Coming Back From Vietnam Movie #2
Synopsis: Drifter with mysteriously large knife runs afoul of America’s worst police force and destroys small town.
Blurb From the DVD Jacket: “HE NEVER FOUGHT A BATTLE HE COULDN’T WIN”
What Did I Learn?: 1. When John Rambo tells you to let it go, you LET. IT. GO! 2) Rambo can eat things that would make a billy goat puke.
You Might Like This Movie If: You want to watch the film that led to the Saturday morning cartoon for children. Wait, WTF?
Really?: 1) Um….just how much punishment can Rambo endure, exactly? I mean, the man falls off a cliff, smacks into some fir tree branches, seriously cuts his hand, and he just keeps going! 2) It’s funny how Rambo is the protagonist in this movie, yet he doesn't have that many lines, and we see a lot more of Brian Dennehy’s bull-headed sheriff.
Rating: First Blood is easily the best of Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo films, as it features a somewhat-believable plot, a three-dimensional (and strangely sympathetic) villain in Dennehy’s character, and a serious theme: the very real discrimination that many Vietnam vets felt after they returned to the United States. Moreover, it’s a compelling action-thriller. Watch for David Caruso as the only deputy sheriff with any common sense. 8/10 stars.