Starring Sylvester Stallone
Written and Directed by Sylvester Stallone
Rated R for strong graphic bloody violence, sexual assaults, grisly images, and language
Appropriate for ages 18+
The Story: Many years have passed since our last violent adventure, and now Rambo (Stallone) is still living in South East Asia and making his living as a snake hunter for a local tourist trap. A group of American missionaries hire him to escort them deep into Burma to deliver medicine and bibles to a remote village. When he discovers that the missionaries have come up missing, he and a group of renegade mercenaries head in to rescue them.
The Good: I’ll say one thing about this flick – it’s not boring. It’s a quick and easy plot with tons of action and gore. The finale looked like an homage to The Wild Bunch with a shootout that has to be seen to be believed (and I don’t recommend you see it).
As for Stallone, it is amazing that he is as big and physically fit as he is at the ripe age of 61. But even though he got himself into shape for the pic, he still left his shirt on throughout the entire film. Sorry girls.
The Bad: Besides the bad acting, atrocious writing, and the pointless violence, the film isn’t half bad. Just kidding. What can you expect? I don’t think that anyone could take this film seriously (except maybe Stallone). If you love this kind of movie, then have fun. Go see Meet the Spartans while you’re at it. If you are looking for more than a mindless night at the movies – save your money.
The Summary: As bloody as it is silly, Rambo 4 should give audiences their Stallone fix for at least another 20 years.