#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – John J. Rambo is a former United States Special Forces soldier who fought in Vietnam and won the Congressional Medal of Honor, but his time in Vietnam still haunts him. As he came to Hope, Washington to visit a friend, he was guided out of town by the Sheriff William Teasel who insults Rambo, but what Teasel does not know that his insult angered Rambo to the point where Rambo became violent and was arrested. As he was at the county jail being cleaned, he escapes and goes on a rampage through the forest to try to escape from the sheriffs who want to kill him. Then, as Rambo’s commanding officer, Colonel Samuel Trautman tries to save both the Sheriff’s department and Rambo before the situation gets out of hand.
Plot: When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo employs heavy-handed guerilla tactics to shake the cops off his tail.
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**_Action/adventure masterpiece about a one-man-army_**
Vietnam vet John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) drifts into a Rocky Mountain town looking for a war buddy, only to learn that he died due to exposure to Agent Orange the prior summer. The town’s sheriff (Brian Dennehy) tries to steer Rambo out of town and winds up arresting him. Big mistake because Rambo is an ex-Green beret, a virtual one-man-army, who takes on both the police and the National Guard using jungle warfare tactics.
“First Blood” (1982) is an action/adventure of the first order. It’s easy to lose sight of this in light of the two comic book sequels that made a caricature of John Rambo: “Rambo: First Blood Part II” (1985) and “Rambo III” (1988). Thankfully, the series made up for it with the outstanding “Rambo” in 2008, which is grim, gritty and deep.
The Great Northwest locations are picturesque, albeit drizzly and dreary, while Dennehy is perfect as the arrogant, pushy sheriff. He essentially plays the same role in the Western “Silverado” (1985) albeit his character in that film is even worse.
Stallone is in his physically prime here, although he’s not quite as bulked-up as in the two sequels. His waist is only about 27-28 inches and his chest isn’t all that big, although his arms and shoulders are certainly impressive. Anyway, one good byproduct of seeing “First Blood” is that it’ll inspire guys to get back in shape or get in better shape.
Stallone is outstanding in the role of Rambo. He doesn’t have many lines; most of his acting is non-verbal. At the end Rambo finally lets out all his pent-up rage by screaming out: “Over there (in Vietnam) I was in charge of million dollar equipment, over here I can’t even hold a job PARKING CAAAARRRRRRSSSSS!!!”
I’m not normally into DVD commentaries and rarely blow the time to listen to them, but the one featured on the Special Edition DVD by writer David Morrell is very worthwhile. Morrell talks the entire 90-minute length of the film and offers a wealth of information, like the differences between the film and his novel, how the movie set many precedents in the action/adventure genre, the incredible way he came up with the name Rambo, the 3-Act story structure of motion pictures, etc. Make no mistake, David Morrell is a genius.
It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve seen “First Blood.” The film has such a captivating anointing you’ll be spellbound from start to finish every time. If you’re a sucker for lost-in-the-woods/survival pictures “First Blood” is a must.
The film runs 1 hour, 33 minutes, and was shot in beautiful Hope and Golden Ears Provincial Park, British Columbia.
It was a bad time for everyone, Rambo. It’s all in the past now.
First Blood is directed by Ted Kotcheff and adapted by Michael Kozoll, William Sackheim and Sylvester Stallone, from the novel written by David Morrell. It stars Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna, Bill McKinney and Jack Starrett. Cinematography is by Andrew Laszlo and the music scored by Jerry Goldsmith. Locations for the shoot were in British Columbia.
John Rambo (Stallone), ex Vietnam war veteran, wanders into small town Oregon and is met with hostility by Sheriff Will Teasle (Dennehy). Arrested for a trumped up charge of vagrancy, Rambo is subjected to rough house treatment by Teasle and his staff. Fuelled by the haunted images of his time in Vietnam, Rambo breaks out of custody and makes for the hills, with Teasle and the force in hot pursuit. But this is terrain made for Rambo, an expert soldier trained to survive and kill, it’s a war, Rambo versus the rest.
The character of John Rambo would slip into pop culture and forever be associated with cartoon excess. By his own admission, Stallone himself felt they dropped the ball after the original film, and he’s right. However, First Blood is often wrongly lumped in as part of that excessive package, because it’s a film well worthy of revisits to see just how well it holds up as a taut and tense thriller. A film led by the bold theme of showing just how badly some of America’s soldiers were received upon returning from Vietnam. First Blood delves deeper into the psyche of one such soldier whilst casting a caustic eye over small town Americana. The makers rarely let up on the troubling thematics at work, developing Rambo with clinical strokes as the plot unfolds, the trick in the tail being that the audience are firmly on his side as he goes about bringing his Vietnam to the picturesque place the locals call home. By 1982, it seems, America was on the side of the soldier.
Stallone is a perfect fit for the role, his physicality unquestionable, he brings the brood and pain to Rambo like few actors of his ilk ever could. The sarcastic may point to his lack of dialogue hardly constituting a great acting performance, that’s rot, because this is a fine character portrayal by Stallone. Dennehy is on fine form as the brutish bully Sheriff who just couldn’t leave Rambo alone, while in the support ranks McKinney and Starrett leave good impressions. The interesting casting comes with Crenna as Rambo’s “maker”, Col. Samuel Trautman. The role was Kirk Douglas’ hook line and sinker, but he wanted a different script and insisted that the film end the same way as the novel. In the end the makers just couldn’t give in to his requests and he walked at the last minute. In stepped Crenna to put a bit of father figure pathos into Trautman, and subsequently earning himself a three picture deal and a place in pop culture in the process.
It’s also a film that’s photographed with great skill by Lazlo. He captures the British Columbia mountains and forests with beautiful scope, but in keeping with the tone of the film his colour palette is suitably grey and green. Goldsmith provides an effective score, particularly when the narrative is focusing on Rambo’s alienation, while the stunt work is very impressive. Even if we drift away from the theme of the piece, it still works extremely well as an action movie drama, be it motorcycle/helicopter pursuits, or jungle warfare, First Blood pumps the blood frequently. All neatly constructed by the director of Weekend at Bernie’s! On release it grabbed the attention and became a monster box office hit Worldwide, today it still stands as a damn great movie, and you know what? Stallone and co were right and Kirk Douglas was wrong. 9/10
A lot of people know the Rambo series as a ridiculous 80’s action series. But what a lot of people tend to forget is that the first movie in this series was not a ridiculous action movie. It’s a serious, dark, thriller that has a very somber tone and a sympathetic lead character. Almost everything that Rambo is known for nowadays is completely absent in this movie. From the multitude of explosions to the high body count to the unrealistic action to the ridiculous story line is completely absent. There are only 2 or 3 explosions (not to mention they are realistically done) and only one person dies throughout the whole picture. and the action, while there isn’t a lot, it’s realistic. Even the story line you believe can actually happen. It’s for these reasons that make this my favorite Rambo movie. And not to mention the fantastic and heart breaking performance given by Stallone. Why the Academy didn’t nominate him for Best Actor at the Oscars is beyond me. If you didn’t like the other Rambo movies because of their ridiculousness and haven’t seen this film, I highly recommend seeing it. It’s one of my favorite post-war movies if not one of my favorite movies of all time.
Final rating: 9/10
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min)
Genre Action, Adventure
Director Ted Kotcheff
Writer David Morrell (based on the novel by), Michael Kozoll (screenplay by), William Sackheim (screenplay by), Sylvester Stallone (screenplay by)
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy, Bill McKinney
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations.
Production Company Anabasis N.V., Elcajo Productions
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo (4 channels), Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1, 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex, Panavision C-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex-X, Panavision C-Series Lenses
Laboratory Alpha Cine Service, Vancouver, Canada (location lab), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 2,545 m (Sweden), 2,580 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5247, 250T 5293)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2018 remaster), Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm