So, today, twitter is all abuzz over the trailer for the upcoming Rambo film. Apparently this film, which is called Rambo: Last Blood, will be the final time that Sylvester Stallone will ever play John Rambo and it features Rambo coming home and fighting a Mexican drug cartel.
Look, to be honest, this trailer pretty much looks like a typical Sylvester Stallone trailer. It could just as easily be the trailer for another Expendables film, except for the fact that Rambo has become an iconic figure in the annals of cinematic mayhem. Just the mere mention of the name gets certain filmgoers excited.
Of course, I watched First Blood earlier this year and I was surprised to discover just how good a film it actually was. And, of course, action film enthusiasts are still talking about that scene in Rambo where the title character kills the population of a small country in a matter of minutes. So, I get why people are excited about this trailer but, at the same time, it still feels a bit generic.
This trailer also features Old Town Road because God knows it’s not like that song is currently overplayed or anything.
There’s one thing that I do think we definitely have to give Sylvester Stallone credit for. I’ve read that, during the first part of his stardom, Stallone wasn’t always pleasant to work with and that he sometimes resented being thought of as just being an action star. But, during the twilight of his career, it would appear that Stallone has definitely made a sort of peace with the roles that define him. He understands what he does well and he tries to give his audience what they came for. I’m predicting that, when Stallone’s 90 years old, he’ll probably still be making movies where he beats up terrorists. By this point, of course, the terrorists might be attacking a retirement home but Stallone’s going to be there to put them in their place.
And we’ll all be better off for it!
Anyway, here’s the trailer: