(Weekend at Bernie’s)
A war veteran named John Rambo makes his way to a small town with no intentions of causing trouble. A police sheriff doesn’t want him there and forces him to leave just because he’s a drifter. Once Rambo disregards the sheriff's orders they arrest him and try to book him. Rambo breaks free and is forced to flee into the woods where he has to fight for survival as the entire police department try’s to hunt him down. It’s Rambo vs. everyone in this classic and ridiculous action film that started a franchise of enjoyable films.
I decided to revisit this film since the new installment came out this weekend and introduced the series to my girlfriend so we can go see the new one together. I hadn’t seen this film since middle school right around the time the 2008 version was released. I remembered the beginning of it but didn’t remember how outrageous it was. It’s a movie that just says Sylvester Stallone is a badass and that’s exactly what the 80s needed. This movie is about a man who is clearly traumatized after the time he spent serving the country and he just wants to find peace until he’s forced to defend himself. It’s a great action classic that always entertains despite its ridiculous plot. I had a great time revisiting it and my girlfriend enjoyed it enough to watch the sequel so it all worked out. If you haven’t seen these classic films I suggest giving them a watch and you will have a good time.
I’d give this film a 7.5/10.
Proud to announce that gallery artist Mimi Plumb’s Landfall monograph was shortlisted by Aperture Foundation for the 2019 Paris Photo Photobook Awards. Well deserved, as this is a fantastic book and body of work. The book is almost sold out but we still have a handful of signed copies at the gallery. Get it while you can. #mimiplumb#landfall#tbw#blackandwhite#80s