Rambo: Last Blood

Carmen: "You grieve, and you move on."
Rambo: "What if you can't move on?"

release year: 2019
genre: action
viewing setting: home Bluray 12/19/19

synopsis: A settled-down Rambo follows his stepdaughter into Mexico and faces off against some drug lords.

impressions: This was a lot different than previous movies, both because the character is older and because he's really changed and calmed down and found peace. Then - much like in the last one - a naive someone with their own ideals and no awareness of the evil of the world ventures into an evil place and gets in trouble. This of course necessitates Rambo coming to the rescue. After an initial tactical misstep, he finds his stride and it's on. The majority of the action here takes place in a showdown at Rambo's trap-filled home in Arizona, and it's violent and gory. In the end, though, this really didn't feel anything like the earlier ones.

acting: Sylvester Stallone tries to being a new dimension to the character, and succeeds in part. Paz Vega is a woman who helps him in Mexico. Yvette Monreal is the young, defiant, stupid girl who should have listened.

final word: It's got the character and the violence, but it feels like something is missing.

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