Ep. 146 — RAMBO (2008)



To celebrate the release of the fifth Rambo film, RAMBO: LAST BLOOD on September 20th, we're spending the entire month of September celebrating one of the most iconic characters of 80s action cinema, Psychotronic icon John Rambo, by working our way through the entire RAMBO franchise, one film at a time.

This week, we're taking a look at what was thought to be, at the time, the fourth and final John Rambo adventure, 2008's RAMBO!

After being absent from the screen for two decades, John Rambo made his triumphant return to the big screen in this fascinating and ultra-violent outing, this time directed by Sylvester Stallone himself.

On this episode, we'll discuss the origins of this story, which sees Rambo taking on pretty much the entire Burmese military in Stallone's attempt to shine a spotlight on the real life atrocities being committed in that corner of the world.

Whether he's successful in doing so is up to the viewer, and that's another part of the discussion we'll get into, as well as the movie's somewhat muddled views on the necessity of violence.

While this episode officially concludes our Rambo series, be on the lookout for a One Shot in the next few days in which we give a quick review of the fifth (and final?) film in the series, the newly-released RAMBO: LAST BLOOD!

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