Release Date: September 20th, 2019
MPA Rating: R (for strong graphic violence,grisly images, drug use and language)
Runtime: 1hr 29 min
Directed By: Adrian Grunberg
Written By: Matthew Cirulnick, Sylvester Stallone
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Yvette Monreal, Sheila Shah, Oscar Jaenada, Sergio Peris-Mencheta
John Rambo is back, and he is seeking revenge! This time, he doesn’t travel to the other side of the planet to extract pain on others, he stays right in the good ole state of Arizona to mutilate and kill the bad guys. Yet, before he does this, there must be a catalyst to bring out the wrath of Rambo.
Rambo: Last Blood begins with a scene of the aged John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) taking his medications. He is still haunted by flashbacks that he continues to have of the battles he was in decades ago. Now, he has tried to settle down on a small ranch in desolate Arizona. He has the typical old country style farm house, a barn, and horses that he trains. Soon enough, we learn that he is not alone on this ranch.
Accompanying him are Maria (Adriana Barraza) and her granddaughter Gabrielle (Yvette Monreal). They appear to be some form of an adoptive family, although its not clear who Maria is. Gabrielle calls John her uncle, and he considers her as a daughter to him. Unfortunately, Gabrielle’s mother has died and her estranged father has moved over the border to live in Mexico. Gabrielle seeks to get answers from her father as to why he left. This leads her to travel to Mexico against Rambo’s wishes where she encounters trouble.
Gabrielle is abducted and so does not return home. This leads Rambo on a quest to find her and the culprits behind her kidnapping. Without giving out too much information, John ends up battling a group of Mexican human slave traders to the death.
As a Rambo fan myself, I was looking forward to watching the latest installment of the Rambo franchise. I was not disappointed. Rambo: Last Blood provides us with even more gore then the other movies. The effects are done well and make the violent and gory scenes even better. While watching the movie in the theater, you could hear the eeewws and the ahhhs from audience members…including myself.
Critics may not enjoy this movie because of the predictable nature of the movie, but Rambo fans will enjoy the latest chapter of Rambo. I recommend watching Stallone’s new action packed, revenge seeking, and blood splattering movie.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars