Sunday, May 27, 2007

"Your worst nightmare..."

Just when you thought the summer of sequels had been pushed to the greatest limits possible, the fourth installment of the Rambo Series is brought to light. That's right folks, this is for real, Rambo 4, officially titled "John Rambo" will be arriving in theaters next summer. It was nearly 20 years ago that "Rambo III" was released. If you ask me, this is just a desperate attempt for Sylvester Stallone, and film executives to make a quick buck off of a classic 80s franchise. I mean, the Italian Stallion will be celebrating his 61st birthday this year, and it was already hard enough to believe that the then 30-something military mercenary could single-handedly bring down an entire Russian military force (Rambo III). If nothing else, when American audiences see just how much ass "Sly" kicks next summer, maybe people will think twice about messing with senior citizens. Stallone, who stars in the picture is also directing and even penned the upcoming fourth installment.

John Rambo is not the first example of 80's pop culture resurrecting this decade. This summer's highly anticipated Transformers, the upcoming Masters of the Universe (aka He Man) feature film and Speed Racer are also projects to watch for in months to come. With the success these franchises had in the 80s, it's no wonder why studio execs are willing to gambling on movie adaptations. As a fan of the original Rambo trilogy, I will admit that although John Rambo may be two decades too late, it appears to have the same gratuitous violence and over-the-top action sequences that made the original three so popular. One thing is for sure, there is NO concern that this movie will be rated PG-13, check out the trailer below to see for yourself......

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"I'm your worst nightmare!"