Wednesday, April 01, 2009


The clip that I'm about to show is from the new Rambo starring Sylvester Stallone.

Well, not much to review after watching this clip. It's pretty obvious that the Burmese soldiers are the bad guys here and Rambo is, of course, the man-slaughtering protagonist. The Burmese soldiers in this movie are portrayed as terrible people, taking innocent lives, and not showing much restraint killing an.d torturing these helpless people.
As we discussed in class, Sylvester Stallone isn't 100% American but he's still an American icon with movies like Rambo and Rocky. Rambo is kind of portrayed as the savior at the end, but he also kills a good amount of people. This movie goes along with what we talked about in class because it's a plain difference who the bad guys are; the Burmese soldiers don't have any sense of rationality and pretty much just kill everyone in sight. If you've seen the other Rambo movies, you know that they aren't much for movies with a plot, but there's plenty of action to keep you on the edge of your seat.
The other Americans that make Rambo drive his boat into Burma are considered good people in this movie as well. They come to help the wounded people that the Burmese soldiers are terrorizing. So as a recap the good people are Rambo and the Americans, and the Burmese soldiers are bad; typical American action movie.

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