describe anyone who are or try to be a OneManArmy.
* MisaimedFandom: Rare case where the [[AscendedFanon studio ended up fostering it]]. Rambo of the first film was a TragicHero suffering severe PTSD. He was an AntiHero in the [[ClassicalAntiHero classical sense.]] Fans saw him as the [[RatedMForManly ultimate badass]] and the studio restructured the franchise into being about him being a OneManArmy ActionHero.
* NightmareFuel: [[NightmareFuel/{{Rambo}} Has its own page]]
* SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames:
** The game based on ''Rambo: First Blood Part II'' for the Sega Master System is a pretty good over head shooter, if pretty hard to play. It's similar to Ikari Warriors, without the rotary controls, rescuing POWs, and the grenades being replaced by the bow with explosive arrows. You could even cheat the game over system by joining in as the second player just as the first player loses all their lives and vice versa.
** A ''Rambo III'' adaptation was made for the SegaGenesis that was a pretty good run and gun.
** The arcade game, also based on ''Rambo III'', was a sort-of Rail Shooter game where two players take control of Rambo and Col. Trautman, as they go through Afghanistan. It's pretty action packed, and fun to play with a friend.
** Then there is the light gun game, proudly provided by SEGA. This one has movie footage (though following just ''Rambo: First Blood Part II'', and ''Rambo III''), assault rifles for light guns (or Mac 10 modeled SMGS, depending on the cabinet), MoreDakka than even TimeCrisis, and when you use the LimitBreak, you '''scream''' along with Rambo and gain the brief ability to take no damage, AND use BottomlessMagazines. Definitely RatedMForManly. The only legitimate complaint about this game is, unlike ''VideoGame/GHOSTSquad'' and ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead 4'', there is no console version of this game.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames:
** ... But unfortunately, most of the Rambo tie-in games aren't very good, most infamously the {{NES}} game adaptation. It borrows a lot from ''Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link''. It wouldn't be a bad idea if it was properly executed. It was not. It did have some good things going for it like staying as faithful to the source material as possible (despite some deviations added to the plot), and having a pretty catchy soundtrack.
** The 2014 game simply titled ''Rambo: The Video Game'' was heavily criticized for its dated rail shooter gameplay and graphics (this is '''NOT''' to be confused with the ''Rambo arcade game by'' '''SEGA'''), while making a mess out of the first movie's plot (such as a scene where Rambo drives a truck into a gas station, causing it to explode, and him gunning down cops with a machine gun which never happened in ''First Blood'').
* SequelDisplacement: The sequels are definitely more well known than the first film. Take, for instance, the fact that it was titled ''First Blood'' and by the third film, it was called ''Rambo III'', or the fact that Rambo is known for high body counts, even though the grand total of dead bodies in the first film is a single AssholeVictim which Rambo didn't even kill on purpose.
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