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3 Minutes & 29 Seconds... This is it! AICN scored the motherfucking premiere footage of JOHN RAMBO! This ain't PG13, NO-WAY!

Hey folks. Harry here. As I fished my long turned off phone out of my computer bag in Chicago, I joked about what important messages may be awaiting me. In very short order - I had a message from Sly Stallone. That's right, our buddy was back from Thailand and, "The toughest, most grueling shoot of my entire life!" There were bugs and all manners of scary things coming out of the dark on the shoot - and while Stallone was in Thailand, JOHN RAMBO was in BURMA - and Stallone isn't fucking around. The footage we have for you is something that Sly put together to show distributors and folks at Cannes... but, he wanted to see what you Talkbackers thought about what he had for us. So - for 2 days, this footage will be hosted here on AICN. And then, I'm taking it down. But I watched this with a group of about 15 friends tonight and when... you'll see... happens, and then, it keeps happening - we were screaming and applauding and being so happy to see RAMBO doing the shit Rambo was created for. THIS ISN'T WATERED DOWN, THIS IS TURNED UP. That said - you should know that this footage isn't done - and Stallone still intends to add more blood and "ARROWS" to this stuff. Sly is also watching this talkback to see what you guys think, so be honest and straight with the man. And AB... It's fucking Christmas... Ho Ho Ho!!! Thanks goes out to Stallone for giving us this, to Tom Joad for some Encoding help and to the greatest audience of all, you guys! It's about to get BLOODY!

When Pushed, Killing's As Easy As Breathing! - See What John Rambo Means!

P.S. Please do not emulate anything you see in the above 3+ minute promotional piece, John Rambo is a trained professional... attempting anything you see here could result in actual fatalities, jail time and a close encounter with a prostate massaging summer sausage. So celebrate the film, don't reenact!

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  • May 19, 2007, 5:15 a.m. CST


    by Artifakts

    I wasn't excited about this...but things change!!

  • May 19, 2007, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Why do people bother with the whole

    by Mr Chuff

    First thing anymore? Its so twatty and you just get the sit ripped out of you anyway?

  • May 19, 2007, 5:20 a.m. CST


    by drew mcweeny

    ... yeah. When he does... it... and then he does... that other thing... it feels like it's the 80s again in all the right ways. <P>Way to go, Sly.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Two thumbs up!

    by robert_paulson

    Well this is a film I wasn't bothered about at all, but after seeing that then count me in!

  • May 19, 2007, 5:25 a.m. CST


    by manheor

    Is shoot in almost documental flair, with a very dirt cinematography is cool

  • May 19, 2007, 5:25 a.m. CST


    by The Mothman

    I'm 10mb in, do I cancel the download due to lack of quality?

  • May 19, 2007, 5:26 a.m. CST

    Dear God that's bloody

    by MiloM

    I wonder whether, with everything they're seeing on the nightly news, people will really want to watch a savage war flick for entertainment right now. A horror movie with blood spewing everywhere? Sure, why not. That's all in fun. But combat violence? I don't know. Nicely done, though. Excellent work on Stallone's part.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:28 a.m. CST

    Is he selling this to a bunch of fucking idiots!?

    by editingmakesthemovie

    We're really back to the 80's. The A Team with guns.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:28 a.m. CST

    I cant help thinking...

    by Mr Chuff

    a lot of the blood n guts (literally!) will be trimmed back on release. I was very dubious about this flick and now I'm a little more interested. Hope Sly pulls it off. First Blood was the first video I ever hired as a kid and I still love it to this day. Fingers crossed.....

  • May 19, 2007, 5:29 a.m. CST


    by Quint

    That's one of the goriest things I've ever seen. My favorite is when he takes out the guy in the front seat of the military vehicle and the guy cameos for the next couple shots as splatter on the gun. No matter what, bonus points for going that extra mile. It's sad that it's been so long since we've seen real gore in an action film that it comes as a shock to see it here, but I guess Sly can use that shock value for all its worth in this one.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:30 a.m. CST

    The A Team *had* guns

    by MiloM

    What this is is The A Team with blood, and spilled viscera, and no Mr. T.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Hobo with a quiver

    by brassai2003

    Ok. one of my favorite characters is back. BUT, the footage looks like a Grindhouse trailer. Kinda like Hobo With a Shotgun. People exploding in a rain of blood? C'mon. Despite what people think, Rambo was not about killing for the sake of it and Kayro syrup flying through the air. It was a man pushed too far.Think about it. you never saw David Caruso's head explode. Or even the Russian in in part II. I'm diggin the premise and LOVED Balboa. Mr. Stallone please put as much heart into this as the latter. Based on this trailer though, it seems more like Missing in Action 6.Hope this gets read.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:32 a.m. CST

    well at least all the people complaining abotu die hard

    by BadMrWonka

    can jerk off to this for a while...<p>I'm more of an Ocean's 13 guy, myself...

  • May 19, 2007, 5:35 a.m. CST


    by The Mothman

    You just reminded me of something...has anyone read Beached, by Ted Griffin of Ocean's 11 (you know, the good one)? Good concept, maybe someone in the know can review it or *cough* post it somewhere. Alas, off topic. 30mb in to this clip. May as well let it go now.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:36 a.m. CST

    In the name of Jesus.. Rip off the head of every enemy!

    by Jugdish

    I like the violence, however this has to be NC-17...Stallone, looks like you know what the fans want...Question is the new MPAA ( post Valenti ) going to let you release this as an R?

  • May 19, 2007, 5:37 a.m. CST

    RIP Col. Trautman

    by TheGhostWhoWalks

    And bring back Dennehy!

  • May 19, 2007, 5:37 a.m. CST

    Holy Shit

    by rost's a Splatter-Movie!

  • May 19, 2007, 5:39 a.m. CST


    by zengamer

    About friggin' time! I'm tired of these pussy action flicks with a million bullets and no blood. This looks like a grindhouse flick because it SHOULD be a grindhouse flick. The first one was, at any rate.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:40 a.m. CST


    by drew mcweeny

    ... not at all. <P>Look, the original FIRST BLOOD has little or nothing to do with the other films in the series. By the time they made that first sequel, Rambo had already evolved into a superhero. This looks bloody as hell and it's actually pretty nice-looking. If Sly delivers a film that lives up to the "Holy shit!" quotient of this promo trailer, then I'm in. I had no expectations for this, but I really enjoyed it as a piece of wild gory '80s throwback action.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:40 a.m. CST

    This Clip Is More Violent Than The First 3 Movies Total

    by Zipperhead

    It does have the feel of a "Made For Video" trailer though.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Distributors give this one MASSIVE pre-sales!

    by Louis_the_lionheart

    Once again Stallone delivers, I dont know too many guys in the UK that wouldn't pay to see this. Great popcorn entertainment. First time I have seen a trailer and it has got my jaw to drop violence wise. GO SLY wish you were 20 years younger so we had another 20 years to enjoy your work.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:47 a.m. CST

    very nice indeed... you got my theater money...

    by tbdeinc

  • May 19, 2007, 5:48 a.m. CST

    I'm coming to get you

    by BigMikey

    Wow - that's brilliant. I agree with other TBers that it looks like a real grimy 80s exploitation throwback, which is a good thing in my book. If the final cut can keep that level of gore and brutality then it could be great.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Well, doesn't look half-assed at least...

    by The Mothman

    Mori makes a good point about the first one being an entirely different entity. I used the same theory watching T3 last night, treating it as a 'what if' scenario based on Cameron's conclusion. Made it a lot more enjoyable.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Dude is off the chain, man!!

    by PoweredUpPacman

    Yup, a .50 at close range will really fuck up your day. You go John-boy!

  • May 19, 2007, 5:56 a.m. CST

    Man, Stallone is more sadistic than Mel Gibson --

    by comedian_x

    and that's saying something.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:57 a.m. CST


    by Dragulf

    Just WOW!

  • May 19, 2007, 5:58 a.m. CST

    Quality amount of claret there

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    I am approve. Them growth hormones is da shizzle! Bring on another aged 80's killing machine.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:58 a.m. CST

    Lol Pacman

    by The Mothman

    I vote they use your comment as the poster tagline.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:05 a.m. CST


    by feckdrinkarse

    I like, I like. Sly is the man.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:06 a.m. CST


    by Vicenzo

    A good, hardcore action film is just what we need. Beware that the carnage doesn't become tiresome.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:06 a.m. CST

    Rambo is a mormon pushing religion through bloodshed

    by Power_Girl

    Keep the blood and guts...cut the christian rubbish.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:07 a.m. CST

    This is what will happen to the "Jesus Camp" kids

    by Power_Girl

    It's true!

  • May 19, 2007, 6:08 a.m. CST


    by Louis_the_lionheart

    Sly, Have a great part for you in new UK British Independent film. Pitch of the film is a UK "Jerry McGuire" meets "Boiler Room". You would play a US entreprenuer based in London helping inspire a bunch of guys set up there own business. Please contact me if your interested:

  • May 19, 2007, 6:14 a.m. CST

    The Return of the Proper Action Movie!!!

    by jones the cat

    I thought I was looking forward to this movie before, but I can't WAIT now! That trailer was one of the most awesome I've ever seen, and pretty much extinguished any doubts I had about this project. This ain't gonna be no half-assed PG-13 effort, but an all-out ACTION MOVIE for the first time in years! BIG THANKS to Sly for sharing this footage with us! One thing, though: I really hope Jerry Goldsmith's theme music is used in the final movie as well. Wouldn't feel like "Rambo" without it.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Love it, Sly!

    by ikkyu

    great stuff! brings a modern style to the 80's action table w'out wussing out. i mean that you didn't take the all-too-easy option of overdoing the 80's camp, but you didn't end up squinting up your own post-modern butt.<p>me and all my Rocky/First Blood/Die Hard/Predator lovin' buddies are right there with you! you got our ten bucks.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:15 a.m. CST

    That's how you fucking do it. Watch and learn Bruce..

    by HamsterDK

    When all others tone down their sequels in order to get their precious PG-13 rating, Sly says FUCK OFF and turns the gore factor all the way up. But these are a collection of some of the goriest moments in the movie (I suspect) boiled down to a few seconds, so of course it will strike harder. I can't wait for this thing.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Fuck me!!!! Absolutely Badass! i liiiiiiiiiiiike it!

    by Dr. Frankenstein

    love it! Now this is how to make a Rambo movie! in the other talk back Bruce nearly had me convinced that a PG-13 action movie was going to cut it but after watching this with, the best will in the world, he's talking shit. If Die Hard ain't going to deliver the goods it OK because Rambo's going to up the anty. Sly if you're watching this I'm booking my tickets now and sending that clip to all my friends who are gonna love it. All you othedr talk backers out there who've been pissisng and moaning at a DieHard movie y'know, for the kids, better get your asses in line to support this movie and Sly because if this fails and LVoDH makes a ton of money then welcome to the future kids.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:25 a.m. CST

    John Rambo....

    by Seany-Wan

    Now that's more like it! Bring it on! Quentin Trarantino is smiling! Now if they could only make James Bond like this...... Cheers.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:25 a.m. CST

    John Rambo....

    by Seany-Wan

    Now that's more like it! Bring it on! Quentin Tarantino is smiling! Now if they could only make James Bond like this...... Cheers.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Ok, you have my attention now

    by grungywout

    I didn't really care until I saw this. But this actually looks badass. I actually want to see it now. And this ain't gonna be some PG-13 crap by the looks of it. Gotta respect that nowadays.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:30 a.m. CST

    fucking quicktime.

    by repligin

    do you guys have to use it all the time, can't you put a mpeg version for the rest of us plebs?

  • May 19, 2007, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Wow. Stallone lost his mind after Rocky Balboa.

    by DerLanghaarige

    But I don't care :). Way to go, Sly!

  • May 19, 2007, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Has anybody called Vern yet?

    by DerLanghaarige

    He should watch this!

  • May 19, 2007, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Rambo poundering over the

    by Jazz-man

    Rambo poundering over the scripture reading and then cutting to him creeping up behind that soldier is very exciting and my favorite part. Well done. I hope those scared words, through voiceover or whatever, haunt a good way. It's a nice contrast in the midst of all that hell. I remember reading LEFT TO TELL and how the brutality allowed the most profound awekening in the author. I'm not saying Rambo has to see god or anything but meeting and helping this christian workers is proably the best thing that could have happened to the evolution of John Rambo especially as he trys to make sense of a life time of blood n guts during his twighlight years. I hope there is a deep thread throughout all that intense brutatlity. It would take things to a whole new level.Possibilities are endless. Hope the ediing goes well, Sly ! I love how you cut the killing of the rapist. Edgy. Brings to mind Scorses's Cape Fear for some reason. Your loyal fans are behind you. Go for it ! Peace, Jazz

  • May 19, 2007, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah im so there for this one....

    by BatPsycho

    And that kick ass 80's mullet you are rocking is the shiz-nite! Keep the gore in and go for the nc-17 rating. it will bring all your hard core fans out to a great showing at the box office.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Hell yah...

    by fatguyonalittlebike

    I like it. These days it is refreshing to see the bad guys get there asses kicked... no moral dilemma's.. just good old fashioned eye for an eye... I would like to see Mr. Stallone put this kind of passion into a movie not his own... I would like to see another Copland... something unexpected.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:50 a.m. CST

    wow...the 80s are back.

    by sikkz

    first: english is not my first language.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:51 a.m. CST

    wow...the 80s are back 2

    by sikkz

    awesome! i hope there will be an unrated dvd.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Can't see it!!!

    by indiephantom

    Hey, what's with that link. Just getting white screen. Someone please put up another link...I MUST SEE THIS FOOTAGE!!

  • May 19, 2007, 6:54 a.m. CST


    by ABVH

    that was unexpected...AND SO FUCKING AWESOME

  • May 19, 2007, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Trailer was working with Goldsmith's music and then

    by KillaKane

    it degenerates into some cheezy DTV synth drum vamp and kills that 'Big Picture' vibe. Not too keen on the look, First Blood is beautifully shot, I was hoping it would have an edgier moodier look. Pretty hardcore violence, just as long as it's 'necessary to the plot' I don't have any issues with it, War is visceral and brutal, and it's in line with the progression from 80's action to contemporary fare. I just hope it's more akin to the first film in tone and not some jar-headed neanderthal action flick.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:12 a.m. CST

    YouTube Link. Right Here....

    by MoRelish

    I Up'ed it for you guys who are having trouble downloading it...

  • May 19, 2007, 7:15 a.m. CST


    by Ry_Dermo

    I loved the first Rambo flick, it was so gritty and felt very real. The sequel's didnt really work for me and I wasnt sure how John Rambo would work out...from the looks of it, pretty fuckin' great! What a trailer, that's how you sell your movie kids. It has character, plotting and kick-ass action. I really love what Sly is doing at the minute, Rocky Balboa was such a great film, again feeling very personal and respectful to the characters. I'm positive this film will be in the same vain. Dont get me wrong I dug the trailer for Die Hard 4.0 but it looks really expensive and maybe alittle over the top (hey its Hollywoood right) but this trailer just feels so much more basic (not cheap! definatly not cheap) it's hard to describe....I guess it just looks fuckin cool. iIt feels like Rambo in Grindhouse style, the editing, the music, the way it has been shot and the text at the end just rocked. Not enough good things to say really. Good Job Sly and I'm definatly up for this!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 7:15 a.m. CST


    by Second Wave Dave

    John is one cold dude! Dammit this is harsh! Over a long long time some REAL action. Blood and guts. Torture and explosion. Rambo is justifier!

  • May 19, 2007, 7:20 a.m. CST


    by EyeofPolyphemus

    ...but good considering the subject matter. Burma ranks right up there with Darfur as worst war zone on Earth right now. The trailer felt like a cool throwback to '80's action films, too. Brought back some good memories of theatergoing back then. I also appreciate the Christians here are not scene as Ned Flanders type parodies, but real people with convictions. Bravo. <P> I cannot wait to see more.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:26 a.m. CST

    great stuff

    by kwisatzhaderach

    9/11 pretty much killed violence in American movies, nice to see it making its way back.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:29 a.m. CST


    by MoRelish

  • May 19, 2007, 7:33 a.m. CST

    That was f'n awesome.

    by Nordling

    Hardcore violence. I like that.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Another YOUTUBE link. Let this clip spread like a virus

    by HamsterDK D2e24qBILM

  • May 19, 2007, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Sly is the damn man

    by Fight-clubber

    I think its looks like complete gold. This looks like the best 80s movie that was never made. You dont get great lines like " when your pushed enough killings as easy as breathing" anymore and its a shame. You allso dont get trully amazing savage violence in action movies anymore, i mean heads off with knifes. It just looks like pure fun. 3 of my friends have watched it now and they all think its looks like a amazing ballzy movie from their childhood. Slys the man!

  • May 19, 2007, 7:35 a.m. CST

    That was

    by DrSurvey

    That was pretty good. I thought there were a few lines that didn't work and the splash that was made from the guy taking the arrow to the chest didn't feel right, but over all a good early peek. Shows the two sides of Rambo that hopefully will be evident in the movie.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:35 a.m. CST


    by PhillipMarlowe

    I will be there opening night, Stallone.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:37 a.m. CST

    "In the name of Jesus.. "?

    by classyfredblassy

    Rip off the head of every enemy?" I agree, but should you be saying in the name of Allah? Pattani, Thailand - Islamic insurgents on Monday shot dead a Thai-Buddhist couple working as fruit pickers in the majority-Muslim area of Bannang Sata, Yala provine and injured their three-year-old daughter, police said. After gunning down Praphan Ponlarak, 36, and his wife Chaddakan, the assailants decapitated Praphan, making him the 29th victim to be beheaded in Thailand's troubled deep South since the region's separatist insurgency took a turn for the worse in January 2004. Their daughter was admitted to Bannang Sata hospital, 780 kilometres south of Bangkok, for treatment

  • May 19, 2007, 7:37 a.m. CST

    NC-17 could actually benefit this movie!

    by HamsterDK

    Think about it. The target audience is young males age 25+ how remembers their first Rambo experiences. An NC17 rating would generate so much fucking buzz and everyone in the target audience would have to see what the fuck this thing is about.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Say no to drugs Sly!

    by AvengingFist

    drug offence in thailand = death

  • May 19, 2007, 7:39 a.m. CST


    by Cameron1

    You just keep going with that Sly, don't water it down for ANYBODY, I wanna see a action movie that shows the pain and the blood and the downright messiness of killing. Harry says you're reading the talkback, Sly so like I say : Keep going with this style and level of violence and rawness. <p> Somehwere, Vern is tenting.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:40 a.m. CST

    "Don't forget one thing..."

    by Mind Vault-1

    ...a good supply of body bags!" Loving what I'm seeing Sly, keep it up. I'm so sick to the hind teeth of "pretty-pouty-boy" action heroes. Hell, we 80's kids ARE being spoiled! What with Transformers looking good, Die Hard 4.0 and now this. Film snobs can sniff all they want, this is the shit I grew up on and still love going to see. I've always found that each J.J.Rambo flick has mixed it up regarding gritty/high end action with a smattering of social commentary. Again, the film snobs can scoff all they like. All I ask is that Sly uses some of the much-loved motifs and themes by the sorely missed maestro Mr. Jerry Goldsmith. That would really be the icing on the cake. I just wish Richard Crenna were around for the ride too. Stick with it Sly, the critics don't know shit. Rocky Balboa proved once again that your good self and fans are right. Can't wait! "What you choose to call hell, he calls home."

  • May 19, 2007, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Awesome, and respect from Australia...

    by Phantomps2

    What a kick-ass trailer. Sure, toning movies down may bring in a few extra dollars, but let's also face fact. Stallone isn't an actor that draws the young audience for good looks, or being a 'metrosexual' hero. No, this is going to be for the older die-hard fans such as myself. Fans that have stuck through the good and bad times, but fans who, as was the case with Rocky, will pay to see a no holds barred action movie. It's brutal - I love it - keep it up. Finally - Sly, please don't ignore Australia. I hear that you banned Australian press recently from your Rocky DVD launch due to the drugs case. Remember you have a legion of fans here - and Australian fans can be pretty damn vocal on a world stage. We would love to see you back here one day!

  • May 19, 2007, 7:50 a.m. CST

    And why isn't it in Xvid or Divx...

    by JackPumpkinhead

    ...or some other human format? Damn quickslime was updated again... time to check Astalavista :\

  • May 19, 2007, 7:51 a.m. CST


    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    Seriously I'm blown away. I was excited for the new Rambo but even I wasn't expecting this. I seriously cant fucking wait for this movie!

  • May 19, 2007, 7:54 a.m. CST


    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    Hearing Jerry's score again was joyous!

  • May 19, 2007, 7:55 a.m. CST

    what a money shot!

    by omega786

    Holy 'fuck me with a screwdriver' shit!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!Stallone is back to real Rambo territory. Probably the offical sequel to FIRST BLOOD.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:58 a.m. CST

    *+*+*+*+VERHOEVEN IS BACK!*+*+*+*+

    by omega786


  • May 19, 2007, 8:01 a.m. CST

    A little critique

    by HamsterDK

    Though I absolutely love most of what I see in these clips I have a few concerns. (1) The color schemes in some of the forrest sequences look a little too bland, like they were shot in my back yard. I hope this is due to the fact you haven't colortimed the movie yet. Burma needs some warm tones. (2) the music at the end was horrible. I know that it's most likely some temp track found on myspace but it still concerns me that whoever edited this thing chose to use such horrible music. Please let the soundtrack be heavily Goldsmith inspired. I love those classic sad tunes and would hate to see them missing from the final film. Other than this, I CANNOT WAIT!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 8:02 a.m. CST


    by JonBlizzard

    I've been seeking another "Commando", "first blood". Since the mid 90s...where did those kind of movies go....apparently Mr. Stallone, knew exactly where. Sly, you are my hero!

  • May 19, 2007, 8:09 a.m. CST

    A question for Bruce Willis

    by omega786

    What's it feel like to have DH4 pissed on by JOHN RAMBO?

  • May 19, 2007, 8:11 a.m. CST


    by FusionAddict

    ...RAMBO 4 is going to be the greatest Christian film ever made.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:11 a.m. CST


    by Evil Hobbit

    After years of PG13 crapfests this one finally gives us back the brutal action fights we've been dying to see again. And as a desert Sly tops it of with Verhoeven kills in overdrive. Ty Sly, I hope the whole film is this awesome. Let the second action revolution begin!

  • May 19, 2007, 8:11 a.m. CST

    It seems a bit morally confused

    by Templeton Peck

    On the other hand it has a guy getting his throat ripped out, and someone else being turned into paste, so a thumbs up from me.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Re: Finally

    by JonBlizzard

    I watched it again and feel my last post didn't quite do this justice. This could very well be one of the greatest things I've seen. The throat rip is perfection and admittedly even on the second watching the gunning at point blank range of that guy in the truck made my jaw drop! You sir are the man!

  • May 19, 2007, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Sly is GOD! This is what an action movie should be

    by HarryBlackPotter

    not a pussy PG13. Gimme the gore!

  • May 19, 2007, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Now that was a fucking trailer...

    by UndeadXeke

    Holy fucking shit! I was laughing with glee watching this. This made my day.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:37 a.m. CST


    by SpencerTrilby

    Looks interesting. I'm sold.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:37 a.m. CST


    by Seph_J

    Just remember this Sly..... you NEED Goldsmiths score. The guys dead, I know... but keep the score dude. Re-use if you must, but keep it in there. Its a long road man....

  • May 19, 2007, 8:38 a.m. CST

    That just made my day.

    by brokentusk

    Good job Sly. If I had a hat, I would tip it to you.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:43 a.m. CST

    I agree with BanannaHammock

    by Mr Chuff

    dont wimp out on the rating here. This NEEDS to stir people up and get them talking. Thats exactly what worked for Rocky Balboa. People were EXPECTING the film to die on its ass, to show Sly up and I hate to say it but I think a lot of people went to see it out of morbid curiosity - "lets watch the old guy get slapped around for 2 hrs"... this needs to be as, or even more, impressive a fuck off to those people than RB was...

  • May 19, 2007, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Lector quotes...

    by Seph_J

    good for any occasion.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:05 a.m. CST

    80's Action vs 2000

    by Kizeesh

    The gore is right back in those 80's powerhouse action-movie stylee'. I thik that in the wake of Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down, the film world has really taken a turn for the realism uber alles. Its great to see the schlock violence of the old style coming back, and i really think it's been missed. When you take it to that much of an extreme it becomes almost comic-book hyper-reality. <P> LFoDH (or DH 4.0 over here in the UK) has gone for a completely different look. It's far more modernised, but the Die Hard Films did change progressively over the years to suit the current tastes, look at DH1 vs DH2 vs DH WaV. in the same way they've ramped it up to suit the modern appeal which is a gritty looking darkly styled 24-alike vision. Rambo would never have suited that.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST

    I LOVE IT!!!

    by TraumReiter

    GO RAMBO GO RAMBO GO!!! I just send the Link to 30 people.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:39 a.m. CST


    by T 1000 xp professional

    Count me officially excited.....hollyyy freaking crap...pleaseee keep everything i saw. Make it straightforward no BS. I actually think the gritty cinematography during all the little jungle chases help keep that savage look. The little things are going to make this work besides more of the asian ground beef ala gun turret.....I don't think i'll ever desire a Metal Gear Solid movie if this reaches it potential( that is saying alot).

  • May 19, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST


    by CutAndPaste

    That was fantastic! I really miss this kind of action. It's so hard now-a-days to find an action movie that doesn't include some kind of kung fu or wirework. Thank you Mr. Stallone for bringing back ACTION!

  • May 19, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Sly is more than a nickname

    by skydog

    This guy is seriously smart. He knows who to appeal to and how. I just re-watched Rocky Balboa and that film is very good. When you think about all the ways that project could of stunk. . . Maybe Stallone should direct the next spider-man movie.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST


    by stamper


  • May 19, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    PS the trailer is badly stretched

    by stamper

    Someone should inform the AICN staff that their quicktime conversion is not in the correct format, it's totally badly streched.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

    can't watch it!

    by R_D_P

    Hey guys I see the disclaimer saying it should load quicker. If I rt-click and download it stops at 474kb. Same if I let Quicktime launch. Can someone post a mirror?

  • May 19, 2007, 11:01 a.m. CST

    NC-17? Are you guys insane?

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    When did a NC-17 movie ever make money? Fuck sake, the film is going to be a hard R you can't ask for more. If it were NC-17 you would be asking for it to be x rated and incorporate a scene where Rambo instigates animal rape. The Die Hard ratings fiasco makes sense but when people start calling for films like this to be NC-17 you make the whole AICN community look like morons.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Harry can you put it on 3 or 4 links, it's not loading

    by Luci888

    Harry can please you put it on 3 or 4 links and servers, as it's not loading for me and the one server probably can't handle thousands of hits per minute.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST


    by Chilli815

    Now THAT is a throwback to the fantastically absurdly awesome days of Commando.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST

    To Mr. Stallone

    by royo23

    I turn 35 in a few weeks, but for a few minutes, you made me feel like a 14-year-old again. Thanks for the trailer. We'll see you on opening night.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST

    No NC-17 ?

    by stamper

    Is that from the same team who literaly crushed in a wrong format the trailer sent by Sly ? You guys should get away from your computer screens. An NC-17 Rambo is gonna be a WORLD SHATTERING EVENT.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST

    But what does VERN think about all this?

    by triplefive

  • May 19, 2007, 11:16 a.m. CST

    can't see crap! you tube links aren't working

    by dead youngling

    guess i gotta right click and try to save vid. when i click the link it downloads to a new window and nothing plays even though it says done! WTH

  • May 19, 2007, 11:20 a.m. CST

    OH SHIT!


    That slicing of the head was EXTREMELY UNEXPECTED! I screamed OH SHIT... Go ahead SLY... !!!!!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 11:20 a.m. CST



    That slicing of the head was EXTREMELY UNEXPECTED! I screamed OH SHIT... Go ahead SLY... !!!!!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 11:21 a.m. CST

    I Describe it to you

    by skydog

    It kicks ass ands is bloody as hell. I know Stallone will be reading these posts so to him I say- I hope John finds peace at the end,you know what I mean.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Bad typing

    by skydog

    try posting with a 2 year old on your lap.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Bad typing

    by skydog

    try posting with a 2 year old on your lap.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Thought 300 was violent...JOHN RAMBO is gonna RULE!!!

    by ABking

    This movie is going to KICK SO MUCH UNHOLY ASS!!! It's a balls-to-the-walls take no prisoners kinda movie from the looks of those 3 minutes! SUMMER 2008 can't get here soon enough! Imagine seeing this preview over LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD!!! Sly if you are reading this and I know you long as you stay true to Jerry Goldsmith's classic score/themes (while also adding some new music) and have a great "Rambo running in slow motion from a MASSIVE explosion shot a la RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II -the mountain scene- this movie is going to RULE!

  • May 19, 2007, 11:27 a.m. CST

    nC-17 would be asking a bit much..

    by Dr. Frankenstein

    but if there is censor trouble then I'm sure everyone would be happy with a Hard "R" at the flicks and an unrated DVD a few months down the line.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Rated R is enough. NC17 is clueless

    by SpencerTrilby

    Hard R, pull-no-punches movie is all I need. I just hope the whole "Christian" angle is not ham-fisted. I want this movie to be as enjoyable for an old agnostic fart like me, as it will be for Christians. Part gore, part subtle, with a satisfying ending... don't let me down Sly! Once you're done with Rocky and Rambo, you can rob the Academy with your Edgar Poe movie starring Robert Downey Jr!!! And PLEASE, let this rumor about your involvement in Cameron's AVATAR be true!

  • May 19, 2007, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Higher quality than youtube, smaller file size here

    by vich1

  • May 19, 2007, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Hey Stallone, this is ABking with my opinion!

    by ABking

    This movie is going to KICK SO MUCH UNHOLY ASS!!! It's a balls-to-the-walls take no prisoners kinda movie from the looks of those 3 minutes! SUMMER 2008 can't get here soon enough! Imagine seeing this preview over LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD!!! Sly if you are reading this and I know you long as you stay true to Jerry Goldsmith's classic score/themes (while also adding some new music) and have a great "Rambo running in slow motion from a MASSIVE explosion shot a la RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II -the mountain scene- this movie is going to RULE! Now that I'm thinking about it, maybe you should get a jump on the competition next summer and release this at the end of April or early May so you have a few weeks before Memorial Day. That way JOHN RAMBO can pull a SPIDER-MAN 3 type massive launch on the worldwide box-office audience. Last but not least Sly, I know you and Governor Schwarzenegger see each other on a regular basis, so if Arnie is planning on coming back to films after his term is up in 2010, give him some good advice on how to "come back" and kick the audiences ass real hard by making KING CONAN as fucking BLOODY and HARD R like JOHN RAMBO. In fact, tell Arnie he needs to make KING CONAN for his fans like you are doing with JOHN RAMBO. Thanks ALOT for making my day. You have a real BLOCKBUSTER on your hands. I bet you Mario Kassar and Andrew Vajna are pissing their pants wishing they were producers on JOHN RAMBO!

  • May 19, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Holy Smokes

    by telepathos

    I must say, it looks brutal, which is impressive, but the plot seems very thin. I like the early 80's style "JOHN RAMBO" in red at the end.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:57 a.m. CST


    by conbarba

    i think is not too interesting looking, except the blood stuff, which might be fun i guess if you are not o the burma side. Nothing new here. And is pretty bad put together, with usual trailer cliche all the way.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Great footage!

    by jimmy rabbitte

    I hope what we get is a feature length version of that footage. I do have to agree with those who feel that some of that will get re-edited, though. Which is a bit silly; if you shoot a guy that many times (especially at close range) with a .50 caliber machine gun... well *that's* all that'll be left of him. <p> SpencerTrilby: I wouldn't be too worried about a so-called "Christain" angle. When you see Ken Howard reciting scripture; just think of it as the same way "Tomstone" used Revelation. It's very much like when Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp was yelling, "I'm coming! And hell's coming with me!" <p> It's just a non-comical version of, "Here come the judge." Or in this case total retribution and payback for the bad guys, in the form of John Rambo.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Reencode the video in the correct format !

    by stamper

    Reencode the video in the correct format and put multiple links in there, people are going nuts ! I'm not saying it should be NC-17 period, just that it should be UNCUT, even if it as to be NC-17. Sly if you read this (and I know you will, don't tame this movie !

  • May 19, 2007, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Well fuck me. That looked amazing.

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Honestly I was doubtful. I mean Rocky Balboba was great and unexpected. John Rambo on the other hand I was a bit leery. Looks like Sly proved me wrong. Good christ that was just, wow. Count me in opening day for this one. A real throw back to what looks like a true action film. <BR> <BR> Me and Vern have been going at it about Transformers and he made a comment how he blames Bay for the decline of most modern action films in todays day and age. While I am not a Bay fan I thought that was a bit of a stretch on his part as I think John Woo is to blame for all that slow-mo action bullshit with the shaky cam nod going to Bay. But with this teaser of John Rambo I think me and Vern will agree that this is one action movie that does not seem to suffer from any modern day film making. This looks about as classic as you can get and could inspire a new generation of action film makers if this movie as a whole is as good as that teaser just was. <BR> <BR> This movie will for SURE get a Hard "R". Great job Sly, great job. :-)

  • May 19, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Holy Shit!!

    by punisher69

    Awesome! This film is going to kick some major ass! Great job Stallone!

  • May 19, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST


    by DamnYouMB

    They drew first blood, not me! Anyway, sly, looks like you have created another success. Nice work.

  • May 19, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST


    by Pazuzu2k

    if Lucas did for episodes I-III what Stallone has done with Rocky & Rambo. Just took what was great about the first films, contemporized it and just amped it up. Well done Sly!

  • May 19, 2007, 12:15 p.m. CST

    The exploding arrow to the chest

    by eric haislar

    made me laugh like a school girl. This is going to rock hard!

  • May 19, 2007, 12:15 p.m. CST


    by genesis495

    That was freaking amazing. Sign me up.

  • May 19, 2007, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Great trailer. Looks like some SPR influence...MUSIC!!!

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    PLEASE, let there be a lot of Goldsmith's themes in this movie. That's all I ask. His scores from the films are very underrated, and they're absolutely terrific. Take a cue from what John Ottman did with the Superman music for Superman Returns. Unless of course this is already the case. <br> Also, I want to see Trautman addressed in this movie. Like in Rocky Balboa, will we see Rambo at the grave of his only friend in the whole world? I hope so (and think you're smart enough to address this in the film).

  • May 19, 2007, 12:18 p.m. CST


    by C Legion

    Awesome, Mr. Stallone I salute you, you went back to your roots and delivered with Rocky Balboa, big time. Now it looks like you're about to put the balls back into modern action films, none of this castrated PG-13 nonsense like your friend Bruce is giving us in Live Free or Die Hard (no offence, I like the guy, he's a fine actor, but his new movie looks like shit). Aside from the glorious violence (please don't cut it before it's released) the film looks very good, well shot, good dialogue, and what seems to be an even darker, more bitter Rambo. By the way, come back and do the question thing again with us, Bruce has done OK, but his stuff is too sanitised, whereas you just told it how it is, and man! it was hugely entertaining, still the best thing this site has ever done.

  • May 19, 2007, 12:21 p.m. CST

    I wonder if his shirt is ever

    by eric haislar

    going to come off end this movie?

  • May 19, 2007, 12:23 p.m. CST


    by TattooedBillionaire

    I like what I see. I was already interested in this one (thanks to the most-excellent "Rocky Balboa"), but now I really want to see it. Stallone sure remembers how to thrill us with bloodshed!

  • May 19, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    This is how the Punisher should have been

    by eric haislar

    Take a note Marvel.

  • May 19, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    My opinion:

    by Rakafraker

    The gore is right up there with the best horror/slasher pics. That's good. <p> The action is fast-paced (judging from the preview alone). I hope the rest of the movie is as action-packed. <p> The story-line seems OK, but is still a bit vague.(again, only seeing the preview, and not reading the script). I don't want to ruin it for myself, so that's OK, too. <p> It's probably not going to win any awards for best pic. Obviously it's going to be a fun popcorn movie. I'm OK with that, too. I don't always watch movies that are in contention for awards. Sometimes I watch movies for a bit of escapism, just hoping to be entertained for a couple of hours. <p> I agree that this is not just a return to form for the franchise. It does look 'dialed up' a few notches. I liked Rambo I and II (III, not-so-much, but I did see it), so it'll be good to see what happens next. <p> A question for Sly: <p> It seems like you're getting completion on some of the fan's favorite characters. Does this mean that you'll be retiring soon, or are you just looking to move away from the action-hero genre and move on to other, more diverse roles?

  • May 19, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Someone finally has the balls to make a movie again!!!

    by Mandolorian

    That's all

  • May 19, 2007, 12:27 p.m. CST

    First Blood was on the telly last night and fuck

    by bongo123

    does that movie still look and feel great today, one of my top 10 movies and thankyou Sly for not going all pussy on us and giving us a pg13 diehard (fer fucks sake bruce why why!!!!) anyways im loving your comeback man, Balboa and now John rambo goin apeshit on badguys 80's style... fucking count me in mate.

  • May 19, 2007, 12:32 p.m. CST

    After reading this, they are gonna reshoot DH4 !

    by stamper

    After reading this, they are gonna reshoot DH4 scenes to make it more violent, or reinsert previously deleted gore from the cut, because they will wet their pants at the thought of R4 making them eat their investment money.

  • May 19, 2007, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Looks Great

    by Chiziola79

    Have exceeded my expectations for the Movie love all the Rambo flicks this one looks great well done to all involved for not holding back with the violence and gore, whats next for Sly after this I suggest Demolition Man Reloaded with Sandra Bullock getting cut in half with a chainsaw in the first scene and Rob Schneider getting put thru a blender head first I would pay double to see that

  • May 19, 2007, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Extremely intense! Wow!

    by joan-of-arc

    This is all what Rambo stood / stands for! Loneliness, the search for peace of mind, suffering, ultra violence, and one hero who keeps on going! I am glad you brought Rambo back!

  • May 19, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Rambo:Last Blood

    by eric haislar

    That should be the name of the movie.

  • May 19, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    HOLY FUCK!!!!!!

    by Jonny_Dr_Thunder

    STALLONE!!!!! YOU BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT MAN, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE????????? Oh my God, man, bring this movie ON!!!!! AMAZING!!!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    I'm in

    by bobster52

    It took awhile to download but it finally did. Great looking trailer. I can't wait for this one.

  • May 19, 2007, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Holy Hell!

    by Citizen Snips

    when I heard he was making another Rocky and Rambo I rolled my eyes thinking "hey we go, old movie stars trying to relive the glory days..." I didn't see Rocky Balboa, but this trailer has fully convinced me that I want to see Rambo, and maybe even go back and checkout Rocky. The gore level really set it off. I had long pined for the days of gory 80's movies and the .50 cal at point blank range is a total "holy shit" moment. I LOVE IT! now i will sit quietly for Demolition Man 2

  • May 19, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Cartoon violence, yes. Cartoon blood?

    by theBigE

    Yeah, they could tone down the blood just a little. But keep it R!

  • May 19, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST

    suggestion for future video releases

    by Evil Hobbit

    the run on these things is huge so perhaps it'll be better to: <br> <br> a) encode a proper quicktime or divx file<br> b) use a torrent for distribution<br> <br> That's it

  • May 19, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Walter B Just Got Pwned!

    by utz_world

    Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' bout!

  • May 19, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST


    by EyeofPolyphemus

    ..but I like it. It brings back memories of the great action movies of the '80's. When is the last time we have seen anything similar? I also think it is good the Christians here are not Ned Flanders parodies but have real convictions. Bravo. <p> I cannot wait to see more.

  • May 19, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Alright SLY!!!!

    by Bad_Lieutenant121

    WHOA!! that was awesome, took me right back to mu childhood..Stallone, you are the man!!! Have been emailing a link to everyone I know...

  • May 19, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST

    And intense movies always work! Look at : 300

    by joan-of-arc

    People want movies that deliver! Whether it be an outrageous comedy : "Something about mary" or a terrifying thriller : "Silence of the Lambs". People didn't go to see these movies because there was no cursing, or no cigarette was smoked, or because they were all PG13. This is a Rambo movie, and we all know what Rambo does best! Thank you Mr. Stallone. I am sure it will be a great movie!

  • May 19, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Sly-- I see what you're doing here. I approve!

    by ZeroCorpse

    In the news of the Iraq war (and others) we're getting a sanitized story. We as civilians have been getting a "clean" war story for a long time, and this film is going to shock us into remembering that war is BLOODY, HORRIBLE, and not glamorous and all-heroic. This film is showing us the horror, the gore, the truth of war. <p> I like it. Keep it up. People need to see this kind of thing- Not the sanitized version- so we can make our own judgments on the right or wrong of war.

  • May 19, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST


    by Khrono

    Looks fucking amazing Sly. Keep it up.

  • May 19, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Why The Fuck Didn't Sly Do Die Hard 4?

    by DrTobiasFunke

    Unbe-fuckin-lieveable. Man, that was outright balls to the walls murder. I wasn't so sure this would work as a movie, but seeing guys get decapitated and having their guts spilled just screams "Holy Shit, See This!" A+. Bitches.

  • May 19, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST


    by fractureJonze

    Wow, just wow. Done right. It's good to see a genuine bad ass doing his thing again.

  • May 19, 2007, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Action seems to be OK, but...

    by minidv

    ..that blond chick's all lines should be on the floor of the editing room.

  • May 19, 2007, 12:55 p.m. CST

    FUCK ME!!!!

    by King_Knut

    That's it, Sly Stallone is a fucking genius. He knew that we needed decades in the interim, noth for the audience, the actor and the character to be ready, but fuck me if he hasn't asolutely look to have nailed John Rambo as well. This 1-2 combo of revisiting his most iconic characters has (with the 20x20 questions as well, of course) elevated my opinion of Sly immeasurably. My respect for the man is now right up there with Richard Burton, Stanley Baker, and Mel Gibson.

  • May 19, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST

    is that Ryan Chappelle from 24?

    by Cotton McKnight

    That scene where he is on his knees looks just like the scene where Jack blows his head off. Good stuff.

  • May 19, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Will Rambo die at the end?

    by And Nicolas Cage as Fu Manchu

    To finally give closure to his story? Oh yeah and is this one retconning Rambo 3 since he apparently starts in Thailand again? I hope so. Anyway this was great, Rambo looks insane and pissed and the violence is just like the 80s. Loved the shot of the guy getting shot with the arrow and falling on the land mine, nice change-up of the exploding arrows in part 2. ^^;

  • May 19, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST


    by pole

    How long does this thing take to load?

  • May 19, 2007, 1:01 p.m. CST

    What studio will have BALLS to pick this baby up!

    by ABking

    Can't wait to see which studio wants that 300 audience badly :)

  • May 19, 2007, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Welcome back again Sly!

    by tman67

    I will be there on opening day for this one, guaranteed!

  • May 19, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Hardcore Violence, But...

    by PhantomZone111

    Yeah, the action is great.Love it. I'll be there opening day. But I also liked all the character stuff, which was one of the strong points of the first Rambo movie. Frankly, if we don't care about the characters, then all the violence in the world will become tedious in about 15 minutes. Way to go Sly! Congrats.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Who would have thought that...

    by Cartagia

    we'd be drooling like crazy over "John Rambo" and wishing to hell that they'd re-eidt "Die Hard 4.0"? Anyone?

  • May 19, 2007, 1:07 p.m. CST


    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    Very wary of this... thought it was Stallone going back to the well one to many times. Hey, if Rocky Balboa worked why not John rambo... that being said, loved the first half of the trailer, the downtrodden Rambo just waiting to die, thought stallone was very effective, i expected to laugh at it but did not. The violence was very very gory, but that's not my problem. My problem is that it had the feel of a direct to video movie in the second half. Hopefully when the footage is spliced and touched up it will look better. But again, really liked the first half.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Where do I buy the tickets?

    by YO MOM'S GOAT

    That was so beautiful it made me tear up a little.<p> Mr. Stallone, a few notes:<p> 1) Don't listen to the tools in this talkback calling for an NC17. We're not ALL stupid and most of us support your right to make money. This looks hard R and God bless you for it.<p> 2) Speaking of God... I actually like the Christian angle a lot but there's a fine line with it... if you're going to go there then GO THERE. Make them humanitarians... include scripture etc... but consult with church leaders and specifically MISSION FIELD leaders... the people who actually sent missionaries. Not just greenpeace or the Peace Corp or whatever.<p> Because if you start with the Christian stuff but then you water them down in their faith, or make them conflicted, or whatever that Hollywood so often likes to do to Christians to make the people less sympathetic, well, I think you'd do that to the detriment of the film.<p> I love Jesus and I love a good hard R violent action movie as escapism. But I hate it when people disrespect my faith or water down what should be a good hard R violent action movie as escapism. Be my hero.<p>

  • May 19, 2007, 1:10 p.m. CST


    by Kirbymanly

    Opening day... can't wait. Thanks, Sly!

  • May 19, 2007, 1:13 p.m. CST

    It made me pee a little.

    by Marv Spaulding

    But only a little. Holy fuck that was badass, I wasn't even excited to see this flick. Sly is the man.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    "Jesus titty fucking Christ"

    by dirtsandwich

    Apocalypto is like a "G" compared to this. Sly, got a few anger issues, Yuh? Motherfuck! The first shot of conflict shows a dude's head coming off then another shot into hamburger, a dude's throat squished like a bread then ripped out. Then another dude's head exploding like a melon. Keep up the good work!

  • May 19, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Very good......but that music

    by Desk of Steel

    I thought that was some of the best action I've seen in a movie in a long time and looks like the seriousness actually comes off seriously without any cheese, The only thing I can say that would be the slightest bit negative would be the music seems a bit TV movie by todays standards.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST


    by chucks888

    SLY, don't mind the gore, but use it in a more engaging fashion. Most of them look too 'set up'. It's like gore for the sake of gore. "look how cool the gore is"**** the scene with the 50 cal WORKS though, that is awesome. The rest seem like it's trying too hard. Good luck, ROCKY BALBOA was great.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    JOHN RAMBO getting positive talkback BUZZ!

    by ABking

    Judging by this huge talkback and positive word from these jaded talkbackers, Sly you have a mega hit with JOHN RAMBO. I bet you Bruce Willis and you will talk about the rating his last DIE HARD film is getting flack for. Sly, while you're at it, let Governor Schwarzenegger know that he should get Paul Verhoeven or James Cameron to direct CRUSADE (the script Arnie owns)like JOHN RAMBO. Religious and bad ass!

  • May 19, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    cheesus crust.

    by thefoggiest

    again. that was ... whoa.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:19 p.m. CST

    yeah ill watch this

    by aestheticity

    as long as a few of those christians get shredded

  • May 19, 2007, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Well, holy shit.

    by Harry Weinstein

    This might easily get slapped with an NC-17 if the rest of the movie is that intense and in-your-face gory and violent. Hopefully the us distributor (apparently Lionsgate) won't puss out if that happens. Attractive looking production values on display - it's interesting to see Millennium Films start making actual movies instead of direct-to-cable junk. Stallone clearly had a respectable if not huge budget here.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST


    by Der-Rabe

    This is the way how movies like rambo should be made. No bullshit PG13. If you make it like the trailer promises, I'm there with my wallet voting...And I know won't be alone. Just remember, don't to make John Rambo a joke...or a poet :D He's da killing machine.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Wow, just wow!

    by Mhael1972

    That trailer/footage was WAY better than I had hoped. If that was the final trailer, I'd be pumped as all hell to get in line for that one. Great job sly...GREAT job!

  • May 19, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    That "temp" track towards the end...

    by actionprod11

    That's actually lifted directly from the score for George Romero's "Land of the Dead." It's titled "To Canada" according to the CD

  • May 19, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Be Careful...

    by Alex Trevelyan

    Put that in your pipe & smoke it McClane. Shocked in a positive way. Looks great. I wasnt expecting alot from JR. You've pulled no punches and you'll do well for it. Just one thing. It appears obvious that he's going to die in the end. Bon chance in Cannes.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST

    I like

    by MosesPower

    Wow, great opening, interesting locale. Excellent 80s violence. Exceeded my expectations majorly.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST

    kick ass trailer!!!

    by chris32

    HI SLY!! I wrote this comment from Chile, southamerica...I'am a big fan of your movies, and the trailer of JOHN RAMBO is GREAT!! Only one question...What happens with the classic score of Jerry Goldsmith??

  • May 19, 2007, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Save Darla and Ryan Chappelle!

    by epitone

    ...before they're killed off AGAIN! (Or in Darla's case, for I guess the... third time?)

  • May 19, 2007, 1:28 p.m. CST

    I must say

    by Kloipy

    that was really bad ass. When I was hearing about them making this movie i was thinking "give me a fuckin' break! Let it die already!" but this has peaked my interest, might even be worth a theater visit for this one. I'm not a huge Sly fan, don't really like him, don't really think he's an OK actor, but this movie looks like it's gonna rock the shit. Plus it has Dexter's gf in it so i should go and support her.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Oh hell yes.

    by DocPazuzu

    Mr. Rambo, welcome back - weeeeeee've mmmmissed you... Sly, don't let the gore fetishists and borderline racists put you off keeping the film as brutal and intense as this trailer would suggest that the film is. While the aforementioned folks do get off on stuff like this, lots of regular, balanced folks do too. Looks like an intense and fantastic couple of hours in the theater - count me in. Also, I'm pretty sure I heard a "HhuuuuaaAAAARRggghhh!!!" in there somewhere, which made it solid gold for me.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:32 p.m. CST

    WTF? Rambo should be BALD and have a BEARD.

    by Grey Ghost

    I LOVE this trailer BUT c'mon. The hair extensions, the pansy clean shaven look? The jet black hair. The fackin $2.99 extra large Fruit of the Loom t-shirt? John Rambo (when in killing machine mode) is just that -- a KILLING MACHINE. Rewatch first blood and part II. The scene where he's tying his shoes in PREPARATION for battle is the one of the best action sequences of the last twenty years IWTH NO ACTION. BRING THE FACKIN HURT. Stallone, you are built like a fackin BEAR for this one. Let's see that bear. I don't want to see some aging hippy clean shaven Jerry Garcia lookalike ripping people's throats out. I want mayhem, I want STALLONE.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:32 p.m. CST

    fucking AWESOME Sly!!!

    by shogunshin

    i hate watching trailers, but i figured this trailer is so early, might as well watch it. liked the setup. stallone still looks like a movie star. THEN you see the first kill, and you are like, 'did he just do that?' then the second blood bag! at that point, mr. stallone, i turned off the trailer. NOT because it sucked, but because it was so fucking amazing, i wanna see this on the big screen, in all its bloody glory. unfuckinbelievable. after rambo, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE keep making your own movies!!! i cannot wait, and i emailed my friends to all watch this trailer. i only wish this film was coming out in a few weeks, because im dying to open up the file and watch the rest of the trailer, but i will hold off! bravo stallone.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST


    by football

    I fucking loved it, Sly. This has the hallmark of a great revenge/hostage don't mess with our badass hero movie. It's funny that I only watched First Blood the other night and even though I loved the story, I couldn't help think that the direction and fighting scenes looked just a little too staged. Now fast-forward to present day and "this" Rambo has grown some big hairy balls and they look real. Just like the recent good Bond movie this Rambo admits it doesn't bother him killing... "When you're pushed, killing is as easy as breathing." Now that's how I like my anti-heroes. I'll be seeing this aswell as buying the dvd. Based on this segment this could even be the best movie of this year!! Am I over-reacting here?

  • May 19, 2007, 1:35 p.m. CST

    "Killing is as easy as Breathing"

    by dirtsandwich

    "John, NO...PLEAS" ...SPLAT____________________________

  • May 19, 2007, 1:35 p.m. CST


    by Z0D

    'When you're pushed, killing's as easy as breathing.' I love that line. Sly, you have just awoken my inner 80s hardcore freak again. Your action movies have always been great. I love you man. Thanks for making a film that will make people talk. _KNEEL_

  • May 19, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Only thing missing was vintage Rambo music

    by FreeLono

    You know, the music from Rambo when he's gearing up after his girl gets offed... the trailer NEEDS that music... make it happen stallong... BTW, liked Rocky Balboa, glad you made that film.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST

    ooooh gnarly!

    by eddysnake

    I think i just scorched my shorts, sly is the man!

  • May 19, 2007, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Holy shit

    by Bob of the Shire

    Oh my god, hahaha. That was fucking unbelievable. He pulled it off with Rocky, but I was still pretty skeptical about Rambo. If the movie is as hardcore as that trailer, then I'm in.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:40 p.m. CST

    So what's next Sly, Rocky Ramboa?

    by dirtsandwich

    Let's see some of that intense gore in the ring. No gloves, no rules. Cage fighting. Anything goes till death.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Amazing! Go Sly Go!

    by RevSick

    I can't tell you how absolutly psyched I am for this! The gore, the blood, one man army goodness, I think even as an NC-17 I think this could do well especially if marketed the right way. But I do think a "Hard R" would be an appropriate rating. But even at an NC-17 I think this film is for such a specific audience that it would do very well at that rating and the dvd sales will be quite good as well. I also agree that working with the original scores would do wonders for the film, much like Superman Returns worked with the iconic themes from the original. Keep it rough and raw on this one, awesome work Sly! And Rocky Balboa was one of my favorite films to come out in a while!

  • May 19, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST


    by dejectedgeek

    I'm totally watching this.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Pleasantly Shocked

    by Tadhg

    Before seeing this, I had about a 0% of caring about this. But this looks so good. I really like how John is in this self induced isolation and now he is faced with this situation that is making him face people again. I am really interested in seeing this now.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:43 p.m. CST

    holy crap, i'm there

    by BLWiseass

    'nuff said

  • May 19, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Welcome Back The 80s!!

    by SuperKungFuHero

    That looks the business all right. I wasnt too bothered when I saw a few set stills but that clip that sly provided has the stoaked. Nice to see some blood and gore along with those explosions for a change. Makes a change to all the PG-13 action flicks that everyone seems to aim for these days. Keep it hard core like that and people will flood to see it...I'm certain. P.S Cute chick hehe

  • May 19, 2007, 1:48 p.m. CST


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  • May 19, 2007, 1:49 p.m. CST


    by quadrupletree

    Thanks for bringin it back Sly! This really hits the spot.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:50 p.m. CST

    I don't say this often...

    by The Pusher

    But when Sly [machete], and then when he [machine gun], I damn near shat myself. Way to go, Sly!

  • May 19, 2007, 1:52 p.m. CST

    An embarrassing AICN exclusive!!!

    by Thick McRunFast

    I know you guys need unique content like this to keep people coming to your site, but don't heap praise on something that doesn't deserve it just to make Sly happy. A jowly action hero is ridiculous, even if he did have the good taste to cast Darla/Rita and Coach Reeves. And the last thing we need to be exporting abroad is more interventionist propaganda with a Christian subtext. Jesus.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Anyone having problems accessing the page?

    by ElectricDreams

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  • May 19, 2007, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Interesting point... who is scoring this movie?

    by Boondock Devil

    Just as long as it has Goldsmith's Rambo theme in it I guess.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:56 p.m. CST

    I loved Rocky Balboa...

    by Kraken

    But it was missing one thing... Rocky punching a guy's head off, and the head flying across the room and exploding like a brain bomb on the audience. So it looks like Stallone is making up for that in spades with JOHN FUCKING RAMBO! I have a feeling when I'm playing Halo 3 next summer online, and someone is blown up in a really nice way, I'm going to yell "YOU JUST GOT JOHN RAMBO'D!"

  • May 19, 2007, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Natural as breathing

    by blackhole4140

    America needs this movie. Seriously. Thanks, Sly.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:57 p.m. CST


    by uss cygnus

  • May 19, 2007, 2 p.m. CST

    SLY - TAKE CAUTION! Rambo needs character depth

    by finky089

    Overall a good trailer. This is a 3 minute snippet of the film, so I'm hesitabt to make any sweeping judgements. But it appears you've got something with great potential. On your hands here. Which is why it is all the more important that John Rambo be more than a "senseless killing machine" in order for this film to really rise above "splatterhouse" level. <p> It looks like you've got a hint of that characterization in the trailer (showing John's religious side). Hopefully there is enough of that in the film for the audience to undertsnad the path Rambo chooses to take. <p> well done, Mr. Stallone.

  • May 19, 2007, 2 p.m. CST


    by tile_mcgillus

    That is a fucking action movie! Sold like a Honace Wagner for ten bucks! I'm there.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST


    by JumpinJehosaphat

    ... a movie with a white guy killing slope-eye'd gooks! Now, can we please get a few movies where we finally kill all the niggers, jews, spics and liberals?

  • May 19, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST

    But seriously, Folks...

    by uss cygnus

    You have the war on terror, and John Rambo goes to BURMA? What about Rambo being recruited by Delta Force to lead a team back into Afghanistan to take out a Taliban Cell, or Going into North Korea to take down a nuclear weapons depot? Make it as real as "Black Hawk Down". Make him a part of a team. Have someone like Al Pacino, Gene Hackman, James Caan or Denzel Washington play his C.O. to take over the Crenna spot. You could have an amazing moment where Rambo is at Arlington paying his respects to Trautman at his grave...With all due respect to Sly, why should we care about John Rambo fighting in Burma? I mean, the action looks just like more torture porn when Rambo doesn't take out an enemy we can know or root against? There are so many better stories to be told with Rambo than this one to me.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST

    I can't get the links to work.

    by ExcaliburFfolkes

    All I get on either of them is a blank AICN page.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Hey USS Cygnus...

    by ElectricDreams

    I went to that link but theres a ton of other videos cant find that one...I dont know why AICN's page isnt loading...

  • May 19, 2007, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Looks FANTASTIC...

    by viranth

    ..this Rambo movie will blow everyone away, just like Rocky Balboa did. I really like how they make it gory, for realism? It works very good. I just hope Rambo kicks ass throughout the movie, and no youngsters save him or some cheap shit. After all, he's got at least 30 years of experience now.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Not Going To Work

    by The Colonel

    Stallone wants it both ways. At first he seems to be positioning this movie the same way he did Rocky Balboa, as a more dramatic, soulful return to a character that had become a caricature. Except, apparently, he also wants this more soulful Rambo to be the same kind of killing machine he was in the 80s. At least in the 80s, noone took this shit seriously, except, of course, for Stallone, who thought he was making grand political statements. This time it looks like he wants to have a dramatic character study, except rather than deliver an actual character, like he was able to accomplish in Balboa, he's merely pretending to add soul and dimension to a cartoon. Rambo does not have the capacity to be realistic or meaningful, despite the inclusion of yet another "righteous vengeance" plot. If the movie were nothing BUT the over-the-top violence, that's fine. But pretending to elevate it with the bullshit dramatic claptrap in the first half of that footage just makes the whole thing even more absurd.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:11 p.m. CST

    THIS link works, just remove the space in the adress!

    by HamsterDK _D2e24qBILM

  • May 19, 2007, 2:13 p.m. CST

    But why this shitty quality?

    by HamsterDK

    It's coming from the source of the movie so it should be fucking HD. I just fixed the clip so the aspect ratio works and made it bigger and added some sharpness. It's too big to upload though.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    That preview just needed an ending...

    by GobBluth06

    No offense to Sly or anyone at AICN, but all that trailer needed was some sort of ending. If it had one it could have been the shortest effective movie ever. I don't think I would need to see the full movie. Going to see the full movie would be like watching a mega extra large directors cut with 90 minutes of added footage! That preview kicked all sorts of ass and I will totally be watching it day 1. It's what Rambo should have been doing in the other movies. My real critique would be to lose the A-Team font at the end and don't use the catch phrase "Attacking Soon". Well don't use them together.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    I'm a bit skeptical about the religious undertones...

    by BicNowler

    ...but OMFG! I can't wait. My every-other-saturday Rambo marathons will never be the same.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:18 p.m. CST

    That preview just needed an ending...

    by GobBluth06

    No offense to Sly or anyone at AICN, but all that trailer needed was some sort of ending. If it had one it could have been the shortest effective movie ever. I don't think I would need to see the full movie. Going to see the full movie would be like watching a mega extra large directors cut with 90 minutes of added footage! That preview kicked all sorts of ass and I will totally be watching it day 1. It's what Rambo should have been doing in the other movies. My real critique would be to lose the A-Team font at the end and don't use the catch phrase "Attacking Soon". Well don't use them together.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:18 p.m. CST


    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Two thumbs up, Sly!!! Hope it's rated NC-17, hehe!

  • May 19, 2007, 2:19 p.m. CST


    by yungb

    Stallone aint playing, this one is definitely going down in history. Grew up watching these movies, and I love that your bringing it back, there are no more heros the kids can look up to anymore. Just tell me one thing is Silvestri sill doing the music? I'd hate to see a Rambo without that great soundtrack.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Hell YES

    by antonphd

    Stallone, you son of a bitch! Now how are we going to settle for the rest of the action movies we're getting?! Tell me that!?

  • May 19, 2007, 2:20 p.m. CST

    holy mother of...

    by black13

    wow! Rambo is fucking back and he looks more badass and gruesome as EVER! I LOVE YOU STALLONE! YOU'VE BEEN MY HERO SINCE I WAS 8! THANK YOU FOR BRINGING BACK RAMBO AND ROCKY!

  • May 19, 2007, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Thanks, HamsterDK.

    by ExcaliburFfolkes

    That link worked just fine.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:22 p.m. CST

    "hosted here on AICN. And then, I'm taking it down."

    by Thick McRunFast

    How silly is that statement, in a YouTube world?

  • May 19, 2007, 2:23 p.m. CST


    by theadamschellenberg

    Clicking on the link, I never expected to see footage so gory or glorious. Upon hearing of another Rambo movie I felt certain I would see it in theaters, but after watching this footage, Im F-ing pumped to watch this thing. Well done Sly.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Needs a stretched out tank top and allblack Zubaz pants

    by thebearovingian

    It's just not Rambo until you hear the grunting. But when he's firing guns AND grunting with a distorted and squished up look on his face: that's Rambo!!! However, in all honesty, the text in the GI Joe font at the end of the trailer was pretty hokey. Rambo's lacking some of the edge in his voice too (the gritted teeth, the breathy, drooly, raging voice).

  • May 19, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Stallone = Awesome

    by The Only Woj

    he's bringing real movies back. no toning it down for the suits.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST

    count me in

    by Night Berserker

    Even though I am a huge Rocky fan, I never paid much attention to Rambo. I've seen the second one and parts of the first but thats it. And when the first pics came out of John Rambo and I wasn't convinced. As much as Stallone got my attention and love back with Rocky Balboa, I thought he might've been overreaching for his glory days by one film. But now that I see this footage, I'm turned completely around. I watched it with my bro (who has never seen a Rambo film) and we both loved it. Forget about the awesome blood-spattering, the trailer really sold me as a conflicted guy who is trying to keep out of a world of violence. And when he finally gets drawn back in, god help you. The reveal of Rambo creeping up behind the first guy really makes you think "oh shit, you just woke the sleeping giant" and then all hell breaks loose. Also, I recently read the old paperback of First Blood and the character is so well defined in the novel and Stallone seems to reamain true to him with this new film. In the book, Rambo is a proud man who doesn't like being told what to do, but he's terrified by how good of a killer he has become. When he is being hunted in the woods, he kills anyone and everyone in his way, no matter how innocent b/c of the simple fact that "killing is like breathing" to him once it gets started. It is a switch for him that once its turned on, he doesn't know how to turn off. The book is full of gore and violence but at the same time full of internal conflict that I feel like this trailer understands and showcases. So to sum it up, kudos Sly and if the movie is half as cool as this trailer, I think we're all in for a bad-ass action movie, and perhaps one that will make us think once again.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Thank you

    by Vern

    I do believe that THAT is what Rambo is doing in his old age. I really like the trailer, I think the look is great and the whole build up of how Rambo tries to avoid getting involved at first. I have always been a fan of the characters who make an attempt to be non-violent before they inevitably go out and kill a bunch of people. And of course, THANK CHRIST somebody remembers the appeal of hard-R action where you can see what's happening.<p> Of course, violence is not enough. I'm pretty sure Stallone knows this, but we'll see. I hope this is a story that really gets into the character more and brings some kind of closure to his whole problem of being a killing machine that you can't turn off. What's so great about FIRST BLOOD is how the whole conflict stems out of character, from the stubborn personalities of Rambo and Brian Dennehy colliding. And then he turns into this killing machine and goes on a rampage, but it's all building to that emotional outburst where Rambo starts blubbering about Vietnam. It's action at the service of character, just how it should be.<p> Hell, even in RAMBO III I like the character bits about how he's a stickfighter now and he doesn't want to get involved in any military conflicts. But then it gets silly. Even though the violence is over-the-top I think this one looks more intimate, more down to earth with him sneaking around as a guerilla instead of being a fuckin one man army. So at least in that sense it might be a little more like FIRST BLOOD than the sequels. Which is definitely a good thing.<p> I actually really like Grey Ghost's idea. Rambo should be a crazy old hermit with a big ass beard. He should be to a point where even if Colonel Trautman had seen him he'd have to do a double take and say, "Holy shit, THAT'S what became of John Rambo?" But don't worry about it Sly, I don't want you adding a digital beard on there. We can live with what you shot.<p> Anyway, really looking forward to this one.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:31 p.m. CST

    I can't stop watching it.

    by C Legion

    Awesome. Has anyone got a link to the trailer that has the correct aspect ratio?

  • May 19, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    That was so awesome it gave me goosebumps!

    by ExcaliburFfolkes

    Good to see Rambo back in fine form. Don't change a thing, Sly, just keep going in the same direction you already are with this. The tone of the footage reminds of Trautman's line from Rambo 3, "God would have mercy. He won't."

  • May 19, 2007, 2:38 p.m. CST

    From what I've seen...

    by Azazyel

    I liked it a lot. I don't think I've ever seen violence quite like that before. I'd would have liked to have seen Rambo grey haired for some reason - like an old weary silverback gorilla... Very excited. Very. I peed myself a little.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST


    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR

    Now that's Rambo! Keep it "R" everytime for these types of action movies. If this was "real life". This is how it would look. It's not too fake/too much blood & guts. SLY, after This "JOHN RAMBO" movie make one more and have the USA goverment seek John R. out and somehow convince Rambo to go to the middle east and Fuck up some terriorist a-holes!

  • May 19, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    This could be the greatest movie ever made

    by Razorback

    Well, movie made by Sly.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    This is the best promo reel trailer ever made

    by stamper

    When you can get weary audience who think that Sly is Old and Rambo Sucks and that he is just running after shadows of his past glory suddenly go : "what ? what the ? gasp ? did he just rip this guy head of ? Wha- ? Is that a man reduced to pulp ? Uh ? Ripped throat with bare hands ? what the--" "Oh man, I'm really into seeing this movie", it only means THIS IS THE BEST EVER PROMO THAT EVER CAME FROM ANY MOVIE IN THE HISTORY OF FILM, ERADICATING ALL PRE-CONCEPTIONS OF THE AUDIENCE. And this is obviously just a roughly assembled trailer for Cannes. Can't wait for the real deal. Keep fighting the powers that be Sly !

  • May 19, 2007, 2:49 p.m. CST

    add a pixel to the JOKER's picture!

    by skynetbauxi

  • May 19, 2007, 2:50 p.m. CST

    stamper... I have to agree. Best trailer ever.

    by Razorback

    Move over other great trailers. This one wins.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    FUCK YEAH!!!!

    by Doc_Strange

    This is how action movies should be made today. What happened? This is a BIG kick in the balls that action fare today really needs. I'll check this out.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:54 p.m. CST


    by arisethedemonetrigan

    That looks pretty fucking awesome. I didn't expect the over the top gore. Or is it just right? Seeing him grabbing at the guy's throat and slowly ripping it out... wow indeed. I can't wait.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Stallone, PLEASE use that same font in the actual film!

    by thelivingdoll

    Seriously...the font sold me. And if it's actually used in the film, it will sell me multiple tickets. STALLONE...IS...MY HERO.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:57 p.m. CST

    NICE!!!!! That's how you do action, not that WWE crap

    by ComputerGuy68

    or other PG-13 drivel. Sly you look like you have another hit on your hands. It even feels like the first film, not so overblown like the other sequels. I will pay to see this one. <p> Off to go watch Predator...

  • May 19, 2007, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Bloody good trailer

    by Sculder

    Bloody good trailer :D downloadable Quicktime version

  • May 19, 2007, 2:58 p.m. CST


    by Dekard77

    I love the movie, the photography is excellent, the violence is what we have been waiting for a long long time. Hollywood you pussies take lessons from this flick, this is John Rambo. WOW.

  • May 19, 2007, 3 p.m. CST


    by memflix

    MOTHERUCKER! That is the very epitome of badass! Sly, if your reading, don't let the MPAA fuck you. If they'll let hostel slide, they better let you! Great stuff!

  • May 19, 2007, 3:03 p.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Ripping out Goldsmith's music would be like John Williams not scoring a Star Wars or Indiana Jones filck. Unthinkable. Please do the right thing Sly and use the main theme, both in its slow and action versions, one of the all time great movie themes. Oh and how cool is the shot where Rambo rises up behind the sentry. Classic moviemaking. Another reason it looks so good? No CG involved. Kudos Mr Stallone.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Someone making movies that movie-lovers want to see...

    by palimpsest

    Neat work, Mister Stallone.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:07 p.m. CST


    by Noffets

    looks like its going to be the best action film in a decade

  • May 19, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST


    by Zorak5

    Sly, you won me over with Rocky Balboa, which was one of my favorite movies last year. I'll watch anything you do, but hell if you didn't get me extremely excited for John Rambo. I had a smile on my face each time one of the gore shots appeared. We need more throats torn out in films, I think you proved that, lol. Also you got me thinking you'd be perfect to direct a live-action Venture Bros movie because you'd film the Brock Samson action scenes perfectly. Anyway, 2008 can't come soon enough. John Rambo has shot up to one of my most anticipated movies. I'll be there opening day. Thanks for bringing quality excitement back to cinema.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST


    by TheEnemy8

    FUCKING SHIT that was awesome.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:10 p.m. CST

    John is BACK!

    by Cobrastrikes

    Hey Sly, this footage looks awesome! It seems you've stayed very true to the originals from that preview. Really excited about seeing this movie, more so than any film next year. Im glad someone had the balls to put out a movie with no holds bared action. Its good to have John back....

  • May 19, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST


    by Zarles

    Now pay for my fuckin' candy, moolie.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Spontaneous chesthair growth

    by KenJ

    I suddenly felt my chest itching like hell right after having watched this, and to both my horror and surprise I can actually see more chesthair growing... I'm afraid to watch the entire movie as I'll probably get a silver stake in my ass from some werewolf hunting bastard right afterwards. This to me looks like it's taken the realism and grittiness from the first one and mixed it a bit with the two sequels, but to the extreme. I'm very excited about this, I grew up with the Rambo movies and been dreaming about the return of some great 80s style action. Sly kicking it old school is gonna make my year I think.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Am I high?

    by lionbiu

    Sorry...but I have no idea what the rest of you were watching. That looked like a straight to video sequel. The gore was remeniscent of Itchy and Scratchy and the score was terrible. I am sure it will be fine tuned and look more professional but the violence needs to be more realistic.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:16 p.m. CST

    When is this film scheduled to open?

    by ExcaliburFfolkes

    Whenever it is, it won't be soon enough.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:16 p.m. CST

    YEAH! reminds me of when action movies

    by misnomer

    were good and not cartoons. Reeks of 80's excess and I love eveery damn minute of it. Great job. I've never even seen a rambo movie, but I'm sure as hell seeing this.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Looked pretty damn good

    by DarthJedi

    Definitely an unfinished look to it, but damn! Now that's Rambo! I will definitely be there for this one. Thanks for the peek Sly!

  • May 19, 2007, 3:22 p.m. CST

    How about Rambo searching for Bin Laden?

    by jimmy_009

    That would be sweet.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:22 p.m. CST

    made my week

    by widener

    That was amazing. The nitpicking is moot. It's a mock up trailer for distribution. I'm sure the official trailer will be even better; those trailer magicians sometimes make the trailer better than the movie. And you know Goldsmith's theme will be in it, of course it will. The thing about violence: Without context, it's meaningless. We don't know if this is a throwback to the '80s, a grindhouse effort, a critique on war, utter exploitation, or showing the true horror of violence. The film will provide context and help us see it in the way it wants to, for good or bad, whether we personally agree with it or not, so we have to wait for that. (That said, the violence gave me priapism.) The way Rambo delivers the "push" line chills me, because he is a character that snaps and justifies violence, and this might be a movie that calls that into question, where before it glorified it. Who knows? It's probably the most fitting outro for the man, to be consumed by what he has always been. I'm there opening day no matter what. What I just saw was amazing and had so much potential for greatness.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:22 p.m. CST


    by konkrete590

    I like the look of it. I like movies that make violence look like what it is, brutal and quick and not a choreographed dance.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST

    The score really is fantastic.

    by Zarles

    You're all correct about that. Yo Sly - come on back here for some more questions when this is getting ready to be released. We'd love to talk to you again.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Speaking of which...

    by jimmy_009

    ...anyone know when or if the Batman/Bin Laden story is coming out? Or did I just miss it already?

  • May 19, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Yes you're high

    by stamper

    You probably never smoked, never drinked, never went out with a woman in your life and sitting in front of your computer going "niahh niaahh niaaahhh Stallone straight to video niaaaahhhhh" you must have a definitive ejaculation thinking you are superior to the man who created Rocky and gave us Rambo. Go to sleep baby. This is one some spiderman CGI crap, this is A REAL MOVIE.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Looks like a film TBN would produce

    by Bong

    In other words really bad

  • May 19, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST

    PS : Stallone should direct Escape from Earth

    by stamper

    With Kurt Russell as an old Snake Plissken, written and directed by Stallone. Now, this is a sequel I would like to see !

  • May 19, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST


    by dkrauss

    Our reluctant hero is totally compelling and charismatic as ever. The subject of Burma & missionaries is perfect. Stallone looks & sounds amazing! However, I think the excessive (visible) blood and guts will detract from what an amazing & successful story/film this will be. There is great power in implied violence. Thank you for sharing your footage with us - I can't wait to see it completed. God bless you!

  • May 19, 2007, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Sly, I really hope you arent

    by Cobrastrikes

    Sly, I really hope you arent forced to make any cuts. The prieview looks fuckin amazing. Im there, opening day. Do you think you'll be asked to take anything in particular out of the movie? Cheers

  • May 19, 2007, 3:28 p.m. CST

    It's about fucking time

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    Finally, a real aciton film. I am so excited about this, you have no idea. I loved Rocky Balboa (thanks for that). This looks brilliant. I can't fucking wait. I love Julie Benz too. Hope you can keep all that footage in. Regardless, I'll see it in the theater and buy the unrated DVD. Thanks Sly. It's been so long since I've seen a real action flick. Maybe LionsGate will wake up and do a proper Punisher movie now. So stoked to see this. Thanks again Sly. I feel your hard work paid off for this project. Be well and good luck with the MPAA (pussies).

  • May 19, 2007, 3:31 p.m. CST

    One movie ticket + the High Definition DVD

    by stamper

    Count me in Sly, and I will not be the only one !

  • May 19, 2007, 3:32 p.m. CST

    You rock!

    by jack-torrance

    Sly, if you read this, the trailer is fantastic! I, like many others, have been waiting for a return to visceral, unapolgetically gory and violent action. I hope the movie has the emotional punch of FIRST BLOOD and ROCKY BALBOA. Please - if it's not too late - put in some kind of homage to FIRST BLOOD, something like Rambo saying "Why you pushing me?" and an emotional speech at the end.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Awesome !!!

    by giger167

    Has sly took a course in how to sell movies or something in the last year cos man that dude can play a crowd now. I've gone from being vaguelly interested in this movie to being can't-wait-till-it's-out just from watching the trailer. Now that is what I call a hard-core badass action film, bring it on !!!

  • May 19, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST

    thanks for being true~

    by coppercrow

    yeah!.... that's who Rambo is... no holds barred! great job Sly! you made me love Rocky Balboa like i loved the first Rocky, and you look on track to do it for first blood too...

  • May 19, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST

    bruce take note

    by misnomer

    THIS is an action movie.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Mr Stallone

    by Underdogthe3rd

    Just wanna say thanks for bringing the 80's back!!!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 3:38 p.m. CST


    by pepper123

    holy fuck...that was insane. Honestly I thought after Rocky Balboa that he would stay away from this sort of film, especially since he was directing but I think he went completely the right direction.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:38 p.m. CST

    I guess I am too biased

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    I just watched it two more times and cannot agree with any of the complaints/gripes here. Everything worked for me. Everything. Hate to admit I am a gorehound, but I am. I really want all that in the release - be it theatrical or DVD. Well done Sly. I really enjoyed Rocky Balboa and I look forward to this. Repetitive post, I know. Sorry, I'm just so excited for this. It would be brilliant if this brought on a new wave of Real Action Films.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Incredible footage Sly.

    by Evs

    Just one This preview is amazing. From the looks of things you've kept true to the originals too. Really looking forward to seeing more of that intense action and also how John has coped all thee years. YOu're a legend Sly, finally a action movie with balls. Is this prieview close to the final trailer? See you at the cinema!

  • May 19, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST


    by skynetbauxi

    check out this pic I've created by overlaying the pixel-y version and the original:

  • May 19, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST


    by Lerkst

    of joy in my eyes, as I showed my son this. He couldn't believe what he has seen. "Who's Rambo, and who is this Stallone guy? He's making really great movies"; he says to me. Mr. Stallone, I salute you.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    My hero

    by KaneBone

    I can't call you 'Sly' because I haven't earned the right to, but seriously, I've always loved your approach to everything you've done, right down to Rhinestone which to this day, is my favourite comedy after Borat and Animal House. Anyway, Rocky II is my favourite film ever and you're my hero. So thanks mate on so many levels. Especially liked on the biography channel when after Sergeoh's birth you so honestly expressed your anger at God for your son's illness. Fair play, your son was ill and you were angry. I respectr your comments. So honest. That's ONE of the reasons I'll be there when your film opens. You say it like it s. Respect. 'Balboa'was great by the way, give us one more classic my friend...

  • May 19, 2007, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Holy crap, my eyes are bleeding

    by Marsellus

    I can't wait for this one. As it's been said before, no matter how "pussy" McClane is going to turn out, John Rambo's back, with a vengeance!!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Did a snake come out of that man's tummy, mommy?

    by wackybantha

    No Timmy. Dear God, no. IT'S RAMBO TIME!!!!!!! Thank you Sly! YOU ROCK!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 3:43 p.m. CST

    It looks ok

    by veritasses

    but it's a bit hard to tell from such a small clip. I like the level of "realism" (not sure if that's the right word) that the brutal blood/gore adds but if they're going to keep that then they need to get rid of the multi-angle explosions which cheapens the whole thing. And a more raw/grim/gritty lighting and directing style would probably have better suited the new level of violence too (many scenes just seem too artificially lit regardless though). I also hope that the story/character warrants that level of violence. In First Blood, Rambo was a reluctant fugitive who was forced into violence. He did all he could to avoid conflict and just be left alone, but they just kept pushing the issue again and again until he had no choice. That whole conflict was one of the best things about that movie. There's a hint of Rambo just wanting to live in peace in this movie too but right now it's hard to see all the forces that would compel him to become such a brutal killing machine again. On the other hand, if they want to go with a fun popcorn, FB Part2/3 feeling then I'd take the gore out. It would likely be out of place otherwise.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:43 p.m. CST


    by skynetbauxi

  • May 19, 2007, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Stallone is making the best movies of his career now

    by Razorback

    Sly is redefining success.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:48 p.m. CST

    I now want to see this movie....

    by Winter Soldier

    I loved Rocky Balboa (grabbed the Blu-Ray on release day), but I still had huge reservations on this one. My hope is that it gets back to being character driven like the original, as Rocky Balboa did. This looks like it's definitely a step in the right direction, AND the action looks great to boot.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:50 p.m. CST

    This footage took me from uninterested to eager

    by Mullah Omar

    That was a compelling piece of film. If the final cut can maintain the energy and brutality of that teaser, then the movie could be a big hit, because there simply isn't much else like that in theaters nowadays - in the digital age, people always seem to blow up rather rather than bleed, and fights feel more academic than physical. The violence in the footage had a visceral "Saving Private Ryan" look that I think action movie fans would welcome; I know I would watch it. As far as plot and emotion, I liked what I saw in "Rocky Balboa" and I'll trust that Stallone knows how to give some resonance to the action.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    I wanna make love to Sly !

    by stamper

    Actually i don't really want to do that, I'm a man and i'm not gay and Stallone isn't. It just cracks me up to imagine the movie executives reading the printed version of these comments, and coming up to that one. So while I am here, I re-enact my loyalty to Stallone and his forthcoming movie. This one is going to rule and give the finger to Hollywood and their sanitised, overpriced CGI crap !

  • May 19, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST


    by PsarevoOmorfia


  • May 19, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    The Count approves

    by Count Orlok

    Rocky Balboa kicked ass. John Rambo will kick ass. The trifecta will be complete once we get a Marion Cobretti announcement!

  • May 19, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST

    I just heard a choir of angels singing....

    by screamster101

    Holy, freakin' crap. This can not get here any sooner. Seriously. I WANNA SEE THIS NOW!!! Thx Sly!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Human Growth Hormone

    by bdnoyes

    Makes your head huge. Just look at Barry Bonds.

  • May 19, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Sly, you have done good.....

    by jack Bauer

    I initially worried re the look of John Rambo, he looked too old and too tired but then the action kicks in and it's mean... Thank you from an old brit fan who has enjoyed you films from the day of release..

  • May 19, 2007, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Mr. Stallone I salute you!

    by HolyCalamity

    That was a great mix of some true character moments as well as some of the most badass action these theaters will have seen in quite a while! I love how J.R. (literally) rises to the occasion. ... great shot.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:01 p.m. CST


    by TheBlood666

    That was fucking great. I loved First Blood and have been wanting another Rambo film for years. Finnally a movie that looks like it has balls. Great work Sly.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST

    This ad

    by KaneBone

    Granted, i'm not as pc FAMILIAR AS ABKing, but my love for the 80's boys is no less, so AB, you're my friend , not my enemy and... honestly... I heard that Goldsmith score and I was remineded of Bowed Down and Pilot Over from the second movivie and... I saw John. John J. I even saw Delmore Berry. I saw his cancer. It ate him down to the bone. I loved it. Go Sylvester. Don't sell your ass. Make the films you want to... We'll love you like we always have. You the man.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:03 p.m. CST


    by skynetbauxi

    it's getting clearer: Harry or you other guys, ain't this cool enough news for an article? ;-)

  • May 19, 2007, 4:07 p.m. CST

    looks great!

    by Mr. Waturi

    I wish you the best, Sly. "First Blood" was one of the best ever. Any effort to recapture the masculinity and intensity of that movie is a step in the right direction. Good luck!

  • May 19, 2007, 4:12 p.m. CST

    one post isn't good enough

    by T 1000 xp professional

    I'm at work right now and just thinking about the possibilities of this.....Once again keep the movie intimate. It seems like you've done so with the character and the beautiful shots in the beginning of the trailer. All this will give more depth to the action and a greater payoff......Sly you've created a monster of a movie

  • May 19, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Good clip. Quicktime suck balls.

    by Eyegore

    I had to put my face 3 inches from the screen to watch the tiny postage stamp video. If harry were not so enamored with quicktime we could all click 'full screen' and actually see this video. In your face Bruce Willis.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Any one complaining this is too violent

    by liljuniorbrown

    Is just a stupid ass who loves gore when it's shit like Hostel 2 ,but when it's punk ass terrorists or people committing genocide like in this film they want to say "maybe you should dial back the gore,it's ok for a horror movie when innocent women are getting there eye balls melted with a blow torch but please don't show some sick ass rapist geting cut up." fuck that shit. SLY STALLONE IS THE TRUTH AND JOHN RAMBO WILL BE THE GREATEST FILM IN A LONG TIME.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Will Sly be posting here?

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    If so, I'd love to hear about the musical score and about Col. Trautman's involvement. Goldsmith and Crenna were some of the most important assets to the film, and how will their absence be honored/made up in this film?

  • May 19, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Fuck Die Hard!!!!

    by samuraiyao

    This is the one to see folks. John Rambo is back and more violent than ever!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Peter Jackson for JLA!

    by UltimaRex

    OT, I'm seeing this in the cinema. No question.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:23 p.m. CST


    by thelivingdoll

    Unless the video was compressed at a larger size than the one they've got up now, you wouldn't want to see it in full screen. It's not Quicktime's fault that it's a postage stamp size. That's AICN's fault for compressing it to that size. Quicktime can support full-screen and High Def. If you're going to complain, complain about the compression, not the codec.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Never Before......

    by Picknickel

    Have I been moved to respond in a talkback on the site. I read it several times a day. But HOLY GOD MOTHERFUCKING CHEESEWIZ! By god that trailer is amazing and makes me want to run out and get First Blood from Best Buy right now! Can't fuckin' wait, this looks great!

  • May 19, 2007, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Quicktime again

    by Eyegore

    I will decide if something looks better in full screen or not, after I click the button and see for myself. I'll tell you though, 99% of the time it looks better full screen, pixelated or not. The quicktime player has no full-screen button, therefore it sucks balls. Like most things that come from apple.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Violence Porn. I mean that in a good way.

    by Napoleon Park

    Really. I never got into '70s slashers or Italian horror, so this was maybe the most graphically violent and realisitc thing I ever saw this side of the classing early '70s action/adventure underground comix of Spain, Corben and Greg Irons. <p> I trust there will be more to the story than what we saw, but if it's fifty minutes of "reluctant hero" pushed to the edge and then forty minutes of not stop cathartic head-ripping-off, that would work too. Still, it works because there is more to the character than the violence porn. The clip sets it up, then knocks it out. Certain positive adjectives will obviously be overused in this talkback, but I vote for "Awesome!" <p> Wow, the flying head, the exploding guy with the close range machine gun fire, the throat ripped out, the arrow, the exploding guy. Yowzers... Although Greg Irons would taken the rapist, ripped his throat out with his teeth and pulled his nuts and cock off while he was still alive enough to feel it. But that would probably get you an NC-17 for sure. <p> No one expects a Rambo movie to be a hippy anti-war flick, but in time of a war the government is afraid to let the media cover, depicting realistic military violence will serve as a wake up call. Like they said about everything from M*A*S*H to Private Ryan, a realistic war movie is, by default, automatically an anti war movie. <p> If this is huge, I wonder if Warners and Dc will green light a Green Arrow Longbow Hunters movie where puts arrows through bad guys. <p> If you told me "Stallone, 60, Rambo again" I would have laughed and said "Really? Seriously?" Now, if I tell anyone about this and they scoff I'll say "No. Really! SERIOUSLY!"

  • May 19, 2007, 4:35 p.m. CST

    And keep the blood and gore,

    by Napoleon Park

    knowing this will be cut to ribbons to play on TBS in three years will get the asses in the theater seats.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay could learn a thing or three...

    by RevSick

    ...from Stallone, I think he's single handedly mastered revitilizing a stale series let alone two of them.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:40 p.m. CST

    If more people

    by RevSick

    took this kind of care in matching the tone and scope of the source materials I think more sequels, remakes and adaptations would be much higher quality.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Fuck Yeah, Slu!

    by ChimericalKid

    Looks fucking amazing. I've been waiting for 2 types of film to come out, a throwback to classic westerns and a throwback to classic 80s action flicks, this looks life it will satisfy my lust for the latter. Reckon im gonna be waiting a while for the western :-(. I swear I haven't seen a talkback so one-sidely positive for ages.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Fuck Yeah, Sly!

    by ChimericalKid

    Looks fucking amazing. I've been waiting for 2 types of film to come out, a throwback to classic westerns and a throwback to classic 80s action flicks, this looks life it will satisfy my lust for the latter. Reckon im gonna be waiting a while for the western :-(. I swear I haven't seen a talkback so one-sidely positive for ages.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Thank you, Sly!

    by mr.igby

    This looks so great! This will be an action movie without compromises, just good old handmade action. I trust Sly with the Story and the vibe of the movie, he is becoming a great filmmaker! The teaser has a great atmosphere, just include lots of the old Rambo music and it'll be perfect. I can't wait to see the last episode in John Rambos life, bring on a good story with some mindblowing action. THIS LOOKS GREAT! Greetings from Germany! PS: Please release a Directors' Cut of 'Rocky Balboa'.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:47 p.m. CST

    How many YouTube links have there been in this thread?

    by Omegaman

    Lots, and none of em worked. Not one. I did get to hear it though (the picture didnt work), so... it sounded good. No movie should ever be rated NC-17 for violence. I dont know why people keep bringing that up. I just hope The MPPAA isnt reading this thread, they dont need anymore bright ideas. Does Rambo smoke in this? Now THATS an NC-17. Right, Mr Glickman?

  • May 19, 2007, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Im in.

    by StupidAndUgly

    Very much what I hoped it would be, none of what I was worried about. Hell Rocky Balboa was good, wasnt expecting that either.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:48 p.m. CST

    john rambo

    by davey jenks

    Too much blood! Knocking someone's head off! With his hand! No! No! I am a big fan of the Rambo movies, and some of this footage looks amazing, especially the Rambo shot behind the bad guy when he slowly comes into focus. Brilliant! But the Rambo films never had so much blood in them. There was always a cartoon element to the violence, in the sequels in particular. The blood in the clip just doesn't feel like Rambo, more like Saw or Hostel. Don't do it Sly! Keep Rambo, Rambo, knocks, punches, neck breaks, but not ripping someone's throat out! If Rambo has never done this before, why start now? When he's been out of action for almost twenty years? I can't wait to see this movie but keep it Rambo, not Friday the 13th!

  • May 19, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST

    fuck me!

    by bamboogrove

    what an awesome trailer, but I REALLY want to hear the Rambo theme in the film, so it doesn't feel too distant from the others. but all in all, badass! I love that, "did you bring weapons?" "No" "then you won't change anything" take that you fucking pinkos!

  • May 19, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST

    I keep watching it and watching it...

    by Harry Weinstein's like a one man EASTERN CONDORS, only without martial arts, and even more brutal than Sammo Hung's movie. Of course, CONDORS was Sammo's answer to RAMBO with a lot of DIRTY DOZEN thrown into the mix. Nice to see these things come full circle. If the MPAA NC-17s it, and since it's an independent film released by a Canadian company they will do just that, go with that rating. The audience will definitely be there for it, and we might finally see the NC-17 rated hit that de-stigmatizes the rating.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:52 p.m. CST


    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    I completely/wholeheartedly agree with you. I'm really looking forward to this and Iron Man. Hurry up 2008!

  • May 19, 2007, 4:56 p.m. CST


    by jhpiii

    It'sa about time someone made an action movie for men that isn't marketed to kids. I thought everyone had forgot about MEN! Nothing but a lot of ussies to scared to push the envelope anymore.....Way to showem whose got a pair Sly!

  • May 19, 2007, 4:57 p.m. CST


    by Clair Bennetts G-String

    Pay attention you youth culture pg-13 enamored sheeple! This is how you make a film. You pick a project and then stay true to the vision of it. Make a movie for the FANS, you know the people who pay our money for it, and we ill reward you. There are plenty of adults who will pay for an R-rated movie. (300 anyone?) We still have alot to learn from th e generation that came before us. The are things that made 70's and 80's film work. Thanks for the sneak peek Sly! You got my 10 bucks!

  • May 19, 2007, 4:57 p.m. CST


    by Proman1984

    Read this: This trailer was absolutely APPALLING. Terribly shot, racist (seriously that blond white woman bit was embrassing), cheap, redpaint fest. Did I mention it was terribly shot? Yeah, go ahead masturbate to this shit not even thinking about the implications. You like violence in movies, that's fine. However, when the movie is nothing but violence and THEN CONDONCES THE VIOLENCE WITH STUPID SHALLOW OFFENSIVE FUCKING LOW INTELLECTUAL RELIGIOUS BULLSHIT, that's where I draw the line. This movie will not get none of my money and I hope it bombs at Cannes. P.S. I am not blaming Sly for dodger the Vietnam draft (which he did by moving to Switzerland of all places). I just find it a little strange that someone who did so much not engage in an actual fight would prosper during the Reagan era and crate one of the bloodiest, one dimensional characters ever. And don't tell me that there's nothing political about the character and the role Stallone picks because we both know it's a lie. So, shame on you Quint and Morry.

  • May 19, 2007, 5 p.m. CST


    by TELF

    Can't believe no one has mentioned that bit of brilliance. Fab.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:01 p.m. CST

    I've never uderstood the problem with some of these ...

    by RevSick

    ..."directors" and "writers" who decide to take on a project that is an adaptation, remake, or sequel and piss all over it because they want to "do their own thing" and that's always what they say "I want to do my own thing with it" well if you want to do your own thing then do it with your own creations not someone elses.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Hard core!


    This is definitely hard core and brutally realistic. I know the Die Hard/Rambo comparisons are inevitable, but these franchises always approached violence in a different way. Rambo is a soldier and faced with more brutal violence. John McClane is a cop and an everday Joe, faced with insurmountable odds. If there was Rambo-like violence in a Die Hard movie it would be way too over the top and out of place. Think about it. The violence has to be relative to the situations and the plot. John Rambo should be harder and more violent than Die Hard 4. We movie geeks can enjoy BOTH movies for god's sakes. Why does everything have to be better than this or that--this is an immature way to evaluate movies, and rarely do you see Harry and Co. making that type of criticism part of their thoughts. Of course that's my opinion, I could be wrong.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Nice to hear so many TB'rs in agreement

    by KillaKane

    on aspects of FB, and hopefully those attibutes that will make this film another fitting close to a franchaise- retain the grit, mood and contrast of First Blood's cinematography and keep as much of Jerry Goldsmith's superb original music in Brian Tylers score as possible. Sly's directorial chops are excellent, and from the previous QA I get the feeling he's savvy enough to know what worked within the Rambo franchaise and what the final installment needs to work as effective piece of entertainment in today's action genre. Really looking forward too this.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Hey Proman....

    by RevSick

    I'm not sure how you got all that from a three minute promo but I think you've got way too much time on your hands. And maybe if you could pull your head out of your ass long enough you might want to try and be constructive with your criticism instead of being an illiterate troll who just like to pop up and flame once and awhile.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Stallone should ReDirect Die Hard 4

    by stamper

    Just throw all the shot footage in the bin, re-schedule the movie to summer 2008, and get Stallone to reshoot the whole thing damnit ! Drop the daughter, drop the sidekick and give us a real R rated Die Hard sequel with No fake "car flying in the air and landing just inches across our heroes" CGI, and BRING SAMUEL JACKSON BACK ! Let Stallone direct and Play the BAD GUY !

  • May 19, 2007, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Frozen whiskey hammer to the balls!

    by fish tacos


  • May 19, 2007, 5:09 p.m. CST


    by supersize

    Well said sir!

  • May 19, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST

    needs an IMAX release!

    by finky089

    Gotta see it on IMAX. Clean up like 300 did.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST

    I approve!

    by We

    Stallone, where have you been?

  • May 19, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Hell yeah! This is what we've been waiting for.

    by Neo Zeed

    You can't fuck with John Rambo. This aint no PG-13. Stallone is king. My only crit is that it looks a 'lil home video-ey, but so did did the Rocky Bolboa clips and that looked better in the final version. Oh and Proman1984 (more like antiman2007) with this trailer Stallone has ordered this generation to MAN UP. It be best to heed the call.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST

    RevSick I dare you to point out one thing I said that

    by Proman1984

    RevSick I dare you to point out one thing I said that WAS INACCURATE. Come on, I dare ya. And it's not the three minute trailer. It's something we've known for a long time. supersize, go slap your face repeatidly in front of the mirror and masturbate to that.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST

    WOW! Sly it looks AWESOME!

    by fritzlorrerains

    WOW. I loved Rocky but was REALLY nervous about this one. Sorry to doubt. I cannot wait for this fucking movie! Please don't make us wait til MAY! How about an April release? And for the love of god Please don't push it back any further from May.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Wow, that was fucking great!

    by nopix

    What caliber bullets were those anyways? Go all the way on this one Sly!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 5:18 p.m. CST

    God Damn YackBacker

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    I missed you. Bring on the Stallone co-written/directed G.I. Joe! Don't dream it, be it.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:19 p.m. CST

    May 2008 release?

    by SpencerTrilby

    I hope the hype won't disappear until then (SoaP anyone?). If only the Afghan intro of Iron Man could be as awesome as John Rambo's teaser!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST


    by moto

    Loved Rocky Balboa and love that you're returning to the Rambo series. Here's my only hope. Footage was great overall... BUT I think you need to tone down the GORE SHOCK shots just a bit. I know you're going for realism and those machien gun kills are pretty real... but it takes away from the action quite a bit. It's cool to have those few shots within the movie, like what was done with the exploding Vietnamese soldier in Part II, but having SO MANY of those shots takes the audience away from the suspense. You know what you're doing... not trying to tell you how to direct, but as a HUGE FAN I'm hoping SOME of those shots are in there... but just not peppered throughout the movie/action. The character aspect of John Rambo is the key. His inventiveness while creating warfare. Shit looks great! But just too much. Either way, I'm pumped as hell for it! Just be sure to do what you did with Rocky Balboa... give us those character moments. Lots of action yes, just a FEW GORE SHOCK SHOTS for "holy shit" moments for the audience... and explore John Rambo, the man and the myth. Great job overall though Sly! Impressed!

  • May 19, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST


    by Fenrisulfr

    I am so fucking happy I almost wanna cry. I mean, THIS IS ONE BIG MOTHERFUCKING R-RATED ACTION FEST we got here. The violence was so gritty and brutal that it did remind me of SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. And I loved it !! Finally a director who has some balls. No PG13 crap in JOHN RAMBO: he decapitated a guerrillero with his knife, ripped someone's throat with the hand, mangled bodies with a machine gun, holy shit yeah !

  • May 19, 2007, 5:23 p.m. CST

    I Have seen a lot of Cool things

    by BurntRectum

    In my day. But that takes the cake. Let's hope they don't dumb it down for the MPAA

  • May 19, 2007, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Rambo Kills Asians Again & Again

    by lonestaricon

    My initial reaction to the trailer was visceral. Rambo is doing what Rambo does best, which is outwitting and overpowering his opponents using any all all means at his disposal. More often than not, he dispatches his opponents at close range and hand to hand or rather hand to throat. My only concern echos a previous statement posted by tailhook about the portrayal of the opponents and Rambo's dispassionate demeanor while killing. I am fed up with the negative portrayal of Asian men in Western cinema and in this film they are served up as cannon fodder for Rambo. I pity any Asian guy who unwittingly encounters a group of impressionable young men who are influenced by this film to imitate the violence of Rambo, and I feel certain that this will happen. Western cinema routinely and overwhelmingly portrays Asian men in an unrealistic way that dehumanizes and emasculates them. I hope that this film does not follow in that path.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:26 p.m. CST


    by Proman1984

    Remember? He's ust a cinematic wannabe hero who tries to REVIVE his career be revisitng characters from his glory days and revamping them to appeal to the LOWEST common denominator for stupid fucking gore wankers like yourself Fenrisulfr and superize and your fellow AICN morons.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:28 p.m. CST


    by johne5

    Is this trailer going to play during the intermission in Grindhouse 2?

  • May 19, 2007, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Ryan Chappelle !!!

    by BYOBkenobi

    Good to see some old assholes from division get smoe big screen time. I hated Chappelle as a character up until the season where Jack has to smoke him. I honestly sat on the edge of my chair muittering to myself, "Holy fuck, holy fuck they did NOT just make Jack kill Chappelle!" One of the best 24 moments ever. Anyways, I like him as an actor from what I've seen so far, and can't wait to see what he does in this Rambo Film.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:29 p.m. CST

    My 35 year old wife wants to see this!

    by sleestack1

    Sly, the clip is great. And thanks being on such an accessible level. Just showed the clip to my wife and she said she would like to see it when it comes out. Yep, I have a cool wife. Hot too, 5'2" 109lbs.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST


    by RevSick

    Well for starters I don't see how the clip is even remotely racist at all. Genocides happen all over the world and stupid people of all races think they can go over and talk nice to warlords and terrorists and get themselves fucked up in the process, in this film it happens to be a white woman, I don't see how that is racist. Two, I don't know whether or not Stallone was a draft dodger or not but I see no reason that he shouldn't be allowed to direct a violent war style movie, by your rational Clinton never should have been President, and never should have used our troops in any way reguardless of how justified. What seems to be pissing you off more than anything is the prayer bit right be for all the kick assery. In which case you're entitled to be intolerant of religion and that's fine, you have that right and I'm not going to stop you but your hatred of religion has no baring on the quality of the film. Plus the fact that one line of a character praying bares absolutly no relation to whether or not the movie will be good or not, nor does it have anything to do with the over all tone and scope of the film. It was used like most bits of lines in a trailer are used it fit the way it was cut, nothing more nothing less.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah?

    by Fenrisulfr

    Suck my balls, Proman.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    That .50 scene is off the hook.

    by Quake II

    Never seen anything like that in a movie. Shot at point blank range with a .50 cal machine gun is as messy as I would have expected it to be. Looks like it has some Private Ryan gore and that may get me in the theater. Seems rather dark and brutal and that's how it should be.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Wow. I love it!!

    by Mer De Noms

    I'll be there opening day. It's good to see violence back in action movies. I hope you don't have to compromise any violence in order to release the movie.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST

    People like Proman need to keep watching Daddy Day Care

    by andrew coleman

    ... and shut the fuck up. Americans like to close their eyes and believe horrible stuff only happens when Americans do it. Racist? How so because the bad guys are not white? Shut the fuck up there are seriously nasty militia and military groups out there. Keep watching movies like Waitress if you hate this stuff so much don't go see it leave 300 and this for guys like us in this TB... ANYWAY that was amazing can this come out soon please summer movies are boring me already I want RAMBO. Thank you Stallone.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST

    I can't wait for an official release date on this....

    by RevSick dad and I are already stoked to see it. Old School 80's father son movie night!

  • May 19, 2007, 5:34 p.m. CST

    I'm liking that

    by fireclown

    Hard R or NC17 makes little difference. You can cram a lot of bad things into a NC17. They touched on rape in that teaser for Gods sake. I'll be happy either way, and NC17 IS box office death. Run it as as hard of an R as you can and release the "directors cut" DVD later.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Stallone sure does emote in every scene

    by disfigurehead

    The flick looks nice and bloody. I'll check it out.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST

    RevSick here's a serious response.

    by Proman1984

    First of all, I am not ticked of by the Prayer Segment becase I am anti-religion (and I am not Catholic). I just find it really irritating that Religion is used to justify killings, especially the fake cinematic ones). It's bad and I find it offensive enough to be worthy of being pointed out. And of course it HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH TONE and SCOPE OF THE FILM. It's like the single longest part of this trailer and there is a closeup shot of a cross there. Sick. Second, if you honestly belive that the woman just happens to be a blond, then I believe you. Personally, I am not as ignorant as that. As others have already mentioned, the asians shown as wild and raping pigs only fuels streotypes. This characters are just cannon fodder, used for killings. Think back to Rambo one, how many americans can you see Sly killing as violently as in this trailer? But if it's vietnamese, russians etc... it's ok, because not only should they be killed, the SHOULD BE OVERRKILLED BY TERING THEM TO PIECES AND (quite unrrealistically) having their heads torn off. ASIANS (insert any other race here) + OVERKILL = GENOCIDE. I will never forgive Clinton for bombing the Balkans but man was he a good president in almost everything else. Fenrisulfr, I feel sorry for your mother. I wish she was raped by someone.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Holy crap!

    by Wilclas

    That was bloody. 80´s bloody. Bloody great.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    I feel he emotes well in every scene too

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    depending on film/material. Copland, Rocky, Rocky Balboa, First Blood and so far this seems true from the few scenes here. I'm a happy First Blood fan. Looks like a respectful follow-up to me. Hope it is. I'll be seeing it. Be great to see a midnight showing of it. I personally don't think all the "gore" is too much. Just me.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    YackBacker I will measure my balls against yours anytim

    by Proman1984

    If that's what it takes to prove I am a bigger man than you are so be it.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:43 p.m. CST

    that guy blowed's up REAL good!

    by Zardoz

    Shit! That was the bloodiest trailer I've ever scene! Looks interesting. I hope there's a plot to go along with the body count. Oh, and nice to see Darla getting some work...

  • May 19, 2007, 5:47 p.m. CST


    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    Ugly and fanatical.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:49 p.m. CST


    by RevSick

    Have you looked at the world lately, the world is full of people of every color being savage to each other, it's not racist, it's not a stereotype, it's fact. In Rambo 3 it was all abou the russian's killing the people in afghanistan, this time it's about genocide in Burma. Would it have been better if it was set in Darfur, there you have blacks killing blacks. Oh no, you only have a problem because it's a White American character killing non White American's, because only white american's can possibly be capable of any sort of racism. And comparing the violence quotent of First Blood to this is completely stupid, it was a different time and to get a major release you couldn't have it be as gorey, but he sure killed them hillbilly coppers didn't he. So to go through the whole series, part one hillbilly cops, part two vietnamese and russians, part three russians, part four Burmese, I don't see any racisim at all in it. Look if your offended by it fine, don't comment on it and don't watch it, you have the power to ignore the film in it's entirety, but nope, people like you can't just let go, you have to piss in everyone's cherrios, you have to put your two cents in when everyone is trying to enjoy something and just crap all over it with tired claims of racism. Just ignore it it will go away for you.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:49 p.m. CST


    by Proman1984

    Short both in prose and the size of his penis.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:50 p.m. CST

    The 80's are back.

    by Mr Soze

    I apologize ABking for my comments on the pics. This trailer reminds me of playing "Guns" in the back-yard when I was 9 yrs old. Thanks Sly...

  • May 19, 2007, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Sly dodged the draft?

    by SpencerTrilby

    Holy shit! He should be banned from making war movies, as Polanski should be banned from working with kids! (well, at least that'd have spared us Oliver Crap). And all these asian actors should be ashamed to act for a living! They should be banned from playing bad guys, if only a superior intelligence could chose for them. A big-ballsy one.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:53 p.m. CST

    if your offended by it fine, don't comment on it

    by Proman1984

    RevSick, you fucking shallow pig. What's the matter my comments getting to ya? Good job completely missing my point, for it is not what I was talking about at all. Just because the world is full of hatred, overkill doesn't mean the movies should be just as bad. And I've got a newsflash for ya, if there's something that bothers me, I'm not bothered about pissing off little "men" like yourself.

  • May 19, 2007, 6 p.m. CST

    Art is not safe....

    by RevSick is also a relfection of the times and societies of the times. No a movie doesn't HAVE to be violent or gorey, but if they are, big deal, it's not for you don't watch it. But you can't just let it go and not watch it, you have to get pissed off about it and bitch about it being too violent for you, well it's not made for you, you are not it's target audience, Stallone doesn't have include you in his reindeer games, it's his film, he can make it as gorey as he wants. No one is forcing you to watch it. So just ignore it, there are lots of films that offend me on one level or another, guess what I'm either constructive about my criticisms or I just shut the fuck up and ignore it. Like I do with 99% of the tripe that comes out of Hollywood.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:04 p.m. CST

    RevSick, who the FUCK are you kidding?You call this art

    by Proman1984

    Come on, now you just regressing into a very childish argument. If you honestly believe that Rocky 4 is art than I feel sorry for you. In any case the whole art is not safe is a stupid argument. I can kill a dog and call it art. That isn't a justification and it's a pretty way weak way to defend anything.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:07 p.m. CST

    RevSick, who the FUCK are you kidding?You call this art

    by Proman1984

    Come on, now you just regressing into a very childish argument. If you honestly believe that Rocky 4 is art than I feel sorry for you. In any case the whole art is not safe is a stupid argument. I can kill a dog and call it art. That isn't a justification and it's a pretty way weak way to defend anything.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:10 p.m. CST

    The biggest problem with people like you Pro...

    by RevSick that you throw 'isms around like their frisbees. If you don't like a film and it has people of color in it it's racisist, if it's women it's sexist, it doesn't matter whether it is or isn't and you could give a fuck about context, you don't like it and you throw out the strongest of negative categorizations at it, claiming it only perpetuates stereotypes, you know who perpetrates stereotypes, everyone does. Everyone is a stereotype of some sort, hell I'm a stereotypical dork, I got my lightsaber I'm not ashamed of it, I'm also a stereotypical dude when it comes to movies and music, I like gore, I like titties, and I like death metal, big whoopty do. But when a movies comes out that makes fun of dorky dudes, you're not going to see me crying about it, and I'm going to get just as pissed at someone who does cause it's not like we're talking captive audiences here we're talking movies, where you have a choice whether or not to view it. In three minutes you decided you weren't going to like this movie, and that you disagree with it's content, fine don't watch it, Stallone isn't going to show up at your house and make you watch it. But you're compelled to just throw labels around because you feel left out, this offends you and everyone likes it, so we're the ignorant ones, cause we aren't enlightened like you, we snicker at bad stereotypes and when heads explode on film, maybe it's because we can seperate fantasy from fact and feel there are more important things in the real world to be outraged at rather than entertainment.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Thank you Sly for putting a smile on my face after...

    by Neo Zeed

    I nearly died reading that the director of TORQUE is directing the sci-fi legendary novel NEUROMANCER. Fucking Torque?! TORQUE!!! FUCK!!!!!!!!!!! Hollywood = SHIT. At least Rambo rules, but I'm still pissed (not at you Sly, you rule.)

  • May 19, 2007, 6:14 p.m. CST


    by pdennett316

    Yeah, he's killing Asians because the films main conflict is set in fucking BURMA....What do you want? Fucking Al Quiada on a fucking holiday run into Rambo and the killing starts? Rambo busting the heads of merchant bankers in downtown LA? As for your Asian guy getting killed by Rambo fans - Do shut the fuck up, please! Film makers cannot account for every inbred yahoo who decides to copy what he saw on the "purdy movin picktoors". And Asian men presented unrealistically - JOIN THE FUCKING QUE!!!!! Point me to any ethnic or social group and show me their accurate and sensitive portrayal in western cinema. I dont think you fucking can. At the end of the day, if you make a World War 2 flick for a western audience, I doubt you'll portray Nazi's as the loveable, kindly liberators, who just want us all to be the same, and set about it by liberating millions of Jews of their lives. That ain't gonna happen. That trailer was awesome, and it should make for a great action flick.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Penis size

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    Really? Is that relevant to anything? Is that supposed to be an insult? Recourse of a weak/witless mind. You're come across like one of those freaks who picketed LToC. You're point is made clearly, yet in an ugly and fanatical fashion i.e. crazed. Why are you here?

  • May 19, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Art is subjective....

    by RevSick

    what is art to you is not art to someone else. Art is when you create something that is of your own vision, that you created. And throwing the whole killing something as art argument in there is ignorant and is exactly the argument people who want to censor art make everything they try. I can't stand most modern art, that's fine you won't see me checking out Jackson Pollock anytime soon, but you know what alot of people like his stuff, that's fine, I don't get it and that's fine, I don't have to go to a museum when his stuff is displayed. I also don't stand out side of said museum and yell and scream about how I think he's crap to people who are going to the show. I also don't go into a forum of Jackson Pollock fans and bash them for it as a bunch of ignoramuses.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST


    by Staldo

    This trailer played like a slasher flick, only the slasher was a good guy. I got goosebumps when Rambo first popped up behind that burmese soldier. I don't know if I am stupider for having watched and enjoyed that trailer and each creative kill, but I know it looked like purified essence of 80's kickassery. How about another Rocky sequel where Rocky's son, having quit his job, rekindles his love for boxing? Call it Robert Balboa and you're all set.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:17 p.m. CST

    RevSick you are wrong about me

    by Proman1984

    I am about as liberal as they come. I consider "A Clockwork Orange" and "Reservoir Dogs" as my favorite movies. I enjoy movies by Takashii Mike, am not easily offended. However, I am not a hypocrat. With me you, you get exactly what you see. You strike me as overtly defensive and childish. Is STILL don't think you understood any of my arguments. I am not against violence in movies, I am just smaert enough to understand exactly what the filmmaker is doing and what kind of audience he is going for. P.S. Stallone was my #2 favorite actor ever when I was nine (#1 was Van Damme). You can start laughing now.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:18 p.m. CST


    by Phy

    This is the balls-to-the-wall coda to a violent man trying to live a life of peace but doing what he does best. The point isn't glorifying violence, the point is doing whatever it takes to survive. He uses arrows to kill fish for food. And he uses any other method at hand to kill Man for, well, apparent impudence. This is the avenging angel of Death. He doesn't particularly like his work, but there's nobody else like him, and when invoked, watch-out. I love the addition of a grounded center. That gives the clip some much-needed context. I was a doubter. Now I am a believer. Welcome back, John Rambo. Please don't hurt me. ;)

  • May 19, 2007, 6:21 p.m. CST

    more than 400 posts and only one major troll so far...

    by SpencerTrilby

    another proof this movie will rock!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Leading the Charge

    by William Munny

    In the extras on the _Patton_ DVD, Zanuck talks about how, when times get tough, and the odds seem impossible, Patton was the kind of guy you needed to lead the charge. Rambo is sort of like that - albeit fiction. When reason and diplomacy fail, and violence is all that is left to settle an issue, you want to do it in a way that makes it very clear that you mean business. That is, to inflict to most amount of damage on your ememy as quickly as possible, and to establish a dominate position in order to fend off any possible counter-attack. As Patton used to say: A good plan executed violently, is better than a perfect plan executed late. I wonder if Stallone watched _Patton_ to get a few ideas for this film?

  • May 19, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    BEST episode of LOST ever!!!!

    by Negative Man

  • May 19, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Damn the lack of an edit function

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed


  • May 19, 2007, 6:26 p.m. CST


    by Fenrisulfr

    I send you a kiddie "Suck my balls" and you wish my mom was raped. You just proved you were the biggest motherfucker on this website. Wishing such things, you should be banned. Congrats anyway, asshole.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Not defensive.....

    by RevSick

    ...just sick of people telling everyone within earshot how offended they are about things they do not have to watch, do not have to listen to, do not have to play, that are clearly labeled and they are not tricked into participating in. The trailer tells you you will not like this movie, you did not need to go in to the talkbalk yelling about how Stallone won't see one dime from you, and how racist it is and all of that, all you had to do was go "huh, don't like it" and never watch it again and don't see the movie, but you had to validate yourself, you couldn't just leave it alone and that is what pisses me off.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Wow you people are stupid

    by Proman1984

    RevSick, Spare us both the thoughts of what I should or shouldn't do. Believe me you do NOT want to get into this argument with me. It not about Stallone not seeing my money, apart from my 2 cents (I know, I know) its about my CONSTRACTIVE CRITICISM, Oh I am sure that in the movie, Stallone will find a way to justify the killings (i.e. the burmese are a urderous bustards who raped that woman and killed her father) and it would make the movie even more offensive.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:34 p.m. CST

    My faith is restored in Action again

    by KingofSting

    Sly revolutionised action with his first Rambo, now his going to do it again with his last. we are gonna see scenes in this movie that have never been done before... This movie needs an awesome soundtrack.. we all know the music helps make the movie.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST

    has potential

    by S-Mart shopper

  • May 19, 2007, 6:39 p.m. CST




  • May 19, 2007, 6:39 p.m. CST

    None of the gory shit can mak'it 2 the official trailer

    by HamsterDK

    So how the fuck will they sell it to the non-Internet-trailer-viewing audience???

  • May 19, 2007, 6:40 p.m. CST


    by reckni

    and HGH . . . dude looks swoll!

  • May 19, 2007, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Stallone gives them work

    by stamper

    That's right Proman, remember it's only a movie, and that in reality, Stallone gives all this colored guys BIG MONEY to star in his movie, what would you prefer, that Stallone only employs whites ? Then you would be accusing him of the same thing, you moronic, "my keyboard is all my life" cunt. You should be jailed for exposing such defamatory talk on this site. Unlike morons like you, people like Clint Eastwood and Stallone DO respect the "not white" people by giving them WORK.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Thanks Sly

    by gufte82

    Even if the film will not be great ( I expect it to be awesome) this trailer has already awakened that 80's feeling inside of me and it has shown me that there is still somebody lovin' the good old handmade action !!!! Thanks Sly !!!!! The only thing I did not really like was the not-so-Ramboish music in the second part. Prefer the original music.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:46 p.m. CST

    About realism...

    by Fenrisulfr

    I don't think Stallone does it for the spectacular aspect (alright... maybe a little). In Rocky Balboa he decided to shoot the final fight and make it as realistic as possible. It's probably the same approach here.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:47 p.m. CST

    But you have no constructive criticism....

    by RevSick

    ...calling something racisit and offensive is not constructive it's labeling. Constructive criticism is making suggestions to help the quality of a product/project, i.e. suggesting the use of the original score, keeping to his guns and not shying away due to ratings concerns, things of that nature, just calling it offensive and racisist is the furthest thing from constructive criticism. The point is, there was no need for it, you already knew you weren't going to like it after watching the trailer, so leave it at that, there's alot of stuff on this site for you to check out without flaming a bunch of ignorant rants on how offensive and racist you think it is, then getting pissed off when people call you stupid for it in a forum full of people talking about how great the movie looks. Once again, if you don't like it, it's just a movie, you don't have to watch it. And with that I'm off to dinner.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Could someone cancel Die Hard 4.0 release please ?

    by stamper

    Yeah, heard that Sly is willing to direct that movie, providing they loose the daughter and the annoying sidekick and get Bonnie Bedelia, Samuel Jackson, and Hans Gruber twin brother back ! (because the Grubers were 3 ! Two twins + the elder brother one !)

  • May 19, 2007, 6:55 p.m. CST

    sounds good to me.

    by Fenrisulfr

  • May 19, 2007, 6:55 p.m. CST

    At last


    At last somebody realises what will sell. After Stallone and Arnie both decided to sell out and release action films light Stallone has gone back to what made the genre popular.Real hardcore violence not watered down rubbish. Rambo 3 pushed the envelope ages ago and now this looks to push it further. I really hope it shows what made him the man he is by really showing the true horror of what is happening in warzones with torture and rape and then it will stop these liberals from attacking our boys. Good on Stallone rescued the Rocky franchise and hopefully will start another long franchise with this and many sequels

  • May 19, 2007, 6:55 p.m. CST


    by kafka07

    I'm sold

  • May 19, 2007, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Stamper, read here

    by Proman1984

    You think Stallone pays them big money? This isn't even a studio picture, it doesn't even have a distibutor yet (and judging by the trailer won't be getting one soon). How dare you compare Letters From Iwo Jima to this crap? But wait, what am I saying you. You people think Rocky IV is art. Art! You are hopeless. You should be jailed for being a fucking doochebug. Now turn around because, RevSick would like to make a deposit off DNA into your butt account. You fucking child.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Poe, Cobra 2, Nighthawks 2, Fist II

    by stamper

    Next, Sly should tackleEdgar Alan Poe (his dream project rumored in prep) Cobra 2, Nighthawks 2, and Fist II ! BRING THEM ON SLY !

  • May 19, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Waited 20 years..

    by mlsmithjr

    Thats so much for this sneak peak. Yes it's a guilty pleasure, but after I saw First Blood on VHS I saw the other 2 in the theater opening night. I just love the dead plain "truth" of Rambo -- if you just *know* something is wrong, fuck everyone up. In today's castrated America Rambo is a welcomed relief, if even in movie form. I'm really happy for Stallone. Rocky Balboa was brilliant when everyone said he couldn't pull it off. I have the same hopes for John Rambo.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Do it for the right reasons

    by cgimovieman

    Another Rambo? Well, here are my thoughts. The original movies, First Blood, Rambo, ect. were pretty good in their day. Well cemented in pop culture lore and definitely good popcorn movies. But I hesitate seeing another Rambo movie today unless it is handled the right way. Sly's last movie like this Rocky Balboa was, I'm sorry, not that great. And I'll be the first to say that I lined up to see it! When old franchises are added to after such a long leave, they can seem a little forced and past their prime. I'm very nervous about the next Indiana Jones movie along these lines. Back when Harrison, or Sly for that matter, were in their 30's, it was believable that they would be fighting injustice, running, and kicking ass. But in their 50's or 60's? I just don't know. If another Rambo movie is to work it needs to have a very good story that has been well thought through. Anything else will fail. So I'm not saying don't make this movie, but I am saying take your time with it. Give it a kick-ass plot, a good score, good effects and stunts, and for God sake don't have Sly doing something too over the top physically. While the original Rambo movies were a stretch with John Rambo's physical abilities, acting as if he's exactly the same after about 20 years is just going to look laughable.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Do it for the right reasons

    by cgimovieman

    Another Rambo? Well, here are my thoughts. The original movies, First Blood, Rambo, ect. were pretty good in their day. Well cemented in pop culture lore and definitely good popcorn movies. But I hesitate seeing another Rambo movie today unless it is handled the right way. Sly's last movie like this Rocky Balboa was, I'm sorry, not that great. And I'll be the first to say that I lined up to see it! When old franchises are added to after such a long leave, they can seem a little forced and past their prime. I'm very nervous about the next Indiana Jones movie along these lines. Back when Harrison, or Sly for that matter, were in their 30's, it was believable that they would be fighting injustice, running, and kicking ass. But in their 50's or 60's? I just don't know. If another Rambo movie is to work it needs to have a very good story that has been well thought through. Anything else will fail. So I'm not saying don't make this movie, but I am saying take your time with it. Give it a kick-ass plot, a good score, good effects and stunts, and for God sake don't have Sly doing something too over the top physically. While the original Rambo movies were a stretch with John Rambo's physical abilities, acting as if he's exactly the same after about 20 years is just going to look laughable.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Cobra vs Proman !

    by stamper

    Heard Sly is writing a new Cobra movie where Marion Cobretti must fight a guy who accuses him of being racist. The guy happens to be actually a sex-change, and Marion Cobretti ends up with the whole gay rights league hounding him, trying to get him killed, paying killers big bucks because he is disparaging to sex-changes. The gay rights league feel they are right, after all, Cobretti is white, and there's no harm in killing white people. In one future classic scene, Cobra shaves and wears a tutu to go undercover. That scene is decried by the real life gay rights league, saying it's defamatory to both tutu dancers and transvestites.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:05 p.m. CST

    PC bullshit is the lowest of criticism

    by SpencerTrilby

    and certainly not constructive. Not to mention wishing someone else's mothers rape. That's just lame, and if Our Man Sly reads this talkback, it will only remind him how some haters of that ilk turned their coats with BALBOA. And help it become a sleeper hit. Now Sly, I wish you're cooking up some "all audience" trailer full of John J's introspection, and some Julie Benz too. That way, the non-AICN people will praise you even more once they'll get eventually asskicked (and totally by surprise!) by the outrageous violence of the movie. I'm sure a few of them (name: Variety, or Premiere) will come up with some epithets like "edgy". The same people who spat on First Blood. Way to go Sly!

  • May 19, 2007, 7:09 p.m. CST

    I'm sold.

    by RedwingsHoolihan

    Return of the real action movie.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:14 p.m. CST

    thank you! its about stunts not FX

    by jonboy83

    great preview. the reason why this looks great and why lf or dh looks like shit is not just the rating (altho the buckets of blood is awesome) its that the violence pertains to the story in rambo. its hard to explain but i can imagine the script writing for dh4... "ok and now mclane will blow up two cars and they'll zoom within 6 inches of his face but its ok we got blue screen for that. and then mclane says 'yippie doo i killed you!' " this rambo reminds me a helluva lot like the end beach scene in commando. gratuitous violence and one badd mofo! great job and not a flying taxi explodiong into a helicopter to be seen

  • May 19, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    That was awesome

    by CherryValance

    I haven't reacted like that to a "trailer" since... well I don't think I ever have. It was kind like "HOLY SHIT!", hands clasped over my mouth, nervous laughter. That footage also explains in a nutshell why I never joined the Peace Corps. </p> Take that, naysayers. :p

  • May 19, 2007, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Punisher 1 was garbage...

    by Damer1

    and all you NC-17 fans need to get a life... Show business is first and foremost a business and you can't make money with an NC-17 movie.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Gotta Admit

    by Exterminans

    That looks fucking awesome

  • May 19, 2007, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Fuck... Dude... Like... Fuuuuck...

    by RaveX


  • May 19, 2007, 7:26 p.m. CST

    So, here's my idea...

    by solitaire

    I actually laughed when this got brought up during Sly's original q and a, as i had been thinking of it for a while to resounding ridicule, but after seeing this and what he is capable of at his age...Dear Warners, I know that you want to keep the Batman live action continuity centered on Bale, but if you look at Smallville and Superman Returns, you will see the following idea could be huge. The Dark Knight Returns Bruce Wayne/Batman: Sly, playing his age Joker: Willem Dafoe (I know about the goblin, but this is a chance to USE his face) Gordon: Tom Skerrit Carrie: Hatden Panittiere Alfred: Peter O'Toole Superman: Patrick Warburton Selina: Adrienne Barbeau So...I'm sure I'll get endless amounts of crap for this, but done as a three part mini series for cable, or even on CW, this could be brilliant. Sly is showing he can master that sense of being aged and emotionally beaten up, but having the desire and passion to accomplish anything with both Rocky Balboa and this, give him a role where miller uses these attributes perfectly, and for Christ's sake, include Miller as much as possible. Ah was a thought

  • May 19, 2007, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Holy Fucking Shit!! That's the rawest shit i've seen si

    by Tarl_Cabot

    I'm there friday.Wait, make that thursday, midnight. Sly,you're 2 for 2 in the comeback...excellent.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:28 p.m. CST

    frigin' T and Y

    by solitaire

    Yes, Ikknow her name is HaYden. My applogoies to the lovely miss Panatierre

  • May 19, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST

    - since the 80s!

    by Tarl_Cabot

    Sly/Rambo is back with a motherfucking vengence.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Burmese Tiger Pit

    by Okiebug

    I think this looks extremely good -looks like it puts the "action" back into "action adventure". Please tell me there's at least one Burmese Tiger Pit. You can never have enough sharpened bamboo when facing overwhelming odds...

  • May 19, 2007, 7:35 p.m. CST


    by Phantom_Turnip

    I was really rooting for this film, up until I saw this bit of footage. Maybe it's just me, but I almost outright laughed when he lopped the first guy's head off, and couldn't help but chuckle as the violence swelled to ridiculously silly levels. Just because there's a lot of blood and guts doesn't mean it's gritty and dirty. The blood and guts in this is so over-the-top it's laughable. And to make it worse, it appears we're getting the same old 'mission down the river to rescue hostages played by forgettable actors' plot. I suppose Stallone is trying to emulate the Rambo films from the eighties, give us more of the same silly stuff we adored when we were 12 years old, but come on - was I the only one expecting something harder and darker than this? I was hoping this film would be a fitting ending to one of Hollywood's most iconic characters. I guess it is, in a way. Judging by the talkback reactions, the John Rambo of First Blood (and his message) seems to have been forgotten. Sylvester Stallone has always been one of my favorite actors, and a real hero. Forgive me for having expected to be shocked by the brutality, the horror, the realisim. Forgive me for having seen more potential in the material than apparently everyone else in this Talkback. Forgive me for having expected (gasp!) a thinking man's John Rambo. To be honest, I thought this would be Stallone's 'Unforgiven'. I suppose that's my problem, though, and I'll just have to settle for an adult's Road Runner cartoon instead.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Sly, I'm your biggest fan! Read please:

    by Hyuga

    This trailer was AWESOME! At the beginning, the soundtrack was good, but the second score (at the end of the trailer) was terrible. Change that. Make it more orchestral. The brutality, gore and action is awesome. Like you said before: It will be a OLD SCHOOL ACTON MOVIE. And you did it! There are no movies like that anymore (in Hollywood). Now, JOHN RAMBO is back and it looks AWESOME. Like I said: You need an awesome soundtrack! AND: You need some cool scenes, that everyone will remember. Like the stick-fight in RAMBO III! In that scene, you showed, how COOL and strong JOHN RAMBO was. He is like a.... perfect solider. A SAD but perfect solider! Show some of this stuff in RAMBO 3. He is the perfect killing-machine! We need cool and memorable scenes! The mud-scene in Rambo 2 (Rambo was complete tarned in a mud-wall). AWESOME! And when you do some cool action-scene, you HAVE to put in the old Rambo-theme!! Dat dat daaaaa daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, dat dat daaaa, dadaaaaaaaaaaa1 AWESOME!! And one more thing: Don't forget your cool knife and your arrows!! More scenes with your knife and your amazing bow! Do it, Sly, DO IT! Like the trailer! It was awesome! We are one of the biggest STALLONE-Communities in the world. Do it for us, Sly. Do it for your fans!

  • May 19, 2007, 7:41 p.m. CST

    ++++++JOHN RAMBO:RED BLOOD++++++

    by omega786

    Saw this trailer so many times today and it needs the following; 1. Goldsmith's theme (especially R2 attack on the camp in the helicopter) 2. Rambo without the shirt. 3. Rambo doing (part 1 was psycological torture, 2 was physical torture, 3 was emotional torture on him) torture upon another. 4. Rambo's knife 5. Red headband 6. His nemesis 7. His roar whe he takes it to another level. 8. Part 1 had rats, part 2 had leeches, part 3 had horses. Which animal will feature in part 4? 9. The significance of the gold cross and Rambo's role as the angel of death. 10. high death count.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Sly: Show more muscles ;-)

    by Hyuga

    We need to see John Rambo with a muscle-shirt, or something like that. And your red-bandana. This will be the perfect OLD SCHOOL action movie, EVER!!!!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Sly, all it needs is...........

    by guerillakarma

    a WILHELM SCREAM! In all honesty though it looks fantastic. You're making a hell of a comeback.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Looks alright....

    by The Dum Guy

    Won't beat First Blood, but it looks like it'll be worth the price of a ticket.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Dear Mr. Stallone,

    by timmer33

    Did I just see John Rambo rip out a guy's throat with his bare hands? Looks like an 80's action movie! I wasn't going to see this, but I will now. My one complaint: The trailer basically showed the entire plot of the film. My favourite line: "When you're pushed, killing's as easy as breathing." Nice job. I hope it's as successful (or moreso) as Rocky Balboa.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST


    by huggerorange

    Damn it looks like Stallone is on a roll now, this is looking like a classic Rambo movie! I loved the new-rocky balboa and now I cant wait for this new Rambo..Awesome!!! Stallone should do another Cobra movie..and bring back the 50 Mercury!! this makes me want to watch rambo 2 and 3 again.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Oh and don't forget your SCREAM, Sly

    by Hyuga

    Don't forget you typical scream! Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! That's so cool! It made you a legend! Scream hard! SHOUT!

  • May 19, 2007, 7:56 p.m. CST


    by havehope

    Sly, that COMPLETELY WAS INCREDIBLE. Nice to see that there is still one guy out there who keeps it old skool and does not try and update for the MTV generation. This is how a real action movie should be done. P.S. Sly, you may not remember. But I was at the Rocky Balboa Premiere in London and you waved at me when I waved my Rambo toy at you. One of the greatest moments in my life. Please release John Rambo in U.K. at the same time as U.S. You have too many fans here.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Looks like a lot of fun.

    by ManosTHOF

    I'm in.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:59 p.m. CST

    nearly forgot

    by solitaire

    That trailer was the cat's ass. Thanks for appreciating us here as much as we appreicate you all the best Mr. Stallone, all the best

  • May 19, 2007, 8:01 p.m. CST



    Thank you Sly! You aren't trying to appease the 13-16 years olds but the fans who grew up in the 80's!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 8:05 p.m. CST

    I am so happy that there so

    by gufte82

    I am so happy that there so many people out there who are also fed up with all the MTV-generation Bull$hit the cinemas across the world are flooded by. F*cking SW-Prequel-loving generation.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Garth Ennis's Punisher....

    by hixey

    I can't help but think of Garth Ennis's Punisher. An older, Vietnam hardened killer. I love it... I have been waiting for a good hardcore action flick. Seems like hollywood has been so afraid to put out anything with any harsh realism. I really hope they keep everything in it, and the studio doesn't pussy out and cut everything and make it a PG-13, so the dumb white trash morons can bring their kids to it, and then blame it for anything wrong they do in their life.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Poor Bruce Willis still has PG-13

    by havehope

    Poor, poor Bruce. Seems that all the cgi and flashy effects can't beat the nitty gritty 80's action that Rambo has shown us.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:15 p.m. CST

    II was a little young to

    by Bigisy

    II was a little young to watch the original Rambo flicks when they first came out so I got round to it in the 90's and was instantly in love with 'em. This one keeps that trend nicely flowing. The action shown in the clip is OTT and thats exactly how it should be, in fact, BLOW SOME MORE SHIT UP! The more BOOMS the better, its Rambo, it fits. It also looks like JOhn Rambo will be more talkative in this one, nice.I hope they don't over do the clichéd one-liners though. After two years of not going to the cinema, I finally may just get off my ass and in to the theatre.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Show your strong arms, sly! And a perfect nemesis!

    by Hyuga

    Show your strong arms in the movie, sly. If you do not want to show your whole body, show your strong ARMS!!!! Usa a muscle shirt in the movie! PLEASE! And show us an evil nemesis. Like in a videogame, THE ENDBOSS!!! An evil nemesis. An endboss we hate! The perfect foe!!

  • May 19, 2007, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Good Job, Sly.


    That looks awesome. Now I'm going to watch it again.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Man Look Stallone has


    Man Look Stallone has returned. At long last. Rocky was stage 1. I have nly one word to say STALLONE STALLONE STALLONE STALLONE STALLONE STALLONE

  • May 19, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST

    That was fucking awesome!!!!

    by dr_nerdikus

    I literally screamed and jumped in my seat like a little girl when Sly chopy-chops the head, then the guy in the jeap, then the throat - holy shit! No way the official trailer can show this much coolness - so thank you Sly and AICN!

  • May 19, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST

    I'll be watching this 10


    I'll be watching this 10 times. And I'm being serious.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Disappointing - Part 2

    by Phantom_Turnip

    You can call it pretentious shit if you want, but I think people haven't given Stallone the credit as an actor and writer that he is due. It's easy to say he's just some oily, muscle-bound oaf who makes fims with explosions in them. It's particularly easy if you're 12 years old (or if you haven't grown up). But haven't you seen Copland? Do you remember the original Rocky, how Ebert compared him to Marlon Brando? Did you watch First Blood, I mean sit down and really watch it start to finish? With John Rambo, I thought that Stallone had a real opportunity to give us a kick-ass action flick and maybe hide a little extra in there, too. Eastwood showed that you could make a kick-ass western (well, ANTI-western if you want to be technical) and still hide a little something extra in there, too. I'll leave it up to you to interpret what that something extra was, but it added layers and dimensions to the characters that enhanced the flavor of the film, and gave us a new spin on the genre in general. With this film, Stallone seems to have recycled the same cliches we have seen time and again in the eighties, and mistaken a higher volume of blood and guts for giving us an adult's Rambo. Regardless of whether or not you like the John Rambo of First Blood, or the John Rambo of Rambo 2 and 3 (who seem to be completely different characters), I was simply expecting something far more interesting than what this film looks like. I'm sure Stallone will deliver a great action film in the grand tradition, but I can't help but be disappointed.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Goodbye Die Hard, hello Rambo!

    by pootc

    What a huge miscalculation Fox made with Live Free or Die Hard, because this footage owns it. There is no toned down PG-13 crap here, this is no holds barred, like First Blood and the original Die Hard. What's more is, this looks epic, it feels epic. It's dark, real and gritty- not slick or overblown like Live Free or Die Hard. I like Rambo, but I love Die Hard and seeing this footage makes me want to cry out of sadness for what Fox is doing to us, but scream out in joy for what Stallone has brought back in JOHN RAMBO! The old-school action movie is back. Goodbye Die Hard, hello Rambo. PS: To Fox, Yippee-Kay-Aye motherfuckers, I'm seeing John Rambo.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:25 p.m. CST

    The Rambo Film That Should Be Made

    by ToddFluhr

    The new film looks exciting and well crafted, but I can't help but wish the plot was more of an arc and character closure for Rambo. For example, imagine Rambo is asked to go to a small town in the rural south where another soldier, perhaps a recently released enhanced soldier, has reacted just as Rambo did in the first film. Rambo would find himself in the roll of the col. from the first film facing a rogue discarded soldier much like his younger self. The decisions and character choices as he reaches out to a younger, violent version of himself would be heart-breaking and exciting, especially if he found himself forced to take out the soldier, metaphorically either killing or rescuing his own inner self in the process. Or, if the rogue soldier carries new bio-enhancements, Rambo might find himself fighting to protect the soldier from the darpa researchers who wish to keep the project / covert operations hush hush. What I am getting at, is we've seen Rambo evolve into this archtype hero, but I'd like to see him evolve with an arc that brings together his whole heroic journey throughout the films.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:26 p.m. CST


    by havehope

    Bourne what? Die who? There is only one action hero....that is STALLONE, STALLONE, STALLONE. Kids, watch and learn from the master.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Rambo is an action hero...

    by CerebralAssassin

    ...not a gorehound freak. Sly Stallone has decided to out-Mel Mel by creating his very own Christianist torture porn. I know Sly is born again and all, but does he have to foist his hyperviolent religion on the rest of us?

  • May 19, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST

    So who is taking bets

    by Shivv

    that Harry will give John Rambo an amazing review no matter how shitty it turns out to be? I'd like to put $100 down on it right now.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:29 p.m. CST


    by jordan_88

    You gotta include it. Rambo lore insists that, preferably with a 300lb Soviet, Johnboy has at it with some huge freak of nature.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Looking good Sly

    by jrbarker

    I just got interested in this movie.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Best Action Trailer Ever

    by RonaldLark

    I loved the psycho drum music while Rambo was going to town. The initial decapitation was perfection.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:34 p.m. CST

    hell yeah

    by grandlarseny

    This is going to be fucking awesome. Any doubt I ever had about a fourth Rambo was washed away when I saw Rocky Balboa, but now I am 100% sold on this being awesome! Way to go Stallone, thanks for coming back!

  • May 19, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Looks awesome

    by aron

    I'll be there opening day. Any chance of Stallone making Ray Tango & Gabriel Cash next or Marion Cobretti?

  • May 19, 2007, 8:42 p.m. CST

    DH4 needs a STALLONE cameo!

    by omega786

    The ony way those pussies at Fox are gonna make any money.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Rambo was plenty violent in the original First Blood.

    by ExcaliburFfolkes

    He shot or killed everyone in the police force and blew up/shot up sizable chunks of the town (a gas station, a hunting store, the police station). Other than the typical uping of body counts and explosions that occur in all movie sequels, Rambo is exactly the same in all the films. He always starts out minding his own business, gets sucked into a bad situation, and when finally pushed too far, ends things on his own violent terms.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:44 p.m. CST


    by omega786

    Has anybody cauught a view of Rambo's scar down his cheek?

  • May 19, 2007, 8:45 p.m. CST


    by Bruce Leroy

    That was awesome! Finally a proper action flick AND an action hero again. I was getting tired of these pretty boy, wire-fu wussies. The composer of this new Rambo movie has got to respect the Jerry Goldsmith score. I will be seeing this in the cinema...

  • May 19, 2007, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Please KILL Rambo Off !

    by Stallone82

    I think it would be the coolest thing ever if Rambo DIES!!! When ever do you see in a mainstream hollywood summer blockbuster.. the main character die! Talk about making a movie have an edge... Talk about thinking about the story arch more then just a typical hollywood ending. This is WAR! I'd think it would be as cool as Rocky losing in Rocky Balboa. Sly show an edge !!!!! Just imagine the buzz, when it opens and a few let it out, he dies!! People will have to see how he does it. (( If your reading this you dont have to HINT here if you write on Aint It Cool, but just keep it in the back of your mind and kill Rambo Off!)) Clearly Sly has a amazing eye as a director! WOW!! I love the edge in this film... it looks like if QT made it! It is gritty and just raw! I love the chase in the woods, the dogs chasing, the camera work and editing, just the rawness.. this isnt 1985 with Rambo 2 anymore!!!!!!!! Great first look! Sly is having a great 3rd act to his career!:)

  • May 19, 2007, 8:49 p.m. CST

    a big heads up to........

    by omega786

    Craig Zablo over at STALLONEZONE.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:50 p.m. CST


    by MaxCalifornia.

    I recently read an article in some garbage magazine where, apparently with a straight face, Tobey Maguire and Orlando Bloom were described as "action heroes". They are not action heroes. They are soy-drinking milquetoasts who are pulled around on wires and "fight" non-existent CGI enemies. JOHN RAMBO IS A FRIGGIN' ACTION HERO. I haven't seen a trailer like this in a LONG time. Every studio has turned everything into PG-13 and CGIed the hell out of everything for so long now, that you forget what real action looks like. Here's hoping JOHN RAMBO is the wake-up call that the dormant action genre needs.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Rather Tawdry!

    by RKO Classic

    I have visited Burma three times, and have many friends there. Some of these friends are from the repressed Karen group, whilst others are former members of the military. They are all human beings, who have suffered. In fact, one of my friends is a retired officer, who had his foot blown off by a mine. THIS IS REAL LIFE PEOPLE!!! I'm sorry, but as much as a despise the Myanmar junta, I cannot stand to see this type of dehumanising, orgiastic machismo on show in this new Rambo movie. It degrades the Burmese and the nature of the political situation. For REAL Burma you can see my photography at: and I loved the first two Rambo movies, but this seems morally dubious on so many levels.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:51 p.m. CST


    by Monkey_King

    That's what this film needs based on this eat-your-heart for breakfast lovefest of action and vengeance. Stallone officially rules again with this. Now, go make LEGEND OF THE DUELIST and truly make me happy.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:52 p.m. CST

    So is it officially "John Rambo" now?

    by Vadakin

    I hope so because that pearl of the cobra or asscheek of the samaritan or whatwever it was called was a shit title. <p> Keep it simple...John Rambo...that's all that's needed. Hell, just "Rambo" would get butts in the seat. <p> As for the footage...this should be the official trailer...yeah, so it won't get past the censors like that, but at least make it an internet trailer. <p> As for the whole religious thing, well I'm a Catholic and even I get sick of the overly Christian messages that overwhelm some movies. <p> I'm actually kinda torn about this the one hand, Rambo can be a great character at times and I'd like to see how his character has developed over the years...but on the other hand, and I don't normally say this...I want blood, guts knives and arrows, screw the plot...I feel ashamed for saying that because I normally hate action movies with no substance behind the mayhem. <p> Mr. Stallone, if you're out there, all I can say is that you seem to have the action part if you can balance that out with an engaging plot and characters who aren't any more than one-dimensional plot devices, then I think you will not only have a great Rambo movie on your hands, but a great movie in general. <p> Now all we need is Rocky vs Rambo in 2010 :P

  • May 19, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST


    by spidermanfreak20

    Please to the powers that be. Hire Rodriguez to make a Machete and Rambo movie. Have it be Machete is hired to kill Rambo only to realize Rambo does not kill easy. They fight become allies to take on Capitol Hill killing a bunch of pansy politicians. End it with a cameo by El Mariachi. Leading to the sequel. Rambo Machete and Mariachi. BOX OFFICE BABY BOX OFFICE!

  • May 19, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST


    by jordan_88

    The generic rock ain't working. The icing on this cake is that blistering score from Rambo II. Now THAT was a score you could set your watch to.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    This is the missing pseudo trailer in GRINDHOUSE

    by omega786

    Maybe it would havie increased box office. Anyway i think QT and RR can never match Stallone in filmaking. Satllone does ORIGIN and those two do CLONING!!!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Stallone's next project: "Marion Cobra"

    by CerebralAssassin

    Or perhaps "Ray Tango." He's set up for life.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    John Gizmo

    by Vadakin

    Anyone remember Gremlins (can't remember if it was the first or second one) when Gizmo went all Rambo on the gremlins? That was fucking hilarious (I was like 10 or something), in fact I'd rate it as being a better parody of Rambo than Hot Shots was.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Saw & Hostel level gore for sure

    by cookepuss

    As gory and gruesome as this stuff looks, its about on par with the recent "hard R" stuff in Saw & Hostel. Stallone should fight for this movie to stay R. Literally. I don't care if he has to whup some studio ass either. Not to sound like some lame fanboy, but THIS is how you do an action movie. Don't sanitize the gore if it's central to the plot, especially a war combat movie. The problem here is that Stallone's gonna have to fight TWICE AS HARD because only the likes of Spielberg or Gibson can successfully defy the censors without bending over and taking a love sausage up the chunnel. Frankly, as long Stallone doesn't sequels to "Oscar" or "Don't Stop or My Mom Will Shoot" he's welcome to my movie dollar. Good to have ya' back Sly. =)

  • May 19, 2007, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Holy fucking shit! John Rambo is back!

    by Vincent Steely

    Hey Sly, if your reading this, then kudos. Kick ass trailer! The only thing I would change is by adding some of the classic John Rambo music in there. I think you could put in the instramental version of "It's a long road" in there. I think that's what the song is called. Great trailer Sly! I want more!

  • May 19, 2007, 9:05 p.m. CST


    by cookepuss

    2nd Gremlins movie (god I love that shit.)

  • May 19, 2007, 9:05 p.m. CST

    The music in the trailer...

    by Fenrisulfr

    ... is the score from George Romero's LAND OF THE DEAD. It especially plays during the end credits. Didn't anyone notice?

  • May 19, 2007, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Look Proman shut ur face


    Look Proman shut ur face dog. If you want to insult sly then insult mclane, snake plissken, Terminator. A movies a movie dog. And no one rolls like John Rambo. Show me a better promo reel than the one we're discussing in this board that has come out in the last 3 yrs for an 'action movie' and then we might have a chat. Besides if u have a point to make why make it so rudely? ahhh......... now that I have gotten that off my chest STALLONE STALLONE STALLONE STALLONE STALLONE

  • May 19, 2007, 9:06 p.m. CST

    He's Got the Clarity

    by Birdys Piano Teacher

    that you can only have twenty years later. He did right by Rocky and this looks pretty rad, too.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:06 p.m. CST

    temp soundrack, probably

    by cookepuss

    still filming the flick obviously. not like they're taking a musician to score that thing on set. that'd be one tired bastard. =P

  • May 19, 2007, 9:15 p.m. CST


    by robotdevil

    The action and style look pretty good, but the story looks like it's little more than an elaborate dig at liberal pussies who think you can talk the world's problem to death (you need guns) and need John NRA Rambo to come a-slaughtering to save them. I really hope the movie has more to offer than that.... First Blood was a great story, without the great story, Rambo might as well be any misc Dolph Lundgren action hero.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Make sure the plot is plausible!

    by Kraaken

    Why would that lady go into a war zone with her unarmed buddies? The gore looked great - but if the reason behind Rambo going in there in the first place to rescue those people was bogus, then the whole film will be weak. Better be damned sure that this plot element is not only feasible, but inherently believable or the critics will slice this to bits and call it a pointless gore-fest.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:19 p.m. CST

    I think he'll die...

    by Fenrisulfr

    A feeling I have. The guy says a prayer to him before the slaughter. He'll probably sacrifice himself for the girl to escape.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:23 p.m. CST


    by Colonel Activity

    Everyone should be over at helping to get the image revealed. C'mon everyone! It will be ever so lovely. Cat fuckers.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:24 p.m. CST

    I am not sure...

    by TheWacoKid

    To be honest, I thought it was completely ridiculous at first. Then I realized, THIS MOVIE IS FUCKING RAMBO!! Then I went with it, and loved it. I just hope that that there isn't a 1 1/2 hour setup then a 15 minute action scene where he kills people. That would be awful. When it comes to the preview itself, the music needs work, and I thought "Attacking the Theatres" was extremely cheesy.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Oh my, was that brutal!

    by pilotgrl

    And it had me laughing with glee! I'm looking forward to the entire thing. I hope you retain the latitude to continue your film exactly in the spirit of this sample. Interesting to see the White Shadow again. Last time I remember him in anything was the Thorn Birds... I wasn't a Rambo fanatic when the first three came out (although I did enjoy First Blood), but I'm really looking forward to this one! Could be two home runs in a row. Thank you, Sly!

  • May 19, 2007, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Fucking AWESOME!

    by DarthMusashi2112

    Rambo is a badass, always has been...giggled like a little kid when he wasted the dude in the jeep at point blank range. Sly, you and this movie will rule.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Holy Shit

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Yup, R-rated for sure. I'm actually in for seeing this.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Does it give away everything?

    by Fenrisulfr

    I mean, there's so much carnage in this clip, I'm beginning to wonder if it gave away every gruesome kills and action pieces. I sure hope the film won't limit to 20 last minutes of action.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Off to a good start

    by daveandthomas

    It's nice to see the fears of a waterdown Rambo go out the window. Good action and enough good footage to get me wanting more.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Why anybody thought this wouldn't work is beyond me

    by lettersoftransit

    bringing back an aging Rambo during a war that's not only raging as we speak but involves more aging soldiers than any US war in recent memory...? Why did anyone ever think it was a bad idea? And why are they still working?

  • May 19, 2007, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Kraaken, I think the lady and others are missionaries.

    by ExcaliburFfolkes

    They are probably going in on some sort of humanitarian mission, and naively think, "Why would anyone harm us when we are just trying to help unfortunate war victims?" In fact, they probably think that going into a war zone unarmed is safer than bringing weapons.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:55 p.m. CST


    by thelivingdoll

    No, most things from Apple are brilliant, except for the iPod shuffle that is. And if you want your Quicktime video to play full screen just save the file and open it in the QT player and hit full screen. By the way, if Apple sucks so much, how come everyone uses Quicktime for their HD trailers? I'm hearing a chirping from Windows Media Player's side of the room.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:57 p.m. CST

    This year's Little Miss Passion of The Rambo

    by Paulseta

    That footage really took me by surprise - I'll be there at the cinema to check it out though. One thing that strikes me as interesting is that the target demo seems to be those of us who actually grew up with First Blood/Rambo films, rather than the "let's get the kids to check this out" vibe. Brave, certainly, but it makes a great deal of sense from a commercial standpoint. If you look at "what the kids are watching" these days at the movies, I think it's pretty clear that the whole Rambo character is going to be way more appealing to those of us with some historical emotional investment in the films rather than some 14 year old with ticket money burning hole in their pocket. And I for one am looking forward to seeing a brutal action movie in the cinema without all the talking kids being jerks. Ah, just like old times!

  • May 19, 2007, 9:58 p.m. CST

    When I first saw this trailer

    by Mr Bonefish

    Stallone reminded me of a busted George C. Scott from Firestarter. I started to think how stupid could they get...then I saw Rambo take a clown's head off like he was popping open a cold beer and proceed to gibbify the driver. SOLD!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 10 p.m. CST


    by Mogwai Democracy

    Goddamn that was intense. I just hope we get a good story to back up all that carnage.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Rambo is back with a vengeance, and he aint happy...

    by Sledge Hammer

    ...I am though. Looks like my faith has finally been rewarded. And what a relief to see a real take no shit, pull no punches action film again, rather than all these watered down, cgi laden, pg13 so called actioners. Can't wait.<p>I'm sure that it'll take some criticism for being an action movie throwback or a filmic dinosaur, but that's exactly what Rambo is, and should be, so I'm glad to see that Stallone understood that and wasn't convinced by anybody to 'slick it up' or modernise it. Good stuff.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:04 p.m. CST

    here is what I dug and didn't dig...

    by ckone

    I watched it with the sound off first of all, cause my young nephew was in the room, so I didn't want to offend the little ones ears. SO THIS IS PURELY A VISUAL CRITICISM...everything up to the part that Rambo starts kicking ass, lacks a certain cinematic style. I don't know if that is good or bad, but, it feels more like a Student film with some good explosions...I could see it working overall,if it is supposed to look gritty and unfinished...cause that's kinda' how it looks. I LOVE all the kick ASSERY, and the blowing up body shit...I LOVE when he slowly rises up behind the guy who is about to not have a nice day. I think I like that overall it feels like it is one guy raising hell in a place where the odds are against him. Some things that stick out, that kind of give me the uncomfortable feeling, is the rough shots of him shooting an arrow, just kind of out of the blue. I think more than anything I am not a big fan of HOW it was filmed..but I definately feel the bite of this movie as opposed to the other sequels. And I know this is all rough footage, so I'll give it that. I would like to thank Mr Stallone for actually taking the time to do this, and actually read these,that just is amazing. I applaud you for taking your art and putting it in it's roughest form for all of us to see, and then listen to our feedback as well. I hope it all leads to a better end result for you.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Thanks Sly for a real action movie..........

    by b.shaker

    Now this I can look forward to. I was looking forward to Die Hard 4,.....but well,,, since they turned that into a fucking teen flick, not anymore. I see some of these pansy assed cunts on here complaining about how "violent" it looks. FUCK THEM!!!.......They can check out Die Hard For Pussies,,,, with all the balls, blood, gore and cussing cut right the fuck out. I am truly looking forward to John Rambo..............the return to the "adult" R-rated action genre.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:12 p.m. CST


    by huggerorange

    I hope theyre able to keep this movie as bloody as shown in this 3 min preview. It adds to the realism of the movie, too many action movies wont show you what really happens when a person is hit with large caliber guns like that-except maybe saving private ryan. I dont agree with killing rambo in the end--I think too many movies take the cheap way out and kill the heroes, ive hated that for a really long time now and im tired of seeing it. His fight must go on as Rambo, even if we dont get to see more sequels. And hopefully hell hook up with a hot chick like the one in rambo 2 .

  • May 19, 2007, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Take Note, Bruce Willis...

    by Batou

    What do you think Stallone will tell the distributors when they ask him to cut it for a PG13 rating? "Yes sir, Mr Money Man. Than you for speaking to me". Fuck no...

  • May 19, 2007, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Very nice!

    by Ninja_Master

    There's no shaky cams, there's no MTV quick cuts, just damn fine action! I'm excited to see this, but even more excited about the prospect of Stallone working in the action genre. There needs to be a return to action basics, back to the time of Cameron's and Verhoeven's; directors that understand what makes an action film work. I'm convinced that Stallone understands.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:17 p.m. CST


    by SnakesOnABicycle

    I don't really care if all that neck grabbing, and front seat splattering gets cut. I'll see the movie anyway. Why? Because I'll always have that fucking trailer. And in the second half of it I was treated to the kind of action I've always thought was lacking in films. I was genuinely entertained. So I feel I owe you. You got your ten dollars from me. Like you fucking need it you rich married to a supermodel prick, but if it means more HARD R's, then I'll be happy to help you send your maids and butler's kids through college.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Directed by George Romero?

    by mrsinister7381

    Holy shit, that was crazy gory.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Well... that was harder than die hard 4...

    by ludmir88

    i'm still shaking. the cause? this carnage of footages!!!! and my little sister saw it and she is telling mom now!!!!!!!! Rambo rules!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Dear. God.

    by Playkins

    I shudder to imagine a repeat of the 80's testosterone filled, brainless macho kill-fest movies. We're smarter than this, we need to act like it. What point is there for this film other that a bodycount? At least Firstblood made an attempt to portray the post-war veteran's syndrome.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:24 p.m. CST


    by ludmir88

    that's how people explode? thank you John Rambo.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:30 p.m. CST

    low budget doesnt mean shit

    by huggerorange

    Alot of movie makers are now able to make a 50 or 60 million dollar movie look like a 100 million.. some examples are hellboy, blade 2, the first blade was made for less than 50 mil.. and all of them are great looking movies so i wouldnt be concerned about John Rambo not having big action sure therell be shit blowing up 'o plenty. I think its pretty shameful that spiderman 3s budget was so huge and it turned out to be the weakest spiderman in the series.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Are they missionaries?

    by MemBirdman

    The group that rents the boat? It sounds like they're missionaries. Don't gloss over that, Mr. Stallone. This type of thing happens to missionaries more than we'd like to think about and it's good that you're acknowledging it.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Keepin' it REAL

    by Quasimike

    Okay, like most everyone else here I am thrilled to see Stallone taking John Rambo out for another spin. Rambo has always been (to me, at least) much like Sly's other American hero, Rocky Balboa - a good and decent man at heart, a man who instinctively knows what's right, who knows what it takes to get the job done, and even knowing the pain that will be a part of that job he goes and does it, because it's simply the right thing for him to do. I think part of the Rocky franchise's success is that the films are so genuine and real in their depiction of the events that transpire in the course of Rocky's life. It's what helps the films to hit home emotionally with the audience. Nowhere is this more painfully on display than the fight scenes. Every blow, every drop of sweat and blood, every bruise and cut on the skin...there is a realism there that makes you really FEEL what it is like for Rocky. In this preview I got to see a realism that I know exists, that I know is happening every day in our world, and that sometimes makes me sick to my soul. The evil that men do to one another, and in the case of this film to innocents who are just trying to help others, makes me long for a real John Rambo, a man who sees what must be done and does it. He doesn't talk about doing it, he doesn't put his finger in the air to see which way the wind is blowing, he doesn't care what the polls might say about him because he knows he doesn't have the time. He just does it. To see Rambo dispatching these people exactly the way it would look like in the "real" world gives me a sense of tremendous release...that these men truly paid for their evilness in a way that is as violent as the way that they chose to live. I hope the ratings board lets it pass. I'd hate to see Stallone have to water Rambo down to nothing. We live in the real world, and should not be shielded from it by some pathetic group of conservatives with an agenda. John Rambo may be a fictional character, but he is fighting to rid the world of real evil, and should be allowed to do so in a way we can experience, and with the extreme prejudice with which true evil always deserves.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Damn Rambo

    by Darth Melkor

    I mean, you've killed a lot of people, but in that video you KILLED some people. Rambo is back, and he's got a crazy taste for blood. He CUT A DUDE'S HEAD OFF!

  • May 19, 2007, 10:36 p.m. CST



    20 years of patience is paying off BIG time, i can't wait to see this film on the big screen, ta very much for the trailer :)

  • May 19, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST

    I WONDER...

    by ludmir88

    if this happen in the real world well...poor the guy who have to grab a neck with his hands...poor.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:41 p.m. CST

    If they can't get Tom Jane back for Punisher...

    by Sledge Hammer

    ...then they should go after Stallone, especially if these rumours of a hulk style starting over are true. I mean lets face it, Frank Castle is just an urban John Rambo in a trenchcoat after being pushed "too far" one too many times. Plus he's around the right age as far as the comics go. Just pick things up after The Punisher has been out there and doing his thing for a few years, and have at it. And if we could get a Punisher film with the kind of balls that this had, who wouldn't love that? <p>Sure, I'd love to see Jane back, but if that aint gonna happen I'd be down with Sly.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:43 p.m. CST

    The Real Action Movie

    by Lewster3000

    godbless you Sly!

  • May 19, 2007, 10:45 p.m. CST


    by LeviDTinker

    That was freeking AWESOME!!!! WOW SLY great job i can not wait to see this movie, First Rocky Balboa, now John Rambo. this looks like another home run. I hope this premieres at the chinese theatre, it would look incredbile on the screen.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:49 p.m. CST


    by Wogga Wogga

    I was expecting some run-of-the-mill -PG-garbage and NOT this. It looks simply awesome! Finally a movie for adults! Violence is nasty and this looks like it delivers. Way to go Sly. Hope the suits don't mess with it. Don't LET them!

  • May 19, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Yes, they are missionaries. There's a spiritual angle.

    by Bronx Cheer

    I recall reading some stories about the role of spirituality in Stallone's life and in this last Rocky film, and while I do understand he has every right to take a stand on his own religion, I do not know yet how that relates to the missionary position.</p> <p>I am already sorry for that.</p>

  • May 19, 2007, 10:52 p.m. CST

    I liked First Blood.

    by Bronx Cheer

    I didn't like the other ones. I thought they were sort of silly. I'll go see this one. I like seeing his veins throb.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:53 p.m. CST


    by fear and loathing

    love the clip!!! I'm there on opening weekend! but Sly, DO NOT kill off Rambo at the end of this movie! It's not needed. Have him "ride off into the sunset" or some such, but an iconic character like Rambo must not be allowed to be killed off!!! PLEASE! RAMBO FOREVER!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Badass Satisfaction Done Right

    by FoomMan

    Stalone may do what a lot of movies have tried recently (and failed). He seems to have made a film that will be over the top in a way the adds humor, but not in a way thats devoid of style. All to often, movies have been coming out that try to go over the top (Snakes on a Plane, Grindhouse, etc) and they never hit home to anyone. They bomb due to a lack of heart or true source. This however looks like gold. Keep it up, I sent a dozen people this video and everyone is pumped.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:03 p.m. CST


    by CopOnTheEdge

    Those of you saying this is 80s violence are wrong, very few ACTION movies in the 80s had this level of blood and guts; this is HORROR gore, definitely. And that's cool with me, we're in an age where unspeakable violence is broadcast on the news, internet and in movies every day and Sly has responded to that. With that said, the shooting the driver of the jeep with the 50 cal is the illest over the top shit in the world!!! That one tops the stone monument falling on the guy's head in "Hot Fuzz!" HEY SLY, my first short film I made in high school was named "Danbo," an homage to you, and I also made a sequel. You're the biggest reason I'm a screenwriter today, so I couldn't be happier that you've come back with a vengeance. Loved the personal, heartfelt writing of Rocky Balboa, it was great to see you be honest and write what you know, and I'll be there on the motherfucking opening day of John Rambo. Aaaauuugghhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 11:07 p.m. CST


    by Future_filmmaker_I

    Looks good, I'm happy that Rambo's back in action. Rocky Balboa was a great way to make it come full cirlce, I hope John Rambo can do the same. :D Best of Luck Sly! :) I can't wait to see the whole movie.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:10 p.m. CST

    SWEET!! Get rid of the attacking soon at the end.

    by Eh Nam1313

    Sweet I love it. Just made my girl watch all 3 for the first time. She Loved 1blood liked the second but was upset the girl died and kinda liked the 3. Will see this opening night.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:18 p.m. CST


    by kidicarus

    That was worth the ten minute wait to download! This looks more like a sequel to First Blood than the others. Don't get me wrong, I love the other two, but they don't capture the pretty serious tone about John's internal torment.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:22 p.m. CST

    dont you just love .50 cals

    by S-Mart shopper

  • May 19, 2007, 11:23 p.m. CST


    by moto

    You know what is really sad? People like you who stand on the sidelines of the world/society throwing stones blindly. Your "viewpoint" on this flick, WHICH YOU HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN YET, regarding accusations of racism and what not, is just unfound. <p> Here's a lesson for you buddy. Shit happens. <p> ALL races have performed acts of near genocide, slavery, murder, you name it. Black. White. Brown. Yellow. <p> And here's the thing, just because asians are depicted as enemies in this flick does not mean its a form of racism. Rambo 2 was about Vietnam POWs. Rambo 3 was about the Russian/Afghan war. These are real issues. Such is the case for John Rambo. Shit that has happened in the world we live in today. Stop looking for a cause. Should we simply dismiss anything that other races have done in the past? Tell us that Vietnam never happened, and that we were never in a conflict with them. Tell us that the Russians were never in a conflict with Afghanistan. Tell us that acts of genocide never happened in places like the setting of John Rambo. You can't. They did happen. And such events are being used, and have always been used in the social commentary we call cinema. Americans are just as stereotyped in international cinema as well. <p> Stereotypes exist for a fucking reason. Sad to say, but they do. And that includes stereotypes against Americans too. Racism would be looking at a group of people who are of a different race, and judging them based on those stereotypes. Where do you see that in these Rambo movies? Hasn't happened in Rambo 1, 2, or 3. And by the looks of it, hasn't happened in 4 either. And if your ignorant eyes could see, each of those movies (exclude 4, since we haven't seen it yet) portrayed a character or more of that race who did not fall under any of your "stereotypes". But with people like you, "Stallone was just doing that to off set his racism." STOP LOOKING FOR A CAUSE in every thing you see. I know you, Proman. In fact, we all know you... or at least a version of you in each of our lives. Ignorant. People who use the word racism so loosely, it's just distasteful.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:24 p.m. CST


    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Rock on!

  • May 19, 2007, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Sweet! Now, let's just pretend those silly sequels

    by lost.rules

    didn't happen. BTW, I've feeling John isn't going to survive this film.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:28 p.m. CST

    The Dark Knight

    by Colonel Activity

    Get crackin' on that Joker image...

  • May 19, 2007, 11:30 p.m. CST


    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Minus all the blood and guts of course! But the scene of Rambo rising behind the enemy should definately be in the trailer. Definately! Rock on! Sly did it AGAIN!

  • May 19, 2007, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Sly is an action movie genius

    by Rindain

    John Rambo looks like my dream 80's movie.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:33 p.m. CST

    The Dark Knight

    by Colonel Activity

    Joker pic....LET'S GO!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 11:37 p.m. CST

    This whole BRUCE vs. SLY thing is ridiculous...

    by moto

    Hey, I'm jazzed about this clip too... even though I still think Sly needs to just keep a few of these GORE SHOCK shots in the action. If it's in there as much as it is in this clip, it will take away from the action. It should happen just a few times, giving the audience the "Holy Shit!" reaction, rather than making it the norm in the movie. <p> Tangent... anyway, why are we doing the Bruce vs. Sly thing??? With all due respect to Sly, just because he put some extreme gore shots of heads popping off, guys getting ripped apart in a bloody explosion of bullets, etc. means that his flick is going to be better??? Give me a break. <p> Fact is, we haven't seen DIE HARD 4 and we haven't seen JOHN RAMBO, and until we do, we can't declare a winner... even so, why do we need to? I think many TBers are blowing this whole PG-13 rated DH4 waaaaay out of proportion. So we don't get as many f-bombs... does that really dictate the quality of the movie? And does gore dictate the quality of John Rambo? No. As long as the execution is good bringing these characters back in true form, then all is good. Bruce and Sly both get kudos from me, especially having the balls to come into a forum like this, trying to garner support for their movies.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:40 p.m. CST


    by ludmir88

    PG13 vs. R GET IT? WHO'S THE LAST ACTION HERO? a week ago talbackers were kissing bruce willis' ass and now Sly's ass. shame on you !!!!!!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Did Stallone ever get black box privileges?

    by CherryValance

    Can't remember.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Like 300 - This is a MAN's movie.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Cover your eyes if you are scared.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST

    hey CherryValance

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    whatup :)

  • May 19, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Continues the fine tradition

    by TengoLow

    of Spectacular Racism in the RAMBO series. The brown guys are all frothing homicidal rapists. I guess this is really a documentary about Burma, then?

  • May 20, 2007, 12:01 a.m. CST

    hey GibsonUSA Returns

    by CherryValance

    :) Lovely footage dontcha think? I'm totally psyched for the movie now. It's giving me ideas on how to deal with the people in my neighborhood with loud cars.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:02 a.m. CST


    by moto

    What's racist about them? Like I said above, all of these movies are centered on real conflicts and real events. To call the films/filmmakers racist is ridiculous. It's a story. Rambo 2 was about Vietnam POWs. 3 about Russian/Afghan conflict. 4 about the acts of genocide in Burma. Did that shit NOT happen? Are the movies saying: ALL asians, russians (not a race, by the way), etc. are bad???? NO. People need to stop using the term Racism so loosely.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST


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  • May 20, 2007, 12:07 a.m. CST

    To early to tell...

    by Specter2683

    First off, Ive been a big fan of the First Blood series since I was a kid, especially growing up in the 80s with the Rambo movies and the Rambo cartoon(which I own one episode on vhs still) and actually owning the Rambo action figures that still to this day get bootlegged and sold at Grocery stores nationwide. I own all three movie, and theyre on regular rotation on my dvd player. I watched the trailer twice cause I didnt want to be to judgemental at first glance, the first time I was pretty shocked and letdown but the second time I started to think to myself that this is only a teaser and with more editing it might really come out dope. The things that let me down is first it looks like the other cast members are more promenent then our hero is, the action scenes seem more in place with some Lionsgate horror films then here and theyre way to long, like a killing machine like Rambo would just chill out and pose after he rips someones neck off, I thinks hes way to well trained to take his time when not only his life but other peoples lives are at stake. I thought I was watching Touristas for a minute there. Oh, and hopefully thats not the soundtrack because that shit is HORRIBLE, it needs the classic First Blood soundtrack no matter how HARDCORE, EDGY, or EXTREME Rambos become in this flick. Everybodies all hyped up about it and lovig all the gore and action and seeing Rambo back in action that their not noticing these details. Every one of the First Blood flicks is a drama under all that action and suspence, and if they want to make sure that this ones up to par with the first 3 they need to take into consideration some of these things I just mentioned. These movies arent for little kids, just like the Rocky films, theyre for the older generation of people who grew up on Rambo and who actually want a good story with neccesary violence not a blood/gorefest thats for people with ADD or HAADD like the kids these days. For instance the chainsaw scene in Scarface, its probably the goriest scene in movie history without showing anything and thats what I think they should have done in that scene where he shoots the guy in the front seat, they should have shot it from the corner angle of the right side of the car and shown Rambo shooting him and the blood flying NOT the whole Gory mess, even though its cool, they need to understand that people will be bringing kids to these films and thats just unneccasary and out of character of the other three First Blood films. That fishing scene with the bow and arrow was great and the scene with Rambo and that old dude is great, but where the hell is Troutman, did the actor die, cause if he did thats a shame but if he didnt, you guys made a terrible mistake as he is a key part to these movies, but if you killed him off and Rambo pulls a Rocky and goes to visit Troutmans grave thats cool too, the cheese factor would be awesome. But please if you guys are reading this take what I said into consideration, this is the first time I feel that I HAVE to say something and I registered just to say this. Thank you and God bless.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Very nice!!

    by RomeroZombie

    First of all.. Welcome back Stallone,the movies have needed you.Just loved the trailer.You even threw in an old 80's style rambo uuughughuuh!!! in there as you were mowing some dudes down with a machine gun..great touch.Im pretty sure Marcellus Wallace coulda used your help in the pawnshop, the way you took the rapist out in the clip.I was very pleased to see the 80's style titles at the end of the trailer.All we need is a slow- mo,strapping the weapons on and tightening the headband sequence and we have an instant classic.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:07 a.m. CST

    RE: This whole BRUCE vs. SLY thing is ridiculous...

    by abcdefghijklmnop

    Yeah, it is...especially when you consider that this isn't even the trailer. Anyway, I really like the way Rambo is portrayed in the first a monastic lifestyle, fishing with the bow and arrow, and telling that guy who hasn't brought any weapons, "You ain't changin' nothing." I just hope the film doesn't take itself too seriously. The best 80's action films were violent as hell, but they were also allowed to be fun. To be honest, I'm not crazy about the generic, bleak look of the film. Stuff like that has become so commonplace, it just kind've runs together. Rambo should be violent, but I could care less if it's realistic. I love the scene with the driver and mounted gun. Also, there's a nice homage to both Missing in Action 3 AND Roadhouse at the 1:13 remaining mark. But please Sly, don't get too preachy with this. Also, I'm still holding out hope that someone can come up with a really clever title. John Rambo just seems a little lazy in the wake of Rocky Balboa. If marketing can come up with a great spin on "First Blood", then that would pretty much justify the film's existence, regardless of the content.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST

    GibsonUSA Returns macking on CherryValance?

    by moto

    LOL... just kidding you guys. Made me laugh. Gib's first comment sounded like, "Hey Baby, what you wearing behind that keyboard?" ;)

  • May 20, 2007, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Directed it too. cool.

    by kooky little elephant on beer

    Hey Sly, the footage looks awesome. i think its cool all the Rambo films have different titles. i can't wait to see it. cheers and beers, kooky little elephant on beer

  • May 20, 2007, 12:15 a.m. CST


    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I agree. This movie looks kickass. I can't stand people that throw "racism" thing around at every chance. Like you said, this is based loosely off actual events. Nothing racist about it...just another Rambo movie getting ready to kick some butt! Go Sly!<BR><BR> I will admit, honestly, though that the foreign soldier about to rape the pretty blond young white girl was ehhhhhh though. Not racist, but more generic. I wish that wasnt there. But the rest of the trailer rocks!!

  • May 20, 2007, 12:21 a.m. CST


    by Specter2683

    They could have insinuated rape like the guys give sthe chick a look like hes going to do something to her not just have her on the floor and the guying unzipping his pants, thats a little to generic for me. Plus, wheres the main villain at? Every great Rambo flick has a great villain, wheres he at, or she?

  • May 20, 2007, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Holy shit!

    by 24200124

    My wife and I just watched this. Thank you for bringing this to us! I recently watched "First Blood Part II" and "Rambo III" and wondered what the hell Stallone was going to do to pick this one up out of the gutter that it seems to have been thrown in. But goddamn if I don't see this movie... <does happy dance>

  • May 20, 2007, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Being honest as a true fan....

    by yodelmuffin

    Like the majority of the people posting here, we're shameless, mostly biased, advocates of anything Rambo. It's doubtless that Sly Stallone has created two of cinemas most iconoclastic characters in Rambo and Rocky. No matter where you travel in the world their names are more known that most real life celebrities. That being said, I really enjoyed Rocky Balboa as a great closing chapter to the Rocky anthology. I was hoping that the new Rambo would return to it's roots to make a full circle closure to that series too. Rambo was a super soldier, down-trodden, and abused who used the elements and guerellia warfare to come out on top. I was hoping to see more of the stuff from "First Blood" with the traps and the extreme environmental pressures. I know the trailer is preliminary but it seems almost B movie in the "Grindhouse" tradition. I'll still be first in line at the theatres.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:22 a.m. CST

    The guy you love to hate.

    by Specter2683

    The guy you love to hate.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:25 a.m. CST

    RE: To early to tell...

    by abcdefghijklmnop

    Specter2683...yeah, Richard Crenna died. I didn't recognize the guy who informs Rambo about the capture, but he was probably my least favorite part of the footage. He seemed a little heavy-handed, but maybe I just miss Trautman. As for the gore, this stuff is just intended to generate interest. The first promo shots were met with a lot of negativity, so it's obviously a little spin control. It needs to be violent, but I doubt Sly will include a heavy dose of gore throughout the entire film. If he were to do that, it would probably backfire. Hostel can target kids like that, but Rambo also appeals to an older demographic. Sly will have to find that balance if he wants this film to be taken seriously.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Channeling Charles Bronson?

    by FrodoFraggins

    Cheesy music, ultra violent revenge flick. Oh yeah and he wears a hairpiece and probably dies whatever hair he has. His time has come and gone.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:28 a.m. CST

    that being said

    by FrodoFraggins

    I think he still has some decent vision for films. He jsut needs to see himself behind teh camera solely. He's making a mockery of himself.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Bring it!

    by Spartacus44

    Well I for one loved it - it is so refreshing to see an action film that actually has some balls. I love the 80's vibe and dirty look - thanks Sly for keepin it real!

  • May 20, 2007, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Based on this clip, I will pay to see the film

    by bunkyboo

    just please make sure the edit or dialogue doesn't dumb down the realism of the characters. I'm sure the performances are there. You have always been good with pacing and taking time where it's needed, Sly. I hope you have that kind of control on this one. Also, please keep the gore as close to realistic as possible. I hate it when people become walking blood balloons, it pulls me out of the film. Thanks for caring about our opinions!

  • May 20, 2007, 12:42 a.m. CST

    2 for 2 Sly - go for 3-Tango & Cash II or Cliffhanger 2

    by aussiemclane

    Well, i think with all the feedback over aint it cool news and other forums,any concerns have been put to rest! THIS WILL RULE. STALLONE RULES & RAMBO IS BACK! Any distributors reading here - BUY THIS FILM & DISTRIBUTE IT IN YOUR COUNTRIES - Just see the feedback & you will know this is gonna be a hit! Check out forum!

  • May 20, 2007, 12:44 a.m. CST


    by Spicypeanut

    About time we got a REAL fucking action movie! Thanks Sly, you're the fucking man!

  • May 20, 2007, 12:52 a.m. CST


    by ECHO-07

    Now THAT is what we need. BADASS! A proper goodbye for another iconic film hero. Stallone knows how to handle closing a fucking curtain. Well played sir!

  • May 20, 2007, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Please don't kill Rambo

    by bunkyboo

    Please don't kill Rambo! It will push it into nihilism.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Stallone as the Punisher!

    by Ash Talon

    After seeing this, I believe Stallone should pick up the film mantle of the Punisher. Thomas Jane jumped ship, which is fine by me since he wasn't very compelling as Frank Castle. However, Stallone was meant to play the Punisher. He's huge and scary. He's Italian. He's proficient with weapons. Stallone, take the intiative and snag that role. AS for anyone judging the contents of this film (in regards to serious subject material other than the action bits), must be from the future. None of us have any idea what this film will be like. We know there will be killing. We shouldn't guess that it won't be serious or introspective. First Blood had a lot of soul to it. Rambo II was a pure revenge flick. Rambo III was a little messy, but it was at least topical and dealt with a situation that we should have been paying attention to as the public. Just saying, there might be more to John Rambo than just mindless violence.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:57 a.m. CST

    John J. Rambo is back in full form!!!


    I absolutely loved this clip. The action, the gore, the dialogue,etc. Just like Rocky Balboa brought that series to a fantastic end, I feel from the look of these scenes, this will right the wrongs of Rambo 3. It also looks like it won't be as over the top and fantastical as Rambo 2 and 3, but a simple straight forward reality based kind of action, not seen really since First Blood, all those years ago.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Looks interesting, but loose the head band!

    by Wes Newman

    I'm curious about the look, I always pictured Rambo, later on in his life, with a beard, some scars, worn down, but still tough! Also the head band was a trademark for Rambo 2 & 3, sure, but now it looks a little silly, I'd maybe loose it, the black one looked ok, but its hard to say. KEEP THE GORE, Rambo should be rated "R", no doubt. First Blood is one of my all time favorite action films, I'd like to see a little more John Rambo, hunted and weaponless.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Die Hard 4 is for Pussies; This Rambo is HARDCORE!

    by Joey_Redballs

    ...and by HARDCORE I don't mean "The Italian Stallion". This is gorey. Thanks Sly. Although gorey, I'm an adult and know it's just fake blood (that means don't let your kids watch this you bad parents out there)...still not nearly as gross as the real Iraq war photos/video. Anybody sickened by this Rambo preview should take a reality check and realize far worse death/injuries happen in Iraq everyday, and the Bush administration is the cause.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:14 a.m. CST

    P.S. Bruce Willis is a sellout! PG-13 isn't "Die Hard"

    by Joey_Redballs

    They should just change the name of "Live Free or Die Hard" to something else then cut out all the instances of anyone saying "McClane". Then the movie won't tarnish the Die Hard series, and then they can make a REAL 4th Die Hard movie. And BTW, why do they have the "Mac guy" playing a computer hacker? They should have cast the "PC guy". Everyone knows you can't hack with a Mac.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Cancel The MACHETE Movie

    by topaz4206

    As much as I loved the Machete trailer, on his best day R.R. ain't gonna touch this! FUCK YEAH! Let's mow down some anonymous indigenous natives!

  • May 20, 2007, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Wow my post has no name on it...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    I've been invisibilized...

  • May 20, 2007, 1:23 a.m. CST

    For fuck's sake, how is this racist...

    by Hairy Nutsack any fucking way? The trailer shows the army guys killing civilians at the very beginning, Asian civilians. Besides rescuing the (missionaries?), Rambo is going to slaughter the bad guys and save the good Asians. And why does it fucking matter what race they are anyway? This shit is happening all over the world, and it's not race based as much as religious based.<p> This reminds me of Willis' Tears of the Sun, a movie I love. This is basically the same plot, but with old time action. SUH-WEET!

  • May 20, 2007, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Sly Rises from the Grave

    by spiderwalk007

    With Rocky Balboa(Great Flick), and now this sweet footage. The man known a Stallone is back from the grave. Way to go, Sly!!!!!!!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Sweet tap dancing christ !!

    by dork741974

    I cannot wait to see this !!! I was psyched before ....Now.... omfg !

  • May 20, 2007, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Mine !

    by dork741974

    Im downloading the trailer now . I'm gonna watch it everyday Till it comes out / Awesome Sly ....Simply Awesome !

  • May 20, 2007, 1:43 a.m. CST


    by Womb2dooM

    When Rambo ANNIHILATES that guy in the drivers seat, I both came and went!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 1:46 a.m. CST

    How's this racist? Easy...

    by TengoLow

    All the guys Rambo kills are brown. The good brown people are victims. He goes to save them because they can't save themselves. He goes to save the good white folk and the cute white woman from rape by a bad brown dude. Saying this stuff happens in real life don't fly, bros. This flick ain't real life. It's a fiction that can do and say anything it wants. Unlike real life the storytellers create and control every single thing that happens in it.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:53 a.m. CST


    by Kurema

    I said godDAMN.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:54 a.m. CST


    by Darth Melkor

    He does :)

  • May 20, 2007, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Bring on the 80's exploitation flicks

    by johnnyg korrupt

    At first i thought this looked crap. Looks like a direct to video flick and the story seemed lame as fuck. What the hell has Christians in Asia got to do with Rambo or more importantly our current political climate...might as well see Rambo kill Jap harpooners for killing the whales. Then the gore and music hit....this shit looks good. Immediately i started having flashbacks of all the old poor quality grainy revenge flicks i so loved in the 80's. Stallone is a dinosaur though...and he knows that the only reason people wanna see him is to train to a montage, or shoot the heads of guys. Bruce should have only signed if he was allowed to make an R rated flick. You can't see Sly doing the same thing. Time will tell though when Rambo comes out...if it gets to keep all that gore or will Sly bow down to all the piss weak emasculated suits who want to make flicks for the feminised youth of today. My heroes were sly, van damme, Arnie, Chuck...and you expected to see blood. Today they have keanu Reeves and that fat old british guy from Crank. They sure don't make movies like the used to.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:02 a.m. CST


    by Womb2dooM

    First Blood 1: White First Blood 2: Russian and Vietnamese First Blood 3: Afghani John Rambo: Burmese. It doesn't gt more diverse, champ. Seems to be that the only one with racial ignorance in this TB is your good self.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:13 a.m. CST


    by moto

    Stop talking until you know what you're talking about. Go to the corner of the room. Think about what you've said. And don't even think about coming back until you've learned your lesson. <p> Cinema is social commentary and is and has always been a reflection of the times we live in. So your whole rant about "It's fiction and the storytellers create and control..." is pretty much proof that you don't know what you're talking about. So in your eyes, DEER HUNTER, PLATOON, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (germans instead of "brown people"... the term you seem to like which in itself can be viewed as racist), etc. are racist because they're killing "brown people" (or Germans, which YOU probably say is prejudice because all of the Germans are portrayed as nazi's and the rest of the Germans are victims... give me a break)? Um. No. You don't know what racism is my friend. Let's all just agree on that. These plots are just saying: Okay, Rambo is fighting Vietnamese soldiers that are imprisoning American POWs illegally. Rambo is fighting Russians that are slaughtering Afghanis. Rambo is fighting genocide-performing Burma ignorants that are keeping people hostage. It's not, Rambo is killing Vietnamese, Russians, etc. because all of them are bad. Don't take shit out of context.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Ok I'll bite.

    by Boober

    A few stunning moments of brutality will really keep the audience invested. However, mindless/repetitive gore will desensitize the audience and give the perception of pandering. Going way overboard may have us wondering if Stallone is playing out the part of Rambo, or playing out the part of an angry action star that knows his career is coming to a close with revisits to 80s films. Just being honest.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:19 a.m. CST


    by lionbiu

    A BIG "GO FUCK YOURSELF" FROM ME! The action is not realistic at all...I damn well laughed when he cut the guys head off and than shot the other guy into a explosion of ketchup. Dont even get me started on the explosions of red water when he shoots the other guys in the truck or the neck ripping that still makes me laugh. Sorry but it just aint real....tone down the blood explosion and add more grit.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:20 a.m. CST

    tengo go

    by bunkyboo

    OK let's just make movies where no terrorists are islamic and there are no child prostitutes in India or Thailand, where cocaine is good for you and killing is a disney happy thing. I know, Sly can colorize the film so all the bad guys have green skin and his is purple. Saying this stuff happens in real life DOES fly, "bro". What makes you the rule maker? I say if it happens in real life, it's fine for this. Don't brand things "racist" so liberally because you will dillute its meaning and empower the real racists.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:22 a.m. CST

    the thing i love...

    by mikepark37

    What i like about Sly is his understanding of the motivations of his characters. John Rambo has been exploited for his killing skills in the past, is too good at killing - too much of an asset to leave alone. All he wants is to find some for the violence, i actually don't think it's gratuitous. Like James Bond, Rambo reacts to his environment and turns it to his advantage.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:22 a.m. CST

    I was never a fan of the Rambo Movies..

    by ShogunMaster

    But this looks great. I wasn't looking forward to this idea at all, but I can get really excitted about what I've seen so far. Bring it on!

  • May 20, 2007, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Racism. OTTness, political ideals....

    by Womb2dooM

    NONE of these have any place here! This a fucking action movie with arrows, blood and throats being ripped out bare-fuckin-handed! Anyone creating arguments as to the validity of "brown people" being reduced to red paint are missing the point.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Sam Peckinpah's corpse just got a boner

    by MasterShake

    Seriously, the violence in that trailer evoked memories of "The Wild Bunch" in the amount of red splatter, which is a good thing. It would be great if John Rambo brings about a return of the "violence as art" genre movies of around the late sixties/early seventies era. What is old is new again, and we'll have Sly to thank.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Well howsabout them apples

    by LouisCedar

    When I first heard that another Rambo movie was being made I figured "Oh geeze, there goes sly, having late-life-crisis". After seeing this? "Oh holy shit, that's gonna be awesome."

  • May 20, 2007, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Good gore

    by Turnquest

    But I seriously doubt it will make it to the final theatrical cut. And no offense to Sly, a great, great actor and personality, but he looks sort of portly for a guy who's supposed to be living in the South East and probably off of like rice and shit, no? <p> But yo, tell me you didn't shout or unleash some profanity when he blew that fucker away with that giant machine gun. HEY HOLLYWOOD, MORE MACHINE GUNS IN MOVIES. BRING 'EM BACK.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:40 a.m. CST

    The gore is realistic

    by Razorback

    If you shoot a man with a 50 cal... he will become a meat puppet of blood.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:43 a.m. CST


    by heyscot


  • May 20, 2007, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Apocalypto 2: The Passion Of The Knife

    by DirkD13"

    I liked that allot, definite cinema trip for me methinks.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:46 a.m. CST

    Someone up there sais that he should lose the headband.

    by wackybantha

    It would be funny if they had to reshoot half the film to make it happen. Or they can spend money to have it digitally removed. I wonder which would be cheaper? HMMMMMMMMMM?????????

  • May 20, 2007, 2:54 a.m. CST

    John Rambo: Attacking Soon

    by Cedar_Room

    I like the look of it, especially when he chops that guys head off and then goes ape shit with the big machine gun. Obviously some of these scenes won't make the trailer - but I see no reason why they won't make it to the final film. Good work Sly.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:58 a.m. CST

    by Gorgomel

    Sly can't beat Wayne Scott!

  • May 20, 2007, 3:02 a.m. CST


    by lost.rules

    So says, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. The Justice Brothers!

  • May 20, 2007, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Hopefully this movie has a strong main villain

    by Boondock Devil

    Part of what made First Blood so wonderful was that you couldn't wait to see Brian Dennehy get his a the end of the movie. The rest of the Rambo movies didn't seem to get a very good baddie for you to really root for Rambo to splatter him at close range with a big machine gun.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:09 a.m. CST money is now your money

    by scarboy

    Seriously, I just put $7.50 into my piggy bank and put John Rambo's name on it. My only fear is that the ratings board is gonna try to make you their bitch. Just at least promise me an unrated DVD...

  • May 20, 2007, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Fucking wicked-ass awesome!!!

    by FilmFanatik

    Finally, a franchise sequel or remake that really delivers. I'm behind Stallone all the way no matter what he does from here on out. ROCKY BALBOA did it for me.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Orange Julius

    by Savio

    Does anyone know where I can find the old SNL Stallone Julius skit? That skit has to be the funniest skit I've ever seen. Please someone who has it post it.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:22 a.m. CST

    To Lionbu

    by stamper

    I'm not the badguy, proman is ! I'm 100% ON this film.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:24 a.m. CST


    by DieHardDerek

    Don't get me wrong, I'm dying to see Rambo as much as the next 80's fanboy. It's been 20 years since we had a real icon. But I could give two fucks about seeing Rambo save a bunch of asshole missionaries. The bottom line is that John Rambo is an AMERICAN HERO!!!! I knew this script was in for the shits when I first heard about Rambo's new mission. Considering it's been 20 years since we've last seen Rambo, and so much has happened in the world, you would think that the script could have been a bit more appealing for an American audience. In First Blood, Rambo was a vietnam vet getting shit on by some fat fuck Sheriff in a small town. Rambo II< Sly saved POW's from the NAM camps. Rambo III, Stallone is blowing up fucking camel jockies way before our real life middle eastern conflicts. Now in Rambo IV, he's reduced to saving a buch of modern day hippies in the violent jungles of west-bam-way-fuck. I heard there were tons of script treatments over the last 10 years. Everything from Rambo fighting terrorism in the USA without weapons to the return of Brian Dennehy's character in the original film who has since gone ape shit after being fucked up John Boy. Even after the events of 9/11 and with so many of our troops fighting for our country in Iraq, you would think this film would have brought us our cinematic American military hero icon to stroke our patriotic egos. I love violence and blood baths as much as the next guy, but regardless of how many people Rambo violently and graphically kills in this movie, it WILL NOT have the audience and die hard fans ignore the fact thatthe script is the drizzling shits!!! I loved Rocky Balboa and hoped for the same out of John Rambo. I guess it was too much to hope for.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:26 a.m. CST

    oh, my freakin days....

    by Leo7002

    sly is killing it. i thought this film was gonna be crap, but seeing that, I'm all in head first. I hope this film has at least have the heart rocky 6 did. Rocky 6 killed all the previous 4. for me its Rocky - then rocky 6. Sly, keep doing your thing, B, cos you still got it.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:33 a.m. CST

    Only one word: HOLYFUCKINGSHIT!

    by HappyHamster

    Anyway, SHAME on the AICN editors. It's irresponsible for you not to warn us to put on diapers before viewing. Now I'm a mess. Thanks guys.<p> Oh and good job Sly. I'd pay $8 just to see the trailer on the big screen. You got nothing to worry about.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:35 a.m. CST


    by Mammut

    Rambo is back, and maybe this'll be the best part of the series. I'm hoping the feeling will be like the second movie, and that the gore is remain and it'll be an R, it's very realistic, not like the pg-13 movies these days, those're boooooring.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:43 a.m. CST

    Stallone is a GENIOUS!!!

    by Tadej

    I knew that Rambo 4 was gonna be great but damn this has surpassed all my expectations!!When is saw this trailer it put tears in my eyes it so great!!Just like when I first saw the trailer for Batman Begins.I've been waiting for Rambo4 since 1997 when it was first announced.Go Sly we love you!!!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 3:57 a.m. CST

    Sly is the MAN!

    by Brumi

    To be honest I was a bit sceptical about the upcoming John Rambo even after the fantastic Rocky Balboa. But I watched this little promo and I can say it'll be f*ckin' awesome. Maximum gore, no bullshitting, no PG 13, that's what I call an action movie. Keep it this way Sly, the fans are with you! And once again congratulations for Rocky Balboa, it has become one of my favourite movies!

  • May 20, 2007, 4:04 a.m. CST

    Nice! But I'm getting Basic Instinct 2 trailer vibes..

    by enrique_o_k2000

    You know, that online one that had all kinds of sex and nudity that never made it into the final film? Here's hoping the blood n guts stay in.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:06 a.m. CST


    by brandonbc

    Loooooooved it cant wait for the movie. We need more good home watching movies so that when you are half way through you are hiding behind the couch scared shitless. The guys here in Iraq were cheering all the way.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:06 a.m. CST

    An impartial review

    by Spacesheik

    First of all let me praise the good stuff: the violence, the realistic gore, the motivation to go on a rampage, the Burma setting. This film has the potential to be a great R-rated no-holds-barred hit. Nevertheless, with the current distributor; the unimpressive cinematography (very cable tv look (although the film print might be polished later on); the generic trailer soundtrack, the film could also go into Made for Video territory easily. Additionally, the lack of a central villain might also be indicative that they are going for a DELIVERANCE type of foe, a collective intent on attacking innocents, but that might lessen the film's impact. I am not saying go for a Steven Berkoff (RAMBO II) hysterical, one-dimensional maniac, but a central villain is needed. Another aspect is the following: I have heard that the script follows an A TEAM type scenario where Rambo takes a younger crew to rescue others, that is not evident in the trailer. It would have been interesting to have that kind of dynamic between Rambo and his crew, the disdain they feel for his methods, primal methods which ultimately will be chillingly more effective than theirs. The film was shot in Thailand supposedly but it might have well ben shot in the BLAIR WITCH forest, because I don't detect much of that country's geography on the film. Last but not least, the late Jerry Goldsmith is sorely missing. His music was an integral part of the series and they should hire a composer who emulates the signature Rambo theme throughout the film - please no generic or techno rock score - an orchestral score with the theme is a *must.* I love the gore in the footage, the realistic depiction of violence, the shot of Rambo coming up from behind, but take all that and the trailer looks like any Chuck Norris 80s MIA sequel, so I hope Stallone will take into account the above observations.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Always inspiring to see seniors with active lifestyles

    by BannedOnTheRun

    And, again, serious question for anyone in the sound design biz: is there really only one "blade being unsheathed" sound effect? Like the Wilhelm Scream, that sound is everywhere (even when it wouldn't actually make that sound; e.g., on someone's throat). Wolvie's claws etc. SNIKT!

  • May 20, 2007, 4:23 a.m. CST

    This is what you call an Action movie!

    by ccdev

    Sly, i'm so glad you're back as john rambo. There aint been enough kick-ass movies with guts and feel. Give us some "80s" action stuff, Sly. Not the recent crap "action" movies like the punisher. You make thomas jane and all the wannabes look like pee wee herman. Is there gonna be some "elite" bad guys to up the ante or you just gonna waste some generic badguy assholes? Hope you will keep the rambo "soundtrack" in this new movie. When RAMBO IV makes a gazillion dollars, maybe the studios will beg you to star in the punisher sequel. Its about f%^kin' time you turned full circle!

  • May 20, 2007, 4:24 a.m. CST

    Looks like this one will deliver...

    by Simon Van Gelder

    As a long time fan of Mr. Stallone's work, I was thrilled by the clip of John Rambo. Even though the footage is not technically polished yet, it's clear that this film is shaping up to deliver something that will exceed expectations the same way Rocky Balboa did last Christmas. Thanks for working your ass off, Sly. I'm thrilled and will be there opening weekend.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:29 a.m. CST

    To all the haters: Rambo is coming to get you!

    by dutch33

    To all the haters: Rambo is coming to get you. Sly, i remember getting First Blood out on Betamax in the early 80's. I was a fan then, i am a bigger fan now. That footage was mindblowing literally. I am part Burmese and looking forward to seeing film as i am shocked my events happening over there. God bless you Sly

  • May 20, 2007, 4:30 a.m. CST

    Rambo VS McClane

    by DarthBakpao

    you know you want it...

  • May 20, 2007, 4:41 a.m. CST

    Nice work, Sly

    by Laserbrain

    Doesn't take much to be considered a genius director on this site- decapitations, slit-throats and exploding a few dudes into bolognese will do just fine. Welcome home, Johnny.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Neill Cumpston

    by Laserbrain

    You are officially out of a job. See above.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:45 a.m. CST


    by fritzlorrerains

    SLY, Judging from the trailer you seem to be doing everything exactly right so just stick with it and you'll make an awesome movie. I am so pumped up for this its gonna rock. I loved the music at the end of the trailer, gave it a eally dark and almost morbid feel. The violence is perfection, just make sure you have a great heartfelt story to go with it and i'm gonna be in heaven when watching this. Rocky Balboa was the best movie of 2006!

  • May 20, 2007, 4:53 a.m. CST


    by John_Rambo

    They. Drew. First. Blood. That's all I'm saying. You have to become war to fight war. Nothing else matters no more. Live and let die. I'm back. Just you see.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:59 a.m. CST


    by gunnafan

    This movie looks like its gone be awesome. Great work Sly

  • May 20, 2007, 5:07 a.m. CST

    Cool shit!!!

    by Lord_Soth

    WTF, Stallone was touched by an angel recently making decent flicks?

  • May 20, 2007, 5:15 a.m. CST


    by Epleterte

    Mr Sly, count me in! You just turned my rambo-meter to high.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:24 a.m. CST

    FIRST BLOOD=good, RAMBO 2&3=bad

    by BenBraddock

    Hi Sly! Here's my tuppence for you. Somebody took all the intelligence out of FIRST BLOOD when they made RAMBO 2 & 3. Whereas FB had plot, real characters and, thus, real excitement and suspense, plot and dialog in the sequels were minimal and the films were populated with clichéd characters. I actually cared for John Rambo in the first film, and rooted for him. He was done wrong and the assholes asked for it - and got it. I didn't care about him in the sequels, he was a cartoon in both of them. To be honest, I think you were a little too preoccupied with looking ripped and badass (and competing with Arnie) and neglected to give the films an emotional core. I hope you've addressed these issues and given us a follow-up to FIRST BLOOD and not RAMBO part 3. Trailer looked pretty good, though the gore was OTT in my opinion. Definitely keep Jerry's great music - it was the emotional soul of FIRST BLOOD. If JOHN RAMBO is what I'm hoping for, then thankyou Sly! If not, then OK, I still have FIRST BLOOD :-) Good luck!

  • May 20, 2007, 5:35 a.m. CST


    by AKAATA

    anybody who thought he was too old or lame for this... well now you know better! this looks frakking awesome!!!! Bloody and back in action!!!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 5:37 a.m. CST


    by telepathos

    I think you mean iconic, not iconoclastic.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:42 a.m. CST

    John Rambo: The Jason Voorhees that you root for.


    That was the impression I got. I don't mind it being a Hard-R kind of flick; like everyone else says, it's been too long since a full-on action film felt particularly actiony. But that doesn't mean blood and guts, it means action and excitement. Die Hard 1 had a few grisly shots in it (Takagi's head, Maclane shooting the guy's kneecaps off,) but the movie certainly wasn't great just because of those parts... it was great because we loved the hero, we respected the bad guys, and we gasped at the stunts and relished the adventure and the suspense of it all. The same goes for the original First Blood (except that Dennehy's character was much more dickish than Hans Gruber.)<p> Sly, I'm cool with the grisly shots in the promo, and I'm sure in the full context of the movie, they'll just be a single aspect of the overall effect of the film (like how the gorier shots of the first Robocop helped set that film apart from its contemporaries, but the gore wasn't all that the movie was about.) I just hope we'll see more of the deeper conflict of the movie as its release draws closer.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:47 a.m. CST

    new rambo film

    by HornDog91275

    well ive been a big fan of stallone for years mainly for his rocky films and rambo films, i was excited and pleased when he returned with the final film to end his rocky series and was please with the final product, and ive been waiting and hoping he would return as rambo one last im like a kid again im so excited to see this film the promo clip looks wicked and if he wants to improove even more the fuck this is gonna be the best of all the rambos.

  • May 20, 2007, 6:16 a.m. CST

    Still overwhelmed.

    by Josef S.

    Dear Mr. Stallone, I've always been a fan and enjoyed your movies. I really liked what you did for the return of Rocky in "Rocky Balboa" and after being so happy with that film I am looking forward to "John Rambo" and hope that you'll finish his story in an equally great way. The promo clip simply hit me like a train yesterday. The first half sets the mood, the pace, things are nicely melancholic, lot of resignation in the character and ... than comes the second half, hi-paced, hitting you like a sledgehammer. Not only talking about the very unexpected gore, but also about your powerhouse-performance, depicting Rambo as a badass, probably pissed with so many things, and he just retaliates, angry, hatefully, merciless. Those guys had it coming and hell, do they get it! If the balance of the movie and the overall-pace are right, giving a good justification for the realistic and shocking violence, if there are enough brakes, some character building and quiet scenes in between and than at the right point Rambo explodes on the screen, this movie will be so right - can't wait! Josef S., Munich, Germany

  • May 20, 2007, 6:26 a.m. CST


    by silentbobafett2

    10/10! And I'm not even the biggest Rambo fan! :-) WHOOP WHOOP!!!! :-)

  • May 20, 2007, 6:27 a.m. CST


    by Darth__Moa

    So i'm a big fan of the first Rambo and thought the other two were "ok". But not on my favorites list. This footage has made me unable to wait patiently for the films release, I cant wait to sit in a Cinema and be grossed out/shocked with some screen violence that has been surely missing, as well as seeing a great screen hero come back in a slightly more believable setting. Good luck bro and give us a shout when your down in New Zealand next. PS, Sorry about Australia treating you like a dick, there just...well...there dicks. You know what Im talking about.....

  • May 20, 2007, 6:45 a.m. CST

    I am Man. Here me rip your head off!

    by chadbeserk

    This looks surprisingly very good. I'll admit I rolled my eyes when I heard Sly was going back to Rambo. A character turned into summing up 80s America more than most. Which was surprising because that's not how the character came into being. But then, anything that involves James Cameron and guns is always going to end up a bit out there (usually in a good way). As a kid, I loved First Blood but didn't care much for First Blood Part 2 and Rambo 3. And because of that I was always more Rocky fan than Rambo fan. For John Rambo, I have the same trepidation I had for Rocky Balboa. My head was going "Leave it Sly!" but once in that cinema and hearing 300 scousers all chanting "Rocky!Rocky!Rocky!" at the screen when Rocky is on the deck, barking at himself to get up, all the fears were washed away. After watching that trailer, all I can say is "Whoa!" I totally go with the Grindhouse effect on it but if Sly keeps up the characterisation that he can do brilliantly, then I think we've got ourselves a hell of a film. To be honest, I think this is the right time for this film. It couldn't have been made 10 years ago. Men just stopped being men. Want an example? Check the difference in Martin Briggs between Lethal Weapon 1 and 4. At the time, we "connected" with feelings. Testosterone went out of fashion. And any film that still hankered for it, usually ended up a low budgeter that went straight to vhs/dvd. Usually with Steven Seagal grimacing. But recent releases such as Casino Royale, Sin City, 300 etc etc have brought back actual MEN onto our screens and it's not just the men who are enjoying it. Girls are digging it too. This won't have the feel good factor that Rocky Balboa had in spades but it's going to reawaken the dormant beast in a lot of guys, who hanker for the days of cinema past where men were indeed men and made no bones about it but broke a lot of necks. Kudos to Sly by the way. His directing skills seem to get better and better each time. He seems to be more open to other ideas and influences. Like he's still learning. It's good to see that he still has that enthusiasm, where you are more receptive. Welcome back, Sly. You were gone too long...Though as a Liverpool FC fan, I do question your sanity about supporting Everton ;)

  • May 20, 2007, 6:45 a.m. CST

    I am Man. Hear me rip your head off!

    by chadbeserk

    This looks surprisingly very good. I'll admit I rolled my eyes when I heard Sly was going back to Rambo. A character turned into summing up 80s America more than most. Which was surprising because that's not how the character came into being. But then, anything that involves James Cameron and guns is always going to end up a bit out there (usually in a good way). As a kid, I loved First Blood but didn't care much for First Blood Part 2 and Rambo 3. And because of that I was always more Rocky fan than Rambo fan. For John Rambo, I have the same trepidation I had for Rocky Balboa. My head was going "Leave it Sly!" but once in that cinema and hearing 300 scousers all chanting "Rocky!Rocky!Rocky!" at the screen when Rocky is on the deck, barking at himself to get up, all the fears were washed away. After watching that trailer, all I can say is "Whoa!" I totally go with the Grindhouse effect on it but if Sly keeps up the characterisation that he can do brilliantly, then I think we've got ourselves a hell of a film. To be honest, I think this is the right time for this film. It couldn't have been made 10 years ago. Men just stopped being men. Want an example? Check the difference in Martin Briggs between Lethal Weapon 1 and 4. At the time, we "connected" with feelings. Testosterone went out of fashion. And any film that still hankered for it, usually ended up a low budgeter that went straight to vhs/dvd. Usually with Steven Seagal grimacing. But recent releases such as Casino Royale, Sin City, 300 etc etc have brought back actual MEN onto our screens and it's not just the men who are enjoying it. Girls are digging it too. This won't have the feel good factor that Rocky Balboa had in spades but it's going to reawaken the dormant beast in a lot of guys, who hanker for the days of cinema past where men were indeed men and made no bones about it but broke a lot of necks. Kudos to Sly by the way. His directing skills seem to get better and better each time. He seems to be more open to other ideas and influences. Like he's still learning. It's good to see that he still has that enthusiasm, where you are more receptive. Welcome back, Sly. You were gone too long...Though as a Liverpool FC fan, I do question your sanity about supporting Everton ;)

  • May 20, 2007, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Movie Idea for the Next Rambo

    by moflaherty

    Sly, if you don't kill Rambo off in this one, I would love to see you write one with flashbacks to Vietnam with a young Rambo, Trautmen, Danforth, etc. Get some young actors and show us what a true guerrilla war was like with this character. I think that would be interesting to see Rambo in his original element. You could narratate the story from any number of perspectives--Trautmen's relative, a kid, a love interest, reporter, etc. Just a thought! Keep it going!! Love the character!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Heroic & Entertaining!

    by Boris Baddenov

    I watched the promo; it's got Stallone in top form! I even sent the link to a good buddy, and put in the subject line "3.5 minutes of J.R., and I don't mean Dallas"! :-) . . . I'll go see JOHN RAMBO on opening day !!!!!!!!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 7:05 a.m. CST

    I wasn't excited, but now I am.

    by wazza

    It looks so bloody violent. I like. Sly's acting looks good too!

  • May 20, 2007, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Rambo newbie but can't wait!

    by theyreflockingthisway

    Until last year all, the only Stallone films I had really seen were Judge Dread, Demolition Man and Daylight. I have to say my oppinion of his movies wasn't that high and it was only last year I took the time to watch his Rocky and Rambo movies.<br><br> My oppinion of Stallone has completely changed and I can now say I'm a fan. I loved the Rocky series (Balboa was great!) and I was plesently surprised at how good a film First Blood was. After seeing this trailer for the new Rambo I can safely say I'll be there on opening day. I wish I got into these films in the 80's but better late than never.

  • May 20, 2007, 7:24 a.m. CST

    It's the 80's all over again - thank god!!!

    by Brundlefly

    A lot of action films in the last 10 years have been flaccid, boring grabs for cash in pandering to teenage audiences who can only get in to see PG13 bullshit. This looks like it's harking back to the hardcore 80's no-holds-barred action that I remember so fondly from my youth. If the 'John Rambo' can pull off Rambo in all his supersized, superhero glory - and still entertain me with the likes of what I've just witnessed - then Go For It Sly! P.S - did that guy in the front of the jeep just explode into tomato puree? Fuck me gently with a chainsaw, THAT was fantastic.....

  • May 20, 2007, 7:24 a.m. CST

    This looks likea riot!

    by Wee Willie

    Rock on Sly!!!! Rock The Fuck On!!!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 7:25 a.m. CST

    10% on the Tomatometer

    by Ikaruga

    As someone else said, this has a straight-to-video look to it. Action movie Rambo is a stupid and laughable film character in 2007. Rambo belongs more in a cartoon than in a film.

  • May 20, 2007, 7:29 a.m. CST


    by Wee Willie

    "Pretty hardcore violence, just as long as it's 'necessary to the plot' I don't have any issues with it." Yeah, God Forbid some faceless talkbacker has issues with it....

  • May 20, 2007, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Longtime fan-Keep brinin' it on!

    by tuttle300

    Sly- Its Sunday and hopefully you'll return to read a couple more entries here on the board before heading back to the editing room. So far it looks overwhelmingly positive for the film. I've been with you since Rocky came out and even today I tell some 19 year old co-workers the legend of how way back when you wrote Rocky in under a week and THEN had the guts to tell them you wanted to STAR in the film too!All this after being so lucky to get as far as to have the screenplay even CONSIDERED in the first place and then with nothing in the bank you tell them you star in it or you walk away! (sweetest revenge to them all was winning an Oscar (AND getting nominated for the screenplay too!) As with many star/writer/directors you've had hits and misses. Its just natural. But your high points have always been the ROCKY films, NIGHTHAWKS, CLIFFHANGER, COPLAND But you've really come back strong recently especially with ROCKY BALBOA. It was a brilliant stroke of genius to kill off the Adrian character. (either because of salary conflicts or you were truly looking for a way to put some heart into the screenplay) You took the chance and the leap of faith of not having Adrian in the film (which of course I should think made you risk losing a good portion of your fan base once word leaked out that she wasnt in the film) Its the reason I have stopped reading comic books in fact. Nobody is willing to make daring changes that stick! Superman is immortal for gosh sakes---do a branch off series where Lois and Jimmy are dead and have Superman move on already. Spider-Man needs to grow as well in some daring way. (and hey Marvel....stick to one friggin villian thank you-the toy franchise will be fine without help. SM 3 should have hit 380 million this weekend and your having trouble reaching 300 million as of today---DUH!!) suggestion- Lizard for SM 4 RHINO for SM 5 Hollywood needs to trust their writers more. Anyway--killing off Adrian really added a punch to the film and you really bookended the series on a very touching heartwarming note. (the only down part was the fight seemed a bit short and lacked the power of the previous ones but after all theres only so much you CAN do with 6 fight scenes in 6 films) And now you graciously show us this RAMBO footage way before a trailer of this maganatude would normally be nice if more studios would do this kind of thing. You will no doubt be pressuered to cut SOME blood shed and you SHOULD compromise a LITTLE so that you would be allowed to keep the scenes of power that YOU personally like.(long as its true to the story) I'll be there either way. I am also really looking forward to POE also. I know it's been a long term project you've wanted to get on the screen and it looks like it will finally happen for you. Your on your way to showing off the wisdom of the past the same way Eastwood is cranking out HIS finest work in the past decade. Your acting has always been critisized through the years but your writing and directing has been your power and your heart. (STAYING ALIVE still hold up) Keep going on that path and you'll add some very nice films to the back half of your resume. Anyway- JOHN RAMBO looks like it will be just the release of frustration many of us are feeling what with the war and all. Hell, if you had to this could be released even earlier in March or April and it would make some great bank! Looking forward to much, much more surprises from you. Thanks for all the memories.

  • May 20, 2007, 7:35 a.m. CST



    I think this looks great, i can't stop watching it. Do i really HAVE to wait 12 months to see the whole thing?

  • May 20, 2007, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Sly's done it again!

    by The Equalizer

    After a cracking shot at Rocky Balboa, it looks like he may have pulled off another coup with John Rambo. It's incredible that the previous 'last films' of both series were utter shite, whereas this looks to be quite brilliant. I hope it lives up to the trailer! Any chance of a sequel to Demolition Man next? Or perhaps a decent version of Judge Dredd?

  • May 20, 2007, 8:02 a.m. CST


    by theyreflockingthisway

    Rambo fighting terrorist? Fighting the war in Iraq? An American hero? Whilst some Americans would like that, do you honestly think the rest of the world would? <br><br> Patriotism is a good thing but you have to remember the world is much larger than the United States. A character such as Rambo is a hero in that he fights against injustice and not for his country and not for anyone else. The whole world can enjoy a character such as that regardless of what country they are from. <br><br> Besides he was fighting American people in First Blood...

  • May 20, 2007, 8:18 a.m. CST

    High def trailer

    by viranth

    I want to see that gore in high def!

  • May 20, 2007, 8:42 a.m. CST

    That's what I'm talking about!!!

    by cool breeze corleone

    Vicious!!! Finally, a real action flick! Can't wait, Good Job Sly!

  • May 20, 2007, 8:45 a.m. CST

    See the Trailer streaming in non-Quicktime Flash format

    by Zoolander

    on my site here: <p> <p>I took the original QT and encoded it to Flash (.flv) using the best settings for video and sound. The aspect ratio is right and the embedded video player matches the widescreen dimensions correctly.<p>For anyone who has yet to enjoy it!

  • May 20, 2007, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Fixed URL

    by Zoolander

    OK, I get it, this board just automatically breaks up posted URLs with spaces. So:<p>

  • May 20, 2007, 8:50 a.m. CST

    RAMBO....soon the be neutered?

    by Arc1740

    This clip is awesome but I'm sure some Politically correct Hollywood idiot will edit this before it hits the theater's. The footage will probably be on the DVD but I would like to see Sly take a stand on this one since he took a back seat on the Rocky Balboa ending. Where does the PC end? With Rambo!

  • May 20, 2007, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Wow, Proman1984...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...that was probably one of the most embarrassingly half-baked political outbursts I've seen on AICN. I can't imagine the humiliation at having your ass handed to you, thinly sliced, as RevSick most decidedly did.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Well, where's the message ?

    by Contrada

    I'm not at all excited about what this movie will present us. It is too much Rambo (II and III) and almost no sense of First Blood to see in this not very uplifting trailer material. It's just blood and bullets and I personally do not see any enticing advantages to its fellow actioners, except the name. Sorry, but there is nothing special about it, though boxoffice might receive it better than me.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:23 a.m. CST


    by Spandau Belly

    After how awesome Rocky 6 was I was already sold on seeing Rmabo 4, but this has just inspired me to get everybody I know to see this movie!<br><br>I loved 'Man On Fire' and consider it kinduva Rambo-type story. This might just be the best berzerc maniac movie since Man On Fire! Bring it on!

  • May 20, 2007, 9:29 a.m. CST

    John Rambo should die.

    by C Legion

    It seems he has spent the past 20 years in relative solitude, trying to escape his past, escape himself, deny what he is. But he can't deny it, he is a monster. He was still human, albeit severely disturbed, in First Blood, but a lot of blood has been spilt since then, and that's why I think this Rambo is so violent, he finally realises that he is just a killing machine, and will never change, never find the peace he craves, at least not in life, John Rambo will only find peace in death, that's why he should die at the end of this film.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Well, brokedick...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...I should have expected your response, but the truth is that I thought you'd bench yourself on this one. Proman1984 raised a number of issues which were adroitly met, overcome and counter-challenged by RevSick. Proman failed on virtually every account to defend his own position as well as addressing RevSick's counterpoints. Come to think of it, now I understand why you feel a kinship with the guy.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    If Stallone is still following this Talkback, it will be real interesting to see if he addresses you ala AK-47 (the Talkbacker).

  • May 20, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Contrada, what message do you expect from a trailer?

    by theyreflockingthisway

    Other than - "you should see this film"? All a trailer is supposed to do is gain your attention and advertise it to you. The message will be in the film where it belongs.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Rambo From Philly?

    by Action Hero

    Thanks for the clip, Sly. Loved it. One observation, though. Rambo kinda sounds like Rocky when speaking. Isn't he from Arizona?

  • May 20, 2007, 9:49 a.m. CST

    TinyUrl link for the video

    by The Artist FKA Vesuvio - there we go. And it LOOKS GREAT (see that, mr. Willis?)

  • May 20, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST


    by MattFini

    Way to go Sly!!!! That was one of the most badass things I have ever seen in my life. As a huge fan of ALL the Rambo films, this has officially become my most anticipate film of the year!

  • May 20, 2007, 10:02 a.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...has always been spot-on when it comes to religious fundamentalism and idealogues. He's an incredibly brilliant man who is probably, at times, too smart for his own good. His passionate (and odd) defense of the Iraq War was largely based on his support and affiliation with the Iraqi Kurds. For this he was vilified by the Left (the very same people who rallied behind his established positions).<P>Now that he's been asked to talk about Falwell on every major news network (in part to promote his new book), it's interesting to see the response he's getting from his detractors. Such is the life of a career contrarian.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Solving the "Race" Dillema

    by DonMagicWan

    Create a main character in the film that is Burmese who is not either a sadistic killer or a helpless victim. Give him or her some quality lines to be spoken so that they are not a nameless face. If someone who is Burmese is treated as more than a "prop" actor, the bitching will stop...or at least lose some of it's backbone. Because judging by this trailer alone, it does have a little bit of a backbone.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Oh, and yeah...

    by DonMagicWan

    That trailer was pretty damn kick ass. I'd love to see some classic Rambo camoflage, and even some creepy night time scenes with the bad guys scared shitless.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Why does this racism shit always come up?

    by C Legion

    First with Rocky now with Rambo. Rocky fought a lot of black guys, because SURPRISE most top heavyweights are black. Rambo kills many races, including white people, but SURPRISE most war zones during the Rambo era have been in non-white countries.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Leave the religious crap for Mel Gibson, please...

    by Mendou Shutarou

    The violence looks like a lot of fun, but the heavy handed pro-christian stuff is absolutely cringe worthy and will spoil this movie completely if it's left in. There are plenty of movies for bible thumpers, please Stallone, leave this iron age superstitious crap out of Rambo and focus on exploding heads.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Sly I was going to watch this anyways

    by Donnie_Drunko

    But now I'm so pumped I can not describe how excited I am. I showed it to a handful of people of different age brackets and everyone of them had the same response. We all want to see this film right now!!! Late 2007 release forget about 2008!

  • May 20, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Here is another video of Hitchens...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...talking about Falwell while simultaneously destroying the souless, Sean Hannity.<P>

  • May 20, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Deja Vu

    by Sprinky

    Watching the trailer i got flashbacks of Rambo 2 and 3 combined.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Looks great, but you need to lose the overacting emo

    by Jugs

    blonde. With her almost crying in every line. She needs to die a squlchy kinda death and not more than 15 mins into the film.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:32 a.m. CST

    The word "emo"

    by WhoDis

    Can't die a quick enough death.<P> Anyway, this looks really good, I laughed outloud when the heads were flying and bodies were exploding. The first good laugh I had in a long time, I'm actually interested in this film now! I bet it'll all be cut out and saved for the "unrated edition" DVD.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Judging by this talkback.

    by C Legion

    And the reactions on other sites like IMDb, this "trailer" is generating a lot of positive buzz. I've seen countless people say that before they saw the trailer they had no interest in seeing John Rambo, but were blown away, and will definitely see it when it comes out. This really has a chance of being a major hit.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:41 a.m. CST

    John's Back!!

    by felixpottie

    I followed JOHN RAMBO since the first rumors surfaced and after seeing this trailer, I can not wait for the feature. You've made this hard core RAMBO fan happy, Sly. Keep em coming!

  • May 20, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack and others

    by Zoolander

    Thanks for the good words about my site. I always appreciated Hitchens, but he has really stepped up his game in the last year or so. First he rips into that audience of hyenas on the Bill Maher show, then proceeds to rip organized religion a new one. I have some other good vids of him to post on And BSB, def check out the Blue Dot video there; Carl Sagan always got it right (RIP).

  • May 20, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST


    by uss cygnus

    With Mark Levin as his VP: "GET OFF THE PHONE, YOU BIG DOPE!"

  • May 20, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST


    by FirstPostersSuck


  • May 20, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    I have a hard time believing this film...

    by blackmantis

    ...could be this gory, and still get a mainstream release. I predict it will be chopped up to all hell, and we'll only be seeing fast cut snippets of the carnage on display here.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:53 a.m. CST


    by gunsnmotley

    This movie looks awesome, it looks like you have another hit on your hands!! All i have to say is PLEASE DONT MAKE RAMBO DIE!! It would be too depressing. Rambo needs to find inner peace in the movie and I hope you can have him find that. Also, please dont retire after this movie! you look good almost 50 we are in need of some good action movies. you should at least do a couple more good action movies after this!

  • May 20, 2007, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Oh hell yes

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    Sly, most people who are on these talkbacks are here just to complain, that's what these forums are for, for people to bitch about the shows, movies, etc. that they love. The greatest movies in the world will be bitched about relentlessly here for some minor detail that has little to do with the big picture. That's just what we do, that's our right as the fans buying the tickets. Now, that being said, the fucking almost 100 percent positive feedback on this trailor is so fucking rare, give yourself a pat on the back because although this is only a trailor you hit a home run with this one. As far as the Christian aspect and the "leave that to Mel Gibson" stuff flying around. Fuck em, Rambo needs that inner conflict up on the screen, it gives the character depth. Way to go, I'm looking forward to seeing the movie, and don't worry, as long as there's no sex, even with the beheadings, the 50 caliber shreddings, and the ripping out of throats all over the fucking place, you'll most likely get your R

  • May 20, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST

    NC-17 for violence?

    by Multiplex

    Get real. It's next to impossible to get an NC-17 for just violence. Seriously. Name ONE movie that was NC-17 and had NO nudity or sex.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    I assume you're implying that I somehow dodged the discussion between RevSick and Proman1984 because I'm intimidated by Proman and only dared show my face after their fight was over. <p> Could you be more disingenuous? <p> You and I agree on virtually nothing, but have you ever, and I mean EVER, seen me back down from an argument - political or otherwise - on these boards? <P> While I'm on the subject, could you please explain how one goes about making an action movie about the "war" in Burma, where in real life women are regularly raped by the military, without having a "brown man" as the rapist? And if the missionary happens to be a white woman, would it be less racist if the "brown man" only rapes brown women and saves the white women for a different fate? I'm old enough to remember the same tired argument back in 1985 when Rambo: First Blood Part II came out. Where were the assholes screaming about racism when Rambo III came out? The worst aspect of post-colonial theory is that it's routinely used to justify any and all atrocities committed in developing nations, while at the same time making it impossible to depict any violence where a representative of an Anglo-Saxon or western European nation is shown combatting said atrocites without screams of "racism!" or "imperialism!" being heard. If the representatives of those liberal democratic nations in the films happen to be black or non-caucasians, then those cries are strengthened with "Uncle Tom!" or "Quisling!" <P> Proman1984 is a textbook example.

  • May 20, 2007, 11 a.m. CST


    by sonnyboo2

    Am I one of the few that still feels like this sleeping dog should have stayed down? First off, I disagree with anyone saying anything about Sly's weight. He looks great, but to me the flaw is in the apparent story. I'm not feeling this Burma thing at all. Also, I feel a loss of any kind of connection to John Rambo at this point. All action, no heart. Wasn't that also the WHITE SHADOW talking to John Rambo?

  • May 20, 2007, 11 a.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    ...did an awesome job on both Falwell and Hannity.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Awesome. Great Job.

    by Crackawham

    I just watched this trailer and proceeded to show it to my brother and dad afterwards. We are all psyched about it. Looks awesome, also keep the Christian stuff in it!

  • May 20, 2007, 11:27 a.m. CST


    by The True Priapic

    Sly,I'm there if you're HuaaaaAAAAAAaaarrrGGGGggggghhhhHHHHHH-ing.WEll,I'm as much there as the next laowei in China who sees it on sale on pirate dvd.Christ,it's not that I'm a bootlegger it's just that we have very little choice here.Being able able to find a Rocky Balboa on Christmas Day made small ex-pat community here even though I doubt anyone involved in the making will feel any sympathy.HUuuuuuuaaaAAAAAAArrrrrGGHHHHHHH!!

  • May 20, 2007, 11:34 a.m. CST

    The True Priapic!!!!!!!!!!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Nice! I had a feeling you'd chime in. Good show, sir.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Peace in death???

    by viranth

    Are you serious? Why would you find peace in death just because you are a "monster". Rambo uses his skills for "good", not pure evil. He doesn't have to die to find peace, I think that's a classical hollywood cheap way of ending something.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Go Gettum!!!

    by Lewish

    I registered just to post on how awesome that looked. One problem, why do I have to wait a whole YEAR!

  • May 20, 2007, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Okay you win

    by mostsavage

    I was just mentioning this movie to my roommate last night, and we both agreed that the chances of this not sucking were about on par with the chances of the Dalai Lama converting to Radical Islam. Then this thing comes out. This video bends me over, rips out my puckered bunghole, and shoves it down my throat. Then is starts beating about the head and face all the while screaming "How does it taste?! How does it taste you pre-judgemental, self-aggrandizing prick?!!!!" <p> And you know what, sir, It tastes pretty damn good, a little salty, but good. <p> Congrats Sly on what looks to be one hell of a movie. I'll be there opening day for sure. I can only hope you forgive my doubting you, and not rip out my trachea. I'll need it to eat that humble pie you'll surely be serving after the film.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:44 a.m. CST

    OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by la_sith

    OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Holy.... Shit....

    by Lunatic Cheezo

    This could REALLY be the best action movie we've seen in 10 or 15 years. Rambo is an amazing character and the action looks great. Keep it up, Sly. Oh, and VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, KEEP THIS ONE A HARD R. NC-17, is not necessary, but please, for the credibility of the theme and the movie, keep this a very hard R. I'll be first in line, i promise.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:51 a.m. CST

    ah, True Priapic...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...I was hoping you'd show. There actually WAS a faint HhuuuuuAaAARRRGGGHHH!!! in the clip. Let's hope for more in the final movie. HuuuaaAAARRRGGHH!!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Rambo goreporn... yes!! But where are the mullets?

    by briantag

    For real '80s flavah, we need a mulleted arch-villain like Bolo Yeung. But I'll take this. I'm also critical of the loose-hanging t-shirts in this preview. Rambo was all about tank tops and headbands, and maybe a tarpuline poncho when it gets chilly. Another thing: his face has changed with age, hasn't it? His nose is round now. (Is that like how guys' ears keep growing into old age?) Anyway, the effect for me is like watching Rocky (6) Balboa wear a Rambo costume. But maybe that'll go away as I settle into John (4) Rambo for real when it's finally out. Big question: does Rambo die at the end, or is it more like Rocky 6, where he doesn't quite win, doesn't quite lose, but walks off into the sunset (which is how I predict Tony Soprano will go out).

  • May 20, 2007, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Borat's Delete Scene was Funnier this is Bloody Crap

    by Johnyhandsome

    I tried to take this serious but the bloody kill scenes were so bloody extreme that I started bloody wince and bloody laugh at the same bloody time that I bloody accidentally closed the bloody preview ... must be bloody sign...this is bloody over the top turkey with its bloody head riped shot, (did I mention bloody?)sliced off that will make money on video...btw it made me think how Borat was bloody funny film

  • May 20, 2007, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Mr. NIce/Doc.P.......

    by The True Priapic

    Greetings from Wuxi,China.It's 1-03am and I must be crazy sitting at this computer as my girl has just returned from Shanghai and has just jumped into bed with a skimpy nightie on.I think it may be timne to stop worrying about whether that Joker pic is a fake and go and do my business with a Chinese mei nvi.Guys,I wish thee well..I shall post again today.But now I must take care of a bit of HUuuuuuuuuAaaaAAAAAArrrrRRRRRGggggHHHHHHHHHHHHH!ing of my own.It's a long road.............when uurrrrr uurrrrrrrrnnn uuuurrrrr oooorrrrnnnn an idd eeeerrtttss wen thi terrrr yer drreeeeemms apartttt........

  • May 20, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST

    John Rambo

    by bobhudson

    Go for it,Sly! This is what we Rambo fans have always wanted,true action to the character. Don't pay attention to these pussys who badmouth you. Stay the course.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    this IS Rambo

    by YO MOM'S GOAT

    Whoever said it wasn't the Rambo we wanted because he's a patriotic son of a gun or whatever... what the F.<p> Rambo is a reluctant killing machine. He's emotionally disturbed and scarred. He's not in it for the good old U S of A, he's in it for his brothers in green. He's in it for the oppressed. He's in it because it's what he does and what he is. And I LOVE the missionary angle. Adds a new complexity to his character. Stop being haters.<p> The trailer looks awesome.<p> Oh, and Proman is an idiot... anyone who tries to prove their point by saying "I hope your mother gets raped" doesn't deserve even this much of a response. But I had to pile on. That is all.<p> Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    That was an NC17 trailer...

    by Bill Clay

    NO WAY this will get an R unless it's toned down. Sorta makes the Die Hard PG13 controversy look silly by comparison! LOL!

  • May 20, 2007, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Why all the Rambo III hate?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    It was a cool action flick with a morally equivocal story. <p>I still like the action sequences and the memorable one-liners :-)

  • May 20, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST


    by Playkins

    At least SEE the movies you're talking about. RAMBO III wasn't about "blowing up camel jockies", Rambo was helping the Afghans fight the Soviets.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST

    First Blood-good. 2,3,& now 4- very bad!

    by darthbinks1220

    The sequels have nothing to say, but rehash. I think it's kinda sad for Sly to still cling to this character. Rocky is so much cooler.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:19 p.m. CST


    by Dizagaox

    That was extreme. Looking forward to it.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Morally Dubious!

    by RKO Classic

    You can see the REAL Burma here: As stated previously, I have been lucky enough to travel through Burma three times. I have many, many friends there. The Burmese people, regardless of their government, are the kindest, most gentle and most devoutly Buddhist people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. This new Rambo film will only cheapen a complex political issue. It appears to me that few of you have any real knowledge of the country. I liked Rocky Balboa and I liked the first two Rambo films, but I think that Mr. Stallone has picked the wrong war to fight.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST

    dont kill off rambo in the movie!

    by gunsnmotley

    please sly, dont kill off rambo in the movie. it needs a positive message. killing him off would be VERY negative

  • May 20, 2007, 12:27 p.m. CST

    RE: Multiplex: NC-17 for violence only

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    For example:<p>The Evil Dead<p>Man Bites Dog<p>Hatchet<p>High Tension<p>Story of Ricky<p>And the original cuts of:<p>The Boondock Saints<p>Captivity<p>Cliffhanger <p>Killing Zoe

  • May 20, 2007, 12:27 p.m. CST


    by skoolbus

    "Attacking Soon" is going to get GRINDHOUSE-style laughs, which is where JOHN RAMBO belongs I guess. Ridiculously over-the-top (oop, no pun intended) violence can be you want your audience to laugh or take it seriously? I hope you're not thinking SAVING PRIVATE RYAN for this one, because taking something like RAMBO seriously is really asking a lot. I realize we're getting a lot in a 3-minute piece, but right now it looks like you're looking for laughs. Which is fine. At the same time, I don't remember Rambo being so talkative. If I were you, Sly, I'd sit down, rewatch COBRA, OVER THE TOP, LOCK UP, and the last two RAMBO movies and make sure you don't end up saying some unintentionally funny things while killing all these people. Then again, I also want you to make the funniest movie ever made. COBRA is fucking hilarious. Did Robert Rodriguez cut this trailer?

  • May 20, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    Nice try, but comparing a film like Blood Diamond to Rambo flicks is specious at best, which you are very well aware of. <p> Tools like proman1984 only scream about racism when it suits their own shallow political goals, hence the odd silence when it comes to First Blood and Rambo III in that regard. They are simply trying to score very cheap political points by using a boiled down version of post-colonial theory which simply doesn't hold water. Just because movies like this fuel real racists' worldviews (like your buddy, David Duke's) doesn't actually make the movies themselves racist in content, nor does it mean that the films create racists simply by being viewed.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:33 p.m. CST

    L.C.D. = positive yakbacker response?

    by Boober

    My only question is: Where is Chuck when you need him?

  • May 20, 2007, 12:50 p.m. CST

    "I'm not buying."

    by DocPazuzu

    No, but you're trying to sell.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Rambo should return to the U.S. at the end!

    by gunsnmotley

    what a gripping ending it would be, and a perfect way to tie up the story for Rambo to finally be at peace with himself and Return to the United States in the end the final scene could see rambo wearing his military clothes walking down a street into the sunset. maybe find hope from the religion of the missionaries.

  • May 20, 2007, 1 p.m. CST

    sweet lord, YES!!!!

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    finally a new action film with some balls that isnt just trying to sell video games and action figures or pandering to idiot 13 year olds with too much time and money. THANK YOU, SLY!!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Stallone wants his title back

    by proper

    I'm up for this film.Don't kill off Rambo.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Got me just as pumped as the Rocky Balboa Trailers

    by Neil McCauleys Crew

    "You got any weapons?"<p>"Of course not"<p>"Then you're not gonna change a thing"

  • May 20, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Not interested

    by Mister Man

    But, I'm not the target audience. Why this gooey, fawning ass-kissing? it's worse than the retardo who approaches Stallone in a restaurant and screeches "I luuuuuuuuuuuuuv your movies!" You were asked to express opinions, not turn into teen girls.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Sin City Fans

    by Staldo

    Is there any character that Stallone could play in the Sin City books that remain to be filmed? It's been a long time since I've read them, but it just occured to me that he's worked with Robert Rodriguez before on Spy Kids 3D, and frankly, he would seem right at home in Sin City.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Please don't make us feel like

    by torgosPizza

    "We've seen it all already." I know Stallone has said there will be more blood and arrows, but I'm worried that the shock value of the HOLY SHIT moments in this footage will be lost if those are the only ones. Please, Sly, keep enough of it out of the public view so that when the movie's out, we shit ourselves all over again. Thanks!

  • May 20, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Garbage dressed up as entertainment

    by metaluna

    We shouldn't be surprised that a movie like this gets made. 1970s - America gets kicked out of Vietnam and lo a whole bunch of action movies gets made in the 80's to justify to the rest of the world how 'hard' America still is. Fast forward to now and Iraq. Stallone tries to resurrect his career by digging up his own grave and flogging the dead horse that is 'Rambo'. I hope this isn't the start of another few years of dumb ass action movies blaming the (insert your bad guy stereotype here) for everything and some big dumb lunkhead solves everything at the point of a gun because 'he was misunderstood'. I thought we'd learned something, moved along. Maybe not. Saying 'it's only entertainment' just isn't good enough any more. Just like you feel that we have to take responsibility for the mess we made in Iraq, we have to be responsible for what we pump out to the world in the guise of 'entertainment' as it's how we'll be judged as a civilisation. If this is what some people call entertainment, then maybe we should just film live executions if that's what turns you on. It's as dumb as that. Go on, what's the oh so relevant storyline here other than as an excuse to show someone blowing someones head off for the 'entertainment value' of some lunkheads who will buy this shit and for Stallone pay off his mortgage/ex wives/kids/steroid bills/fines for steroid bills? Don't get me wrong, I like action moves too - preferably ones with better plots than this piece of knuckle dragging pap, from the look of it. Oh and don't tell me to watch the movie before I judge it. It looks like a turkey, smells like a turkey...

  • May 20, 2007, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Blood & Guts

    by Norm3

    Give the gore freaks what they want & they will go. I'm sick of video game gore. I want a story. I'll pass!

  • May 20, 2007, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Stallone rules

    by Toby___Wong

    like he always did. Man, this was brutal and I liked it. Rambo is back badder than ever. Can't wait.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Jason Bourne just phoned his mum, crying.

    by DirkD13"

    As did John McClane, Jack Bauer, Martin Riggs and Mad Max.<p>Sly, please bring back Gabe the mountaineer next. I LOVE Cliffhanger!

  • May 20, 2007, 2:02 p.m. CST


    by Cult Exiter

    This ain't no date movie! Girls can go-go or watch something else. It's better to have realistic/overkilled violence than faking it harmless and clean.. Die hypocrites, die!!

  • May 20, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Dude, Yes. YES.

    by VitaminJ

    That is the best action I've seen in... possibly ever. John Rambo goes for the throat, literally. I can't wait to see this movie on a big ass screen with my pussy friends screaming and wincing around me. 2008, I'm there.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Revenge Flick 101

    by abcdefghijklmnop

    Any good revenge flick usually tries to convince us that the end justifies the means. But here's hoping we don't have to sit through an hour of those bland missionaries being tortured in order to justify that level of gore.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:12 p.m. CST


    by rajium32

    gettin' sick of Imperialist Christian crap, personally. but that's the way to sell it here in the US or its Asain 'territories'. Looks good aside from my personal views on religion.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Killing commies

    by Knugen

    I'd enjoy killing commies as much as the next guy, but in the name of frackin baby Jesus?

  • May 20, 2007, 2:41 p.m. CST


    by DaveKenobi

    I love Rambo, so does my father, but... did you have to take the head of that guy? I mean, he's rambo, not fucking Superman.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Why exactly is this film being made?

    by crackerfarmboy

    Just curious? Is Sly so pumped up on HGH that he still thinks it's the '80s?

  • May 20, 2007, 2:57 p.m. CST

    RE: Multiplex: NC-17 for violence only

    by Multiplex

    I stand corrected -- although Man Bites Dog did have nudity, you're right about the rest.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Holy shit...

    by sai_justin

    I am definitely seeing this movie - it looks great. Now, if only Schwarzenegger would remake Commando by these standards...

  • May 20, 2007, 3:05 p.m. CST


    by ikensteiner

    Cant wait for this one. Looks like a real treat. Many folks, including myself, thought Sly was washed up, but with that last Rocky and now the way this Rambo looks, he can go out as a winner.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST

    holy cow!

    by leveldwella

    this looks amazing! im speechless...

  • May 20, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Yay a remakes thats not a PG

    by kingoflight

    woot i am happy

  • May 20, 2007, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Stallone as Nick Fury

    by Calico Pete

    Would work, no? Anyway, what's funny about this trailer is that if it were cut differently and we were told it was lost footage from Rambo II we'da fell for it.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:18 p.m. CST


    by Nitro13

    That was fucking awesome!

  • May 20, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Perfect Goldman Replacement: David Michael Frank

    by arteviewer

    Listen to some of his Tracks from his Seagal Movie-Work. He delivered in the eighties and nineties and might do a great job if given the chance. Reference: Nice in Japan: Track 8 Meditation and Training: Track 5 Armageddon II: Track 12

  • May 20, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST


    by rajium32

    I agree with your response to Doc Pasusu. However, blaming Mel for the depiction of Jews in Passion of the Christ was baseless. It was BASED off of the BIBLE, which allows slavery, rape etc. You can blame Mel for believing in irrational crap but not the depiction. (I actually hope, somehow Rambo throws his cross on the ground and does some actual good, instead of saving some poor ignorant white Christian -yes I don't quite know the plot other than he saves some Christian missionaries? WTF )

  • May 20, 2007, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Now that we've had Rocky Balboa and John Rambo

    by Mgmax

    Will Stallone's next three films be "MARION COBRETTI," "JOSEPH DREDD" and "JOHN SPARTAN"?

  • May 20, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Where's a fat kid to bump chests with when you need one

    by Wed Vid Guy

    That was incredible. Seeing Rambo going totally unhinged is funny/scary/amazing.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Damn he rips that guy's throat out with his bare hands

    by Rupee88

    That is pretty hardcore..I'm glad they aren't going to pussy out with the violence...war is hell.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Holy goddamn fucking shit. This is THE STUFF!!!!!!!

    by Doctor_Sin

    Yeah, boy. You'll all be picking sesame seeds from the shit stains in your pants on opening night.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:44 p.m. CST

    i want this movie to have action packed babies with me

    by Bob C. Cock

    it's gonna make people throw up, it's so awesome

  • May 20, 2007, 3:44 p.m. CST

    HOLY FUCK!!!

    by Affleckwasthebomb

    I just sat here and shouted that out loud. I don't think I've ever said those 2 words together. Bravo Mr Stallone you just got my attention. It's lokos awesome I'm a die hard Rocky fan but that looks awesome. I've long waited for a revival action films with 80's abandon and in the last few years it looks like we're getting it. I can't wait to see this...The guy in the front seat of the jeep disintergrated...he fucking disintergrated.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Ugh... looks just awful.

    by Pdorwick

    ...someone tell Stallone that his neo-con superman is the last thing the world needs right now.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:03 p.m. CST


    by King_Knut

    You parents wouldn't happen to own a newsagents/post office...?

  • May 20, 2007, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Sage Stallone had to go APESHIT when his dad sent this!

    by Joey_Redballs

    I briefly met Sage Stallone at the 2005 Chicago Flashback weekend, and I got the impression he likes sum messed-up stuff. This is the same guy who founded Grindhouse releasing for all the lost but not forgotten, bloody, grindhouse flicks. And you know Sly sent this video to his son, the gorehound, to get his opinion. I bet Sage went crazy-apeshit on the phone, in person, or however he got to react to his dad. Maybe it was Sage that advised or inspired his father to make such a gorey movie. Maybe Sage Stallone referred his dad as to which practical special effects make up company to go with? I'm sensing a Sage Stallone connection to this gore. I haven't seen an action movie this gorey in I don't know how long. I will see this movie...but unless this is ALL of the gore in the entire film, it's going to get cut by the MPAA to get an R rating. Expect an UNrated DVD release. Maybe some theaters will grow sum balls and start showing NC-17 and/or Unrated movies...but because of varying community decency standards...I highly doubt it.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Looks Great

    by Evs

    I already commented on this but I just watched it again and have to repeat how great it looks! Well done Sly.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Sin City: Hell and Back

    by Spandau Belly

    The main character in Hell and Back was a very Rambo character. He was a one time special forces killing machine turn scruffy drifter who gets roped into killings a bunch of corrupt assholes over some dame (ie the same story as every other Sin City book only this time with a crazy vet).

  • May 20, 2007, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Keep the blood

    by seven0

    Rambo ripping out a guy's throat and throwing it on the ground? Awesome. They should leave it that bloody. Market this as a Grindhouse-type gorefest. But since it's not Grindhouse, it's RAMBO, it will do very very very well marketed as a guy movie. Where guys will take their buddies, watch it multiple times, just for the "oh my fucking god!" moments of gore. Maybe even scream out 'DAMMNN" and such in the theatre. That's what this movie should be aimed at.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Titties in a RAMBO movie?!?

    by godoffireinhell

    You gotta be fucking kidding! Rough gay sex maybe but certainly no tits or other female nudity. Jeez.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Holy crap Stallone!

    by mattb127

    Dude, I loved Rocky Balboa and I think I might have to love John Rambo now. Holy crap. Dude, go all the way. I had no idea it was going to be like this. I'm there, first night. Love him doing the blacksmith stuff. Awesome.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST

    dont get me wrong. footage

    by iambeerface

    dont get me wrong. footage looks great. but why keep reprising old roles?

  • May 20, 2007, 4:17 p.m. CST

    The music at the end...

    by Kragmose

    Ye gods, the music.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Distributor sell footage is always retarded...

    by ihaveseenenough a film buyer, I see a bunch of distributor reels. They're usually awful and lame because a) they're selling for international and not all buyers speak English and b) they're never usually shown to audiences, since they're edited for worldwide, not local, sensibilities. But this still looks kick-ass. I'm in.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Geneva Convention ?

    by stamper

    What the hell are you talking about ? Some low life human is getting ready to rape the lady, should Rambo knock on the door dressed in a suit and say "excuse me, but the geneva convention forbid you to--" BLAM NOT THE MOVIE I WANT TO SEE !

  • May 20, 2007, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Revisiting characters is nothing new

    by mostsavage

    The history of human narrative is filled with recurring characters. In nearly all cultures a handful of characetrs are recycled time and time again in their folklores. Hercules, Lancelot, the Nordic, roman, egyptian gods. They're all just character archetypes used to tell a story. <P> Christ, I doubt you ever heard a little nordic kid whining "dear god not another stupid Thor story". <p> John Rambo is a great depiction of a soldier abandonned by the country he sacrificed everything, including his soul, for. He's a walking paradox, a killing machine that only desires peace. <p> Using Iambeerface's logic (as well as that of a lot of talkbackers posting here) we should all just shoot ourselves in the heads now. <P> afterall, my characetrs been ariound sicne1980, what other possible stories could I have to tell.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Revisiting characters is nothing new

    by mostsavage

    The history of human narrative is filled with recurring characters. In nearly all cultures a handful of characetrs are recycled time and time again in their folklores. Hercules, Lancelot, the Nordic, roman, egyptian gods. They're all just character archetypes used to tell a story. <P> Christ, I doubt you ever heard a little nordic kid whining "dear god not another stupid Thor story". <p> John Rambo is a great depiction of a soldier abandonned by the country he sacrificed everything, including his soul, for. He's a walking paradox, a killing machine that only desires peace. <p> Using Iambeerface's logic (as well as that of a lot of talkbackers posting here) we should all just shoot ourselves in the heads now. <P> afterall, my characters been around since1980, what other possible stories could I have to tell?

  • May 20, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST

    I will reiterate.

    by C Legion

    The violence here is totally justified, this is Rambo in his darkest hour, he tried for so long to be good, to be peaceful, but humanity is the disease, meet the cure. But he MUST sacrifice himself, he cannot live as such a monster, there must also be inner conflict, not just outer. At least leave the end ambiguous as to whether he lives or not, a setting sun, a badly injured Rambo, fade out to "It's a long Road".

  • May 20, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    5 reasons why this didnt work for me

    by SydBarretsMyDad

    1) The hair looks bad....embarassingly bad. 2) He looks fat. Not, ive been living on bark and snake meat. 3) Im not mad at asians. He picked the wrong protagonists. Im mad at muslin extremists, and american politicians...extremists. 4) While it was good to see Darla from Angel again, her shaky "Ill sound upset if i sound like im in a helicopter" delivery sucked. and 5).....he looks fat. I wanted to like it, but aside from a fiew vicious killing scenes which most likely wont make it into the movie intact, it was just..blah.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST

    absolute top class, thats

    by Jonny_boba

    absolute top class, thats exactlly what you want from rambo and what cinema has been missing for years!

  • May 20, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST


    by PlasmaOrb

    I wasnt sure how Rocky would be until i saw it and was shocked how good it was compared to the ones that came before that, excluding the first one. This is what Rambo should have been from the getgo. I would like to see this movie. The gore factor is more intense than the so called scary movies like hostel and movies of that genre. When the guy got blown away from the 50mm machine gun, i was shocked with a shit eating grin on my face when i saw how brutal it was, i guess what war really is.... BRUTAL. Im sure he will have to cut some scenes if what we saw here is any indication to get past the conservative censors at the MPAA. Then come out with the Directors Brutalized Cut on DVD later on, so we can see all the action the way it was intended.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST


    by Spherehead

    That all that awesome gore will make the theatrical release. But is sure will make one hell of an UNRATED DVD!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 5:39 p.m. CST


    by jrclanto

    he knocks a guys head off with a punch?? what?? is this a Rambo movie or Jason Vorhees?

  • May 20, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    5 reasons why SydBarretsMyDad is a moron

    by Razorback

    1. he is 2. come on 3. stupid 4. idiot 5. moron

  • May 20, 2007, 5:50 p.m. CST


    by dromoe

    Honestly after the latest Rocky film I was beginning to doubt stallone's ability to portray a badass anymore. However after seeing those three and a half minutes of blissful chaos and rampant carnage i am going to have to hop back on the stallone bandwagon. Sometimes going to the well to many times can ruin the very core integrity of a film's legacy, but i can tell he's serious about this one. Now we can only pray to the movie gods that full product can outshine what we have already seen.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Sorry Yack...

    by Boober

    You'll notice I spelled it in I was trying to be all hip with a slang version of "talkbacker" as in this whole response to blood flying everywhere = free pass to nostalgic 80s cool. Guess that backfires when someone named Yackbacker has seniority and wants to know what you mean. Sorry for being the ass on that one. Apologies. I just find it funny that over at the TF boards, that movie is getting hammered for lines like "I'll drive, you shoot." but over here, Stallone is suddenly awesome because he paints the screen with 50 cal ketchup and uses sentences like "Killing is like breathing." OOOOh-Kay . . . If that is your cup of tea.

  • May 20, 2007, 6:03 p.m. CST

    That looks...

    by Bruno Diaz

    pretty cool actually. It's like a horror movie in a way. He's reluctant because he knows he's a monster. Like he's aware he can turn into Michael Myers at a moment's notice. Love how bloody it is. The guy's head getting chopped off is great. THIS is a "grindhouse" movie.

  • May 20, 2007, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Stallone's "Unforgiven"?

    by corvette63

    I love how Stallone is really embracing the internet marketing on Balboa and now Rambo. It's really well...sly. Also love that Stallone is going in a Clint Eastwood like direction with the latter half of his career: building up his directing resume while trading in on his tough guy image. I know there are other stories in Sly just like Clint. Could Sly ever pull off a Bridges of Madison County? I don't know. But definitely could pull off an Unforgiven or Million Dollar Baby. Keep up the good work, Sly. Thanks for giving the fans a sneek peek!

  • May 20, 2007, 6:04 p.m. CST


    by JacknChucksLovechild

    Machine-gun toting Rambo Vs Truck Full Of Viets does equal blood pissing out the windows! GLORIOUS

  • May 20, 2007, 6:11 p.m. CST

    A Suggestion For Mr. Stallone

    by G. Filipovic

    Dear Mr. Stallone, Unlike Rocky Balboa, John Rambo has less to do with age and has more to do about finding peace in the world. The constant search for belonging and peace has always been a driving force behind the films If the world has passed him by; both figuratively and metaphorically, we must feel his pain and sympathize with him. We must understand the pain he has felt at losing his only friend (Col. Trautman). He has been unable to cope with his past, with the war, with the loss of his friends. His world and his life are practically gone. And then the conflict arises in Burma and Rambo must make a choice. Is he willing to venture back into the eye of the serpent? Is he willing to embrace the darkness within himself? I think these are important questions and characterizations that should be addressed, because if we do not feel sympathy for the character, then the audience cannot believe in the actions of the character. Through characterization and emotionally enriched scenes (which were plentiful in Rocky Balboa,) you can create beautiful and multi-dimensional characters out of John Rambo and the Christian Missionaries and add another dimension to the film, because the action is certainly top notch, both brutal and unforgiving! Thank you you for giving us Rocky Balboa and John Rambo!!!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Sly, if you read this talkback

    by SpencerTrilby

    I'm a big fan. I'm in Cannes right know, and would love to gratefully shake your hand for what you've done in ROCKY BALBOA. I wish I could, and give you my feelings about this promo reel: please keep in mind that all of us in this talkback (I mean, minus the haters) are too excited and pumped up to make a wise judgement over that promo reel. The gore is great, BUT if you keep it with that "in your face" editing, you'll have just another excuse for the haters to go Team America on you. I've heard the movie had a decent budget, something around $50-60 million: I doubt you'd have the same (critical AND commercial) success than ROCKY BALBOA with the movie if the gore moments aren't handled VERY carefully. The people that turned their coats and praised BALBOA after all will be too happy to waste your chances to end with RAMBO in the same decent, rewarding way you did end with BALBOA. They're pissed because you prove them wrong, and since John J is a far more controversial character, I truly hope you'll find a way to blend both expectations: a hard R action movie for us, fans (which doesn't necessarily mean showing the 2nd guy EXPLODE!) and a gritty war drama for my dad. Take a look at the unrated RoboCop DVD: the guy who got melted by acid in the end didn't pass through the MPAA, but his death is still ten times more shocking than anything I saw in the 80's mainstream cinema. Keep the unrated cut for the DVD: you'll still have a strong R, non pussified version in theaters, and make your fans happy. Doubly so. Best regards. See you hopefully in Cannes.

  • May 20, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST


    by coffeehousehero

    I had little hope for this film, but now i'm flipped 180 degrees. I greatly appreciate the depiction of violence, as many coddled first world brats forget about the suffering and carnage that goes on everyday around the world. John Rambo's psychological struggle being so evident in the clip is a great move, im glad to see that angle has been renewed (we all need to take a good hard look at what happens to a soldier in a modern war, and afterwards when he/she "returns" home)

  • May 20, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST


    by jpeterson99

    I wondered how Rambo was going to come out of retirement. I'm glad it will be done with a bang. I'm sure critics will kill this with their complaints of over the top gore but fans will not have it any other way. This is 80s action craziness and I love it. I wondered about the whole stupid chick going in to bring peace and prosperity crap with love angle but I think Rambo's lessons with the bow and knife will counter that nicely. Sly, I'm loving what i'm seeing so far.

  • May 20, 2007, 6:25 p.m. CST


    by NotThatGuy

    He didn't punch his head off; he's got a blade that he drops after he decapitates him. You can hear it when the scene changes, and barely see it fall at the bottom of the frame.

  • May 20, 2007, 6:28 p.m. CST

    I only ever saw FIRST BLOOD

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    and this feels nothing like First Blood. Which is a shame because that was a damn fine film. However, it does look cool.

  • May 20, 2007, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Come on!

    by Tripman5000

    Every knows this'll bit cut to fuck on release!

  • May 20, 2007, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Very Impressed

    by werehere

    Being a 47 yo male I find this type of movie to be exactly what I would love to see. Great cinematography, great story and lots of testosterone. Great to see Stallone making a straight to the point movie.

  • May 20, 2007, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Don't forget the big picture

    by DarthProxy

    Gotta disagree with folks who are saying that real-world politics don't matter in the Rambo films, that Rambo's pure escapism. Why? He's better than that. To treat Rambo as a playstation-inspired trigger-happy killing machine is a waste of a great legacy. Rambo's an archetype now, the way Marshall Dillon or Jim Kirk became extensions of a certain kind of American ideal when they were created. And he's matured like a good port. Let him take on some hard political ambiguities. Sure, he's still a blunt instrument, an equalizing machine that clicks on when balances need to be restored. But Rambo's quiet moments of introspection are where the characer really shines - a man haunted by his nature, who's made an uneasy truce with the raging beast inside him. He's a Hannibal Barca, a Maximus for the modern age. I hope Rambo4 continues to explore these themes, and doesn't rely just on bloody mayhem. There's more evolution left for this character and franchise, let's hope Sly and the R4 backers see its potential beyond just the first-person-shooter set.

  • May 20, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Well done Stallone. Keep up the good work.

    by schmicky

    Stallone did an amazing job with Rocky Balboa and seems to be doing the same with John Rambo. I love the pathos, humanity, and age that Stallone is showing these two characters in. Please Stallone, make sure this movie stays a hard R. P.S. Spielberg and Lucas take note for Indiana Jones 4. This is how final chapters of stories are made.

  • May 20, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST

    One thing...

    by jjwspider

    I thought the clip was pretty good overall with one exception - do we really need Rambo punching the head off the unsuspecting soldier? At least the rest of the film looks good but the "fakeness" of that scene hurts the rest of the film. I may be the only one that thinks that though. Thanks for bringing back Rambo Sly!

  • May 20, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Serving up the carnage

    by Cohaagan

    Glad we are finally getting a action film that isnt holding back, and a great iconic action character in Rambo. For too long we have watered down movies to appeal to a wider audience and i'm sure a rambo film could've ended up that way, in fact i was half expecting it upon the news of another sequel. Well done to Stallone for staying true to the series . Can't wait for this one, been a long time coming

  • May 20, 2007, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Now that's Rambo!!!

    by tet1138

    Great, great stuff, keep the film on track with that style of visuals both for locations and blood and guts. When John J. opens up with that 50 Cal machine gun and that guy flys apart it reminded me of some video from Afghanistan I've seen of snipers using 50cal sniper rifles. The same type of thing happens to a body, it goes bye bye. Loved Rocky Balboa and I'm sure this will be a great final episode of an awsome series. Keep up the great work Sly!

  • May 20, 2007, 6:54 p.m. CST


    by The Real MiraJeff

    Sly, I know we didn't see eye to eye on Rocky Balboa, and I'm not gonna lie, I have nothing invested in this franchise, but I gotta say, this looks pretty cool. It feels like Predator, without the actual Predator. I love how over the top it is, and what's even better is the casting of Julie Benz. I had the pleasure of speaking with her last week when she returned from the shoot in Thailand and she's just great. Nice choice! Looking forward to seeing these clips in their proper context. And don't let any of the talkbackers knock the long hair. You're lookin bad-ass, man. Keep on keepin' on and fighting the good fight.

  • May 20, 2007, 6:54 p.m. CST

    80's action & violence.

    by mattsgoblin

    The 80's action & violence that we all grew up on, is back. Stallone! dont change a f**king thing.

  • May 20, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Chrisitian Missionairies

    by antonphd

    It's funny, the complaint about the white christians who are being killed and how this makes the asians look bad... because, there's the entire scenes showing the asians commiting genocide against each other... but you have to put in the white people cause white people don't notice the deaths of all the asians. Interesting. I know that this is a religous genocide... but the point isn't that it's christians being killed... it's that people are being killed over their religion and by the town fulls. Who can complain about Rambo being unfair... look who he helped in 3. People slaughtering defenseless people and Rambo finally doing something about it is what the movie is about. He said that he picked a current situation that is being ignored by the world. This is a good thing.

  • May 20, 2007, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Less Beyond Borders, more Rambo please

    by schelle82

    I loved the action but please do not make it too hokey! I want to see the Rambo franchise have a nice ending like the Rocky one did.

  • May 20, 2007, 7:28 p.m. CST


    by antonphd

    I'm a liberal I'm glad this movie is going to spread the word about the real situation that the US should be apart of... instead of this bullshit in Iraq fighting over their fucking oil. And for the record, Sly is a conservative, but if you look at tax brackets in 1980 you'll understand why big movies stars were conservatives. $215,400 - and over 70% FUCK THAT SHIT. I'm glad I'm not getting fucked and I don't agree with the rest of converatism, but I'm happy all my hard work isn't going to fucking taxes. Sorry, just responding to the bitch ass remark above calling this Neo-Con.

  • May 20, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST

    He did not "punch" the guy's head off.

    by Briannicus

    In the scene where Rambo "seems" to punch the guy's head off, look closely, he actually cuts off the head with a machete and then drops the machete in one fast-fluid motion. Had no real leaning to see this originally, but after what I've seen, I definitely want to see it.

  • May 20, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Wow............Um, friggin wow...............

    by DirkAngerReloaded23

    Rambo has officially ventured over into near-Jason Voorhees-like killing machine status.....And I Love It! Not to say that the guy wasn't fairly unstoppable before, but damn was that brutal. I honestly was never really considering seeing this movie, even though i did love Rambo 1&2, until I just saw that trailer. It definitely does a great job of emulating the action & violence of the great 80's action flicks, and ultimately makes me wish that WAY more of the "action" movies (um, Smokin Aces/Crank/any other hyperaction/hyperbullshit movie that comes to mind) that come out nowadays would follow in those footsteps. I don't care what rating this movie gets; I'll be there opening day. Good job Sly.

  • May 20, 2007, 7:45 p.m. CST


    by bubbajosh

    I've never seen anything so mesmerizing as this preview! One word: effin' wow! Okay, two words... ...the intensity of Rambo tearing that dude's throat out brought tears to my eyes...all kinds of disemboweling, throat-ripping, 50-cal pumpin' violence! Raw, energetic, and in your face...I'm gonna go see this epic at least 10 tens when it hits theaters! First, there was Rocky Balboa, now this...what a year!

  • May 20, 2007, 7:54 p.m. CST

    A Few Words For Stallone...

    by Paul Belfi

    After seeing ROCKY BALBOA and now being treated to this JOHN RAMBO footage all I can say is that we are officially seeing a renaissance for Sylvester Stallone. I LOVE these types of movies and have always been a fan of Stallone - if ANYONE is not pumped to see JOHN RAMBO then you are clearly a communist. Now I am going to watch ROCKY BALBOA on DVD again and perhaps tonight fire up FIRST BLOOD to end the weekend on a positive note. Thanks for sending the footage along Sly - count me in on opening night to see this bad boy - a few times!

  • May 20, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Ryan Chappelle

    by radjac33

    Assume the position.

  • May 20, 2007, 8:29 p.m. CST

    This Rocks!!

    by Cassie4486

    I wish I could say thank you in person! I saw the last Rocky & now will be seeing the last Rambo movie. The previews look great!! Who cares what the media says, as long as you feel in your heart this is the way you wanted it to be, then that's the way it should be! God Bless!

  • May 20, 2007, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Thank You!!!

    by dj from new orleans

    I have been looking forward to this movie since I first heard about it, and the release of this clip has completely made me excited!!! I can't wait Stallone, you rock!

  • May 20, 2007, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Navajo and German...a hellava combination!!!!

    by Tarl_Cabot

    Damn straight!! I can't wait.Sly, don't let the inevitable bitchy reviews get you down. We don't care whata bunch of media-state bitches think about Rambo. Nothing is OVER!!

  • May 20, 2007, 8:43 p.m. CST

    It's about time

    by Great Czars Ghost

    I am so tired of watching what is called an action film these days. I dearly hope this film will end the era of the pansie action heroes. Tom Cruise is NOT an action hero. Stallone is. And a NC17 would be fine by me.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:06 p.m. CST


    by Rufus

    I've never been excited about a Rambo movie. Until now. Holy shit this is gonna be so raw and awesome! YES! And from the looks of it, it'll be a TOTAL trendsetter and role model for upcoming developing films. They'll get more raw, more...good. YES!

  • May 20, 2007, 9:10 p.m. CST

    PG-13 Die Hard could learn a

    by Asshandler

    PG-13 Die Hard could learn a thing or two from R John Rambo.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:15 p.m. CST


    by rockrambo

    I have been a fan of both Rocky and Rambo since I was a little kid. The footage that I have just seen has made me almost piss myself! Rocky Balboa was such an acheivement and this looks to be more of the same. That being said the only request I have for it is to use more of Jerry Goldsmith's wonderful music. To me and many others I know the Rambo theme is as important to Rambo as Gonna Fly Now is to Rocky. Otherwise keep up the good work Sly and I absolutely CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE JOHN RAMBO!!!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Sly keeps getting better with age.

    by spfxartist

    Seems like the old saying, in like a lamb and out like a lion. The clip was that way slow but when it started bam in your face. The power and heart of Rambo as only Sly can do. Being a fan of what he did with Rocky I feel from the short clip he has out done himself with John Rambo. A story with heart as well as action. Also it looks from the clip that this time Rambo goes down fighting the goodfight as a warrior and a hero. Time will tell but until then Godspeed Sly and all the best putting this movie together and making it all it can be. Way to go.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:24 p.m. CST

    It looks like like a 70's exploitation flick

    by Orbots Commander

    This looks like the real Grindhouse. The 1980's Rambo movies, Moriarty was right, are basically live action GI Joe comic books. John Rambo looks pretty cool, but Sly if you're reading this, violence and action aside, this flick will stand or fall on the strength of its screenplay. Tell a great story and the people will come.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST

    So I guess Sly will be making sequels of everything...

    by REMcycle

    ...he's done in the last 30 years using the names of the characters he's played. So, next we should be expecting LINCOLN HAWK, huh?

  • May 20, 2007, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Gonna see it but It looks like Stallone, not Rambo.

    by BenIdom

    That may not make sense but when I saw that it felt like I was watching Stallone running around not Rambo. Whereas watching him play Rocky Balboa one more time I believed it was him. He looked old and really did a badass job by struggling to get back into shape this looked like he just grew out his hair and tied on the bandanna. I know this is a double edged sword for me because I always liked the Rocky character more than Rambo but I also think when asked which means more Stallone himself would have to say Rocky.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Mr Stalone Please Read!!!

    by rudeking

    Hello, I am an average guy who was too young to be allowed to see the first Rambo movies (or Rocky). I have seen the previous movies and I enjoyed the character. Very complex and mis-understood. Also, a lot of great action. I am a fan. That said, I really did not think you could pull this role off at this age. Rocky Balboa (hug fan) worked great for me because you played him at his current age and it was pretty believable once you watch the movie. Rambo, I thought, was going a little far in trying to resurrect your classic roles. From the stills that leaked out it did not seem to fit you now. That footage just proved my little "nobody" opinion so wrong it ain't even funny! That IS Rambo in our day retired and forced to kick ass one more time. You really nailed it from the footage I saw. I should not have doubted you and your chops to begin with. So why read this or listen to what I have to say? because I, along with all the other talk backes, represent the average shmo who is going to be waiting in line to see this movie on opening weekend!!! Please keep the intensity that was in the footage and don't let them water this down!!! You will make many fans happy with this! You know you should just work on a new character to grace the screen and as memorable as your others! Something familiar, but fresh.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:54 p.m. CST

    For people bitching about the violence...

    by fanboy71

    Rambo isn't a young man anymore. Anything he can do to end the fight quickly leave less of a chance that he will be hurt or killed, and therefore unable to carry out the rest of the mission (saving the hostages). Although most movies show the bad guy shooting first, and the hero acting in self defense, in the real world it just isn't that way. The first rule of combat is strike first, and strike hard. A lone man against many HAS to strike first and hard, and as sneaky as possible to thin the herd. If Stallone manages to get this on screen as is, I will be there opening day. And oh yeah, that footage was a real HOLY SHIT! moment. I don't have many of those anymore. I'm still grinning. Thanks Sly!

  • May 20, 2007, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Missing movies like this...

    by diskjokk

    Watching this trailer made me realize how much I miss the action movies from the 80's. I'm soooo glad that Stallone is revisiting this character and can't wait to see this when it gets released. What an awesome trailer!

  • May 20, 2007, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Mr. Stallone *Please Read*

    by SuperBurgerBat

    First off. Thank you so much for this footage from John Rambo. Rambo is a deeply complex and compelling character that DEMANDED a movie of this caliber. This short footage we wer so graciously allowed to view was 50 times better than any action in "Smokin' Aces", which was supposedly the action movie of year, or month, or whatever. Stallone taps in to what really makes up the war veteran, the underdog, the good cop, the devoted father, etc. (not so much a judge/cop, because that's fucking ridiculous to begin with) and really strikes a chord with any viewers of his films. And I'm not bullshitting just to tickle your balls for a giggle. You've done some serious character work, and you've excelled at it. You put pride into your passion projects, and it truly shows. The way you can make these pet projects come to fruition is something other actors only dream about (and directors!). You're waiting for it, so here it comes: Rocky Balboa dragged a little in the beginning, but you made that into a Rocky film truly to be proud to stop on. Or keep going...And honestly, I'm impressed in your handling on your personal life. You seem to really be a man of your word. I'm not against you or Bruce Willis or any other "action hero" actors revisiting these treasured characters from my childhood. For some, it's treason, but because it is done in a way that makes you actually feel like there is a story worth telling. First Blood, I actually studied in an English class (which was while studying, get this, the writing of Michel Foucalt.) It's a challenging movie, politically, to people born like my myself, without first hand knowledge of the treatment of Vietnam veterans upon coming home, but our generation is very well likely facing similar social problems in the future, and in a way, never has ceased having these problems. Rambo, as a character, is all about survival; he's good, they're bad. But then there's a deeper dichotomy there. Stallone has a talent, a very, very impressive knack to reach in to the mainstream and create some pretty remarkable and accessible flicks for our times. And not "our times" like that's a demeaning or unflattering put-down, but goddamn MODERN-DAY CLASSICS.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Thank you Mr. Stallone

    by BJCochran

    Oh my God Mr. Stallone (If you are reading this..if not I know I sound like a huge dork and a dumb ass) have me so frigging excited to see this movie...First of all I have been a huge fan my whole life and have kind of looked to you as an inspirational hero (I was born with cerebal palsy) and seeing all the characters you have written and portrayed has let a huge mark in my life. Yeah I guess I have idolized you the same way I have idolized Lou Ferrigno. But lets just say these past couple of years for me have been rough as both my parents have died in the span of three years (All before I have reached the age of 24), and sitting in the theatre watching Rocky Balboa (as dorky as it sounds) put my life in order. I was dwelling too much on the past with my two best friends once they have left. So thank you for the wonderful movie that was Rocky Balboa. But without going through too much of my life story I must say that First Blood was one of the movies that helped me through high school when I constantly got picked on for a handicapped mother and a speech problem due from the cerebal palsy and of course trying to stick up for myself led to them always throwing a punch or drawing first blood. I can go on and on about what your other movies have meant to me ranging from Over the Top to Victory. But I will stop and just say one thing: This movie, which might not be as characterd riven as your other work.. looks FRIGGING GREAT!!!! About time we start getting some great action films back. Everything I am thinking has alreayd been said but I just wanted to thank you for making some truly great films and inspiring me to write (granted I am writing independent comics as of now) characters that have the same tones as the characters you have played. Keep up the great work.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:10 p.m. CST


    by GhostFace26

    Excellent...this movie will rock!... Dying to see John J. Rambo !!... PD: Thanks sly for Rocky Balboa, that was a Knockout!

  • May 20, 2007, 10:13 p.m. CST

    This Movie will rock! As Rocky Did!... Excellent!

    by GhostFace26

    Rambo is back and this will be the first Rambo Movie since the first!.. GO RAMBO! PD: Rocky Movies, best movies of all time!

  • May 20, 2007, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Looks really good. When is it coming out?

    by Zombie Vig

    Sly's on a roll here.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    JOHN RAMBO Looks 2B Awsome!

    by rangewriter

    That preview of John Rambo indicates that the great action movies produced in the 80's can still be done today, but even better. I like the premise: a seasoned warrior whose found his own peace, near yet apart from conflict, forced, yet again, to unleash the inner-beast in order to save the ignorant but well-intentioned. This looks hard, tough, bloody and cool! It appears to have all that one expects in a "Rambo" movie! "Rambo, you not expendable!"

  • May 20, 2007, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Rambo is back!!

    by solitaryman

    I've watched the clip several times now and am excited now about seeing the movie. 2008 is too far away!! You did a great job with Rocky and now I know you'll do another great job. The clip is great. I don't know much about filming but I know what I like..and I like the music and the way it was shot. The ending "Stallone is John Rambo.......attacking soon" had me cheering. If this is a good indication of what to expect from the movie I'll be the first in line when it comes out. I hope you do another question/answer session like you did for Rocky. I was totally amazed at having one of my questions answered. After RB and now seeing this Rambo clip I seem to have a renewed energy to workout and get into shape. Thanks, I needed that. At 45, I wasn't sure if I could even though I wanted to. Thanks for the boost. And please keep it coming. You are a true legend with alot to offer moviegoers.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:43 p.m. CST


    by Bierstein

    Never seen a movie trailer that got me so interested in a movie. I know it's only a few minutes but it looks like this movie shows war as truly messy chaotic and violent, aka like it really is. It also shows Rambo in a position of many soldiers, believing violence and killing is bad, but knowing someone has to fight for the innocent and defenseless. When things get ugly, his training kicks in and he doesn't know himself for that time, just what to do next that comes from training and experience. It makes me think of Rambo as an every soldier kind of guy, just a whole lot more badass when the shit hits the fan.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:12 p.m. CST

    looks fucking awesome

    by Cupid Stunt

    john rambo is badboy, can't stop, won't stop

  • May 20, 2007, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Yes Yes Yes

    by jajamaru

    see this is what ive been waiting for, not a watered down version but the real deal

  • May 20, 2007, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Best Rambo Movie yet. I grew up with Rambo.

    by beerco

    Thihs looks like the best Rambo movie yet. I'm 31 and grew up with the series.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Sly gets 13 grand fine from Aussie court for HGH

    by TJ50

    Sly has got slapped with a minimal slap on the wrist (a 13 grand fine, whereas a a non-celebrity probably would've got 6 months jail) for importing HGH when visiting Australia earlier in February for the delayed release of the final Rocky film. Stallone fined $2975 for banned hormones. Monday May 21. Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone has been fined $ Aus 2975 for bringing banned hormones into Australia. Deputy Chief Magistrate Paul Cloran also ordered Stallone to pay the prosecution costs of $Aus 10 000. The 60 year old actor had earlier pleaded guilty in the Downing Centre Local Court to importing 45 vials of human growth hormone and possessing four vials of testosterone. The magistrate said Stallone had tried to deceive customs officers by claiming to have a prescription for the human growth hormone, Jintropin, found in his luggage at Sydney airport in February. He said Jintropin was not legally available for retail use in the United States and therefore could not be prescribed. He also referred to an interview Stallone had with customs officers in which he was asked why he took the human growth hormone. The actor had replied that as you got older, the pituitary gland slowed and you felt older. 'This stuff gives your body a boost and you feel and look good ; doing Rambo is hard work and I'm going to be in Thailand for a while. Where do you think I'm going to get this stuff there', Stallone said. Stallone stopped in Australia before travelling to Asia to work on his new Rambo film.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:30 p.m. CST


    by Gozu

    This film is going to rape "Live Free or Die Hard."

  • May 20, 2007, 11:34 p.m. CST

    This Taste Test Restored My Faith!

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

    Feeding us this little morsal of what Stallone has been cooking up in his kitchen has restored my faith that another Rambo movie might be a good thing and just might deliver! Not sure what this is, but it feels like a trailer. The first half shows us a John Rambo that is more in alignment with the Rambo that we saw in First Blood versus the last two movies. The 2nd half shows us Rambo in action. I liked it and am excited by it. My only gripe is that I really didn't get who the bad guys were? I mean, I know them by site, but I would hope that through dialogue, there might be a short explanation telling us their story and why they are bad? Hope to see that in the finished trailer. Congrats Sly!

  • May 21, 2007, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Why does Rambo still to this day still look...

    by kikuchiyoboy

    well like Rambo? It's sort of takes you out of the film a little bittle. It's like if I was still wearing my baby blue corduroy OP shorts with knee high tube socks since 1984. Odd in deed. <br> <br> Other than that, it actually looks pretty damn good.

  • May 21, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST

    "It's sort.. little bittle"

    by kikuchiyoboy

    Heh. I can't type worth a damn.

  • May 21, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST

    ALL Rambo movies MUST have a helicopter scene!!

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Please don't forget Sly!! :P

  • May 21, 2007, 12:17 a.m. CST

    You've got to be kidding!

    by Cronus

    Okay so we're at war with Islamic terrorists, right? What the hell is John Rambo doing fighting BURMA!!? Thanks a lot, Rambo. I hope your movie bombs.

  • May 21, 2007, 12:19 a.m. CST

    This looks like The Story of Ricky 2

    by Tunza

    I enjoy violence as much as the next man, but that was so over the top it's laughable. Punching someone's head off? For fuck's sake. That's straight out of Jason Takes Manhattan.

  • May 21, 2007, 12:22 a.m. CST

    He sliced it off with a machete.

    by kikuchiyoboy

    But I do see your point.

  • May 21, 2007, 12:27 a.m. CST

    DIE HARD 4 vs. John Rambo

    by nathan0774

    ok folks... I'm sorry but I am hate seeing you guys tear up Die Hard 4 just because it's PG-13. The violence in the Die Hard movies aren't what made them rated R. It was the language. The violence factor was always PG-13 type violence. You didn't see bodies getting splattered and throats being ripped out all zoomed in so you can see and feel and hear it as it's being ripped!! The violence was always PG-13 type violence!! So I have no doubt what Bruce has said about his movie is true. Die Hard 4 as far as action and violence will be right on track with the first 3. So please!! Quit knocking Die Hard 4 til you seen it. If you decide not to show up just because Bruce doesn't use the "F" word one more time than he's suppose to than you possibly could be missing out on a surprisingly good movie. John Rambo on the other hand!! Defenitaly looks like he's pulling no punches and giving everyone what they are asking for! Blood and guts close up!

  • May 21, 2007, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Wow, brokedick...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...I'll bet you thought I'd see the error of my ways when you brought up Passion. The fact is that I found it to be a tedious, disturbed mess of a film, but I didn't see the virulant anti-semitism that some of its critics claimed, at least not more than could be argued exists in the source material. <p> As for innuendo, what could you possibly mean? Is it that Holocaust revisionist convention in Iran which you defended not too long ago? You know, the one in which David Duke was one of the most honored guests and speakers? <p> So much for "not worth debating". Either lose the profound statements or stick by your guns.

  • May 21, 2007, 12:39 a.m. CST


    by nathan0774

    I would just lik to say that it seems there is a trend developing that Sly started... "Making sequels that try to top the first!" Every once in awhile it would happen by accident. Aliens, Terminator 2, Empire Strikes Back, Godfather 2 (arguably), and we all celibrated them as classics. Now it seems Hollywood is trying to develop a formula... start a figure out how to it... How to make a sequel that tops the first one! or at least is worth watching.... maintain quality standards. Which is good and bad! Good cause Hollywood will put out better sequels... sequels we may actually enjoy.... bad cause I hate trends!! If your heart ain't in it... If your just doing it to make a buck... it will eventually show in your art. Hollywood will eventually lose it's focus and we will see another Lethal Weapon movie alot of stupid humor and trying to be more violent than the first and it will show on the screen that hey just trying to hard to give us what they think we want rather than leave it up to the true artists to create true art.

  • May 21, 2007, 12:39 a.m. CST

    HOLY SHIT! about time we see

    by chizo26

    HOLY SHIT! about time we see Rambo use some of that special forces training ie ripping someones damn throat out, that he should haev been using with he fucked that town up. And then again later when he was all fucking nuts on Murdock. Then again i just pretend that he never set foot in the Afgan desert for the thrid one.. because wow.. bad, but this one. HOLY FUCK SLY!!!!

  • May 21, 2007, 12:42 a.m. CST

    I'm on dialup so

    by Cold Winter Wind

    please understand why I don't even try to d/l the clip! But also understand this: I went into RB with some trepidation, not wanting to get my hopes up. I came out thinking "The perfect bookend to the series." When JR drops, I'll be stepping on feet, elbowing ribs, and ripping sour beer farts to be first in line.

  • May 21, 2007, 12:50 a.m. CST


    by tony1977

    It's about time we got a great action flick!! Rambo4 might be the best action film of the decade..GOD BLESS SLY !!

  • May 21, 2007, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Bring it all BACK!

    by PredaCorp

    I'm tired, you want my $8+ bucks gimme more stuff like that. BTW Sly good move. You blew any reservations i had away. R~

  • May 21, 2007, 1:36 a.m. CST

    ripped the man's adams apple out!

    by a rolling stone

    How pimp was that?

  • May 21, 2007, 1:58 a.m. CST


    by harbinger2013

    I never write anything, but I was browsing, im pissed that die hards pg fucking 13 and i see Rambo. The first Rambo is your best movie period. It is brilliant. Its not all out action, its just one man against the system. Realistically everything Rambo does can be done to survive in real life. Movies in the 70s were like that-realistic. Then the 80s came around and everybody started doing coke and lost their fuckin minds. So fuckin ignore 2 and 3 I say, yeah theyre fun but not pivotal to the story. I like the realistic violence youre going for here but dont go too over the top. I think the best parts of this preview were the quiet moments we see this haunted vet who has done things most people never dream in their worst nightmares, all he wants to do is live his life, but karma comes back to him. I really think you can have somethin special here, and I do like the violence, its jarring and disturbing, which come to think of it is the way of the 70s movies. I dont know if youll read this cause im waaay down here but I think what youve done here on the message boards is quite brilliant and it is apparent you havent lost touch with not just your fans here but with yourself.

  • May 21, 2007, 2:55 a.m. CST

    His head is NOT being ripped off!!!!!!!!

    by Briannicus

    Rambo cuts it off with a machete, then drops the machete. How many times am I gonna have to say this before people KEEP griping about him punching someone's head off.

  • May 21, 2007, 3:11 a.m. CST

    Your all missing the real NEWS here..(made with a wii)

    by RickSlamu2

    THE one and only WHITE SHADOW! After Rambo gets throu turning bad guys into bloody chuncks, SHADOW will CHALENGE HIS ASS TO SOME ONE-ON-ONE! Rambo might be the real war zar, BUT SHADOW OWNS EVERYBODYS ASS ON THE COURT! YOU DON`T KNOW SHADOW, YOU DON`T KNOW SHIT! (i`m tempted to say `google it, fucker` but i`m nicer than that. PS. Wii`s Browser handled the youtube vid perfectly. but (as of yet) does not support QUICKTIME.

  • May 21, 2007, 3:52 a.m. CST


    by russian61

    I love the look of this, when can I buy my ticket to see it. I love that it is very gory because war is extremely violent, way to go Sly for not sugar coating this picture even though if he wants the film to do well in theater he'll have to tone down the violence but I hope there is one awesome DVD release with an unrated version

  • May 21, 2007, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Incredible...simply incredible.

    by ArchangelX

    My jaw is still on the floor. I WILL see this movie when it comes out. Sly, you've made something here that I cannot wait to see in a theater. Thanks for keeping faithful to your iconic've really outdone yourself!

  • May 21, 2007, 4:39 a.m. CST

    GODDAMN MF'N 80's! I love it!

    by scottylans

    Just how a movie should be! That shit is Verhoven style violent for violent sakes and it looks fan fucking tastic! I can't believe it plus he's aged damned well (curse our stupid government from pissing the poor guy off over some drug - meh) I will see this for sure, honestly looks like cheesey action crap - JUST HOW US 80's PEOPLE LIKE IT! I'll be checking this out, fuck M+ rated movies - now I remember why I loved R movies!

  • May 21, 2007, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Incredibly exciting!

    by Idioteque

    Hey Sly, first Rocky's great return, now Rambo with more gore and carnage. Count me in, but work on that stunt double during the Jeep annihilation.

  • May 21, 2007, 4:47 a.m. CST

    Way to GO!!!!

    by Shady Drifter

    I love this stuff Sly! Just don;t go too over the top... the editing room will help you put it all together. Welcome back once again!

  • May 21, 2007, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Oh my god!

    by Mr.Elias

    Ok.. I had to register on this site just to write my respone and reaction to this clip. I have been weary about the premise of reviving Rambo. I liked the originals and the way they were just pushed more and more to (and over) the limit. So I was very hesitant to this news, and feared a PG-13 (my ass) Rambo. But after I saw this footage - WOW. Now I cant wait for the film to come out. If the rest of the movie is as gritty, bloody and crazy as this clip - I will be screaming with joy in the cinema. Thank you