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Rambo has fought the American National Guard, Viet Cong, Russian occupiers and Burmese death squads, but who has he got his crosshairs focused on in the next installment of the increasingly ludicrous Rambo series?

Well, it looks like we're going to see him taking on the Mexican cartels in Rambo V, in what Stallone has termed his version of No Country For Old Men. Stallone explained the movie in bizarre contrary terms to Vulture:

I’m getting ready for that. I’m starting to work out. I’m going to be appropriately vicious and all that stuff, but intellectual. A killer with a heart. Smart, yet stupid. Tall, yet short. Broad, but thin. You know what I mean. We’re going to try to cover all the boundaries.

Originally, the new Rambo outing was going to be based on the novel, Hunter, written by James Byron Huggins. Apparently, this would have seen Rambo go up against a "half-human abomination created by a renegade agency through a series of outlawed genetic experiments." OK, let's just take a moment for that sentence to sink in...



Genetically modified abominations! Does anyone else remember when Rambo was a politically conscious tirade against the treatment of soldiers returning from Vietnam? An exploration of the mental anguish and dislocation veterans feel when coming from a world of war to one of peace? No? Oh, alright then.

Of course, Rambo has since moved far beyond his less-murder filled origins - did you know in the first film he only 'killed' one man? And even then it was only because he threw a rock at some dude trying to shoot him in a helicopter. The rest of the film's casualties were mostly dogs, lights and security cameras.

Anyway, the eighties happened and fundamentally changed his character, turning him from a damaged PTSD suffering war veteran into the machine-gun toting maniac we know today. With that in mind, let's take a look at some of what we can probably expect in Rambo V.

Irresponsibly firing an M60 from the hip with his shirt off has long been a staple of Rambo.

As has shouting while firing his gun off in the air.

Although it has to be said, in the latest iterations he decided to keep his shirt on for his gratuitous machine-gun antics.

I'm sure they'll also be some recourse to show off his explosive archery skills.

Knife skills...

Rocket launcher skills...

And of course, tank driving into helicopter skills.

That's unless Stallone decides to make it PG-13...


Do we really need another Rambo movie?

Source: GeekTyrant


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