Sunday, May 20, 2007

Rambo Rambling

Here's our first look at cut-together footage from the upcoming John Rambo, the fourth film in Sly Stallone's other franchise. Not so much a trailer, but a work-in-progress assemblage to show exhibitors. That said, I gotta say, as much as I'm looking forward to this, and hoping it's good, I really am not blown away by this.

The long-and-short of the story is that the aged Rambo comes out of retirement to rescue some Christian missionaries from Burmese pirates. Yeah, I know, riveting. Now, it's no secret that my favorite film in the series is the first one, First Blood, and I was hoping that this would get back those dramatic roots.

Unfortunately, from this footage it looks like exactly what I feared it would be -- a too-old Stallone traipsing running around the jungle dispatching various foes in ways both gory and cliched. That, plus the shaky-cam, HD-video feel betrays the movie's low-budget roots.

Anyway, check out the clip and decide for yourself. Oh, and for you Angel & Buffy watchers, that's Julie Benz (Darla) as the blonde aid worker.

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