Go Back   I-Mockery Forum > I-Mockery Site Forums > Article Discussion
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Display Modes
MockBot MockBot is offline
MockBot's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: I-Mockery Headquarters, USA
Old Feb 11th, 2008, 04:44 AM        Weekly Movie Review: Rambo
Automatically generated comment thread for Weekly Movie Review: Rambo.
Reply With Quote
JakeOfAllTrades JakeOfAllTrades is offline
Official Punching Bag
JakeOfAllTrades's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Old Feb 11th, 2008, 06:23 AM       
I watched the first two Rambo films last year, but never saw the third one.

Something tells me that this is going to be like Pan's Labyrinth minus the Fantasy, with an overdose of testosterone and steroids. I could be wrong, but judging from the review, I might not be.
Reply With Quote
Slobulus Slobulus is offline
What? Me worry?
Slobulus's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lost Angeles
Old Feb 11th, 2008, 12:34 PM       
This new Rambo flick was beautiful. I absolutely loved it. The artistry of the blood
spatter was masterfully executed with dirty finess.
Seriously, this movie rocked. Period.
And I gotta say, Im SEVERLY awed at Stallone's physique and ability to throw down the action like a young mid 40 (aka Rocky 4 Stallone) in this movie. The man runs, screams, shoots unlike any 61 year old I ever met. Kudos to him.
Reply With Quote
Captain PirateFace Captain PirateFace is offline
Fookin' up planets!
Captain PirateFace's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Las Vegas
Old Feb 11th, 2008, 02:04 PM       
Stallone is brilliant....
I used to despise his films (except "Demolition Man" that movie rocked) but if you look at the last Rocky and this amazing, hardcore, "War is Hell and your a killer" film...
You can see the complexity of the man, the actor and the director.

Yay for Rambo
Reply With Quote
Poxpower Poxpower is offline
Pickleman's Uncle
Poxpower's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Canada
Old Feb 11th, 2008, 04:24 PM       
Gives a new definition to the expression "blowing chunks" :O

No doubt in my mind that if this had been the first Rambo, and the first Rambo had been this one, everyone would be saying that this new one is the best... If was the old one.
If you see what I'm saying here. Also I sort of pity people who look for messages in movies like at some point a guy who makes entertainment for a living will come up with a revolutionary philosophy about life.

And is it just me or is Stallone looking more and more like a Native American as he ages?
Reply With Quote
Marthaeus Autolykos Marthaeus Autolykos is offline
Ultimate Buzzkill
Marthaeus Autolykos's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New Orleans
Old Feb 11th, 2008, 05:26 PM       
According to Stallone in an interview, the plot to rescue Christian missionaries had the aim of getting Rambo "saved," so that he'd more comfortably parallel Stallone, who recently became "born again."

Unabashed slaughter for Jesus! First Commandment? What's that?
Reply With Quote
Nick Nick is offline
Nick's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bama
Old Feb 11th, 2008, 10:20 PM       
I'm so glad this film turned out good.
Reply With Quote
saturnknight saturnknight is offline
lurking on the walls
saturnknight's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Newfoundland Canada
Old Feb 11th, 2008, 11:17 PM       
Rambo rocks!!! i've seen bits of it online, and i can't wait for it to be released on dvd so i can pick up a copy of it....anyone remember the rambo cartoon? it sucked now that i think back on it, it's on Youtube
Reply With Quote
Mac Brookman Mac Brookman is offline
Mac Brookman's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Netherlands
Old Feb 12th, 2008, 04:11 AM       
To me the movie more or less came across as a "Where is your God?!" sort of thing. Add in an approach that doesn't glorify violence as much as part II and III plus some pretty gruesome and more realistic scenes of gore that should be mandatory in war movies (or at least the ones where you fire .50 caliber weapon at people) and we got ourselves a pretty good movie. Not Oscar material, but still an entertaining movie with dare I say, something of a message in between all the gasping and gore.
Reply With Quote
Despotofks Despotofks is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
Old Feb 12th, 2008, 12:47 PM       
And you know what? It should be disturbing. Shit like this actually happens in the world we live in, and maybe we need to be shocked once in a while to remember that. I'm sorry to wake some of you out of your Disney Coma, but it's true, like it or not.
- Are you kidding me? So you're telling me that a movie that primarily runs its commercials to the theme song of "Bodies" by Drowning pool during MMA and professional wrestling is really just a call to action for everybody to go out and do something about violence in the world? I'm sure that the people who like to watch men get smashed in the face with chairs or put into painful submission holds are at the forefront of those who are stuck in Disney Comas and are ready to go out there and start making the world a better place thanks to the deep message they got from a Rambo movie. Listen Protoclown, I know you have a highly developed bullshit detector; that's evidenced by your vitriolic post about Super Bowl commercials, but do you ever actually turn that filter on to your own works?

The only message that Rambo portrays is the old Bugs Bunny Complex: "Don't start things, but if somebody else starts it, you feel free to finish it."

If you're looking for a war movie that's about the human condition amongst the horrors of war then stick with flicks like Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, or Saving Private Ryan. If you're looking for a war movie that's all about turning off the mind and watching bad guys get the ol' "eye for an eye treatment" then enjoy Rambo. But let's just call a spade a spade and not pin Rambo up as a brilliant way to remind people that living in the rest of the world sucks a lot more than living in the USA.
Reply With Quote
some girl named lauren some girl named lauren is offline
some girl named lauren's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Old Feb 12th, 2008, 03:57 PM       
As a side note, what are you supposed to think when you walk away from watching? "That was intense"? Or just "That was awesome!" I'm fine with either outcome, personally, though it's not like I've spent the $10 to see the movie...
Reply With Quote
Protoclown Protoclown is offline
The Goddamned Batman
Protoclown's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Richmond, VA
Old Feb 12th, 2008, 07:05 PM       
Despotofks: In what part of my review did I say that Rambo was a "call to action"? Where did I even call it a "war movie"? I never said it was deep, or that it was a film that would change your life by turning you into an activist, nor did I make any of the other claims that you seem to think I made. I never claimed it was anything other than a good action movie with a disturbingly brutal (and largely realistic) portrayal of violence.

Obviously there are far better "war" movies out there that offer up some worthwhile social and political commentary. This is not one of them. You can call a spade a spade all you want, I'm sticking to calling Rambo a damned enjoyable action movie.
"It's like I'm livin' in a stinkin' poop rainbow." - Cordelia Burbank
Reply With Quote
Despotofks Despotofks is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
Old Feb 12th, 2008, 08:31 PM       
You suggest that the disturbingly brutal portions are necessary to remind us that things this brutal happen in real life...

So, if with this line of reasoning you are not suggesting that it should call us to action (of any degree) against brutality, then by what reason should we be reminded that terrible things happen around the world?

Honestly Protoclown, this line is the only thing I have a problem with in the whole review. I think you did an excellent job of describing Rambo as an ejoyable shoot 'em up action flick. However, the producers of Rambo know just as well as you and I that what they are putting out there is a cathartic "bad guys get what they deserve" romp and the gore is a result from the assumed demand for it by the target demographic. Saying that the disturbing violence is necessary to remind that target demographic that it is a real issue around the world is like saying that the useless scene in Transformers that featured an Escalade, an Xbox, and a Mountain Dew machine that came to life was necessary to remind us that the movie is about robots and not a tacked-on bullshit product placement.
Reply With Quote
Nick Nick is offline
Nick's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bama
Old Feb 13th, 2008, 07:23 AM       
I'm pretty sure he said that to point out that a movie with realistic gore, is a movie with realistic gore.
Reply With Quote
Slobulus Slobulus is offline
What? Me worry?
Slobulus's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lost Angeles
Old Feb 13th, 2008, 09:54 PM       
Hmmm... nerdy nerdy. But I'll chip in. Sylvester Stallone said that when they went out to the shooting location, the film crew actually dodged several real dangers that was present in the movie. He mentioned that the gore you saw in the film was only a few things that were really happening out there in B. And he didnt want to water it down because he felt he wanted to let the audience experience things that really was happening out there. Its no playground or a military walk in the park. What he witnessed out there was nothing short of extreme brutality. Those are his words. Not mine. If you ask me, I agreed with just about everything Protoclown stated above with a small grain of salt of course as you should in just about any place online cuz hey... in the end, theyre just opinions.

This movie rocked. The End.
Reply With Quote
incognit000 incognit000 is offline
From the Home of MST3K
incognit000's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Old Feb 13th, 2008, 09:59 PM       
The point of this movie was to see Rambo kill Asians for 90 minutes. That;s all the movie was ever meant to be, and it was delicious.

Also: Burmese strippers suck. If you're going to sway from side to side, at least do it to the music, and with your top off!
Reply With Quote
meushy meushy is offline
Forum Virgin
meushy's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Old Feb 13th, 2008, 11:07 PM       
well might go see that movie only for the gore factor its rare nowadays to find a good and gory flick

damn pg13
Reply With Quote
MetalMilitia MetalMilitia is offline
Hitler's Canoe!
MetalMilitia's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: UK
Old Feb 15th, 2008, 01:45 PM       
I liked it. It's a fun film to watch. Sure, it's hardly high art, or even a particularly engaging narrative but the action is really well done and I was never bored.
Originally Posted by bigtimecow View Post
Reply With Quote
Kilgore Cod Kilgore Cod is offline
Kilgore Cod's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Old Feb 17th, 2008, 03:40 PM       
Its amazing to me that this movie made it to theaters with all the gore intact. Usually they keep that stuff for the Unrated DVD.

Favorite part: Missionary dude flipping out and splattering that bad guy's head with a rock.
Reply With Quote
Mister Tea Mister Tea is offline
Sympathizes with the foo'
Mister Tea's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Old Jun 29th, 2008, 02:11 AM       
"Unabashed slaughter for Jesus! First Commandment? What's that?"

If you believe that sort of thing, it was the one God wrote about having no other gods before Him. But if you're talking about the sixth commandment, the original translation reads "do not shed innocent blood," and I doubt the bad guys in this movie qualify. Rambo's in the clear, as far as God is concerned.

And for all the people giving Protoclown shit: it almost seems like you're deliberately missing his point. No, Sylvester Stallone doesn't go around exploding SPDC troops with a .50 machine gun -awesome as that would be- but the things those SPDC guys do to the Burmese people really happens over there. THAT'S the stuff he was talking about.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:40 AM.

© 2008 I-Mockery.com
Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.