Stallone heads down Mexico way for ‘Rambo 5’

08.31.09 8 years ago 2 Comments


And speaking of Nu Image/Millenium… and we just were… they’re pulling the trigger on yet another sequel I’m optimistic will be big and bloody and most likely awesome.

Sylvester Stallone has done the unlikely and caught what must be a third or even fourth wind in his career, and he did it by cashing in both of his iconic character.  “Rocky Balboa” is most likely the last last “Rocky” movie, and I give Stallone credit for knowing exactly what buttons he needed to press to make that movie work.  My reaction to “Rocky Balboa” is the same reaction I have to “JCVD.”  But “Rambo IV” was just bloody and silly and occasionally too serious and political on the most surface of levels.  And that’s what made it work.

Now it sounds like “Rambo 5” is off and running, and this time, he’s going to plunge headlong into the border wars between Mexico and the USA as Rambo tries to rescue a girl who disappears near the border, navigating the difficult distance between human trafficking and the drug trade.  At this point, Stallone has obviously become a muscle-headed verson of the political cartoons in the newspaper, and it suits him.

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The article doesn’t say who wrote the film, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was Stallone.  At this point, he’s a one-man show.  I can’t wait to see “The Expendables” next year.  Stallone, Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Steve Austin?  In an ’80’s minded movie (at least that’s what it sounds like so far… a pure Canon Group flashback)?  Sounds like Heaven to me.  If that does as well as I think it could, that plus the goodwill Stallone’s been building in general could be very healthy for this movie.

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