OMG! SOMEBODY MADE A RAMBO MOVIE IN 2019 AND THE PROGRESSIVE CULT CAN NOT DEAL.
Outside of the cult of political correctness, viewing audiences know exactly what they are getting with a new Rambo film and on that level, they got exactly what they wanted. Meanwhile, in clown world, progressive film
activists critics are pulling their hair out over the thought that people could be watching and enjoying a film that portrays the country of Mexico as…the country of Mexico. Yes, as John Nolte points out, left-wing whack jobs are scared to death of this film because the bad guys are Mexican sex traffickers…because we all know that NEVER happens south of the border. If you want praise from modern left-wing critics, your bad guys better be Trump Supporters or some form of Toxic masculinity, otherwise, it’s nothing but 1 star and universal condemnation for you.
Normies understand that drug cartels and sex traffickers are bad and see no objection to portraying them as such. If you are someone who pisses themselves at the sight of a red hat from a far distance, you probably believe that any movie villain who isn’t a white dude with a southern accent is an endorsement of Jim Crow or something. It is films like this that makes the agenda of leftists as clear as day and makes audiences trust in film opinions less and less relevant as the years goes on. But thanks to people like Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian, Rambo’s box office projections are likely to spike in spite of what he thinks and here’s why.
John Rambo returns as America’s favorite cold-blooded killer, but he is a shell of his former self. When his niece Gabrielle goes against his wishes and takes a trip to Mexico that goes wrong, John must overcome all of his physical and mental issues to come to the aid of one of the last positive figures in his life. John won’t be heading into a favorable situation because now he has to go through a well-manned drug cartel and the fight could cost him everything.
The main criticism of this film comes down to progressive ideology and anyone who tells you otherwise might as well claim to be a unicorn. The same people who tell you that portraying parts of Mexico as a dangerous hellscape is ‘racist’ will be the same ones crying five minutes later that we need to let people in from the same dangerous hellscape because of the threat to their lives. You don’t get to weaponize two conflicting narratives against your political enemies, so pick one and adjust accordingly.
Now let me speak to the normies out there, If all you want is Rambo, you got Rambo. Even at 73 years of age, Sylvester Stallone comes out strong as the last of a dying breed of action heroes. Like much of Stallone’s latest work, he brings in the heart and soul of the character while giving you a reason to care about Rambo’s last journey. The brutality is here so fans of the series won’t be disappointed. If you are complaining about gore in a Rambo film, you should stop and realize that you are complaining about gore in a Rambo film. The violence isn’t for the butter-soft however, it does feel toned out from earlier films, whether that is disappointing to you depends on your tolerance.
The biggest problem with the film is the runtime, it is a very short film. With less than 90 minutes of runtime including the end credits, much of the film feels rushed and there are definitely certain aspects that could have used polishing such as building up the threat of the villains and better establishing the relationship of the characters. The film’s climax while entertaining feels like a rollercoaster that ends too early. You can sense how another 15 minutes of screen time could have done wonders making this film feel more complete and more enjoyable.
Rambo: Last Blood is a solid action film, a last of a dying breed that Hollywood doesn’t want to make anymore because it doesn’t make men feel bad about being men (which is unacceptable). Normies will enjoy the experience while clown world will desperately attempt to scare people out of watching this film, which will surely fail as the clown severely overestimate their likability.