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« on: May 19, 2007, 11:49:50 AM »

The return of the ACTION MOVIE, the way it should be. I was in awe watching this. Take a look!


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http://www.stallone.pl/filmy/JOHN-RAMBO.AVI


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http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?sid=47896198&sdm=web&pt=rd

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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2007, 12:22:27 PM »

Totally agree. This trailer rocked my socks off! Cannot wait for it.

"When you're pushed, killing is as easy as breathing."

OH YES!

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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2007, 12:33:02 PM »

Totally agree. This trailer rocked my socks off! Cannot wait for it.

"When you're pushed, killing is as easy as breathing."

OH YES!

LOL, oh yes, I love that quote. I mean, watching that trailer, it kind of brings you back to how it was in the 1980's with action movies. It has old-school written all over it! I'm excited!

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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2007, 01:53:28 PM »

anybody else find it kinda funny that this is the second revival of a Stallone franchise that the title is the main character's full name?

Rocky Balboa

John Rambo

they didn't want to go the number route. I guess because it would sound tiring to say "Rambo 4".

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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2007, 02:08:53 PM »

anybody else find it kinda funny that this is the second revival of a Stallone franchise that the title is the main character's full name?

Rocky Balboa

John Rambo

they didn't want to go the number route. I guess because it would sound tiring to say "Rambo 4".

Yeah it is kind of funny he went that route with the FULL NAME ONLY sequels but you get used to it. What's next though, the sequel to Cobra titles Marion Cobretti? lol

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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2007, 02:42:18 PM »

The return of the ACTION MOVIE, the way it should be.
This trailer rocked my socks off! Cannot wait for it.




  At the risk of starting a range war, WHAT! WHAT! WHAT! How can anyone who likes the work of Sergio Leone, possibly await the return of what has to be the most banal action series in the history of cinema. With it's cliched cookie-cutter villains and predictable stories and dialogue, it represented everything that was wrong with American action cinema in the 80s. True, First Blood was a passable action yarn, but due more to the supporting actors and decent writing than to Stallone. But it never got that good again. Chuck Norris was making better films than these. The trailer I just saw looked absolutely ridiculous.  60 years old, pudgy and sporting a bandana, Stallone, yet again, manages to thwart throngs of bad guys a third his age. That must be some good Viagra he's taking. I'm going to bet this flick tanks as quickly as the last 10 he's made. Then the DVD can take up shelf space where a good movie might have been. I'd rather watch 6 Madonna movies and Fried Green Tomatoes back-to-back, than John Rambo. I'm just hoping he's not oiling up his wheelchair for a sequel to Party at Kitty & Studs.

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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2007, 03:20:13 PM »

  At the risk of starting a range war, WHAT! WHAT! WHAT! How can anyone who likes the work of Sergio Leone, possibly await the return of what has to be the most banal action series in the history of cinema. With it's cliched cookie-cutter villains and predictable stories and dialogue, it represented everything that was wrong with American action cinema in the 80s. True, First Blood was a passable action yarn, but due more to the supporting actors and decent writing than to Stallone. But it never got that good again. Chuck Norris was making better films than these. The trailer I just saw looked absolutely ridiculous.  60 years old, pudgy and sporting a bandana, Stallone, yet again, manages to thwart throngs of bad guys a third his age. That must be some good Viagra he's taking. I'm going to bet this flick tanks as quickly as the last 10 he's made. Then the DVD can take up shelf space where a good movie might have been. I'd rather watch 6 Madonna movies and Fried Green Tomatoes back-to-back, than John Rambo. I'm just hoping he's not oiling up his wheelchair for a sequel to Party at Kitty & Studs.

I'm sorry MWND but I absolutely do not agree with anything you have said. You are clearly on the bandwagon of every Sylvestor Stallone hater there could possibly be. This is a guy who came from nothing and wrote and starred in one of the greatest movies ever produced in ROCKY (1976). It was a true underdog story that everyone could relate to. Yes, the sequels may of gotten out of hand, but that doesn't ruin the fact that Rocky is the most inspiring movie ever made in my opinion. It rightfully deserved all the awards is recieved, and the only award that wasn't given to it was BEST ACTOR for Stallone who was nominated none the less. Sylvestor Stallone is one of those rare talents that come around ever so often. He can write, he can direct, and YES HE CAN ACT when he's given the proper script, and most of all, proper direction. The Rambo movies may be a bit cliched but there what an action movie should look like. These movies are not over-powered with CGI and non stop action. No, they have a story to them with a message. The new trailer in my opinion does not look terrible, it looks fantastic, because I am a fan of FILM, and I love all genre's, and not just the western which is obviously my favorite. We have not seen a great action movie in more than a decade in my opinion and from the looks of it, I think we have it back. Look at the rumors with the new DIE HARD. A PG-13 rated Die Hard?!?! Are you kidding me? Enough said. Give Sly Stallone the respect he deserves.

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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2007, 03:38:53 PM »

Au contrare, Tucumcari. I was not refering to the Rocky series, some of which I enjoyed myself. Stallone "was" not a bad actor, actually pretty good in movies like Nighthawks, Cliffhanger, Deathrace 2000, and Capone. But the Rambo movies II and III were schlock, and it's obvious he's making these films just for the money. I thought he was starting to mature as an actor when he made Copland, but he seems to be going back to the easy path again. These films are as bad as if Jerry Bruckheimer decided to put the poncho back on Eastwood and continue Leone's trilogy.

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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2007, 04:01:00 PM »

Au contrare, Tucumcari. I was not refering to the Rocky series, some of which I enjoyed myself. Stallone "was" not a bad actor, actually pretty good in movies like Nighthawks, Cliffhanger, Deathrace 2000, and Capone. But the Rambo movies II and III were schlock, and it's obvious he's making these films just for the money. I thought he was starting to mature as an actor when he made Copland, but he seems to be going back to the easy path again. These films are as bad as if Jerry Bruckheimer decided to put the poncho back on Eastwood and continue Leone's trilogy.

I dunno, I can see you're not a Rambo fan and I will not change your mind. I like the Rambo series, especially the original, so I'm kind of excited about this. I do not agree however that Stallone is doing this just for the money. The fans wanted these movies and that's why he's doing it.

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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2007, 04:17:32 PM »

Eastwood fans would love to see him do another Dirty Harry, but I'm sure he realizes that series is played out, and that he is much to old to go huffing and puffing around San Francisco. He's moved on with his life and making some of the best movies of his career. The critics hated most of his earlier films, but for the most part love them now. Stallone should take a cue from him. We must agree to disagree on this subject. No hard feelings? Afro

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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2007, 04:17:54 PM »

I'm sorry MWND but I absolutely do not agree with anything you have said. You are clearly on the bandwagon of every Sylvestor Stallone hater there could possibly be. This is a guy who came from nothing and wrote and starred in one of the greatest movies ever produced in ROCKY (1976).

That's a flawed argument as already pointed out. I love Rocky. I think it's the second best sports movie ever made. Subsequent Rocky movies suffered. I wasn't a huge fan of the one that came out at Christmas, but it was a little better than 2-5.

Rambo, however, has stunk since they brought John Rambo down from the mountain. Rambo II and III were so bad as to be offensive. And unlike Rocky, I don't think Rambo IV is a believable comeback story.

But just because I don't like Rambo, that doesn't mean I hate Stallone. I love Rocky, as I've said. I love Oscar. But would I have to be excited about Cliffhanger II? In the words of Pete from O Brother Where Art Thou: "That don't make no sense."

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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2007, 04:24:58 PM »

Eastwood fans would love to see him do another Dirty Harry, but I'm sure he realizes that series is played out, and that he is much to old to go huffing and puffing around San Francisco. He's moved on with his life and making some of the best movies of his career. The critics hated most of his earlier films, but for the most part love them now. Stallone should take a cue from him. We must agree to disagree on this subject. No hard feelings? Afro

Oh, no hard feelings here. I'm just having a conversation with ya. I respect your opinions.  Afro

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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2007, 05:10:30 PM »

I agree with MWND and Eric here.

First Blood may have been an OK movie but both Rambo 2 and Rambo 3 were appalling bad films  in extremely bad taste and the whole franchise is looked upon as some sort of joke by many in the UK. Sad

Rambo 4 just looks like more of the same dross.

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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2007, 09:57:05 PM »

Woah, some pretty strong opinions here. Not that I don't respect them, but I do completely disagree. First Blood is one of my favortie all-time movies. There were some silly aspects of even that movie that may bring it down for some, but I can totally look past it and enjoy the greatness of it. 2 & 3 are completely ridiculous over-the-top typical '80s action flicks, but I still love them for their extremely fun entertainment. Not all movies, even sequels to really great films, have to be more than just really fun action flicks. Judging from the trailer and things I've read, John Rambo is going to be like Rocky Balboa in that it'll be a lot more serious as a film than the previous sequels, and I totally trust that Stallone is gonna deliver a great film with this. The character of Rambo has always been a favorite of mine, and not just as an action-hero character, but as a character on his own.

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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2007, 10:44:59 PM »

Many of you can call me stupid, or rip the Rambo sequels, but the fact of the matter is they're great action movies. They set out to do what they're supposed to do and that's give us fantastic action, and be highly entertainting. I am not saying that they're masterpieces, they're not even close. Most action movies are not masterpieces in terms of all different aspects of filmmaking but for an action movie, they're pretty darn good. Most action movies today are lame with to much CGI and no character development or story whatsoever. The Rambo movies at least attemped a plot. I respect what Sly is doing, and from the looks of the trailer, it looks like we have a more serious Rambo film kind of mirroring the original First Blood but from the looks of it, looks a bit more violent.

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