Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
So after 37 years, five movies and a heap load of dead bodies Rambo fights his (allegedly) final fight in Rambo: Last Blood, once again co-written and starring the one and only Sylvester Stallone. Let’s get this out the way… critics have hated Last Blood and, to be honest, I can see why. It’s uber-uber-violent (to the point even I, brought up on a diet of banned horror films and gore, winched more than a few times), has little narrative cohesion and it tells a story we’ve seen 100 times before. If not more. But it also shows why critics are often very wrong with this type of film… Rambo is fucking glorious. Every kill, every gore soaked sequence, every dismemberment (and there are a lot of all three and more) is just relished in a way that I haven’t seen on screen in years. This is 80’s direct to VHS grindhouse at its most over the top. This for me is cinema. A film that finds your limit and pushes past it, confidently knowing exactly what it wants to be and delivering on that time after time. So if the Idea of Death Wish meets Home Alone via Rambo sounds like your thing TRUST ME… this will not disappoint.
Best Bit: The last 20 minutes
Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema
If You Liked this Try: First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Chapter 2, Rambo, Home Alone
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…