Rambo: First Blood Part II movie review - Aussieboyreviews


The violence is much stronger, there’s more awesome action, but this Rambo movie is often uninteresting. First Blood Part II is an average sequel and certainly doesn’t live up to the first Rambo.


John Rambo is offered to a deal to cut his prison tenure: to go on a mission through the jungles of Vietnam to locate and rescue American prisoners of war from an enemy base-camp.

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Movie details

Director: George P. Cosmatos
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Julia Nickson, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Steven Berkoff, George Cheung
Writer: Sylvester Stallone, James Cameron
Release Date (Australia): 18 July 1985
Runtime: 96 minutes/1h 36m
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Language: English, Vietnamese, Russian


Themes (M)

Themes in the film include threat, peril, torture and battle sequences.

Violence (M)

The film includes battle sequences that feature blood detail as a result of the use of weapons.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains a single use of the word “f**k”, in addition to infrequent uses of “s**t”, “ass”, “damn” and “hell”.

Nudity (G)

The film includes a brief depiction of a man’s partially obscured buttocks.

Sex (PG)

The film includes implied sex.

mpaa rating

R (for an unknown reasoning)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Although Stallone will never execute a flat John Rambo, we’ll eventually receive a flat Rambo movie – and it’s unfortunately now arrived. This sequel to the excellent actioner, First Blood Part II, continues to provide its fans with handfuls more of explosive action and battle sequences. However, there’s an unexpectedly major lack of the exhilaration and creativity that was presented in the original.

Sylvester Stallone brings back his excellent performance, only to have it slightly weakened by the new plot. The rest of the cast just deliver some average and typical performances that we see every day in movies. But the story is probably the main flaw; it’s not anywhere near as gripping or fascinating as the first Rambo.

The tiny amount of credit left goes to the fine direction and the brilliant effects during the appealing action sequences. The film can really turn from the flat tracks to the appealing tracks, simply when we move from slow dialogue to explosions and war.

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