RAMBO (FILM SERIES)
Rambo is a film series based on the David Morrell novel First Blood and starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, a troubled Vietnam War veteran and former U.S. Army Special Forces soldier who is skilled in many aspects of survival, weaponry, hand-to-hand combat and guerrilla warfare.
First Blood (1982)
Upon returning to the United States, Rambo has difficulty adjusting to civilian life and wanders the country as a drifter for almost a decade. In December 1981, Rambo travels to the fictional town of Hope, Washington, in search of a U.S. Army Special Forces buddy named Delmore Barry. Rambo arrives at Delmore’s supposed residence and finds Delmore’s little daughter and his depressed widow.
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
In the second installment of the series in 1985, Rambo is tasked by ISI. Trautman to return to Vietnam to search for American prisoners of war remaining in Vietnamese captivity. Marshall Murdock (Charles Napier), the official in charge of the mission, is portrayed as a corrupt political figure who doesn’t want to expose the truth.
Rambo III (1988)
The film opens with Colonel Samuel Trautman (Richard Crenna) returning to Thailand (where the second film took place) to once again enlist the help of Vietnam veteran John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone). After witnessing Rambo’s victory in a stick fighting match, Trautman visits the construction site of the temple Rambo is helping to build and asks Rambo to join him on a mission to Afghanistan. This brings Rambo more into the realm of the CIA’s famed Special Activities Division which primarily hires Army Special Forces soldiers.
The film opens with news footage of the crisis in Burma. Burma (also known as Myanmar) is under the iron fist rule of Than Shwe and takes harsher stances against the nation’s pro-democracy movement. Rebels are thrown into a mine-infested marsh and then gunned down by a Burmese army unit, overseen by Major Pa Tee Tint.
This film series precisely captures the ideas present in the gundam and macross series. This is an antiwar movie series that is surprisingly bloody and violent. The same as the series spoken of before. This series is worth every minute that you put in it. Every story is nicely crafted. I love watching it. Keep in mind that this movie maybe unpopular to some due to certain choices and subject matter but thats all part of the charm…