Thursday, March 20, 2008


Rating: 2 out of 5 stars * *
When a group of Christian missionary aid workers in Myanmar disappear into the vast green inferno, Vietnam War veteran John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) leaves his job as a Salween River boatman behind to accompany a group of mercenaries on a daring rescue mission to rescue them. Yet despite the fact that Rambo has long since traded his guns for a fishing reel, the world's longest running civil war rages into its sixtieth year on the nearby Thai-Burma border.
Every human being must at least have somthing/someone that they believe in and care about. So either you live your whole life and die believing in nothing or risk your own life believing in something and live. The question is what is your belief that is worth dying for. "Whoever finds his life will lose it and whoever loses his for my sake will find it" - Matt 10:39. In this case, Rambo decides to believe in people again and hence tries to rescue the missionaries. The reason for his brave act was because I think that John may had been emotionally moved when a Christian missonary gave him a wooden cross necklace as a thank you gesture for transporting them across the river.
This movie is only merited towards its very graphic and senseless violence with alot of body counts that is too much to record how many people Rambo had killed. Even with all the violence there is a basic plot with an underlying truth.

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