Rambo: Last Blood movie review - Aussieboyreviews
DOES RAMBO: LAST BLOOD MAKE AN ACTION-PACKED ENDING TO SERIES?
Rambo: Last Blood is packed with insanely violent action and is an enjoyable Taken-like story, but can be flat at times. This thrilling action movie is entertaining and the fans will love it. Rambo wins – fatality!
Vietnam War veteran John Rambo’s normal life is disturbed when the granddaughter of a woman he has grown close to is kidnapped by a viscous cartel in Mexico. He decides to set out on a final mission to rescue her and exact a brutal revenge.
Director: Adrian Grünberg
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Adriana Barraza, Yvette Monreal, Genie Kim, Joaquín Cosío, Oscar Jaenada
Writer: Matthew Cirulnick, Sylvester Stallone
Release Date (Australia): 19 September 2019
Runtime: 89 minutes/1h 29m
Genre: Action, Thriller
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
Thematic material includes the trafficking of women, sexual slavery, forced substance abuse and revenge.
The film contains scenes that feature stabbings, shootings and dismemberment, accompanied by gory blood sprays and graphic injury detail.
The film contains several aggressive uses of “f**k”.
The film contains a character snorting cocaine and a woman being forcibly injected with heroin.
The film contains themes of sexual slavery. A woman is asked if she is still a “virgin”.
R (for strong graphic violence, grisly images, drug use and language)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Just as you’d anticipate, the core of the finale of Rambo is violent revenge. Last Blood seems to borrow the concept of Taken, only approaching the themes of sexual slavery and human trafficking in a different style, but still seeking a solid sense of vengeance. In the end, it’s a brutally appealing way to detach from the Rambo movies, and a bloody awesome way, too.
At 73 years of age, Sylvester Stallone surprisingly still manages to provide the ass-kicking protagonist we’ve seen before, only with an older appearance. In a way, it kind of makes him even more iconic and stylish when we witness him committing extremely the brutal revenge he calls: “exactly what it feels like”. His character alone will impress everyone.
Story-wise, it’ll kind of remind people of Liam Neeson’s Taken, with the main issue relating to a character known in John Rambo’s life being kidnapped and sold for sexual purposes. Until the incidents begin to happen and entertain the audience, it’s devoted to getting to know Rambo’s current life and setting us into the plot. It’s actually well-crafted, the vengeful action is insane and there’s a solid antagonist.
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