rambo: last blood

DIRECTOR: Adrian Grunberg (get the gringo)
starring:
sylvester stallone, yvette monreal, paz vega, and Sergio Peris-Mencheta

 

REVIEWER: lyall carter

★★★

Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission.

Sylvester Stallone is a part of pop culture as much as the characters that he has embodied. The character of Rocky has had new life breathed into him through the Creed films, and now Rambo, his other famous incarnation, is back again. And as you could have guessed - its gonna be messy.

 

Rambo is living a pretty uneventful life on his Arizona ranch until his niece heads to Mexico to meet her long lost father. However she is kidnapped, so Rambo crosses the U.S.- Mexico border to bring her home. But along the way he finds himself up against one of Mexico's most ruthless cartels.

First lets get one thing straight. Rambo: Last Blood isn't gonna change the action genre up, redefining it. Its simply, in the very, very best way, a balls to the floor action flick that is over the top gruesome in its infliction of very grievous bodily harm on baddies left right and centre. And I'm so, so glad that studios are still making action movies like this. Utter, bloody delight. 

Rambo: Last Blood more than has a Taken flavour to it, but narratively they pull it off; everything makes sense with very little plot holes to be found. In the final sequence the CGI is a little dodgy but the body count that Rambo accumulates more than makes up for it. 

Stallone is in his element dishing out gruesome maimings and deaths, and even though he's getting a bit long in the tooth its brilliant to see him in the thick of it doing what he does best. 

Rambo fans rejoice: Stallone is back in all his bloody glory. The body count gets very, very high. 

★★★

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