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Rambo: Last Blood

I do not know what it is, but whenever Sylvester Stallone stars in a movie I must go see it.

This is especially the case when there is a new Rambo released. Over Christmas break my dad and I rented “Rambo: Last Blood” and without any hesitation we sat down and readied ourselves for this movie. This is the sixth installment of the Rambo movie series.

This movie is different than the first few because unlike the others the story takes place in the U.S. and Mexico. Like the others, this movie has you at the edge of your seat for the whole time, and also contains several different plot twists which happen throughout the story line.

Of course, I am going to tell you I love this movie because of the past imprint these types of movies have left on me. This movie has everything expected of it. It has a protagonist who encounters a conflict. We watch as the main character tries to overcome this pickle, which is obviously bigger than most of the other movies’ conflicts.

The best part about this struggle is that if you have seen the other Rambo movies you know it will be dealt with right away. I think what made this movie great is what the movie’s hero, John, had to do just to try to overcome the initial conflict. When he finally makes it back to the U.S. and thinks the first problem is done, something else happens. Most people would curl up in a ball and not want to go back outside after the second conflict but not John. What John does next does not surprise the typical Rambo fanatic but what he does to end the movie will surprise anyone. He does things I have never seen done in a movie or in real life.

The great end to this movie also had a montage of scenes from the earlier Rambo movies. That caught my attention most because I have not seen some of those movies in a long time. Seeing the montage brought back memories I had forgotten about and it just made me want to watch all the Rambo movies in one sitting.

This movie had me on the edge of my seat the entire time and I do not regret renting it at all. I would rank this movie as a must see whether you are a Rambo fan or not. If you love entertaining and action-packed movies you do not need to look much further than “Rambo: Last Blood.”