I Wanted To Like Rambo

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know I’m a sucker for one-man-army movies. Bruce Willis, Steven Segal, Arnold – it doesn’t make any difference.

There’s lots of cartoon violence and not a whole lot of plot. The villain is exquisitely mean. His hired minions are the world’s only well trained rent-a-cops. The movie culminates with that one scene where good and evil go one-on-one (I now swear off using hyphenated words for the rest of this entry), usually without weapons.

With those good times in mind I was thrilled to turn on the TV and see “Rambo – First Blood” was coming on. It was a movie I had never seen, though I knew the legend of John Rambo – few words, all action, good versus evil.

I can’t begin to tell you how disappointed I am. Nothing that I wanted was here in this movie. In fact, with Brian Dennehy and Richard Crenna in the cast, I was hoping for a lot.

What I can’t figure is how they could make multiple sequels in this series. Seeing one was more than enough. Now, when does the next “Under Siege” movie air?