Rambo? Are You Serious?

Stallone is so old, I understand he comes down on an Acorn Stairlift to shoot the bad guys in his house!

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I know nothing about Rambo, other than that he apparently is proficient with firearms? But I do wish there would be more original storylines and fewer sequels/adaptations. I guess they don’t perform as well, because they don’t already have a built-in fanbase, though. Anyways, how are you doing today @anon39054230?

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I’m going to make a film called ‘Clumsybo’ about a dyspraxic marine who keeps shooting himself in the feet.

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I’m fine @Ninjastar…thanks for asking.

I was off work for a few weeks as I felt the whole world was hunting me down. Better now, though.

Glad you enjoy being a Mom! My wife still maintains that the best years of her life occurred when she stayed at home with the kids for the first 5 years of their lives.

I think most women feel the same way…wanting to be at home with their kids, that is. Unfortunately many women are stuck in low-paying retail jobs…trying to make ends meet…being forced to have two incomes to have a similar lifestyle that our parent’s had.

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I think most people in general would prefer spending time with their kids to working a job. There’s a sense of satisfaction to being able to financially support yourself and your loved ones, but being able to spend more time with the people you love really takes the cake. I miss all the clients I used to have at my job, and helping people so directly, but I’m still making a difference. It’s just all concentrated on one person right now.

Glad to hear your wagon is back on its wheels again. You’re really getting much better at recognizing your warning signs and taking action before things get bad. It’s pretty impressive.

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Stallone needs to give it up! Start playing serious roles like being a grandfather or something. There’s no shame in that.

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I posted this on Facebook too, and someone told me he’s 73 years old, kinda crazy.

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I only saw the original Rambo. That’s how I choose to remember him.

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Well, in the history of film and studios made movies, there have been many flops. Some movies show promise and the studio gambles and thinks the screenplay is fantastic and hires the actors, the director, the crew members, the stunt men, etc. and everybody involved in the movie are 100% sure they have a massive hit. And then the movie is released and nobody goes to see it and loses millions of dollars and in many cases, it can damage the careers of the actors involved no matter how big they are.
And there have been so many high profile examples of this.

And of course the opposite is true too. Many low budget films have struck a chord with moviegoers and become massive hits, surprising everybody. Think: “The Blair Witch Project”, “The Gods Must Be crazy” etc. Incidentally, I’ve seen both and thought neither of them were good or deserved the hype.

But my point is that although movie companies make occasional bad decisions, they are not stupid. There is a reason for making another Rambo movie. They are fully aware of Stallone’s age, they know the history of Rambo films. But they must know something we don’t know and they are willing to gamble and make this flick.

So maybe they did research beforehand to gauge how an audience would take another Rambo movie and it got popular responses… Who knows? Maybe the script is fantastic. Who knows? They are certainly trading on Stallone’s earlier popularity and his name. It might be a huge hit or it may flop.

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I like Sylvester Stallone. He makes good movies. I find him entertaining. Will rambo ever find peace?

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Maybe the appeal is that it’s about a grandpa who still kicks ass.

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I think you’re able to say ass on here, Loke, cuz I’ve said it a lot.

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If it was about a schizophrenic grandpa who empties wastebaskets I would be the first in line to see it.

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The first Rambo was pretty good, but they have gotten so bad that the writer of the novel that Rambo is based off of said that he was embarrassed to be associated with the series.

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Yeah, the first Rambo movie is pretty good. It is called First Blood. It’s more believable than the other movies. Still incredible but more realistic some how. The premise is that he is a war veteran traveling from place to place like a vagabond. He has a run in with the local police force, they treat him like ■■■■, he escapes and then they go on a manhunt for him.

The other Rambo movies are somewhat forgettable. Entertaining for action movie fans and they did pave the way for that genre but time has not been kind to some of them. Like Rambo firing a million shots and only changing the magazine like once or twice. Heh.

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I know the name of the movie is Rambo but
actually it’s about Stallone working in a chain market greeting guests by saying ‘welcome to Rambo,’ and giving advice on adult incontinence products.

Sigh

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My son said it was pretty good. I may go see it this weekend if I can find a theater by here. I am in the middle of downtown Atlanta. There has to be a theater somewhere though.

Yes. Exactly. They’re telling the same story over and over, and that character has been done at least a hundred times. I want a more nuanced character, like Mickey Rouark in “The Wrestler”. He really isn’t much of a human being, but you can’t help but love him. I would quickly turn against it if they started making sequels, though.

As they should be. Rambo died at the end of the novel.

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Can’t you use a search engine to find theaters?