Wednesday, October 24, 2007

New Rambo trailer.

Here's the trailer for Sylvester Stallone's John Rambo, or Rambo: To Hell and Back, just Rambo, or whatever else they might try to call it between now and the film's release next year. Apparently the other two trailers that were posted on the internet were less 'official' than this one which will be attached to Saw IV this weekend.

What do you think? I have to say that while the Rocky Balboa trailers stirred my heart quite a bit when I saw them last fall, this one does nothing for me. Nothing. Rocky is the kind of character who could have made a post-millennial comeback. Rambo on the otherhand, is not. Based on the hard-fighting ways demonstrated in the first three Rambo movies, the fact he's still alive today is a little embarrassing, honestly. John Rambo should have been killed fighting un-winable conflicts long ago.

And is it just me, or does Stallone sound a bit like John Wayne? The news is that if this Rambo does well, Stallone might actually come back for a fifth one. Way to blow the good will generated from his decent Rocky sequel.


Anonymous Mike said...

What worries me about this new trailer is that it almost looks as though they are trying to push the character into the type of overstylized glorified violence arena in which most other action films exist.
What was great about First Blood was the horror in knowing that this man exists only to kill...which is something we depend on in times of war. However, in times of peace he is a burden on society.
Watching this trailer I can only hope that the film will play up the fact that this man is a killing machine and killing is not good or laudable, but disgusting and horrifying.

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