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Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)


Sylvester Stallone
Richard Crenna
Charles Napier
Steven Berkoff

Directed by George P. Cosmatos

There is nothing like Rambo: First Blood, it is to me one of the best Sylvester Stallone movie there is. Every other Rambo movie has not been able to give the same thrill and excitement that comes with First Blood and this Rambo: First Blood Part II is no exception. This movie moves more into the realm of unrealistic than the first one which made me feel that if you do run across such a man I should be careful.

In this here movie we have a man who is against a whole bunch of soldiers and also has to deal with his back stabbing country. The odds are so stacked up against him that it is impossible he comes out on tops, but it is Rambo and he does the impossible. The movie has many cheesy lines typical to action movies and numerous scenes of people shooting at one person and that same person does not get a bullet. But when he shoots at the numerous they all die.

I do not understand how the writing of this movie has a scene of a whole village getting burnt down to facilitate an escape.

Well three years after the events of First Blood, Rambo is approached by his old friend and commander Colonel Sam Trautman. He tells Rambo that he can help getting him out of jail and a presidential pardon if he does a job for the government.
Rambo was to go back to Vietnam to take pictures of the camps, which will be sent to congress and then shown to the American people that no POW (prisoner-or-war) was left behind. It seemed like a simple task all Rambo had to do was meet with their contact there, take the pictures and leave.

Rambo met with the contact, and was led to where the camp is. Rambo decided to go into the camp and be sure that there is no one, instead of just taking pictures and leaving. He went around and discovers that there is more going on in the camp, and he cannot just leave without doing something.
What he did led to the base to which he reported to leave him behind which annoyed Colonel Trautman as Rambo has been left to die, betrayed by his own country.

Rambo is now bent to not only get out of the Vietnam hell he is in, but also to make it back to base and get even with the base leader which ordered for him to be left behind.

The movie was a huge box office success, but not a huge critical one. For me it is a nice movie to see, but nothing beats Rambo: First Blood.


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