Written May 20, 2008
While the movie was as great as the first time, it was exactly the same as the first time. The quality of the film was poor and nothing had been done to make it any better. While the movie line was great, I never did like what they did to the end of the movie. The book wasn't a political statement, but someone decided to make the ending into one. And the alternate ending, where Rambo dies, was no better than the one where he lives.
While I have been to Burma and Thailand, and personally seen what life is like and the savage acts against the innocent, the question and answer session made Sylvester Stallone sound like an idiot, nothing like the previous interviews and his past business ventures. I don't think the interview session did anything more than introduce the problem to a few disinterested people. There could have been a short documentary outlining the situation in the region before Rambo 4. Then as people watch the movie, they could relate to reality and not just the movie
Written May 17, 2008
Awesome movie. I was 7 when it was in the theatre, too young to see it. While the movie was good there were technical issues due to the films age. The sound was horrible it was low and from the center channel only no surround. The film itself was dark like it needed the briteness level turned up. It would be even better if they remastered this movie for the big screen. Plus, the film included an alternate ending, after the credits, where Rambo dies. 4 out of 5 stars loss of 1 star for sound and picture quality.
Written May 29, 2008
I thought this movie was amazing! I was too young to see it the first time around, so this was a real treat. I am glad they did not decide to kill off our hero. I only wish they would have shortened the pre-movie interview.
Written August 01, 2009
When Rambo came into theaters to the time it left it had become an iconic image nationwide. That alone says something about the film. People filed in row by row to see sylvester stallone in action. This movie only had two settings one which covered three quarters of the movie and it still kept everyones attention with its catchy simplistic storyline and grizzly gripping action. In my reviews it try not to give too much of the movie away because then veiwers form movie opinions off of me there is no self examination of films there. I just tell the basics. This film started a line of sequels that lasted till 2008 I mean thats another statement in itsself. I say this movie is worth watching and buying I dont think its quite appropriate for young children. Its got some slightly graphic violence and language. I give this film a thumbs up.
Written May 19, 2008
The showing was put on screen by computer. The sound sucked. And that was the best part. The audience was mostly dumbass college punks. They made fun of Stallone during his interview and talked through the movie. When we told the manager he shrugged it off.
I will never go see a movie at Regal Cinemas Winter Park Village 20 again.
As for "First Blood"- I will always love the Rambo movies!