Just when I thought I was out . . .
Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write, “Sylvester Stallone’s latest film is the fourth installment of the original film, “First Blood.”” In this latest film, John Rambo is approached by some missionary workers to lend his boat so they can go upstream. Of course, where they’re trying to go is a war zone and before you know it Rocky Rambo is back really kicking much cinematic fanny.
While some people just grow older and fade away, Stallone is determined that he’s not going down without a fight. He wants to revive every old franchise that he’s ever developed and squeeze each of them for every last dollar available. Dude, you’re sixty! Why in heaven’s name, other than the opportunity to make more money, would you be running around the jungle beaten down these evil movie people?
The trailer looks like action-adventure fans will get a high quotient of ass being kicked while you can rest assured that the story will not be deep (or good) at all. What you see is what you get and you already saw it when it first came out — back in 1982!
“Rambo” hits theaters January 25
Trailer grade: C+