In terms of the Rambo movies, I’ve only seen the first one but boy is it great. Whenever it’s on television I watch it and the final scene with Rambo and his Colonel always makes me cry. It never fails.
So yeah, I know Rambo and that’s why I was scared to watch his latest movie which came out two years ago, Rambo: Last Blood.
How would I describe this movie? My sister, who I watched the film with yesterday, said it best: “It’s Taken meets rated-R Home Alone.” That’s not an exaggeration.
The movie moves along at a fair pace and actually produces a really good story that left me and my sister absolutely riveted/horrified. Then the film kind of devolved into a gore fest that wasn’t exactly exhilarating or all that fulfilling despite the film’s circumstances. When the movie ended my sister and I kind of looked at each other giggling because the last twenty minutes were so ludicrous.
I’m not saying the movie was bad. In fact, it was way better than I could’ve possibly expected. The end was a bit boring though and ultimately dampened the quality of the rest of the film.
3.5 out of 5 stars and 85 out of 100. It’s not the worst movie I’ve ever seen but it’s nowhere near the best either.
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I know Rocky is the movie that won Best Picture and is considered to be the best film of the franchise and I get it. The movie is amazing! It’s a perfectly written story that is designed to make you feel things, namely a waterfall of tears rolling down your face, but the film in the franchise that makes my heart soar is Rocky III.
Rocky III builds upon the story established in Rocky and Rocky II and culminates into something beautiful, magical, inspiring, and something downright tear-inducing. I’ve never seen a movie quite like it before. It’s my favorite sports-themed film of all time of course and no matter how many times I watch it I seem to love it even more with every viewing.
The film is absolute perfection with some of Stallone’s best acting on full display too. And did I say this movie makes me cry buckets?
Sylvester Stallone has given us a gift with these fantastic/iconic movies and I thank him for that. I love this story.
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Sylvester Stallone is one of my favorite people in Hollywood for his outstanding works in cinema. From his Oscar-worthy performances as an actor, his incredible skill at storytelling, and his attention to detail in directing, Sylvester “Sly” Stallone is an amazing person and clearly someone who inspires me to believe that one day my own work may be recognized in a similar fashion.
Today, for this week’s A Movie Ranking, I had to rank all of the films I’ve seen with the one-and-only Stallone in the mix. Enjoy!
Rocky. Everyone in the United States knows who Rocky is. If you don’t, you’ve basically been living under a rock. Sylvester Stallone created a fictional character that is literally one of the most inspiring and iconic fictional characters of all time. I’ve been watching Rocky movies since I was a kid but I had only ever seen Rocky III (which is my favorite installment) and Rocky IV. Then I saw Creed and Creed II, which were also pretty good. But there were two important Rocky movies I had never thought about watching before and that was Rocky and Rocky II.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post sharing my ranking of all of the Oscar-winning movies I had ever seen but when I went to look at a list of all the Oscar-winning films my jaw dropped when I saw that Rocky was on that list. All this time I have loved these movies and I didn’t see the one that got a freaking Oscar for Best Picture! What?! So, because Netflix just released all five Rocky movies on their streaming service, I decided to watch it, and boy was I surprised. Continue reading Watching ‘Rocky’ For the First Time→
Avengers: Endgame wasn’t just a phenomenal conclusion to an amazing eleven years of storytelling. It was also the thrilling beginning of what will probably be eleven more years of breathtaking awesomeness. Yes we have had to say goodbye to some fan favorites like Iron Man, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Black Widow, etc. but there are some new heroes on the horizon that will surely make us look at this era in the way we look at The Avengers; it’s a great movie but gosh it can be boring…and old.
When I watched Creed for the second time I was blown away by the movie’s simple but impactful story. It set up the story for Adonis Creed, son of deceased boxer Apollo Creed, and when I heard there was going to be a sequel I was ecstatic. And then when I saw the trailer and found out his next opponent was going to be Ivan Drago’s son, Viktor Drago I was even more thrilled. I missed getting to see it in the movie theaters but yesterday I saw it was available to watch digitally so I watched it and I am proud to say, I enjoyed it.
Some people say Creed II is the greatest film in this franchise and I definitely disagree. It’s not better than Rocky III or even RockyIV, for that matter, but it is a worthy addition to this story.
The film’s only fault is its lack of originality. It follows the same beats of Rocky III through and through while also resolving the decades-old rivalry between the Creed and Drago families. But what it lacks in original storytelling it makes up for with emotional impact.
If you’ve never seen Rocky IV then you won’t understand the importance of this film. This movie is solely made for those who know this franchise backward and forward.