#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Vietnam veteran John Rambo has survived many harrowing ordeals in his lifetime and has since withdrawn into a simple and secluded existence in Thailand, where he spends his time capturing snakes for local entertainers, and chauffeuring locals in his old PT boat. Even though he is looking to avoid trouble, trouble has a way of finding him: a group of Christian human rights missionaries, led by Michael Burnett and Sarah Miller, approach Rambo with the desire to rent his boat to travel up the river to Burma. For over fifty years, Burma has been a war zone. The Karen people of the region, who consist of peasants and farmers, have endured brutally oppressive rule from the murderous Burmese military and have been struggling for survival every single day. After some inner contemplation, Rambo accepts the offer and takes Michael, Sarah, and the rest of the missionaries up the river. When the missionaries finally arrive at the Karen village, they find themselves part of a raid by the sadistic Major Pa Tee Tint and a slew of Burmese army men. A portion of the villagers and missionaries are tortured and viciously murdered, while Tint and his men hold the remainder captive. Concerned by their disappearance, the minister in charge of the mission gathers a group of mercenaries and pleas Rambo transport them with his boat, since he knows their last exact location. But Rambo can’t stay behind: he joins the team where he belongs, to liberate the survivors from the clutches of Major Tint in what may be one of his deadliest missions ever
Plot: When governments fail to act on behalf of captive missionaries, ex-Green Beret John James Rambo sets aside his peaceful existence along the Salween River in a war-torn region of Thailand to take action. Although he’s still haunted by violent memories of his time as a U.S. soldier during the Vietnam War, Rambo can hardly turn his back on the aid workers who so desperately need his help.
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Kick-ass action all around and although the story is on the basic side and has minimal character development for Rambo himself, just a bloody, albeit too much of it CGI’d, entertaining especially an action-fest finale. Amazing, especially being the fourth entry into the series.
_**Intense with more depth than you might think**_
John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) is alone, bitter and living hand-to-mouth in Thailand when a group of Christian missionaries enlist him to take them into Burma (aka Myanmar) to aid a village. Rambo discourages them in light of the political instability, which includes persecutions and mass slayings, but they insist. Weeks later he learns that the missionaries are missing so he goes back with a group of mercenaries.
“Rambo” (2008) is the fourth installment in the franchise after “First Blood” (1982), “Rambo: First Blood Part II” (1985) and “Rambo III” (1988). I’m a huge fan of the first one, which I think is an action/adventure masterpiece, but the next two films are too comic-booky and the characters are cardboard, although Stallone never looked better and the locations are fabulous.
This third sequel makes up for that because it’s not comic booky at all and there’s quite a bit of depth, albeit not much in dialogue form. It combines elements of “Apocalypse Now,” “The Killing Fields” & the first two Rambo films and is grim & intense from beginning to end, not to mention it’s one of the most violent films ever made. The picture powerfully illustrates the best and worst in humanity. The Christian missionaries are willing to risk everything to help the villagers, whereas the Myanmar militarists revel in slaughtering scores of unarmed people for “fun”; they’re also shown abusing/raping women and boys. Obviously they’ve given themselves wholly over to the darkside of their natures. Such reprobates are only worthy of one thing: Utter annihilation.
Several important themes are addressed in the picture besides the main one:
* BITTERNESS/DESPAIR AND DELIVERANCE. The beginning of the film shows Rambo in a state of utter bitterness: He’s just existing. He has no friends. He doesn’t talk much and, when he does, it’s few words laced with expletives. The male leader of the missionaries is completely unable to talk him into helping them. Two Biblical proverbs state “a gentle answer turns away wrath” and “a gentle tongue can break a bone.” The female missionary (Julie Benz) knows this and skillfully talks John into helping them. Yet there’s more going on here. This woman with a heart of gold is Rambo’s “golden connection” out of the rut of bitterness. Despite his gruff exterior, she sees something in him, something in his eyes – a good heart, even greatness, a genuine glimmer, however faint. Is Rambo helping the missionaries or is she the one helping him? John instinctively realizes the rope she’s throwing him and takes hold of it. There’s nothing sensual about their relationship, despite her attractiveness; it’s solely spiritual. She stirs in him the hope and faith he’s been longing for.
* VIOLENCE IS NOT ALWAYS NECESSARY. Although this is a very violent film it skillfully shows when pacifism _is_ appropriate. Note the incident on Rambo’s riverboat when the lead mercenary continually insults John and tries to provoke him into a fight. Rambo just ignores him, not even saying a word. In other words, he refuses to allow someone to victimize him and draw him into a conflict that has no positive purpose. It takes true strength to do this and Rambo has this strength. Indeed, John treats the guy as if he’s a bothersome gnat. What do you do when a gnat bothers you? Do you break out a machine gun or merely ignore it? This is the “turn the cheek” principle.
* TOTAL PACIFISM DOES NOT WORK. The New Testament does not support the idea of absolute pacifism, but rather limited pacifism (only resorting to violence when justified). For instance, Christ’s ministry team had a treasury box with loads of money and some of his workers carried swords for protection from thieves & murderers. Also, Romans 13 clearly states that the righteous laws of human governments are God-ordained for the purpose of punishing criminals, including the right to execute when appropriate. The vast majority of sane Christians realize this, but there are a few extremists who refuse to be BALANCED with the Scriptures on this topic and insist that conflict, and especially armed conflict, is never appropriate. The lead male missionary represents such a person, but perhaps he’ll learn the error of his ways. The simple fact is: Some people are so degenerate and evil that execution is the only just ultimate reaction (notice I said “ultimate”).
* RAMBO’S SPIRITUAL REBIRTH. The first two sequels show Rambo searching for truth and flirting with religion and spirituality. In the second film he gets a Buddhist necklace off the Asian woman he befriends and at the beginning of “Rambo III” he is shown living & working at a Buddhist temple helping the priests; later, he meets and wins the hearts of moderate Islamic villagers and gives his necklace to a Muslim boy who helped him. In this movie the female missionary is key to John’s positive transformation; at one point she gently asks him whether or not he has any family in the USA. He mumbles that he might have a father, he wasn’t sure, and didn’t seem to care. Shortly later she gives him a cross necklace for helping them (he wouldn’t take money). Anyway, the end of the film shows Rambo walking to his family ranch in southern Arizona. Obviously John had a positive spiritual metamorphosis in the story that leads to a decade of peace & love before the next film, “Last Blood” (2019).
“Rambo” was written & directed by Stallone and shot in Thailand (and Arizona). It’s short & sweet at 1 hour, 32 minutes.
Just look at the tagline: “Heroes never die……..they just reload.”
Just watch it, words don’t justify it! People didn’t believe Sly still had it, but they were so wrong. After the the great performance at Rocky Balboa I expected another great performance for him. But this was even better than I imagined. You don’t have to be an Stallone fan to enjoy this movie. If you like action movies, this one is for you. A word of caution though, this isn’t for the light hearted, there are some serious violence in this movie. I am gonna say this is one of the best action movies I have seen in a long time. But you don’t have to take my word for it, just watch it. It’s better than the previous Rambo films. Expcept for about 15 minutes in the middle, the whole film is action packed. You can’t possibly be bored. If you hate action movie or if you have something against violence, this isn’t for you. But if you are not, than sit back and enjoy the legend that is Rambo for one last time.
Pure fighting machine a bad-ass solid action flick best Rambo movie ever my third personal favorite action film
A pure bad-ass action movie brutal, violent realistic and powerful. Rambo IV aka Rambo (2008) come out 20 years later after Rambo III. Sly always wanted to make a new Rocky and Rambo movie and he did. I love this movie to death. I love this movie to death. It is Rated-R it is realistic action war movie the best Rambo movie in my opinion.
“Any of you boys want to shoot, now’s the time. There isn’t one of us that doesn’t want to be someplace else. But this is what we do, who we are. Live for nothing, or die for something. Your call.”
Sylvester Stallone and Art Monterastelli wrote a beautiful script for the movie and it is the first and only Rambo movie Sylvester Stallone ever directed and that masterful, briliant and beautiful.
I know people are always saying this is the second best film in the Rambo franchise. I disagree In my opinion it is better than First Blood. It is even better action movie to me than Terminator 2: Judgment Day and yea that movie is overrated. Rambo (2008) is practical effect no CGI, I disagree that, they are CGI in here or people claiming it, is not correct in my opinion.
In Rambo III movie review I did not mention a lot of actors, only three because most of the actors in Rambo III are not memorable, but the action is just top notch in the third movie. In this movie we have Julie Benz excellent performance as Sarah Miller. Sly saw her acting performance in Dexter so he asked the actress, if she would love to appear in his movie and she did. The movie was about genocid and real war in Burma against Karen people and I read acctress Julie Benz decide to help poor people. I don’t understand why this movie did not get an oscar? Why Sly did not get an oscar for this movie? Sylvester Stallone’s best acting performance of all time I have ever seen. Graham McTavish as Lewis mercenary was a bad-ass soldier not the best like Rambo but really good, I love his lines. Matthew Marsden love him as School Boy. Those bad-ass soldiers as a rescue group a great to me. Reynaldo Gallegos as Diaz another mercenary was excellent to me. I love that these mercenaries call Rambo boat man I love that.
This movie is great to me, I love this movie dearly with my heart. Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo III and Rambo (2008) are real action movies too me top notch. This is better than Terminator 2: Judgment Day, better than The Equalizer 1 and 2, First Blood and yes they are overrated movies they are not great. Rambo (2008) is MILES way better than director from First Blood Ted Kotcheff’s Uncommon Valor (1983) I don’t care what aynone says that’s my opinion. Rambo in this movie is also searching for missionary’s who are P.O.W in Burmese army camp. In my opinion it is better paced better rescue mission movie than Uncommon Valor is. I Love this movie with a passion I love it.
I love Rambo’s choices of his weapons his using in here: Rambo uses a pistol Colt M1911A1 this is the first time in any Rambo movie I see Rambo using a gun. Just like in Rambo: First Blood Part II he was using shotgun for the first time ever. I love the scene where he uses his bow and arrow and (you see a soldier getting shot with an arrow in his face, my absolutely favorite scene.) In the fourth Rambo movie Rambo dosen’t use C4 tip arrows I wish he would. I love Rambo with his machete in this movie, his knife now is a machate and you see a soldier’s head off been cut by Rambo. Rambo using a machine gun Browning M2 Aircraft and blast soldiers to pices. This movie has tons of action.
This time the music score was used by Brian Tyler he did a perfect score to First Blood, I love his music tune score. Jerry Goldsmith past away in 2004 so he couldn’t make a music score so what. Richard Crenna pased away in 2003 and he couldn’t reprise his role as Sam Trautman back. So that is why they werent in this movie. So what. But Stallone uses a flashbacks about Rambo trilogy in the last scene you see in which Trautman fiers at Rambo with a gun. That was deleted scene from First Blood.
Rambo (2008) is my third favorite Rambo movie in the franchise and Rambo made a full circle in here because we see him walking back home in Bowie Arizona. I love this movie to death, it is my personal favorite action film of all time.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 32 min (92 min), 1 hr 39 min (99 min) (extended), 1 hr 20 min (80 min) (FSK 16 rated) (cut) (Germany)
Genre Action, Thriller
Director Sylvester Stallone
Writer Art Monterastelli, Sylvester Stallone, David Morrell (character)
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish
Country Germany, USA, Thailand
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination.
Production Company Lionsgate Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos, DTS (5.1)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam ST, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 235, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 435 Xtreme, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Hollywood Intermediate, Burbank (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Kantana, Bangkok, Thailand (film processing), Modern VideoFilm, Burbank (CA), USA (dailies: Los Angeles)
Film Length 2,483 m (Sweden), 2,533 m (Portugal, 35mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Dolby Vision, Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI), D-Cinema