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Whoa Whoa Whoa... Who says it ain't gonna be called JOHN RAMBO?

Hey folks, Harry here... So there I was... having a long lazy morning... Watching INVISIBLE BOY on TCM in bed and pondering just staying there when my phone rings with Sylvester Stallone on the line. No matter how many times he calls, I'll never, ever get used to having a conversation with Stallone. I honestly had no idea why he was calling, as I hadn't read the site today. He starts off with something along the lines of, "Boy, them talkbackers are ripping me apart for the title change." Ah... I had read an email from AB KING before going to sleep that Lionsgate was saying the title was gonna be something along the lines of RAMBO: TO HELL AND BACK. Personally, I hated the change. Sly stated, "You know Lionsgate jumped the gun on this. I just was thinking that the title JOHN RAMBO was derivative of ROCKY BALBOA and might give people the idea that this is the last Rambo film, and I don't necessarily feel that it will be. He's not an athlete, there's no reason he can't continue onto another adventure. Like John Wayne with THE SEARCHERS." I like that. Next Sly stated that he was thinking something like BLOOD RIVER - and asked what I thought about that. It was at this point where I felt, I should just let Sly know how I felt about all this title change stuff. I told him that I didn't feel the title JOHN RAMBO meant that this was the last Rambo movie, but that like with ROCKY BALBOA - it was more about a personal journey for the character. That JOHN RAMBO meant less cartoonish and a commitment to making the franchise a real quality return to the character. That the title, without a hyphen or a colon meant - this was a story about JOHN RAMBO. That seemed to resonate with Sly and he stated, "Alright, that's the title. JOHN RAMBO." So folks - There you have it. Sly listened to you and to me. The title looks to be JOHN RAMBO and it looks like, this might not be his final adventure. Seems Sly has a taste for the character again. In my opinion, that's a very good thing.

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  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Thank feck...

    by loafroaster

    ...To Hell and Back was awful. As would 'Blood River' have been.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:38 p.m. CST


    by jermcdee

    Nice Save Harry! I would've seen this film anyway, but John Rambo is simply a better (non direct to video) title.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:38 p.m. CST


    by loafroaster

    'tis all this lad could ever ask for...

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:39 p.m. CST


    by LUZER


  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:40 p.m. CST


    by thxMike

    so close to the top

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:40 p.m. CST


    by Acne Scarface


  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Thank Goodness all that boxing didn't ruin his brain!

    by Det David Mills

    I am very happy to hear that the Title will stick "John Rambo" it's strong, straight to the point, and as Harry said, it really signifies the return of the man! PS: Sly if you're reading...My wife and I loved "The Contender"...We added $20.00 to our Sat bill just to get ESPN. Is it coming back? - "I must break you"

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Yay! I'll go see a movie called "John Rambo"

    by SkeletonParty

    I'd rent a movie called "Blood River".

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Stick with John Rambo

    by Samuel Fulmer

    The first title sounds like a bad Indiana Jones film title (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull!!!), and the second one sounds like an early 80's Friday the 13th rip-off. John Rambo's the best title. It doesn't make me think it'll be the last Rambo movie. Now if it was called Rambo IV:Last Blood then maybe.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Damn, Harry got juice!

    by JackBauer@CTU

    Now if you could just have the Beard call you and talk him into slightly tweaking the KOCS, all will be well. (And I'll admit, I actually didn't hate Rambo: To Hell and Back. I know I should, but I don't)

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    The power geeks and the internet have is amazing

    by Elwood Blues

    Just look how fast it went from changing the name to keeping it John Rambo. Amazing. And very cool.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Thank you Mr. Stallone.

    by C Legion

    It has to be John Rambo.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Great to see you back at AICN Sylvester!!!

    by lukasman

    Really looking forward to seeing John Rambo, and I think what Harry told you about the title is exactly how I feel, whatever that´s worth for...

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah, thank you Harry too.

    by C Legion

    Nice one dude.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Stallone - a fantastic decision!

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Hope you read my post on the other thread!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Kudos to you too Harry

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Nice one.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:55 p.m. CST

    How about another epic interview, Mr Stallone?

    by MaxTheSilent

    Considering how Bruce Willis pooched-out on his. I suppose when DIE HARD 4 actually DID make money he didn't need us anymore.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:56 p.m. CST

    John Rambo is a good title

    by BLWiseass

    looking forward to it

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:57 p.m. CST

    MaxThe Silent

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Remember when Bruce tried to say the new one was as good as the first one? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:58 p.m. CST

    JOHN RAMBO it is!!!!


  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:01 p.m. CST



    Sorry, couldn't resist. Seriously though, I can't wait for this movie.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:05 p.m. CST

    It has the right title again and we had a funny talkback.

    by DerLanghaarige

    Everybody is happy now. :)

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:05 p.m. CST

    You're comparing 'Rambo' to 'The Searchers'???

    by metaluna

    Excuse me sir, but can you tell me what planet this is? Oh I see, it's planet bullshit. Damn. When's the next rocket off this ball of mud, I made a wrong turn somewhere. Hey... get this ... can you believe I've got the inhabitants of this one comparing a Rembrandt to some kids scribble? Yeah, nuts isn't it? Made me spit my morning coffee out. What's that you say? Next rockets six thirty? Okay... thanks. Yeh I think I also heard some idiot say they were thinking of making a Thundercats movie. What a weird planet. Six thirty can't come around fast enough.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:05 p.m. CST

    good job NOW THAT IS A MAN OF ACTION ...

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    good job

  • I haven't really thought this one I don't have a suggestion on what comes after JOHN RAMBO, but, uhm, yeah...

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Mr, Stallone.

    by C Legion

    Are you coming back for a Q&A before the release of John Rambo? Your contribution to this site before Rocky Balboa was the highest peak this site has ever reached. We would be honoured to have you back.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Well Crap!

    by Fataleye

    Now I know he doesn't die. And I was hoping to go into this one completely fresh. Oh well. John Rambo is a good title.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Tonight, John dines on Ham!!!!!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Rambo Blows Dudes' Heads Up All the Way to Hell and Back

    by eric haislar

    Too long? Not to worry, it easily abbreviates to RBDHUATWTHAB.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Could Stallone be more of a legend?

    by brokentusk

    JOHN RAMBO is a great title, and I share Harry's reasoning behind it. Calling it anything other than JOHN RAMBO, while implying it is just another adventure among (possibly) many more, would make it seem - I don't know - less important? It's not THE GODFATHER or anything, but JOHN RAMBO just makes the whole thing sound nice and serious.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Sly Stallone rocks.

    by spaceworlder

    Who else in Hollywood would consult the little guy on something like a movie title?

  • Sly, you need a KICK ASS action adventure score to go with your cut of JOHN RAMBO a la Jerry needs to be serious yet POPCORN ENTERTAINMENT AT THE SAME TIME! What is Lionsgate up to...JOHN RAMBO opens JANUARY 25TH and so far no poster (one-sheet) and no movie previews in theaters...the MARKETING and PROMOTION needs to start NOW!!! That is KEY...

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    John enjoys a crispy pork belly after a day of decapitations.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Official traier

    by JohnRambo

    Harry any chance you can ask him when we will finally get a mpaa official trailer.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Stallone is switching back to John Rambo. Here's Why.

    by chrth


  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST


    by spaceworlder

    Bruce was right: Live Free or Die Hard was better than the original. Die Hard 1 has got to be one of the most overrated movies of all time.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST


    by Pound Sand

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:22 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Monks need some apache gunships, not placards.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Quick Harry, call him back and say you changed your mind

    by Vern

    JOHN RAMBO *does* sound like it's the last one. What's the next one gonna be, JOHN RAMBO PART 2: FIRST BLOOD PART 5: RAMBO FIRST BLOOD PART 2 PART 3? I mean come on. You can't do another title after JOHN RAMBO, it's gonna be too ridiculous. Maybe BLOOD RIVER: A JOHN RAMBO ADVENTURE will be the next one.<p> BLOOD RIVER was the best offered so far. At least they didn't stick with EYE OF THE COBRA.<p> By the way: *is this* the story of his personal journey? Because the trailer doesn't make it look like it is any more than the other ones. In my opinion that title should be saved for the real full circle end of the line FIRST BLOOD the final chapter.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST

    GJ SLY

    by ryman7

    Kudos to sly for soliciting the advice of his audience, and for taking their advice. Unlike Warner Bros and the new "justice league" film with A NON-BATMAN-BEGINS BATMAN. Dumbasses have a talent for screwing up batman, and just when nolan and bale fixed it.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:25 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Let's get straight to the point.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST


    by zooch

    I kinda liked To Hell and Back.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Vern. This move is not going to make much.

    by eric haislar

    I don't see a sequel happening. John Rambo will do just fine.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:28 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Stallone will like that one.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:31 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I was pissed that Casey lost.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST

    You're AWESOME Sylvester Stallone!!!!!

    by Orionsangels

    Not every actor, producer, director would do what you do. Actually listen to the fans. You actually come to AICN and read talkbacks. You're one of a kind Sylvester Stallone. Can't wait for John Rambo!!!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:35 p.m. CST


    by KillaKane

    Some of the TB'rs titles were balls out funny not to mention creative, great japes on the boards today peeps. Double cool that Sly takes such an active interest in our spewings, and on the off chance he's reading this rant, pleeease ensure that Goldsmith's themes and motifs from the music of the Rambo series find their way in some semblance in Brian Tylers score, would'nt be a Rambo movie without 'em.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:37 p.m. CST

    My name is John J. Rambo. Millionaire.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I own a mansion and a yacht.<P>Again.<P>My name is John J. Rambo. Millionaire. I own a mansion and a yacht.<P>Again.<P>My name is John J. Rambo. Millionaire. I own a mansion and a yacht.<P>Again.<P>My name is...<P>Ah, nevermind. If you don't get it - you don't get it.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Way to go, Sly!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    "To Hell and Back" would have been "Bad and Fucking Awful".

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:42 p.m. CST



  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:44 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with John Rambo...


    Tell him to keep it so that it will be the last one.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:45 p.m. CST

    holy crap. So awesome. Go Stallone.

    by GregoryHarbin

    This just guaranteed my going to see the film. Bravissimo.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Oh sweet!

    by Fawst

    Good news, John Rambo is the perfect title for this movie. It IS derivative of Rocky Balboa, but at the same time... this DOES seem like a far more personal story for JJ. I mean, the first one was obviously the most personal story, cuz duh. But he's not fighting for himself, or for his government, or for his country. It works for me, and I will absolutely be there opening night for this one. Stallone, many thanks for giving this film a set of balls. Hypothetically, of course.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:48 p.m. CST

    So this means that if this is a hit then we'll get at least anot

    by The Dum Guy

    I wonder if Rocky 7 will have him working as a sports announcer?<br><br>If the first one is First Blood, and the second one is Rambo: First Blood Part II, and the third is Rambo III, and now this one is John Rambo, then they could make the next one simply Rambo. With that in mind, they could possibly name the sixth one Rambo 2.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Wow Harry, you are a power-player now, changing titles and every

    by Klaus Herzog

    I'm almost impressed. Maybe you should call J.J. Abrams next and advise him to let this whole Star Trek-remake shit be and come up with new and original characters

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Very Good Harry!

    by Cleyu

    John Rambo is a cool title.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    I dreamed the made a sequel...

    by rev_skarekroe "Stop or My Mom Will Shoot". Stallone should do it.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Cool! I can't wait for "John Spartan".

    by The Ref

    Yo quiero Taco Bell.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:54 p.m. CST


    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    that is all.<p> And Mr. Stallone, if you are reading this, PLEASE don't pay much attention to talkbackers. Though I realize I am myself a talkbacker saying this, so... I guess that's a paradox??

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:55 p.m. CST

    John Rambone?..

    by mitemike

    Doesnt he have something else in common with Sly?...heh..

  • We know this will be a big hit...why not have 3 RAMBO films from the 80's and 3 more for today's audience! Hope you grow the long hair again...

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST

    oops, that was Dick Rambone

    by mitemike

    sorry Sly...we still on for dinner sunday?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:59 p.m. CST

    The continuing adventures of Rambo??

    by skimn

    Really? Sly? Where can you take that character that he hasn't been, without it becoming a parody of sorts..

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4 p.m. CST


    by KillaKane

    Some of those titles had me in stitches, I bet Sly had a laugh over some, c'mon Harry ask him! ;-)

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4 p.m. CST

    I liked "To Hell and Back". Very Rambo-ish.

    by Mike_D


  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST

    John Rambo is the Burmanator.

    by StudioPlant69

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST

    John Rambo is the Burmanator.

    by StudioPlant69

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST

    John Rambo is the Burmanator.

    by StudioPlant69

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Sly, we love ya!

    by GoFukyerSelf

    First of all let me just say that I feel kinda awkward writing with the name "GoFukyerSelf" knowing that Stallone might read this.... Maybe I should think about changing the name. Anyway, Sly, you've come back to us. You realized that we didn't love your movies for your muscle (which never hurt), we love your movies for your heart. Rocky is one of the great movies of all time.. not great sports movies, not great Stallone movies.. one of THE great movies PERIOD. Rocky Balboa was an excellent companion piece to that, with all the heart of the original. John Rambo is looking to be that same kind of companion to First Blood. Thank you, Sly. Thank you for coming back to your fans and making the movies that we love.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:03 p.m. CST


    by StudioPlant69

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Hey Vern....John Rambo: and then some

    by Det David Mills

    I see the dilemma of thinking "John Rambo" seems too final; however, after this re-emergence of the character, they can drop the "First Blood", Rambo" altogether, and still have a successful franchise, if the character regains/retains some iconic qualities. Using a title such as Blood River. Or another good bet. John Rambo: (insert strong words here) Ex. Revenge, Bloodshed, Sacrifice, Lethal, Fatal, etc..Huh? HUH? - "What's so fun about a building?"

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:06 p.m. CST


    by Luke_Cage

    Yo, I hated the title change too, but c'mon, Sly. Where's your self esteem? Word

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:07 p.m. CST

    I kind of agree with Vern...


    and Sly's second thoughts. "John Rambo" really does sound like a full-circle finale-title. If that's the case then John Rambo is indeed the best title. Harry has point about it sounding like a return to seriousness and character etc. But it still has a sound of finality to it, especially after Rocky Balboa. And if Sly plans to make more...I mean, I guess it doesn't really matter since the titles got all messed up--"First Blood II--Rambo III" etc. I mean, if you want to be consistent just call it "FIRST BLOOD IV"...i.e. part four of the "RAMBO-SERIES". Then rename all the movies Lucas-style when they get re-released on DVD. i.e. "RAMBO III" becomes "RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART III" Roman numerals are still pretty serious-sounding...The Godfather did it.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:07 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    In this episode of Top Chef, Rambo turns men into ham.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Regardless of the title...

    by Spastic Jedi

    This movie is gonna kick some ass. When I first saw the trailer I sat back and thought, "Damn, thank you Stallone for making a kick ass action movie." I don't know about the rest of you, but I have been longing for a good ol 1980's style action movie... Pro-American with some no apologies action! Can't wait, regardless of the title, Sly's getting my cash!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Rambo goes Apeshit!!!

    by shagdrum

    Hows that? Or, Rambo v. Aliens v. Predator v. Darth Vader v. Ash v. Freddy v. Jason v. John McClane v. Terminator.....

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:10 p.m. CST

    I think most Hollywood stars do not appreciate

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    the difference they can make. For instance, I am a Charles Bronson superfan. Own (on one medium or another) nearly every movie in his 80+ filmography, partial runs of his early b&w TV appearences and series, and dozens of posters from around the world... just a freak for Charles Bronson, and yet he was the most remote action actor ever, completely uninterested in fans and fandom; that was a part of his mystique. OK gotta cut myself short, I could rant about Bronson forever. <p> Anyway, it is with surprise that I find now, largely on the strength of his appearances on AICN and, most importantly, the astounding ROCKY BALBOA, I feel a fan's enthusiasm for Sylvester Stallone to the point where I want a poster of JOHN RAMBO to put in my living room, because I am so damn pumped for this movie... if you had told me three years ago I would be this psyched about a Stallone movie I would have laughed... said "Copland was good, sure, but Stallone is of a different generation from Bronson and Lee Marvin etc.; he is just an eighties action star." <p> But it is all about staying power, that is what establishes one's legacy... the works of one's maturity. and frankly as someone who is no longer young myself, Rocky Balboa was a very powerful movie, besides being good on its own merits... <p>ahhhh I am drunk and rambling, but anyway I am looking forward to JOHN RAMBO, and I for one think the title is much less important than the movie itself... but I am glad others are so happy about the title staying as John Rambo.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Actually I did think it was the last one

    by CherryValance

    That's why I thought JOHN RAMBO was good. Oops. So I take it he still doesn't have black box privileges?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Or the "second trilogy" idea...


    that ABking mentioned isn't bad idea either.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    John Rambo is the best title for this film

    by C Legion

    Everyone can worry about the title of a sequel if and when it's made. OK?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST


    by Acne Scarface


  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Thanks Sly!

    by Korrom

    Wow, I really thought they were gonna go through with that new title. That one was so far off the mark. But now: JOHN RAMBO it is. Thanks for setting those Lionhead morons straight. You're the man!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST

    damn Harry

    by godhelpus

    You got some wicked pull in Hollywood.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST

    C Legion...


    You're right

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Sly, you like that?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I like that one.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Oh, I like! Sly, you like?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:25 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Oh fuck that's a good one, right Sly?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:27 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Sly, you gotta hire me. I can wash dishes too.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:28 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    That's fucking awesome, Sly.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:28 p.m. CST

    If I had it

    by godhelpus

    I would tell Stallone to stick with the other title, it would suck more but would stir more controversy, thus generating more press and general discussion, if the movie kicked ass noone would give a shit about the title, the title "John Rambo" is unfortunately too similar to the idea behind naming the last Rocky film "Rocky Balboa," he not going to appear very imaginative, at the very least, I just think its weak for a true artist to change his work by consensus

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:29 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack


  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Thank you, thank you very much.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    That's a crazy ass visual, aint it?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Mr. Stallone.

    by C Legion

    All you need do now is sort out the bloody release date! As far as I know January is the month films go to die. You've forgotten more about the biz then I'll ever know, but I'd love it if you could find a gap in the summer.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:31 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    It's a bit long, I know.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:35 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Bloody guts all over the fucking place.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:36 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Rambo makes a bloody mess.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Tasty pork rinds

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:43 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    It's true, judging from the trailer

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:44 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I hope you like!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:47 p.m. CST

    The Great Big Indiana Jones and Rambo Adventure !

    by Pound Sand

    Imagine the talkback !

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST


    by Darth Thoth

    Harry- you are the man! Sly- you are the man! I think John Rambo is the best title there is and I'm glad that's what we're going to see when this movie is released. I can't wait!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:59 p.m. CST

    sly-do some more contender

    by pikagreg

    just doesn't have the same pull without sly commentating ringside

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST



  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST

    2nd trilogy

    by CherryValance

    that's a great idea, AB King

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:04 p.m. CST



  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:08 p.m. CST

    OMG Harry SAVED Rambo!!!

    by chiahead

    Damn Harry, you're like the freakin' puppet master. Good for you. At least, in this case wherein I agree with you. heh heh heh. And thanks :) titles should always reflect tone and understanding and even if they don't, they are read as if they do. which means I wouldnt' have seen this one...

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Why not just Rambo?

    by ELGordo

    None of the other films have been called that.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Stallone - The Last Action Hero?

    by TheNorthlander

    After seeing that last Willis movie, after Russel's Snake Pliskin and Schwarzenegger's Conan and Terminator are replaced, after Seagal, Van Damme and Snipes have gone to DTV hell, after Jet Li stopped making martial arts epics and Jackie Chan did Rush Hour 3, there's only Stallone left making great movies.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST

    By the way, is Bolo Yeung in Rambo 4?

    by TheNorthlander

    He needs to be. That guy is a legend, and the only guy at this point who can be a threat to Rambo.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Sly Rocks

    by Bob of the Shire

    Mainly because he actually makes some attempt to connect with his fans. And secondly because John Rambo looks like the best action film of this decade. You know it's a sad time in cinema when you're actually surprised to see an action film where people bleed.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:28 p.m. CST


    by christian66

    This movie might be huge just so we can cathartically watch Rambo wipe out one of the cruelest corrupt governments on Earth while our actual government does nothing. Boycott CHEVRON as they are the biggest supplier of cash to the evil military there.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Led Zeppelin's To Hell and Back was pretty good though.

    by TheNorthlander

    How about Rambo 4: Revenge for Vengence? Or is that too much Seagal?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Thanks Sly!

    by Roger Thornhill

    For changing the title and listening to the fans! I can't wait to see this on the big screen.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Hey Sly, you rule!

    by spud mcspud

    ROCKY BALBOA showed that the power of Rocky was always in the heart, not the fist. Damn good job sir. And JOHN RAMBO is looking freakin' awesome - you just made a pre-midlife crisis thirtysomething very happy.<P> Now, can you go kick JJ Abrams' ass for even THINKING of casting Simon Pegg as Scotty??? Seriously, WTF?!?!?<P> Then have a chat about integrity to your mate Bruce Willis, for lying to us on the talkbacks and telling us DIE HARD 4 would exceed the greatness of the original. It didn't. Thank you very much.<P> In all seriousness Sly, you the man. Now make DEMOLITION MAN 2! PLEEEEEEASE!!!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:51 p.m. CST

    while we´re at it...

    by Wired Earp

    Rambo: Gettin´ even with them done bad. That should set the tone allright. Naw, actually this will kick gruesome ass whatever the title.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Yeah Demolition Man 2: Snake vs Spartan

    by TheNorthlander

    I've said it a LONG time.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6 p.m. CST

    Thank Christ for that.

    by 11dayempire

    Hooray for Stallone. I mean, I'm gonna see it whatever it's called. You could call it "Rambo IV: First Blood Part V: Fucktrumpet" and I'd go and see it. But I doubt anyone else would. Simple is good. Direct is good. John Rambo is good.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:04 p.m. CST

    No no.. the last one would be...

    by blckmgk13

    John Rambo: Last Blood... or Final Blood.... or End Blood.... or Denouement Blood or...

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:09 p.m. CST


    by TheNorthlander

    Fucktrumpet is officially word of the day. Thanks!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST

    YYYEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!!! There is a God!!!!

    by The Moseph

    Thank the Good Lord!! Sly was listening!!! Way ta go, Harry!!! Thanks!! And Thank you, Sylvester!!! Too COOL...!!!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Sly, I went to see "Oscar" on opening day...

    by CopOnTheEdge

    That should tell you how big of a fan I am. With that said, I agree that John Rambo is a good title for all of the reasons Harry named, and once the film one will remember or care that the original inspiration for it was a marketing hook to ride the success of Rocky Balboa. The film will stand on its own...for good or bad. So just lock the title and concentrate on MAKING THE BEST FILM YOU CAN. Your fans will be there, plus millions of new ones, if your trailers look great (and I'm sure the "viral video" campaign of your gore clips has already created tons of buzz, no need to revisit them or include them in the theatrical trailers, IMHO, they've done their job and you want the "real" trailers and tv spots to have more mainstream relevance, production values and prestige factor to them.) In closing, WRITE AND DIRECT YOUR EDGAR ALLAN POE MOVIE WITH RYAN GOSLING OR ANOTHER SERIOUS YOUNG ACTOR IN THE LEAD ROLE ALREADY!!! (Watch "The Believer" or "Half Nelson" if you haven't already, you gotta tap this guy's talent) Good luck, Sly, love ya!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:26 p.m. CST


    by CopOnTheEdge

    Just saw that Harry Shearer was one of the Finucci boys in "Oscar," who knew?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Oh, and one more thing Sly...

    by CopOnTheEdge

    "Hell and Back" is the title of a very well known Frank Miller Sin City graphic novel. Frank Miller's REALLY hot right now, so avoiding any comparison would be a good idea. Food for thought. Now please go bang whatever hottie you're banging right now.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Good call

    by KarlH

    Whether this will be the last Rambo movie or not, jump-starting the franchise after all these years is going to take some serious committment in every conceivable area. A forgettable, half-assed title like "Rambo: To Hell And Back" just won't cut it.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:37 p.m. CST


    by SebastianHaff

    Sly pretty much fucking rules. I love that he brought Rocky back into the real world, ditching cartoonish subplots about Paulie and robots (?). And now it looks as if he's done the same with Rambo, and as long as he stays in this mode, I say keep 'em coming. Cobra, anyone?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:40 p.m. CST

    JOHN RAMBO and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    by plocock

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:41 p.m. CST

    I'm still waiting for RHINESTONE II


  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:44 p.m. CST



  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Dear Mr Sly


    The very fact things got so vocal around these parts is simply because we have a very deep place in our Hearts for JOHN RAMBO. It's the guy you're going to see, the man the movies revolve around, you're not chuck Norris, it's not Invasion USA! (although that title is class!)It also never struck me as a last bow kind of title, it sounds more like a big ''fuck you! the man is back!'', a character piece, a Hoorah for fucking action movies and a wise move setting it back to what it was. <P>Again, appologies for any hurt caused but we really wouldn't be ragging so much unless we were so passionate and that shows you HOW MUCH WE WAN'T THIS TO BE FUCKING GREAT!!!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:03 p.m. CST

    The Searchers

    by larry sellers homework

    Okay, I know I am little late to the party but did you like The Searchers, or do you WANT to like The Searchers? Big difference. You can say Citizen Kane is the greatest movie ever, but I'll bet The Godfather has been re-watched more. First Blood has become a classic in it's own right. Try driving through Hope, B.C. without thinking about it......

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Sly, how've you been?

    by Bobo_Vision

    We've missed you, you don't say hello anymore? How are things? Good? How's the fam? You eating alright, I worry. I'm alright, you know, same old same old...I'm livin'. Alright Sly, be good. <p> Bobo

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Rambo 5: God-Dambo!!

    by tomthumbstallywhacker

    Exclamation marks and all! Can't you just see the one sheet already?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Isn't this what's WRONG with the Internet?

    by Blanket-Man

    We've all become one giant focus group, dictating precisely what we want in our entertainment. How about letting the CREATOR(S) name the &*#@# movie whatever he wants? Artistic integrity, anyone? Even a RAMBO flick deserves a little self-respect, doesn't it?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Just mix up the words - bada bing

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:32 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Dr. Jones would not approve. Fuck Dr. Jones.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:33 p.m. CST

    While on the phone with Sly....

    by oh_riginal

    ... Harry looked over at Kurt Russell... and Kurt wasn't smiling or laughing. He let Sly know that the title change was a bad idea, and Sly changed it back to "John Rambo". Kurt smirked, which is a sign of approval. The end.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:35 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Who's that chick in the movie?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Harry, you're a fool. Sly, why would you listen to this guy?

    by Kirbymanly

    Though the footage of the movie looks GREAT and I can't wait to see it... I would go with an actual title instead of just the name. "John Rambo" IS too much like "Rocky Balboa" (I can already hear critics jumping on that)and given the fact that R.B. is the last Rocky film... the title has now been automaticly associated as finality. Go with "Rambo: Blood River". That sounds BADASS! PLEASE don't listen to Harry, Sly!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:38 p.m. CST


    by vini77


  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:39 p.m. CST


    by CherryValance

    LOL. I've seen Rhinestone too many times. And Oscar. I knew Shearer was one of the Finucci's. The other one was Martin Ferrero (Izzy from "Miami Vice"). I still tell people that they "come from the milkman". Love that movie.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST


    by ludmir88

    whatever. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST

    *******FIRST BLOOD: BURMA*******

    by omega_786

    Sly really messed with the titles to the First Blood franchise. You can't jump from FIRST BLOOD 2 and then to RAMBO 3...doen't make any sense which is why he is struggling with this particular title. I think there is validity in Verns previous comments and I agree John Rambo is to book endish and Hell and Back is too DIrect to Video. In the current cliamte i think SLy should go with the original First Blood title and yse Burma as the sub title as it says it all in the current climate. Also one film i would love to watch from Sly is the return of Cobra. This guy is a cult hero equivalent only to Snake Plisken. Gimme more!! and let's see POE!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:42 p.m. CST

    I can't believe I'm looking forward to seeing this.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Can't wait.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:48 p.m. CST


    by Kirbymanly

    Do it! Do it!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:50 p.m. CST


    by vini77

    Creators, in this case Directors, love to hear public opinion. That's why they hold private screenings, etc... Sadly though, these days Directors don't dictate shit, if they did, AVP2 and Die Hard 4 would not be rated PG-13.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:52 p.m. CST

    First Bloodier. est.

    by tomthumbstallywhacker


  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Good news.

    by TattooedBillionaire

    I love the "John Rambo" title. It's very simplistic, yet, it says soooo much. I'm a first day viewer.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:53 p.m. CST


    by DarthStallion

    or, something like that.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Cobra 2: Electric Boogaloo

    by tomthumbstallywhacker

    Ok, that's all, I'm annoying MYSELF now...

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:56 p.m. CST


    by DarthStallion

    Hilarity ensues.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Sly: know your fans and not just the demographics

    by omega_786

    STALLONEZONE....nuff said.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:59 p.m. CST


    by tomthumbstallywhacker

    Sorry, I'm a sucker for ewok references. I'm gone.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 8:01 p.m. CST


    by tomthumbstallywhacker


  • Oct. 12, 2007, 8:04 p.m. CST


    by DarthStallion

    Couldn't help it...still love ya, Sly!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Please not Blood River

    by omega_786

    Sounds like a whore on her period!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 8:05 p.m. CST


    by omega_786

    Can you hear me Johnny.....

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Rambo: Fourth Blood

    by chromedome

    "nobuddy makes me bleed my own blud--nobuddy!"

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Ron Jambo is a good title

    by kafka07

    er, John Rambo, yup.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 8:47 p.m. CST


    by omega_786

    Or........ FURY: FIRST BLOOD part IV

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 8:47 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Say it out loud, Sly.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 8:48 p.m. CST


    by omega_786

    couldn't resist!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 8:59 p.m. CST


    by omega_786

    see trailer for reference to some anger management issues!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 9:18 p.m. CST

    oh john rambo.

    by dr.bulber

    ooohhh john rambo

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 9:20 p.m. CST


    by DarthStallion

    Box office gold.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 9:21 p.m. CST


    by TheDohDoh

    Hey Stallone, I would just like to say that while "To Hell and Back" sounds like a bad WWF title (avoid at all costs) that "John Rambo" will not connect with audiences the same way "Rocky Balboa" did. We don't think of Rambo as a person like Rocky. Rambo is simpy FUCKING RAMBO. Most people don't even know his first name, I swear to god. They'll be confused. Now, I recommend you simply call the flick "RAMBO" in caps. Rambo means war. I know you're not selling only violence, Sly, you're a great actor. But you don't want to think that this Rambo is about growing pains like "Rocky Balboa" was. You and Lionsgate need to think this through. You gave Harry your word, but take it from theDohDoh (I know I know, theDohDoh, shut up) that you need some umph! in that title. You need to connote that you are going to blow fuckers away and not go on a Christian-approved mission into the jungle. My title? Either "RAMBO" or if you gotta pull a colon = "Rambo: Killing for Justice." Yeah, it's slightly funny, but it's what the action genre needs, stated in its bloated, dead face. You'll also have the critics all over you with that "agrees with current administration's tactics" like you had back in the day. Fuck that. Rambo kills for justice. All the best Sly. After "Rocky Balboa" you have my word, I'll be there. You kicked Bruce Willis all to hell by the way. Fuck Die Hard 4. If "RAMBO" is rated PG13 I will not be there. "300" did the business" and "RAMBO" can top Die Hard 4 if done right. Best of luck. TheDohDoh is back. Hi Moriarty.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 9:25 p.m. CST


    by DarthStallion

    Rambo becomes a plastic surgeon, serving an upscale client list in Beverly Hills. He injects Botox using his famous compound bow and exploding tip arrows. Hilarity ensues.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Stallone in FIRST BLOOD:BURMA sells.

    by omega_786

    Try out any combo in any font and this title owns your ass. everything else just doesn't compare. Either this or stick with John Rambo.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Stallone in FIRST BLOOD:BURMA sells.

    by omega_786

    Try out any combo in any font and this title owns your ass. everything else just doesn't compare. Either this or stick with John Rambo.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 9:32 p.m. CST


    by quamb

    I like it!!

  • While it was sensible concluding the Rocky film series for good, I'd love seeing a final 5th Rambo movie, as long as that didn't take as long to get made as Rambo 4 did (granted Mr. Stallone has to obviously wait on the 4th film's international box office figures to come in), but taking Sly's current age into consideration, a 5th film could see the franchise continue (with obviously a name title change) in a spin off film series (especially since there's a G.I. Joe film in the works) having a new, younger military trained / military skilled male protagonist introduced in a final 5th film, to whom Rambo becomes a caring father figure to (but wouldn't necessarily be the character's actual father, so they can go with a stupidly cheesy 'son of Rambo' crap, for the marketing).

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Wow ...

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 9:56 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Even Rambo needs some tender lovin.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 9:57 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Waterboarding is for wimps.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 9:58 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    It's too long, no?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Stallone, and indecisive bitch... of Harry?

    by Proman1984

    Come on. LESS CARTOONISH? Who the fuck are you kidding? You've seen that trailer, Harry? You might think you are trying to be honest but instead you are just sucking up to Stalonne and tell him what he wants to hear. River of blood? Are you kidding me? How is that for poetic realism? And where is all that sadism coming from anyway?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 10:01 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I'm looking ahead ..

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 10:03 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    When you're hungry in the jungle, and all you got is Burmese soldiers ...

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 10:04 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Even John gotta let loose

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 10:06 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    We need you on this case, Johnny

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 10:44 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Say it out loud

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 10:51 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    That's the Burmese way.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 10:52 p.m. CST

    RE: Quick Harry, call him back and say you changed your mind

    by Acquanetta

    Sly should definitely listen to Vern on this one. John Rambo would be an okay title if this film was anything like Rocky Balboa, and intended as the final statement on the character. But since it's not, it doesn't really fit. I also think Sly was correct in assuming people will regard the title as being derivative. Anyway, it's great to read that Sly wants to do more Rambo films. I'd even like to see a second trilogy that focuses on an older Rambo. It would provide a unique balance to the series and allow Sly to be a modern day version of greats like Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, or John Wayne. An iconic tough guy in his 60's who may be slowing down, but still kicks plenty of ass. Rambo IV already has some pretty decent buzz going for it, and the title should expect this momentum and build upon it with the sequels. "Blood River" isn't a great title, but it does spark my imagination more than any of the previous ones. (It even sounds like something John Wayne might've starred in.) I also like the fact that it gets "Blood" back in the title- which is something that feels far more appropriate for this film than the quiet simplicity of "John Rambo".

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Lombardi & the '66 Packers directed by Sly Stallone

    by Julius Dithers

    Starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Well, I can dream, can't I?!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 11:17 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Rambo: "I wanna strut"

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Call it 'The Blood of John Rambo'

    by darrenspool

    To Hell and Back sucked.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 11:46 p.m. CST


    by jfp2007

    Snake wasn't laughing when he heard To Hell and Back was the new title. After reading about Harry's morning-side chat with Cobra, he started to laugh once more. I saw him with my own two eyes when I looked over at him.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Ramboney M: Night Flight to Venus

    by Bobo_Vision

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Rambo 4: Burmese Monks Run Around, Blow Things Up, Fight For Dem

    by The Duke Of Madness

    Soical Commnetary

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST


    by The Duke Of Madness

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 11:54 p.m. CST


    by The Duke Of Madness

    Rambo 4: Burmese Monks Run Around, Blow Things Up, Fight For Dem ocracy But Are Abandoned By The U.S. Because Burma Doesn't Export Oil

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 12:14 a.m. CST


    by TheMarineBiologist


  • Oct. 13, 2007, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Rambo: 3:10 to Burma

    by hamslime

    Double colon makes this "A force to be actioned with!" <--That title is tits as well.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 12:57 a.m. CST


    by The Winged Doucheman

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 12:59 a.m. CST


    by The Winged Doucheman

    This January, never trust something that bleeds for a week and doesn't die.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 12:59 a.m. CST


    by The Winged Doucheman

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 1:05 a.m. CST


    by The Winged Doucheman

    Its good to have you back Sly. I've been a Stallone mark since the Rambo/Rocky era of my youth. I remember the NES Rambo video game, where I couldn't get past the 1st level where you just jump around in the river while the Asian chick follows you around the screen. I'll be at Rambo opening night just like I was at Rocky Balboa. While other studios rape and pillage our childhoods with remakes, you make us remember what we loved so much about our favorite films to begin with. Stallone, you are the man.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 1:20 a.m. CST


    by The Winged Doucheman

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 2:09 a.m. CST


    by Darth Bauer


  • Oct. 13, 2007, 2:10 a.m. CST


    by Darth Bauer

    Oh yeah!

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Personally I am hoping for OSCAR PROVOLONE. I'm not kidding.

    by Darth Bauer


  • Oct. 13, 2007, 2:35 a.m. CST

    John Rambo is a great title for this movie

    by LeviDTinker

    i cant wait to see this,hopefully youll have the L.A. Premiere for this at the Chinese theatre just like Rocky Balboa.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Last Blood

    by greekCopter

    Now THAT would be a title for a definite "finale" to the series: JOHN RAMBO: LAST BLOOD Good decision to keep JOHN RAMBO and good to know that someone reads and cares. Be a good movie and call it whatever you want ;p

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Just laying in bed scratching my balls when Don Knotts called

    by Poloboy

    What? Big movie stars are calling this guy at home?? True or some delusion???????

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Rambo 14:The Depends Diapers Years

    by Poloboy

    Watch as John Rambo urinates and shits in his depends diapers, all the while firing an extremely large machine gun!!! And of course, botox in his face, a fake tan, and massive amounts of creatine/anabolic steroids/human growth hormone injected into his 60-year-old-body!!Can't wait- A Must See Event!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 3:15 a.m. CST

    Enough with the unfunny movie titles

    by BenBraddock

    Get a life FFS

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 3:38 a.m. CST

    The Original Talkback was the Funniest...

    by KillaKane

    Some of these titles sound like they were conceived by autistics (and I'm not talking 'savants' here).

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 4:43 a.m. CST


    by greekCopter

    Rambo doesn't have to be an action-packed bloodshed just like Rocky wasn't a "boxing" movie. A possible final Rambo would be nice to be a political "blade", and not about a distant country...if you know what i mean...

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 4:50 a.m. CST

    I'm not getting on this bandwagon

    by Sheeld

    Sorry, Sly looks like he's a cool guy and all, but he's a bad filmmaker. I'm astounded by all the love Rocky Balboa has received on this site, when it's such a shallow, implausible and, above all, cheesy retreat of the first film. It's very obvious how the fans on this site - contributors and talkbackers alike - were starstruck by the attention Sly paid to the site and the community and didn't dare criticize the movie for what it was. And it's happening all over again with John Rambo. That trailer wasn't good people; it looked like a terribly strained effort to appeal to the bullshit R-rated actionmongers, with ridiculous OTT violence, which again probably will result in an empty, shallow retreat of the first film, tailor-made for the crazy fanboys who care more about someone's head being blown off graphically than about actual story and character development. I couldn't care less what this is called, although John Rambo makes it sound like a real character based film, and I'll be very surprised if this has any true depth to it at all - so Blood River would probably be a better fit. I hope I'm wrong, but based on Sly's previous record as a director, I sincerely doubt it.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 5 a.m. CST

    Thanks Sly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by geodesigns

    <br> <br> Sly- Thanks for keeping it just JOHN RAMBO!!!! Thanks for listening to the fans- I feel grateful a celeb such as you actually listens to the fan base. Talk to us, show us your stuff, and don't listen to the soulless Hollywood professionals who just care about money. Sly- we care about your work and want you to keep releasing great movies!!! Now if we can get other celebs to listen to our feedback.... <br> <br>

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 5:48 a.m. CST


    by Luke_Cage

    Can you dig? Word

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 6:16 a.m. CST


    by Darth Hidious

    This is to you Sly. Basically i believe you could call it whatever you want! I think your latest hit ROCKY BALBOA and the forthcoming JOHN RAMBO movie are directed at the fans and the fans alone will give you their support to make it a box-office success, no need to recruit newcomers you are already a movie icon with a massive band of followers worldwide! The Rocky and Rambo movies are legendary and any true fan of them and yourself will go see them regardless of the title and storyline!!! This was proved by the sheer amount of traffic on this site when you did your Q&A (The site has never been the same since) And yes do ignore the majority of talkbackers on here as they just come to stir things up to gain negative attention! I am what I call a true fan I will watch whatever you put out there and will enjoy it! THANKS MR STALLONE for a lifetime of entertainment, you are a GENUINE MOVIE LEGEND UP THERE WITH THE BEST OF THEM!!!

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 6:16 a.m. CST


    by C Legion

    That's it. The arguments that some are making are nonsensical. Someone said "call it just Rambo", if Stallone does that then people will go "hey, didn't that movie come out in the 80's?", because most people know "Rambo: First Blood Part II" as just Rambo. As for a possible sequel, who cares? Let's get this one out first then worry about that in the future, and it's not like the Rambo films have ever had consistant titles anyway.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 6:18 a.m. CST

    I'm crazy late to this, but....

    by Traumnovelle know what's fresh as fuck? The fact that the movie isn't 'coming soon' no...John Rambo is 'ATTACKING SOON'....thats the single freshest fucking shit of all time. I was beginning to think we were too coddled for that kind of stuff. Bless 'em.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST


    by KillaKane

    Feedback to the Bruce Willis one, pretty conclusive that inspite of the leg pulling and opinionated rants, you're beloved by the majority and respected as a tue star 'of, and for the people'. Can't wait to see John Rambo return to the big screen. An here's to more movie projects post JB "It aint over till its over".

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Thanks Sly, can't wait for the Q&A when this opens.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 8:20 a.m. CST

    By the way, if I didn't say it before

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Rocky Balboa was awesome. You creepo. LOL

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I got it. Funny. Classic.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Rocky Balboa is the first...

    by C Legion

    and only film where I've behaved like a fanboy (though it looks like I'm now doing the same with John Rambo, oh well). Partly because Stallone was, alongside Bruce Lee, my childhood hero, and partly because he came here for the Q&A. I've never seen a star do something like that, utterly candid, interesting, witty, it was awesome. It's the first time I actually TOLD friends to watch a film, and got a bunch of them to the Cinema on the opening weekend. It's just a shame that the film had a staggered release, so as I'm in the UK, quite a few friends watched a pirate copy instead.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 9:22 a.m. CST

    This story is less about John Rambo...

    by zacdilone

    ...than it is about the desire to make AICN still look like it's relevant in the eyes of Hollywood. Sorry, that bus left some time ago.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 9:25 a.m. CST

    New title. John Rambo: Top two Talkbacks.

    by C Legion

    I hear a buzzing sound around this film.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    a better idea for the next Rambo movie...

    by Frank Black

    Stallone should get a real bunch of Navy Seals and special ops soldiers together and secretly invade Myanmar and free Aung San Suu Kyi with a documentary crew. Now, that is a movie I want to see! F*cking Bush and his supposed zero tolerance for brutal dictators couldn't invade Myanmar and overthrow that evil regime and actually do something useful in his presidency before he leaves? Oh, not enough oil there? C`mon Stallone, you can do it! FREE BURMA!

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack


  • Oct. 13, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Frank Black - that's a nice thought but Rambo only saves

    by BringingSexyBack

    white people - see Rambo 2, 3 and this movie.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    I love the title 'JOHN RAMBO'

    by cyclo

    Why? Because the title is impossible to mock. Every other title I've seen has the potential to lend itself to mockery, except for the dignified title 'John Rambo.' Sounds like a brand name all the way... and a serious one at that. Isn't that what John Rambo is? A brand name action hero. The name alone sells and having the serious mock-proof title 'John Rambo' lends the character and the subject matter some immediate respect.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Rambo Schmambo...

    by RetroActive

    the first one had a point. Beyond that, we're talking about this because... Gimme a break! This will blow regardless of the title.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 10:11 a.m. CST


    by Wrath4771

    I loved the first movie and the second one was a good Saturday afternoon blow up movie. The third one thankfully I have forgotten, but after seeing the trailer for John Rambo, I'm interested in this movie. Now, not that I've never been burned by a trailer before, but this movie seems to have a real plot and the action looks brutal. I hope I'm right.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Could he just change his first name?

    by tonagan

    "John" is sort of dull. Might as well call him Barry Rambo, or Tim Rambo.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Barry Rambo sounds like a porn star

    by liljuniorbrown

    Thats classic. Anyways I look forward ro seeing this movie an d Sly's right, if John Wayne can be a bad ass even late in the game then why not Rambo? Being a bad ass doesn't end when your thirty five, Stallone, Bruce Willis,Kurt Russell, and evn Arnie are all still capable of being bad asses.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 11:44 a.m. CST

    I love Sly, but he's gotta stop his mediatic double standard BS

    by SpencerTrilby

    Every time I read/hear him talking about John Rambo in the US media (AICN included), he's always trying to convince us that it'a a labor of love; his new, post-BALBOA take on John J. The latest example being this title change, as he "doesn't feel it's Rambo's last chapter", or whatever he says. <p> Now, every time he's asked about John Rambo in foreign media (especially in Europe, where the Rambo trilogy has been incredibly panned and misjuged - thanks to both Sly's 80's megalomania and ol'Ronnie) he's adamant how John Rambo is a movie he DIDN'T wanted to make, how he was forced to do it due to contractual obligations. <p> That's this schizophrenic BS that's bothering me, when applied to the trailers released so far: looks like Sly is both trying to make a serious, topical flick and at the same time goes really TOO MUCH over the top with the gore and blood splatters. Like a big-budget Chuck Norris flick. I really hope Our Man Sly will put his shit together, stop using AICN as a poll to figure out the lowest common denominator to get our asses on the theater on opening night and come up with a coherent, serious, final Rambo movie. End up with a BANG, and move on another part of his career. Rocky Balboa was great because it was a tight flick, focused and mature.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 11:44 a.m. CST

    STALLONE --this is ABKING ---here is a GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by ABking

    Sly, if both you and LIONSGATE agree to make more RAMBO films after JOHN RAMBO...THIS IS WHAT you can do...I see this as a new begining and start to a NEW TRILOGY OF RAMBO you can call them this -- JOHN RAMBO (2008); JOHN RAMBO: Incert Title (for 2011) and then JOHN RAMBO: Incert Title (for 2014)! Now this is an idea I hope you like! ;)

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Grammaton Cleric Binks

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Thank goodness, I'm not alone.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Once again...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    ...Sly has SCHOOLED "Bee-dub" on how to communicate with the fans... I'm looking forward to JOHN RAMBO, I hope it's as good as the preliminary footage suggests.<p> Unfortunately I wasn't able to say the same for Live Free or Die Quietly in Your Sleep; and it's too bad because I wanted to like the film going in. However, it ended up feeling too watered down. "Die HARD," you say?... more like, "Take this double dose of salt peter and call back in the morning." Worst line reading in a film this year: Kevin Smith-- "You're a fan of the Fett?" ...aging hipsterism is truly a sorry site to behold.<p> ...Wait... What's this thing I'm standing on?... a soap-box?... How'd I get up here?... I'm outta here...

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Penultimate Blood?

    by Fortunesfool


  • Oct. 13, 2007, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Ab King might be onto something

    by Bobo_Vision

    I think the Rambo movies should literally be called, "John Rambo: Insert Title". And kept that way. No changes. Only the year will be added on afterwards.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 12:33 p.m. CST

    RE: Call it 'The Blood of John Rambo'

    by Acquanetta

    "The Blood of John Rambo." "The Blood of Rambo." Actually, that suggestion ain't half bad. Not bad at all. I also have to admit that I've never liked the title John Rambo for Rambo IV. It just doesn't really fit with the rest of the series. However, upon reflection, if this is going to be a rebirth for the character and franchise, then it does change my opinion of it. It's been too long for this film to just fit easily alongside the previous three. You can't disassociate those films from the 1980's, just as you can't replace Richard Crenna by adding a different actor in a uniform. But to take the same character/franchise and create a new series of films 20 years later would be pretty cool. You could have John Rambo, with something like The Blood of John Rambo making a great follow-up. (Or, even better, The Blood and Guts of John Rambo. I'd pay double the admission price to see a film with that title!) It reminds me of those pulpy titles Hammer used to come up with for their films: Taste the Blood of Dracula; Dracula Has Risen From the Grave; etc. There's also a bluntness to the name John Rambo that I do like. Sort've like Matt Helm. You can almost hear people saying, "The Rambo films kicked ass...those John Rambo films were pretty hardcore too." Same actor. Same character. But a series of films that works as a complete saga, or two distinct trilogies.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST

    where's WalterB TB by the way? Whaddaya say? He pussied out?

    by SpencerTrilby

    And where the fuck is James Cameron's phone ITV, Part deux?

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 1:03 p.m. CST

    This movie is like an AICN Choose Your Own Adventure

    by Bobo_Vision

    Whatever the AICN talkbackers want, Stallone is giving. They wanted more violence from action movies, so he cut some really violent trailers. They want the title changed back. Done. Is it too late to have a bare-hand kung fu fight with Tony Jaa? Schedule some re-shoots.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    "PLEASE" stick with John Rambo Sly !

    by 2Sheds

    Sly, if your reading, stick with John Rambo. Its subtle, its understated, its direct and it hits home. Also, frankly, titles with subtitles are becoming a bit of a pill. Take the path of originality, PLEASE.

  • The promotion needs to start now... A final POSTER and KICK ASS trailer that gets people talking needs to be put out yesterday...meaning as soon as POSSIBLE! The January 25th date is fast approaching! As for the titles for possible futue films...either stick to the JOHN RAMBO: Incert Title approach or do the RAMBO: Incert Title Approach a la RAMBO: TO HELL AND BACK...the next one RAMBO: ON AMERICAN SOIL (something like that)...YOU GET THE DRIFT!

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 1:56 p.m. CST

    I'm waiting for RAY TANGO & GABE CASH!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    With Teri Hatcher, of course! ;)

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST


    by zooch

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 2:34 p.m. CST

    The real burning question

    by ArcadianDS

    Does John Rambo know how to use the seashells?<p> This morning I was lying in bed deciding whether I should use the toilet or just soil the sheets and lay in it all day when my phone rang: it was my boss and he was all 'holy mother of pearl get your ass to work right now' and I said 'okay but i have GOT to use the toilet first'<p> I leaned over and nuzzled Kurt Russel and he was laughing so I guess it was okay.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 2:36 p.m. CST

    John Rambo From Cincinnati

    by zooch

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 2:40 p.m. CST

    JOHN RAMBO 3:16

    by zooch

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST

    RAMBO meets BURMA

    by cyclo

    Sounds like a damn monster movie.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 3:09 p.m. CST

    John Rambo Begins..... Again!

    by Johnno

    Give the man an academy award! Stallone, you rock!!! I never thoguht 'John Rambo' was a last one or anything thoguh I'd honestly not considered there'd be more after this. But the title is hardcore! Just the letter in simple guerilla font in red on the title screen screams "AWESOME!" Anyway if there is another sequel I'm sure we can think up a god title like 'Rambo: Next Blood' or something or it doesn't even necessarily have to have 'Rambo' in the title just think of something cool! Something relevant to the story but sounds badass, then all we do is use 'Rambo is back' or something in the tagline with a large impressive picture of you with a bazooka, just like those old school action movie posters!

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 3:37 p.m. CST

    John Rambo: Gotta Eat

    by BGDAWES

    That should be the title.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Somewhere in the Dr. Demento vaults there is a parody rap of our favorite hunter. He's talking about his bling and says something to the effect that he's hardcore, and owns a mansion and a yacht. I think it might also be on You Tube, the audio anyway, but I know the audio is out there somewhere.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 5:01 p.m. CST

    they could call it...HAMbo

    by kname2

    worked in the Indy 4 TB...

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 5:58 p.m. CST

    You've just gotta love Sly

    by Azazyel

    If I had to sleep with a man - he'd be the one. He'd treat me right, and bring me flowers. I'm not saying I want to savour man-flesh - I'm just saying... if....

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST

    One Rambo to Rule Them All

    by chromedome

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 7:46 p.m. CST

    John Rambo is cool.

    by solitaryman

    First of all I think some of the previous posts have me convinced some of you are crack babies. Why is there such a big deal about the name? Why are people ANALizing it to death? Why do some of you feel the need to make fun of it and come up with stupid alternative names? What are you ? 5? John Rambo sounds good to me. When I first heard it was being called that way back when the teaser trailer was first out I thought 'cool'. Never thought anything of it sounding final or anything. If he wants to make more films with this character that's cool too. Someone previous suggested it was a good restart for the series i.e. John Rambo: insert line here (something like that. I don't know if I got that right but it was a good post). I think in the end whatever Sly decides to call it, it'll be good. It's the movie I'm excited about seeing. I don't really care alot about the title. Just want to be first in line when it opens in my town. If your reading this Mr Stallone ..kudos to you for still being able to do these films. Kudos for showing up the people who say you're too old. You'll never be too old. You're probably in way better shape then most of the people on this site. Thanks for coming back and making these movies. I say right on! Keep it coming. Thanks for caring about your fans. Come on people let's get behind the movie and not get hung up on the name. Stallone knows what he's doing.

  • Go here and SUPPORT JOHN RAMBO into the BIGGEST HIT OF 2008!!!!!!!!!!

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 8:11 p.m. CST --GO THERE and SUPPORT new RAMBO FILM!!!

    by ABking

    If you hate Hollywood making our favorite action movies rated PG-13...then GO THERE!!!

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST


    by chromedome

    ...we get to call you Sly, right?<p> Sleep well tonight, knowing that you have fans named Chromedome and Weinerpenis on your side, man. <p> Name the film whatever you want, and look at how we have named ourselves here BEFORE you take any of our advice!

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 8:43 p.m. CST

    or SIR. We can call you SIR, right?

    by chromedome

    MISTER STALLONE, SIR!<p>whew, that was a close call....

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 9:26 p.m. CST


    by chromedome

    ...dodged a kbar blade right there

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 9:28 p.m. CST

    WOW. Sly Stallone is so fucking awesome.

    by nalapou

    What actor does that? Amazing how much this guy tries to give the fans what they want. To Hell and Back was terrible. You're awesome Sly!! And good job Harry.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 10:05 p.m. CST

    RAMBO IV: The Quest for Peace of Chicken

    by Prossor

    IF greasy mustard chicken dies, IT DIES.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 10:10 p.m. CST

    this can be called CARROT TOP VS. PAULY SHORE

    by Prossor

    and i'll still see it. sly ownz!

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 10:51 p.m. CST =44YS02Crwj0

    by ABking

    WATCH THIS you-tube video!!!

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 10:55 p.m. CST

    and i RAMBO, i RAMBO so far away

    by Prossor

    couldnt get away.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 11:28 p.m. CST

    John Rambo

    by huggerorange

    John Rambo sounds perfect although in the end it could be called "x" and it wouldnt matter as long as the movie was fun and memorable. Example: Rambo 3, I loved rambo 3, it is my favorite in the series and the title is as simple as it can get! I remember stallone shoving fucking gun powder in a bullet wound and lighting it up to cauterize it!!...Scenes of bad assness like that are what make me forget about movie titles, they're kind of besides-the-point.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Keep it titled "John Rambo!"

    by Rindain

    Definitely a good thing to draw comparison to Rocky Balboa. Plus it is a respectable, non-cheesy title for a sure to be awesome film.

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 2:17 a.m. CST


    by TheNorthlander

    Yeah, because if the movie is called "John Rambo" and is the sequel to the other three Rambo movies and Stallone is in it, and you walk up to the ticket counter and say "I want a ticket to Rambo!", they're not gonna know what movie you're talking about! It'll be total confusion!<br> <br> The end of all we know!

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 4:54 a.m. CST

    John Rambo VS Jason Bourne:

    by Dingbatty

    Unshake the Cam

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 6:58 a.m. CST


    by C Legion

    As I've already said on this Talkback, there has already been a film called "Rambo", it came out in the 80's, and remarkably enough Stallone stared in it. "First Blood Part II" is a subtitle, the average guy will know "Rambo: First Blood Part II" as simply "Rambo". Want some proof? Here, look at this: Now tell me, what's that big fucking name at the top of the poster? It is, and should be "John Rambo" for the new film, let it go, let it go.

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 7:35 a.m. CST

    My 2 cents

    by duct tape wallet

    JOHN RAMBO works just fine as a title for me. I'm totally with Harry on this one.

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 9:15 a.m. CST


    by Ali786

    there, I'm not even asking for money. Use it.

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 10:43 a.m. CST

    God Damn, Harry. You got some clout, huh?

    by theycallmemrglass

    mighty impressive. Mind you I was having enormous phun with the title piss taking on the previous related post. To Hell and Back was really too cheesy but I also dont think it should be called John Rambo. It makes the film sound too poignant. Thats not what a Rambo film is about. Rocky Balboa is differtent, poignancy is part of Rocky but not RAMBO the great muddafukka of a really pissed off nam war veteran. No, for Rambo, you need a subtext title. You dont see Spielberg calling his new indy film, just Indiana Jones because its about his frign journey. Fuck the journey shit, Spielberg knows we want to see Indy in his element no matter how long its been or how old he's gotten, we wanna see Indy kicking baddies butt. So we get Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Spielberg is makingg the movie for us and I am sold on it. So I want to see Rambo in his element not on his Journey (I dont mind his journey being told as an additional depth to his character, all the better) but this is still about Rambo kicking ass. So give it a title that will attract us to knowing Rambo is the shit, he's pissed off again, he's going to shout HUUURRGGGHH only this time hes that bit older and he's learnt a few more tricks to overcome the deficiencies that age generally brings. Give me Rambo:Blood River, not John Rambo a psychological drama of insight into a veteran's mind. I like Stallones suggestion of Rambo: Blood River - that title rocks for me, that would get my bum on the seat of my local cinema. Sly, dont listen to Harry, your execs or even us talkbackers, go with yout first fukking instinct, man, go with RAMBO:BLOOD RIVER. Man, the more I repeat it, the more I dig that title.

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 11:09 a.m. CST

    That's exactly what the title means to me Harry

    by wato

    Not that anyone will ever read this in the sea of talkbacks, but Harry I have to say that naming the film John Rambo meant to me exactly what Sly feared it would mean to me. I basically thought this was the last Rambo movie and was being named in a similar fashion to Rocky Balboa as Sly's farewell to this character. And I don't think that's a bad thing. Now that I know this may not be the last Rambo movie I'm still OK with the title. I actually like it. So I suppose it doesn't matter either way. I just wanted to put it out there that the name did mean "goodbye Rambo" to me. Especially on the heels of Rocky Balboa.

  • It's just a name, man, and seeing that name means HE'S BACK. So forget the straight-to-video B movie title suggestions. This is an A movie featuring a brand name character, so give the movie the respectability it deserves by calling it JOHN RAMBO. What this movie needs more than anything is a mock-proof title and JOHN RAMBO is it!

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Lincoln Hawk: The Switch Goes On

    by uss cygnus

    You know you want it.

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    F.I.S.T. II: Kovac LIVES!

    by uss cygnus

    Now THAT would be a sequel.

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST


    by huggerorange

    Blood river does sound good...At this point ill take rambo:blood river or john rambo. Which ever title sums up the movie the best will do. Isn't that the point anyway, the title should have to do with the main idea of a film? So who are we to say what the title should be? Unless youve already seen the movie or read the script, which id say almost none of the people in here have.

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST


    by Maximus Prime

    Pity there wasnt more actors/director/writers liek Stallone..the man is drenched with class and shows teh fans that he cares about thier opinions..I tip my hat to you sir

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Should be: Rambo, John J.

    by KryptonsLastSon

    I always thought it would be a cool title to have it listed like in a service file: lastname, first name middle initial. Therefore "Rambo, John J." just seems right to me. It also hearkens back to a line in the original film. Sly if you're trolling this, maybe this works? Oh and are we going to have a huge Q&A with Sly for this film like we did with Balboa? Kudos for Balboa, a great retrun to the character with minimal schmalz. I'm glad you didn't go with the alternate ending to the fight on the DVD too, waaaaaayyyy too convenient.

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Dear Bruce Willis

    by ArcadianDS

    Why aren't you half the awesome as Sly Stallone?<p> Sincerely,<p> me.

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 11:23 p.m. CST

    John Rambo : Snakes in the Grindhouse

    by ZupDog

    When will Sly learn that excessive AICN hype doesn't work anymore... or did it ever?

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 11:35 p.m. CST

    The Future for the Rocky franchise...

    by DeeboShanks

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 11:50 p.m. CST


    by TheNorthlander

    Made you look.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Rambo IV The Quest for peace

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    heh heh.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 4:58 a.m. CST


    by CuervoJones

    He looks like his mom.

  • Snakes On A Plane. Nuff said.<p> John Rambo is alright, but from the trailer I don't get the impression that this is along the lines of the personal journey Rocky Balboa took us on - it looks more like Rambo 3 schlock again. If it all went back to the First Blood type of flick I'd be ready to see it.<p><p>

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:23 a.m. CST

    Rambo IV: Kingdom of the Empty Skull

    by CuervoJones

    Viva Ho Chi Minh!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Amazing that some of you are slamming Stallone...

    by C Legion

    for listening to his audience, actually, ya know, giving a fuck what we think. This isn't a case of hype, it's Stallone taking his fans, non-fans and Harry's opinion into consideration. As he said "Lionsgate jumped the gun on this", the title was never locked. Shit, people complain about stars being arseholes, people complain about stars being nice. I guess people just like to complain.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 6:46 a.m. CST

    Title is good as John Rambo

    by Dazzler69

    It does seem if you add more to it the cheesier is gets. K.I.S.S. Next title is a problem down the line let's just work on this movie shall we?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 7:36 a.m. CST

    I love you Sly

    by Abominable Snowcone

    A return to December of last year...let the Stallone ass kiss-a-thon begin!! Love it

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Rambo 4: Blood River Party Boat!!

    by Abominable Snowcone

    With Isaac serving drinks. If you don't get it...

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Here's Rambo's "personal journey:"

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Wow, I've been fishing quietly for almost twenty years...should I kill some more? Okay.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 7:50 a.m. CST

    But...will Jimmy Lyle make the knife

    by Abominable Snowcone

    or that other dude?<br> Come children, all are welcome! All aboard the Rambo Party Boat down Blood River! Uzis and umbrella drinks! Machine gun clips and calypso hits!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Why is it a bad thing? or Why are talkbackers retarded?

    by dr sauch

    Why is the similarity between ROCKY BALBOA and JOHN RAMBO as titles off-putting? Thats the first thing that jumped into my head, "oh man, sly stallone is going to bring back Rambo like he brought back Rocky". Also, why why why do come of you feel the need to slam Harry and Stallone? Why is it that some idiots get their rocks off talking anonymous shit about the guy who brought you this site and the guy who is actually concerned about what we think of his movie (so much so that he's consulting Harry about the fucking title)? The internet is the worst place ever. I wish this site was a club, with a real meeting place with real people, so that these morons would have to speak their retarded opinions aloud to real humans. Also, Sly, I loooooved Rocky Balboa and I cannot wait to see John Rambo. Great title.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    I loved "Oscar"

    by Movietool

    For the life of me, I can't tell why people don't recognize how good that movie is. A great, great, drawing room comedy. Marisa Tomei was brilliant, and I could watch the scenes with the Fenucci's on continuous loop. Plus, any movie that exploits the comic genius of Kurtwood "Red" Smith deserves notice. Oh, and did I mention it's got Kirk Douglas slapping Sly around? I'm gonna watch that movie tonight, dammit.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST


    by fractureJonze

    That original title fit so much, it just looks badass up on the screen! This made my day!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Good to hear about the title

    by tylermo

    It's a simple title that implies a personal journey as some have said. I hope we see some of that. That action sequences look pretty good, but I hope we get some sort of deep story as well. Free of one-liners. hehe BTW, I kept expectations low with Rocky Balboa, and was pleasantly surprised. A great book end film. Didn't surpass the first two films, but was at least on par with, or better than three. Definately surpassed 4 and 5. Best of luck with John Rambo. I'll be there.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Nice going, Sly!

    by TheNothing

    Stallone sounds like a cool guy who actually cares what fans think. How rare is THAT these days? Keep on keepin' on, Sly!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:39 a.m. CST

    I LOVE Sly...have I said that?

    by Abominable Snowcone

    If he needs extras to decapitate or have their throats torn out in the next Rambo film, I'm there. Because he cares, and so do I.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST


    by henrydalton

    It's obvious. John Celia Rambo. I'd go see that fucker.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Rambo: The Return of Brigitte Nielsen

    by Norseman1111

    She sends him a new full sized naked picture of herself as she looks today and Johnny Boy goes blind. He stumbles through the jungle firing off his 50 caliber and screaming at the top of his lungs.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Rambo: The return of Machine Gun Joe Viterbo

    by Norseman1111

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    John Rambo and the River of Blood

    by theycallmemrglass

    Lets try the Indy/Harry Potter approach. You know the Execs are listening to us and taking our advice - NOT !

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Blood River could have been good by itself.

    by fractureJonze

    Sounds along the lines of First Blood. But John Rambo is pretty badass too!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    John Rambo and the Jungle of Doom

    by theycallmemrglass

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:21 p.m. CST

    John Rambo and the War On Terror

    by theycallmemrglass

    This movie is dedicated to George. If you are watching George, you will like it, there is much slaughter of Iraqi civilians and torture. Popcorn is free too. What was that George? Yes weapons of mass destruction will be found by Rambo hidden in the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and no George, Tony Blair will not be making a cameo.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1 p.m. CST


    by misnomer

    it was a bad call harry...a bad call.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1 p.m. CST

    John Rambo and the War OF Terror

    by Musicballs

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 2:35 p.m. CST

    The Vault of Horror

    by Wu Fang

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 6:21 p.m. CST

    It has to be called John Rambo

    by Neo Zeed

    The kneejerk critics are all ready to pounce on this movie. Calling it John Rambo is the only way to diffuse that negativity. It's a hit then a sequel will have a good chance of getting greenlit. Then later the critics will probably bitch thinking Stallone insinuated that John Rambo was the last one...but fuck them. Sly can cross that bridge when he comes to it. Get a hit movie now and worry later about the haters

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 6:40 p.m. CST


    by SpiralSpin

    This is clearly the perfect title for the film, especially if its intent is to reintroduce the character to modern audiences.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Hey SLY< remember me?

    by GibsonUSA

    I think consideration should be given to a title with the word "BOUND" in it. Cause isnt that what is pretty much what Rambo is?....Bound...bound by his past, his methods, his memories, etc.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:13 p.m. CST

    JOHN RAMBO : Fires of Liberation

    by GibsonUSA

    Yes I took that from Ace Combat, but it sounds so cool.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:19 p.m. CST

    RAMBO: Fires of Liberation

    by GibsonUSA

    There. That sounds better. No "John" and no "IV" either. <BR><BR> By the way Sly, this is GibsonUSA Returns, if you remember me...since I have returned theres no need for the Returns no more.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:25 p.m. CST


    by chromedome

    you got me good with that one--thanks for the good laugh, I needed it (Monday's suck)

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Stallone should be The Punisher

    by super Cucaracha

    Nuff said Beeeatches!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Sly ... I am already in line.

    by super Cucaracha

    I have your back sir.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:31 a.m. CST

    I thought it's RAMBO IV - FIRST BLOOD PART III

    by Motoko Kusanagi


  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:06 a.m. CST

    No No No, start over.

    by Napoleon Park

    the first poster says "First!" and then the second poster says "Blood!"

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Sly don't do anything stupid

    by Dazzler69

    Seems like all the celebs are getting in big trouble these days. Keep your nose clean now. Earn it! Pretty cool he might be reading this.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Harry used a Jedi Mind Trick on Sly

    by theycallmemrglass

    "You will stick to John Rambo"..."hrggh yeah, you know, John Rambo it is" "You will dedicate this film to me my wife Yoko and give me 60% of your takings" "Well, you know.." "55" "I will give you 55% of the profit and dedicate the film to you and ... when da fuk you get married?"

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Will there be a Rambo videogame?

    by GibsonUSA

    We have been waiting like crazy since Rambo III for the Sega Genesis.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:36 a.m. CST

    JOHN RAMBO: Attack of the Clones

    by Grey Ghost

    Either that or: Stop or My Mom Will Shoot 2: John Rambo

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Rambo IV: Whatchoo Talkin 'Bout Colonel Troutman

    by Grey Ghost

    Rambo IV: Leonard Part 6 Minus 2

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:45 a.m. CST

    To Wong Foo 2: Thanks for Everything John Rambo

    by Grey Ghost

    Rambo IV: No I am not dead thank you very much

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Rambo IV: Damn I Need a Paycheck

    by Grey Ghost

    Rambo IV: Shia LaBeouf's Little Bitch

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 4:12 a.m. CST

    So a fat guy sleeping in makes hollywood policy now?

    by redfist

    Who'd a thunk it? Sly called me all the time when I am in bed...and just wants to talk about eniemas.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Rambo IV: Rusty Trombone

    by Bobo_Vision

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Now it's just called "Rambo".

    by C Legion

    According to this: The average, know nothing, non-fan, will see the title "Rambo" in big fucking letters at their local Cinema and say "Hey, that's the old film that came out in the 80's, I ain't watching that again". Huge mistake Mr. Stallone, CALL IT "JOHN RAMBO"!

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 8:43 a.m. CST


    by FleshMachine

    it's fine...more personal, more serious, more charater driven, less cliche and exploitational. and if it recalls "rocky balboa" all the better.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST

    a bit self-congratulatory, Harry, but you are wise

    by Rupee88

    Your logic is sound on this one...I don't care about the Rambo movies, but at least it won't have a retarded title.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Amazing isn't it

    by vadersmyfather

    Who'd have thought it, the name changes and Stallone rings Harry who pursuades the big guy to change it back to Rambo. Harry saves the day. Almost as though the name was never changed in the first instance, eh.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 4:55 p.m. CST

    John Rambo: Bringing Sexy Back

    by Professor-Chaos

    or John Rambo: More Venomy

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 4:57 p.m. CST

    What would the sequel to John Rambo be called?

    by GibsonUSA

    Just "John Rambo:(subtitle)" ?<BR><BR> I think that'd be dumb. Has there been research done on how many people out there actually know Rambo's first name is John? John Rambo is a great name but I would personally just have it "RAMBO" in the big red font then something attached. Nostalgia and fond memories of the original movies seems extremely important from a selling point here, which is why it was genious to have Rocky Balboa's poster play off the first Rocky poster. Rambo needs to do the same, in my opinion, both in terms of name and presentation/promotion.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Dammit, Zooch, just when I think I hate you

    by Elvis Cole Lives

    You go and type "John Rambo of Mars!" Barsoom, bitches!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:47 a.m. CST

    RAMBO: First Blood in Stool

    by aboriginal

    Just couldn't help myself. The poster's badasssssssssss, BTW.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    The poster says it

    by Rupee88

    I still agree with you Harry, that "John Rambo" is a cooler title, but he suits decided that "Rambo" is more marketable, so there it goes..

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:28 p.m. CST

    On second though "John Rambo" is probably the best one.

    by GibsonUSA

    I was just looking ahead to sequels and what they would be called. And yeah, how the average Joe Schmo would precieve the "John" part.

  • Oct. 20, 2007, 2:21 a.m. CST




  • Oct. 20, 2007, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Thank you Sly!

    by akauroradawn

    I really did not like the Hell and Back title. John Rambo is much better. I can't wait it is so good to see you again, finally!

  • Oct. 21, 2007, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Hi Stallone!

    by StallonesBones

    Hey Sly! I hope you had a good weekend. Do you happen to know when we will be saying an offical trailer or teaser for RAMBO?

  • Oct. 22, 2007, 5:17 p.m. CST

    "John Rambo" was a ridiculous name...

    by BigTuna

    It worked fine for "Rocky Balboa", but doing it for Rambo just seems very silly.

  • Oct. 25, 2007, 9:58 a.m. CST

    rambo is the better title

    by Big_Nutz

    an added subtitle would have been cool though