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So, this is coming:
And all this series is based on a book where the main character kills himself in the end...
Damn, this Home Alone reboot is hardcore…
The movie First Blood was originally filmed with Rambo killing himself using Trautman's gun. After the scene was filmed, though, Stallone went "hey, wait a minute" about it sending the message that the only thing left for Vietnam vets was to put them out of their misery because they were irretrievably broken.
The scene as originally filmed.
(And, of course, even then it still paints a picture of Vietnam vets as being broken, an image that was common on the screen, other than Magnum, P.I. showing non-broken Vietnam vets as major characters.)
Edited by Nohbody on May 31st 2019 at 6:45:06 AM
Wow, even the author of First Blood hates this film.
I'm not sure why critics were expecting a Rambo movie past the first two to have a lot of moral depth. I'm just going to think of this movie like I do for the Fast and the Furious movies: a popcorn muncher.
Problem with popcorn munchers is that you have to pay extra to enjoy it.
Well, this was a disappointment. The only reason I watched it was that it had "Rambo" in the title (I hadn't watched the trailer beforehand), and it didn't really feel like it had to be a Rambo film. They could just as well have called the main character "Bob Smith" and changed basically nothing else (in fact, I probably would have enjoyed it more if they had, since I would then have had no particular expectations about the film going in).
A few things that bothered me:
From what I heard, Mexican viewers really hated this movie… Is Mexico's depiction really that bad?
Let’s just say there is only one good Mexican character depicted in this film.
I enjoyed it a lot, just wish it had fleshed a few things out a bit more. Like how the tunnels connected to his PTSD, and a couple of other things.
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