By Suzanne A. Marshall on the October 2019 Edition
Directed by: Adrian Grunberg
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Yvette Montreal,
Sergio Peris, Adriana Barraza
“Vietnam War Veteran, John Rambo, tries to find some sem-blance of peace by raising horses on a ranch in Arizona. He’s also developed a special familial bond with a woman named Maria and her teenage daughter, Gabriela. But when a vicious Mexican cartel kidnaps her, Rambo crosses the border on a bloody quest to rescue her and punish those responsible.”
I suspect this is likely the last of the Rambo series we have seen over the past decades. Sylvester is still a force to recon with, even at 75.
The movie appears to portray that he has PTSD, an assumption on my part, drawn on the fact that he lives underground in a series of tunnels near the ranch house.
It’s a well-done movie and becomes very vicious when the ‘payback’ commences. So, it’s no surprise when the blood starts flowing and bodies begin to stack up. You need to un-derstand the nature of these movies before you go and take it for what it’s worth.
was surprised to see a lot of Bulgarian names in the credits and that the movie was shot in Portugal. Nonetheless, you would think you were in Mexico.
IMDB rates the movie at 6.9/10 based on 11,333 viewers’ comments
Tommy Clarkson is a bit of a renaissance man. He’s lived and worked in locales as disparate as the 1.2 square mile island of Kwajalein to war-torn Iraq, from aboard he and Patty’s boat berthed out of Sea Bright, NJ to Thailand, Germany, Hawaii and Viet Nam; He’s taught classes and courses on creative writing and mass communications from the elementary grades to graduate level; He’s spoken to a wide array of meetings, conferences and assemblages on topics as varied as Buddhism, strategic marketing and tropical plants; In the latter category he and Patty’s recently book, “The Civilized Jungle” – written for the lay gardener – has been heralded as “the best tropical plant book in the last ten years”; And, according to Trip Advisor, their spectacular tropical creation – Ola Brisa Gardens – is the “Number One Tour destination in Manzanillo”.