14 November 2007

'Rambo' too

Buckle up, this is messy.

First the bad news: There is, indeed, a fourth Sylvester Stallone "Rambo" movie coming out.

The worse news: It's soon. Jan. 25th.

Worse still: The name thing. It's being called "Rambo." Which was the name of the second one (officially, "Rambo: First Blood Part II"). Then came 1988's "Rambo III" -- that's right, not "Rambo II," nor even "Rambo: First Blood Part III," leading a nation of teenagers to think they missed something when they learned their Roman numerals. So now we get "Rambo," which would be the second "Rambo," but the fourth movie. Egad.

Worst of all: This might not be the end. When the film company first wanted to call this installment "John Rambo," a la "Rocky Balboa," Stallone interceded. He told Ain't It Cool News, "I just was thinking that the title John Rambo was derivative of Rocky Balboa and might give people the idea that this is the last Rambo film, and I don't necessarily feel that it will be. He's not an athlete, there's no reason he can't continue onto another adventure. Like John Wayne with 'The Searchers'."

1 comment:

Maggie&Bandit said...

From Maggie: Yeah, but old dogs shouldn't try too many new tricks. After a while, they just look pathetic. Ask Bandit.