Monday, January 05, 2015

Rambo Returns. Again.

Almost five years ago I posted that Sly Stallone had scuppered plans for a fifth Rambo flick, presumably feeling that the franchise's fourth entry (which opened just under seven years ago...yikes!) put the pin on the character pretty effectively. Well, with Stallone set to reprise Rocky Balboa (again) in the upcoming spin-off Creed (which I first discussed here, and which is now readying for filming), and with his Expendables franchise flaming domestically out at the end there, I guess the siren song (and promised dollar signs) of bringing back John Rambo for one more romp was just too much to resist.

As such, the actual-honest-to-goodness-we-really-mean-it-this-time final Rambo flick, bearing the subhead Last Blood (which is also what I titled my review of movie four), will begin filming soon, under Stallone's direction and from his own script. I'm a fan of the whole series (yep, even the mediocre third one), but I'm less than thrilled by this news. The main reason for my concern is because Stallone will be seventy-plus when this thing hits, but also for reasons that I made clear in my earlier post. Nonetheless, I'm sure we'll have more to say about this once it hits the screen.

(Source: Variety)

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