Sylvester Stallone is back staring in Rambo 42, with as Hollywood critics say, not much of a plot. What a shocker, were you expecting one? So how is this any different from the rest? Were you expecting an Oscar winning performance? If its a Rambo movie, we can all be safe in the assumption that there will be no plot … only plenty of bullets and body counts. Why else would one go to see a Rambo movie, it best not be for the plot. There is no truth to the myth that the story line is that Rambo teams up with the AARP to take on the bad guys.
The Sylvester Stallone nostalgia tour that began with another “Rocky” continues with this fourth “Rambo.” Although Stallone plays it completely straight, the mere idea of the aging action star strapping on the bandana again is risible enough to let the movie play like a comedy too, albeit one with an unusually high body count. So while much of the audience will show up to admire what armored-piercing weapons do to human flesh, others can giggle at the notion of Rambo’s return in a movie that doesn’t risk gumming up its carnage with much of a plot.