Thursday, October 20, 2005

Rambo in the Boonies?

"Rambo" Back On Duty - E! Online News

Well, did a little digging on the upcoming Rambo flick and here's an excerpt from the article:

Stallone, 58, will write the screenplay. "I've signed the deal and I have the old headband, machine gun and bow and arrow ready to go. I am looking forward to showing movie fans the real action hero again," Stallone said in a statement.

The sequel opens with our brooding Vietnam vet finally settling down with a wife and child, while still working for the military...Though he's "assimilated into the tapestry of America," workplace stress forces Rambo to leave the big city and move his family to the boonies. Their lives are upended however by white supremacists unhappy about a part-Navajo man moving into the area. When the racists take Rambo's 10-year-old daughter hostage, dad is forced back into action to rescue her.

According to Stallone, the new film will be similar in tone to the "character-driven" franchise-launching First Blood (1982), in which Rambo uses his battle-honed skills to get even with a small-town sheriff, as opposed to the more cartoonish action-packed sequels. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) was the blockbuster film of the series, featuring Rambo returned to Vietnam to rescue fellow POWs; 1988's Rambo III found our hero battling the Soviet army with the help of Afghan guerrillas.

Hmmm, sounds more like an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger than a big screen Rambo movie. At least the bow and arrow is back...

Comments on "Rambo in the Boonies?"


Blogger The Original LRU said ... (October 22, 2005 3:41 PM) : 

I suppose it was asking too much to expect current events to be included in a Rambo movie. :-)


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