Rambo: First Blood, Part II courtesy of Carolco Pictures and Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Last weekend Rambo opened in theaters, and as I write this the film has now earned an estimated $25 million at the box office, putting it among the Top 5 money-making movies of the (very short) year so far. There was a lot of doubt that audiences would still have an appetite for Sylvester Stallone's hard-to-stop soldier, but this fourth and final film appears to have struck the same good chord as 2006's Rocky Balboa did: it offers a good way to wrap up the story of a beloved cinema character from a couple-three decades ago, taking into account the fact that both the character and actor have aged, but hopefully blurring the memory of the previous "final" films - both turkeys - that otherwise would have wrapped up those two movie series.All the previous Rocky and Rambo films have long been available on DVD, of course, and Rocky Balboa has since come out on DVD - and Blu-ray Disc - as well. When Rocky Balboa opened in theaters in December 2006, the high definition world was still prett...
Sylvester Stallone as Rambo
Less than two weeks after announcing that he would star in a sixth Rocky film, Sylvester Stallone is attached to revisit one-man killing machine John Rambo in a third sequel to 1982's First Blood. In Rambo IV, Stallone's Vietnam vet, now living as a recluse, is forced to take justice into his own hands when a girl goes missing. And by "take justice" we mean "stand up without getting winded."