Five dollar movie night, so I went to see Rambo with a bunch of pals. I’m happy I didn’t spend more on this, because it’s REALLY not my thing. I don’t even want to begin thinking about it from if a social and political level. Not only because it will probably just upset me, but otherwise there is really no point… it won’t enrich my experience, it won’t change someone’s mind, and I’m trying to purge the memory of this film, not let it fester. I suppose you could say my main complaint with the film was that it was REALLY, REALLY boring. I have a problem with mindless action films, for the most part I have problems with any action films. The violent, or high adrenaline scenes don’t interest me. I kinda just fade out… I don’t know if this is because I still haven’t really learned to “read” action films, or that I try to read them too much… even having said that the film takes far too long to get to the blowing up of the shit and people. Sure there are some dreadfully hilarious moments leading up to the rampage, but it’s not consistently funny enough. The only redeeming parts of the film are when Rambo rips some guys throat out with his bare hands, and the fact that Sylvester Stallone keeps his shirt on. I think I would die if I had to see his roid-bod… his veiny arms all over the screen were bad enough. So yea, here’s to better things to come for 2008! I’ll actually have my 2007 retrospective up hopefully within a week or two.
Note: I haven’t seen any of the other Rambo films.