I watched Rambo (the last one) again tonight. It was a mostly very enjoyable experience. It’s a film of so many contrasts. There are the scenes of massacre which are horrid. But then there are the action scenes where the good guys go nuts, and they’re totally awesome fun. And then there is any scene where people talk which are pretty much, hilarious. Especially if they’re on or near a boat. Like this one between Rambo and Sarah the missionary, on a boat:
John Rambo: Why’d you come back?
Sarah: Waiting for you.
John Rambo: I told you before, I can’t help you.
Sarah: Well, we need to go and help these people. We’re here to make a difference. We believe all lives are special.
John Rambo: Some lives… some not.
Sarah: Really? If everyone thought like you, nothing would ever change.
John Rambo: Nothing does change.
Sarah: Of course it does! Nothing stays the same!
John Rambo: Live your life, ’cause you’ve got a good one.
Sarah: It’s what I’m trying to do!
John Rambo: No, what you’re trying to do is change what is.
Sarah: And what is?
John Rambo: Go home.
You don’t really find better writing that. Especially not better writing set on a boat.
The whole movie only goes for 80 minutes probably because when all you really want to do is shoot bad people with a big machine gun it’s silly to waist too much time getting there. The plot goes like this: Burmese soldiers kill people. Rambo catches snakes. Missionaries convince Rambo to take them to Burma. Rambo says “No”. Woman talks to Rambo. Rambo takes missionaries. Burmese soldiers kill people and capture missionaries. Rambo takes mercenaries to save missionaries. Rambo and mercenaries kill Burmese soliders. Big explosion. Rambo shoots people with 50 cal machine gun. Big explosion. Rambo cuts a man in half. Rambo walks along a road. The end.
If you haven’t seen the movie, now you know why you should.