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Answering Questions Is As Easy As Breathing - Sly Answers Back! Day 1

Hey folks, Harry here... Sorry for this first set being a tad late - We had an internet mail virus hurting Stallone's assistant's computer - but I helped get that figured out and now we have Stallone's answers to your questions. Thanks goes out to the amazing Celeste for getting these questions and answers to and from Stallone! Here ya go - set one:

Tristan Christianson from San Francisco 1. Besides Rocky and Rambo what other popular character that you've portrayed over the years would you like to bring back to the screen one more time? Dude, for all the jabs you've taken over the years you've been a big favorite of mine and have done some pretty awesome work. Thanks for reprising some of the cooler characters I grew up with and had fun at the movies with.

1. I’ve been salivating to the point of dehydration just anticipating the reprisal of my groundbreaking performance in RHINESTONE, which I thought I could couple with STOP! OR MY MOM WILL SHOOT, where I could play identical twins that are artistically challenged and in a final display of manic behavior they cannibalize one another in front of Cobra.

Hey Sly, 2. I know he's like y'know the govenator, but dammit, once he's out of there, can we please get the ultimate action throwdown? I've waited OH SO LONG for you and Arnold to team up, it'd be better than Eastwood and Burt teaming up for that crapfest they did. thanks for your time, G Gideon Swann Humboldt County, Ca

2. The truth is Arnold and I have become very close. Years ago we were savagely competitive to the point of wanting to challenge one another on every level. But now we’ve become kindred spirits and would love to perform together, however it would most likely be a difficult film to do since our wheel chairs would most likely become entangled during our chase scenes. Truthfully, he’ll probably go on to do more incredible things as I drift off into senility. I did let him see the new RAMBO movie first and he called me at 10 o’clock at night complimenting me on what he saw. How’s that for irony? So maybe all that cinematic bloodshed has rekindled his action hero machinery into overdrive and he may want to act again. Who knows?

3) The latest trailers/TV Spots for RAMBO really just showcase the killing and mayhem with heavy metal music in the background. Is this a marketing angle that you have come up with, or something Lions Gate is pushing in order to play on the film's, well, killing and mayhem? I ask because I think you can bring in a larger audience by utilizing the character moments of Rambo (with the excellent Rambo score)... something you kind of did with one of the first trailers, with the Rambo voiceover about killing and ending with the image of him approaching stealth-like behind a soldier, ready to kill. We love action and violence, but the reason Rambo has such a following is because his character has depth (many moments in First Blood, boat scene and ending of Part 2, village scenes in Part 3). Cut another trailer to showcase this if you can. Ken Miyamoto -

3. Well it’s definitely too late to cut another trailer, but I couldn’t agree with you more. In today’s world of promoting films you have a very limited window to make the biggest impact. We opted for the action angle to drive the hardcore audience into the theater knowing they’re not going to be disappointed and we keep our collective fingers crossed that the dramatic portion will be discovered once they’re in the seats. It’s never easy displaying a film. Sometimes you can do the right thing and end up with a disaster by trying to second-guess an audience.

4 - Is Trautman's death (if this is even a part of the Rambo world, since Crenna passed away in real life) addressed in this movie? Is it mentioned how he died? Does his death have any impact on Rambo's character in the movie, and how he thinks and lives nows? IAmJack'sUserID, from Spartanburg, SC

4. I miss Colonel Trautman. The father figure aspect that he provided was a necessary link in the chain that held Rambo’s psyche together. With his death, like with Mickey’s death in ROCKY, Rambo is forced to face life completely alone. Like many individuals in the audience, they see the world as a frightening adventure and it’s only their sense of survival and pride that keeps them going. In the middle of this film Trautman will emerge in a flashback reminding Rambo what he must do to become a complete person as he says “To come full circle you have to admit what you are, really are.” To be your whole self, one has to look in the mirror and admit they are truly being honest with that image that’s coming back at them. Rambo believes he’s been a victim of America’s war machine, but in truth he has to come to the realization that he is a killer, a hunter, a protector, a warrior without a war.

5) What direction do you think your career would have taken had "First Blood" ended like the novel, with Rambo's death? I mean, there would be no Rambo sequels. Would you have been typecast as Rocky? How much did Rambo help balance that out? I think of it like Harrison Ford being blessed with the role of Indiana Jones, thus not being typecast as Han Solo, as could very easily have happened. Just dreaing a bit, how differently would your career have been without the Rambo sequels? The Game Master

5. Without a doubt I would’ve been Rocky Balboa for the next 10,000 years or more. The blessing of Rambo is that it provided me a character that can show the darker savage that every human possesses. Whereas Rocky is a beacon of goodness, Rambo lives in a cave of shadows. To be able to inhabit these two characters has been a true blessing.

6. Just wondering about the upcoming Death Wish remake. I'm far more of a fan of the orignal Brian Garfield novel (which to me was more thoughtful and had more depth) and was wondering if this version will hew closer to the book (and I for one would LOVE to see a faithful adaptation) or to the Michael Winner film? Paul Ryan

6. It won’t resemble the Michael Winner film at all. The only thing that would be used is the title. Whereas the original character was a pacifist and a conscientious objector, the new character will be a whole other creature; much heavier, more volatile, a product of a distorted modern society. I believe DEATHWISH worked in the 70’s because we were a more gentle society and the violence was, in that era, considered groundbreaking. Now the bombardment of ruthless violence that reigns down on us everyday in the media has thickened our hides. For example, one of the muggers/killers in DEATHWISH was Jeff Goldblum wearing a jug-head hat and the other muggers resembled third-rate hotdog testers. That just wouldn’t fly today. Being confronted by a man who resembles Pee Wee Herman holding a .32 caliber would not exactly jellify my knees. The felons today are hard-core sociopaths that require a character that can equal or surpass their savagery to succeed.

Yo Sly! This is Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr from Los Angeles I love Rambo like God loves Jesus and I am proud to say I saw RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II twelve times in the theater and even turned down high school sex to see it on opening night. (And to this day no sex has equalled that experience). My question is this: 7- In the eighties, John Rambo took on villains who were the real villains of the day: ruthless, invading Russian commie bastards hellbent on global communism. So I always assumed that if Rambo returned he'd be taking on the real villain of this day: extreme, radical Islamist bastards hellbent on worldwide jihad. It seems like all of today's movies have pussed out on making Islamofacists the bad guys even though they are clearly the bad guys in the real world right now. Why is Rambo pussing out on this mission? Has he become politically correct? Just curious. I still love ya. xoxox, Dr. H

7. The phrase ‘politically correct’ is basically a euphemism for bold face lying because unfortunately, lies keep society functioning. The day we have our politicians actually tell us the real truth, we’d have anarchy in the streets. So we’re told what they think will pacify the masses not inflame them. So getting back to your question..I thought the idea of Rambo dealing with Al-Qaeda, etc. would be an insult to our American forces that are actually dying trying to rid the world of this cancer. To have at the end of a 90 minute movie the character of Rambo seizing Osama bin Laden in a choke hold then dragging him into the Oval Office then tossing him in the President’s lap declaring “The world is now safe, Chief” would be a bit insulting. We’ve seen today every film that deals with the Middle Eastern situation has failed because it is a subject people find incredibly painful to sit through while it is ongoing. Maybe ten years in the future a good film will be produced on the subject. Right now I believe revealing a situation like the ongoing genocide in Burma provides a compelling story simply because it is true and is the longest running civil war in the world – 60 years against a small group of Christian peasants called The Karen. Also, I wanted to keep Rambo in the Far Eastern jungles, where cinematically it would reflect his days in Vietnam.

.Hey Sly! I loved ROCKY BALBOA and I'm looking forward to the new RAMBO; both are such great heroes to me since I was a kid. here are my questions: 8. How different was the physical preparation for RAMBO 4 compared to ROCKY BALBOA? thanks for taking the time for these questions, good luck for the future! p.s. 'Hearts on Fire' Montage in ROCKY IV is Legendary! A big fan and friend - Omer Sheriff, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM.

8. In RAMBO I wanted the character to be a metaphor for a man who is slowly being engulfed by his savage surroundings. For example - he lives in the jungle and is becoming one of its beasts. The human elements are dissolving, therefore the training was done in a way where the muscles developed were working muscles; back and shoulders, neck, portions of the body that would reflect a strong working beast of burden as opposed to a well-defined athlete. Also it was the heaviest I’ve ever been in any film. To give you an example, in RAMBO II I was 168 lbs and in this RAMBO I am 215 lbs.

9. What was your initial reaction to Weird Al's spoof on rambo in UHF? Andy Mahoney - Oak Harbor, WA

9. I thought it was great except he had better abs than me, but I thought the glasses were a good touch. It made Rambo seem much more scholastic, so if there’s another RAMBO I know what direction to go - WEIRD RAMBO: ASSAULT ON A BOOKSTORE.

Hey Sly, 10. What is your favorite bad movie? I'm talking a TROLL 2 or BATTLEFIELD EARTH level of lousiness. The kind of movie that fills you with shame, even as you are enjoying it. Also, I am very much looking forward to RAMBO. Thank you.

10. Without a doubt it is one of my own. I appear in a dream sequence wearing diapers in STOP OR MY MOM WILL SHOOT. It makes me want to lower myself into a wood chipper headfirst every time I see it. God…if I could take every print of that movie and airdrop it across Iraq, the war would be over! People would run screaming into the streets begging to surrender saying “No more, no more, this is too inhumane!!”
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  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:24 p.m. CST


    by skywalkerfamily

    Awesome! Thanks Sly!

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Dude, as if there was any doubt...

    by filmicdrummer17

    Sly is a class act, and very, very funny. Can't wait for more Q & A.

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:26 p.m. CST

    I Love OSCAR, and I'm not ashamed of it

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    an underrated farcicle comedy, if ever I saw one

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Half the questions he didn't answer

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    A couple he deflected with jokes, some he just re-directed. So it looks like for each day's 10 questions, we'll get about 6.5 answers.

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:28 p.m. CST

    How about a Cliffhanger sequel?

    by skywalkerfamily

    I loved that movie!

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:29 p.m. CST

    by SJBKAT

    So awesome! First?

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:29 p.m. CST

    He seems like a cool dude

    by Mezzanine

    Its awesome that he pokes fun at Stop! Or my Mom Will Shoot!

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:31 p.m. CST


    by SJBKAT

    No "Return to the Party at Kitty and Studs: The Next Generation?"

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Stay classy, Sly

    by Maximillian Roivas

    I love the fact that he's focusing on the shit going down in Burma, something Hollywood seems to be too afraid to tackle. Way to fight the good fight! January 25th's gonna be so cathartic

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Thanks Sly

    by SpencerTrilby

    but is it me or our pen pal Sly is a bit less outspoken than last year? His answers seem a bit rushed. Ahh, nevermind...

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Good start

    by Mullah Omar

    That had more than a little bit of filler, but there were a few decent bits of info. I await bigger and better answers in the days ahead.

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST


    by SJBKAT

    Naw, I'm sure the man has a lot going on two weeks before the release of Rambo. To have him do an entire week of questions still shows a lot more than our non-friend Bruce Willis.

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Thanks Sly!

    by Cheif Brody

    Keep 'em coming! "Tango & Cash 2"?!!

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:40 p.m. CST

    I really liked Staying Alive. i'm NOT kidding.

    by ronniepooch

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Forget Death Wish, Sly

    by Moe Ron

    I've said it before, but if you are jonesing to remake a cool Bronson flick, do THE MECHANIC. And please, please see if you can get a "Sly" cut of Nighthawks out there. Love that movie, would love it even more I think if you could get that version out there you spoke of last year. Oh, and God bless you, you're the coolest.

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Sly's back!

    by Dr. Girlfriend

    And it's great to see he's kept the same wit that made his stay so much fun last time! The last answer had me LMAO. Thanks, Sly!

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Good answers

    by Bobo_Vision

    Humble and self-depricating - I get cynical about Sly watching those thrash metal Rambo trailers, but his answers make me like the man again. And, great answer to the Rambo-Islamic question which many have been asking, and he's totally right, and movies about the current war have been tanking for precisely that reason.

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Stop or my Mom will shoot was awesome

    by messi

    I understand how audiences couldn't see the humour back then, but fuck me is it a good idea. CHILDREN OF FUCKING MEN!

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Regarding Death Wish, though

    by Moe Ron

    I will say your take on it sounds interesting. At least you're going to up the ante.

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Rambo...Full Circle?

    by Acquanetta

    I'm a little confused by the idea of Rambo coming full circle in the new film. Wasn't that the underlying theme of Rambo 3? I hope Sly expands upon that notion, either in a Q&A or in the actual Rambo film.

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Exclusive rambo clip

    by JohnRambo this is insaneeeee

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:51 p.m. CST

    That Dr. H guy is kinda crazy, eh?

    by TallBoy66

    Hmph. Well, to each his own.

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:51 p.m. CST

    right link here

    by JohnRambo

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Good point SJBKAT

    by SpencerTrilby

    it's probably just a warm up and still it makes WalterB (or BeeDug, whatever) look like a fool for pussying out last year.

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Sly and Arnie teamup

    by Moe Ron

    You should be the villain of the piece. I just rewatched Death Race 2000 on TCM the other night, you've got it in you. I caught the ad for Rambo earlier while watching TV with a friend, and we got to talking about your films. I never realized what a link there is between my childhood and Sylvester Stallone.

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Death Wish 6

    by Acquanetta

    I'm a big fan of Bronson's take on the character, but I wouldn't be entirely opposed to seeing Sly's version. However, if it bears no relation to the original film or novel, why is it even being called Death Wish?

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:55 p.m. CST

    A *star* on par with none!

    by VanGoghX

    Yu da man, Sly! I know this question aint gonna get to you, since I didn't follow the proper channels, but: Did you get much teasing as a kid with a name like Sylvester? When did you adopt the nickname Sly? Ah well, maybe next time... Thx much for your time!

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Guy's Funny

    by Muldoon

    Sly's a pimp, loved all the Q&As and am glad someone asked that number 9

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 10:58 p.m. CST


    by brocknroll

    I love Sly's sense of humor, I especially love his answer to number 10, that cracked me up!!! :-D

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 11 p.m. CST

    Sly, THANKS!

    by ABking

    Thanks once again for your answers Sly. Talkbacks can be tough on you but most of these guys are jaded and just hate everything. But at least RAMBO will shut all their fucking mouths:) Maybe after RAMBO opens to 25 million, studios will shove numerous projects at you including John Singletons THE-A TEAM; Tarantino's INGLORIOUS BASTARDS; James Byron Huggins HUNTER; Hell maybe you and Arnie can team up and fight a Predator IN PREDATOR 3:)

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Rambo V Idea...

    by SJBKAT

    I want to hear more about this "bizarre idea" he has for a "Rambo 5"

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Good god that wood chipper comment....

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    had me laughing so hard I started to tear up. Nice one Sly!

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Super Stuff! Thanks, Sly!

    by cyclo

    I must say I love Sly's reasoning for using the conflict in Burma as the new source material for RAMBO. The Karen tribe has been suffering for decades under the oppresive Burmese regime (which is basically communist). Just a brilliant decision by Sly both from a cinematic perspective (Rambo in the jungle again) and a humanitarian perspective (the suffering Karen) to finally shed some light on this long ignored genocide against the peaceful Karen. A million thanks, Sly! Good answer! Good answer! (I feel like Richard Dawson).

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Never Seen Rocky 2

    by HExTeXly

    It's coming tomorrow (via Nextflix) I'm really excited. I love Sly, and the new RAMBO looks great.

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 11:09 p.m. CST

    The commercials for Rambo

    by skywalkerfamily

    Really have me excited. I never got into the Rambo franchise, but I check out this one and the earlier ones.

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Never seen Rocky 2? Get ready then

    by SpencerTrilby

    the last line is for the history books, as the most badass-yet-moving line ever.

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Please make this movie....!!!!!

    by Succatash

    We just need a movie about aliens coming down and making these actors (acting as themselves) fight each other to the death. <br><br> Sylvestor Stallone<br> Arnold S.<br> Bruce Willis<br> Jackie Chan<br> and more...

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 11:16 p.m. CST


    by ABking

    Some of you talkbacker PUSSIES will see a real action movie on JANUARY 25TH. them how it is done OLD SCHOOL!

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 11:28 p.m. CST

    over the top

    by tranpkp1

    how come he never references over the top ??? an all time classic. I need to get a ? to sly to comment on OverTheTop!

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 11:32 p.m. CST

    putting it in the jungles was the best

    by Prossor

    considering Rambo 2 is my favorite of that series, glad he's going back to the jungles and not in that sandpit of middleeast.

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 11:32 p.m. CST

    AbKing's Bedroom walls

    by Bobo_Vision

    I'm willing to wager with anyone on this talkback that AbKing's bedroom walls are adorned with posters featuring a shirtless Stallone and a shirtless Schwartzenegger. <p> Any takers? I'll give you 20 to 1 odds.

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 11:57 p.m. CST

    At least he didn't say anything about JUDGE DREDD

    by Mr Incredible

    Well, he didn't...

  • Jan. 14, 2008, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Rambo...does anybody really care anymore??

    by Executor

    I think Rambo will fade into oblivion at the box office much like the "long awaited" comeback of Basic Instinct 2. <p>Which is a shame, because Sly has the potential for so much more. When he tried to "reinvent" himself years ago with Copland I thought that was a great step and was disappointed he didn't make more movies like that. Or, in today's market, find a great drama on HBO or FX to sink his teeth into. Sly's days of being a marquee draw at the cinema are over, but if he stopped with this Rocky 7 and Rambo 4 bullshit he could really continue as an actor.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Thanks for answering my question, Sly!

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    I look forward to January 25.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:06 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    That "question" just fucking reeks of you like sewer reeks of shit. Sly just PWNED your stupid crusadist posturing you fucking twat. And if that wasn't you, fuck you anyway.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Well, Rocky Balboa was hardly bullshit

    by SpencerTrilby

    he grew up both as an actor and a director with that one. Maybe the lightning will strike twice with Rambo, who knows? At the very least, we could be in for a good ol'fashioned action flick.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Please come on MGU, Sly!

    by pacino33

    They've had Brian Tyler and Brian Garfield both on the show! And they'd love to have you on as a guest, too. They're supporting your film 100%!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:08 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Douche. PWNED, what a dipshit.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:11 a.m. CST

    He was very funny in ANTZ.

    by christian66

    He actually stole the movie from Woody Allen. Tough to do. Anyway, RAMBO is good bloody fun. Bravo.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:13 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Best part of the OQA (Original Q&A) was the personal stuff, conflicts and chicken grease.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:14 a.m. CST

    He is awesome.

    by V'Shael

    I wish more people knew about this side of his personality. The funny open self-deprecating fan-welcoming side.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:16 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    You need to disembowel those idiots who went this route.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Rambo is back! Freakin' awesome!

    by sonnyfern

    Really, think about it...RAMBO...back in theaters..I mean we're talking one of the biggest icons in movie history and say what you will, but Stallone proved with Rocky he can pull something like this off with flying colors. The man is SMART. I just hope the movie is as violent and bloody as that early footage was!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:25 a.m. CST

    cool guy

    by onefatman

    Although I think his statement that all movies about the middle east have so far been failures is a bit dismissive and generalised.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:30 a.m. CST

    I loved SHADE, but no one ever discusses that one...

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    I think Rambo is gonna suck big time, but my ass will be the first one in line to see it either way.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Woah daddy!

    by caruso_stalker217

    They actually used my shit-ass question!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:38 a.m. CST

    And thanks for answering

    by caruso_stalker217

    I had forgotten all about the diaper dream sequence. You've dredged up many painful memories. Thank you, Sly.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Harry, exercise your power over Stallone and..

    by seppukudkurosawa

    -tell him that "In the middle of this film Trautman will emerge in a flashback" is a pretty awful idea. I know Rambo isn't supposed to be Full Metal Jacket or The Big Red One, but that doesn't mean it's got to completely take you out of the real world altogether. <p></p>Flashbacks- especially to dead characters- are 9 times out of 10 a shitty, hamfisted writers' device. Maybe it's a sign of how stuck on the past Rambo is, or how unstrung he is, but that doesn't change the fact that it's weak, Lifetime Movie-style writing.<p> </p>Anyway, hoping this'll be good, and POST A PICTURE OF CELESTE!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:43 a.m. CST

    I wonder why Sly never did a movie with a canine co-star

    by caruso_stalker217

    I wonder if he regrets not doing one when he had the chance.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:51 a.m. CST

    I think...

    by Tourist

    ...You could just repost the original Rocky Q and A's. Looks like your gonna get mostly repeat business from the question askers.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Sly & Arnie team up

    by bazookajoe

    There is only one project that is badass enough, a movie-adaptation of CONTRA! Check out this fake trailer:

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:16 a.m. CST

    That's the great thing about Sylvester Stallone

    by ewokstew

    People can talk up all the crap they want about certain movies of his or his career, etc... whatever At the end of the day he's still a class act and one heck of a funny guy. Way to go Sly!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:24 a.m. CST

    “The world is now safe, Chief”

    by Raised FisT


  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:24 a.m. CST

    format wars

    by Staldo

    format wars are retarded. The corporations are purposely suppressing HD/bluray hybrid players because then everybody loses. Anybody who talks up either format is a corporate tool.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:33 a.m. CST

    'Oscar' was fucking excellent

    by ironic_name

    i like the first question:<P> dude, for all the jabs you've taken over the years..<P> JABS!<P> that joke was very.. sly.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Just how class an act is Sly?

    by Gabba-UK

    very is the answer.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:36 a.m. CST

    mr.saxon, see OSCAR, that is some funny shit

    by ironic_name

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:37 a.m. CST


    by tme2nsb

    People are doubting this like they did with Rocky Balboa - and again, the naysayers will need to shut the fuck up once they see the movie. I cannot wait. Oh, and Sly, thanks for answering my question :)

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Holy Shit

    by 5 by 5

    This Stallone guy is one funny motherfucker.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Let the bodies hit the floor!

    by Sappers Forward

    I think this movie will rock. I'm an "Action Guy" and I love action movies. Especially movies involving an ass kicking protagonist. I loved First Blood. I think it's one of the all time coolest flicks ever. One of those movies that makes me stop channel surfing. No matter how many times I've seen it.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Stallone+Schwarzenneger teamup

    by Prossor

    i said in another tb but if freakin Pacino and DeNiro are making their 3rd movie together surely Rambo and Dutch can TOO DAMMIT.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 3:30 a.m. CST

    Still waiting for my DEMOLITION MAN and TANGO & CASH sequels, Sl

    by Steve Rogers

    ...they would fucking rule and you all know it! I love those movies.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 3:32 a.m. CST

    Stallone = class act

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Stallone got a lot of respect from me for Rocky Balboa, a thoughtful, classy, mature movie, almost a direct sequel to the original. Fingers crossed for this one. And to those dissing the Crenna flashback: Just imagine Rambo sitting thinking about what he should do, having second thoughts about his mission and whether he can do it or not...then the Crenna flashback comes on and Rambo realises what he HAS to do and the Jerry Goldsmith music comes crashing in!!!!! Awesome! To the guy doing the score for this film - if you screw up the Goldsmith music you'll be on the hit list buddy.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 3:42 a.m. CST

    Enjoyed Cliffhanger


    Damn thee thy haters!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 3:48 a.m. CST

    I hate to be a conspiracy theorist...

    by BadMrWonka

    but there's no way Stallone wrote "where I could play identical twins that are artistically challenged and in a final display of manic behavior they cannibalize one another in front of Cobra."<p>just not possible. funny, well-written, cohesive, and with no errors. no way a weightlifting "actor" wrote it, no matter how many iconic roles you guys can throw at me. he's a fun guy (a republican, but whatever), and it's cool that "he's" doing this, but an assistant or publicist wrote that sentence.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 3:58 a.m. CST

    Sly what does the cloverfield monster look like?

    by duchuvney_post_x

    thanks in advance.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Can't wait to see this...

    by 69DUDE

    on Lionsgate Blu-Ray Disc!! ;)

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 4:34 a.m. CST


    by Samplelord

    You got a problem with people being muslim?...or Russians?redneck inbred piece of shit...people like you should be dropped in Iraq,big mouth no show Glad Sly is using the Burma situation,instead of cashing in on peoples emotions concerning 911... It's sad that the US of Assholes are too cheap do do anything about the situation there,but hey maybe some day they will find oil in Burma....

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 4:36 a.m. CST

    I hate to agree with BSB

    by Lost Jarv

    but that post does stink of Anchorite. <p>You're really losing it dude.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Rocky 2,3,4,5 & 6 Special Edition Dvd's Please!

    by Stallone82

    Sly, Can you PLEASE actually talk to or kick down the door of "the suits" and tell them to STOP re-releasing Rocky Box Sets and the ONLY new thing is New Artwork! Please... Make Double Disk Special Edition DVD's for Rocky 2,3,4,5 & 6... Commentary Track, 90 Minute Documentary, Behind the scenes footage, deleted scenes. (( For ALL the Rocky Films )) YOU Sly are going to have to push them to do these! Please for the fans, for ALL TIME sake, do this for the fans!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 5:11 a.m. CST

    John Spartan.

    by Julius Dithers

    Now more than ever a movie bearing that name would have some serious traction. Demolition Man was fun. Too bad Simon Phoenix is going to jail for tax evasion.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Demolition Man...

    by MonkeyManReturns

    ...totally underrated!! Sure, it 'aint going to stop world hunger, but it was a laugh! I said it before and I will say it again, if Stallone was a bad actor, Rocky and Rambo would have had zero impact on the world. It was him, and him alone, that made these movies what they were (credit of course due to the stunt guys)...but could you imagine Tom Cruise as Rambo? No...nor could I. Stallone rules. Simple. In his genre, he was king. And in my eyes, still he is an awesome director...maybe he should have made superman returns...the guy knows action, and would have made something monumental, as compared to that Duck's puke that Singer made....

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 5:16 a.m. CST

    Stallone is NOT a bad actor

    by Lost Jarv

    this is one of the great myths kicking around- for a truly, truly great Stallone performance see Copland.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 5:24 a.m. CST

    I liked the Q&A about Rambo giving Stallone's career variety

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

    I liked the Q from gamemaster about whether or not the Rambo franchise saved Stallone from being typcast as Rocky. Good question. Good Answer.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 5:26 a.m. CST

    RAMBO will grab the BOX-OFFICE by her throat...

    by travis-dane

    and Rip her fucking Head off and stay on top of her dead body for 4weeks!Then RAMBO goes back hunting!<p>THATS ALL!<p>

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 5:35 a.m. CST


    by semisaj

    Was the Sly's best performance...if you believe in the crap that goes with awards Stallone should have won an Oscar..he out acted some very good performers in that film

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 5:41 a.m. CST


    by semisaj

    seriously are there still people in the world who have access to a computer and the internet who think that these terrorists are definition of there actions as soon as they kill a human being they stop being muslims...god dammit you fucking Americans do some reading use your brains and and stop blaming the big bad guy for the problems that you have created around the world...this is why you are the most hated people in the world right now.. you ignorant fat greedy the way sly cant wait to see some Rambo action!!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Stallone is the king

    by stamper

    But I want to see Edgar Alan Poe played by him, I've been waiting for 20 years !

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 5:46 a.m. CST

    No way americans could be more hated than...

    by stamper

    muslims, what the hell are you talking about ? In true muslim religion, you will get your eyes ripped out and hands chopped off for browsing the internet. All religion sucks btw, I mean, you get catholic priests raping young kids, which says as much for christians.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Newsflash for BadMrWonka:

    by DocPazuzu

    John Hurt actually doesn't have elephantiasis. <p> John Travolta actually isn't a genius who got smart from a flash of light. <p> Arnie actually isn't a monosyllabic robot from the future. <p> Forrest Whitaker actually isn't a loony African dictator. <p> Eddie Murphy actually can't talk to animals.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 5:52 a.m. CST

    are you sure about Arnie?

    by Lost Jarv

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 5:56 a.m. CST


    by semisaj

    i think you will find that 1.3 billion muslims hate Ameicans..about 300,000 of them turn into terrorists..also most educated people from around the world have a dislike for you because of vietnam..your foreign policy in south america..the first gulf war..invasion of Afghanistan and iraq, the fact that wouldnt sign the keyote treaty...your abilty to enlist the help of dictators and keep them in powr untill you no longer need them ..for exmple saddam..the training of terrorists..example the IRA and Osama bin really are stupid some reading use your mind stamper and think for are right about one thing..religion does suck

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 5:57 a.m. CST

    God bless you, Unca Sly

    by reflecto

    He provided me with endless hours of entertainment with camp schlock like COBRA as a kid, but the fact is that for all the cheesy shit Sly is a talented man and a dedicated performer who just wants to tell a story, even if sometimes, that story is RHINESTONE, COBRA or STOP OR MY MOM WILL SHOOT. And I'm entertained! He's very eloquent about his best works or his worst blunders. BTW, ROCKY BALBOA was class.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:04 a.m. CST

    semisaj&stamper:RAMBO should KILL both..

    by travis-dane

    of you for starting another gruesome political/religion BS debate on a TB!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:08 a.m. CST


    by semisaj

    sorry you are correct and i will never do this again! Sly will you be releasing an extended version of the film once it hits dvd, blu ray etc?...what extras could we expect?

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:08 a.m. CST

    First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Pt 2, Rambo 3, Rambo.

    by Executor

    This has got to be one of the most idiotic and confusing numbering of titling of sequels I have ever seen. They really should have called this movie "John Rambo." Or if they wanted to be really accurate, "Who Cares."

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:16 a.m. CST


    by Lost Jarv

    most of the world hates America for 2 reasons: <P>1) Being fatter, more arrogant, louder and more stupid than the rest (a sweeping generalisation, but it's a pretty common one)<p>2)Being the dominant power on the planet. <p>Foriegn policy (sepecially shit like vietnam) is mostly irrelevant in our percerption. <p>BTW I like Americans, places in America that I've been to (except for San Fransisco- which I hated), and most things american so I post this expecting to be flamed.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:18 a.m. CST


    by C Legion

    He's referring to the bad guys, not Bronson. Fuck, Bronson was granite.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:18 a.m. CST

    TomBodet:Sly meant the BAD dudes who...

    by travis-dane

    killed Bronsons family to look like Pee Wee Herman.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Shit to late!

    by travis-dane

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Lost Jarv,I still like you...

    by travis-dane

    would you move to Usbekistan?Mr Saxon has not shown up yet.Could give my love to other people.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Cant wait for Death Wish! will there be rambo 5?

    by coltrautman

    Death wish With sly could be great!! sounds like it has a Touch of Rambo and Cobra... I hope if this rambo is a hit you will do another Rambo sly! I love how you can make fun of your bad movies ;)

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:36 a.m. CST

    why on earth would I want to move to Usbekistan?

    by Lost Jarv

    I'd come for a holiday, obviously to carry on England's great lager lout tradition, but living there?

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:37 a.m. CST

    I still like you Travis

    by Lost Jarv

    despite the fact that you croats dumped us out of the European Cup.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Lost Jarv, how can you hate SF??

    by BenBraddock

    That place was awesome, beautiful. If I had to move to the USA, I'd want to live there. Anyway, anyone know who's playing Trautman in RAMBO now that Crenna is dead? I hope RAMBO is good, but wanting it to be a new FIRST BLOOD doesn't mean it will be. Fingers crossed though.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Oscar is awesome!

    by DirkD13"

    John Landis' last decent film, an amazing piano duet scene, Peter Reigert (Boon!!!), Tim Curry, high quality farce. Ok so Sly isn't a natural comedic actor (although he is a naturally comedic individual), but that film is good goddammit! Once again big man, cheers for this.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:43 a.m. CST

    because it's the most uptight place on the planet

    by Lost Jarv

    it's full of arseholes, and doing anything is a complete fucking hassle. <p>And I've been there quite a few times and something shitty happens to me every time. It is pretty though.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:49 a.m. CST


    by coltrautman

    no one is playing "trautman" It would be interesting to see Rambo back in the U.s. though for a rambo 5

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:49 a.m. CST

    Should have used Rambo theme in trailer

    by Dazzler69

    I would like to see some kind of movie with Arnold and Sly. I would not care if it was cheesy.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:59 a.m. CST


    by Lerkst

    Stallone has proven himself with the American masterpiece that is Rocky Balboa. I never truly lost faith in the man--Lock up is a great movie, eg. But bringing back Rambo was necessary. When the only true action star we have is a 25 ft. robot named Prime, it's time for a real action hero. John's return is prime, itself. I think Stallone is JUST starting his creative what if he's older when it happens? Look at Eastwood--he's producing his best work yet. I would like too see Sly direct more films for other people, personally. Thanks for being the best, Mr. Stallone.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7 a.m. CST

    Cliffhanger or Demolition Man

    by photoboy

    I'd love to see sequels to either of those. Actually, I'd quite like another Judge Dredd too, despite most people hating it, I rather enjoyed it! :)

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:02 a.m. CST


    by Bouncy X

    i dont think someone else is playing Trautman, i got the impression he was implying they used a clip from a previous Rambo movie for his flashback appearance.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Arnold, Sly and Bruce Willis...

    by Bouncy X

    when aliens invade the earth and wipe out the major military forces, its time for the thespians of america to unite......Planet Hollywood : The Movie.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:06 a.m. CST

    Well, everywhere is full of asseholes though

    by BenBraddock

    If I throw a stick out of my window I'll probably hit a couple. Was walking up all those hills too much of a hassle? Anyway, whatever, each to his own I guess.. So how can Trautman be in a flashback in RAMBO if no one is playing him? Voiceover? Lookey-likey? CGI? Handpuppet?

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Was walking up all those hills too much of a hassle

    by Lost Jarv


  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Sly is the man

    by Harrigan

    Who else would do something like this? Most celebrities seem too self absorbed to do something fun like this to connect with fans - not my man Tango. Thanks, Sly.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Moe Ron...

    by coltrautman

    The mechanic is Already being remade... Death Wish sounds cool!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:17 a.m. CST

    BadMrWonka, did have you ever written a screeplay for and oscar

    by judge dredds fresh undies

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:17 a.m. CST

    by judge dredds fresh undies

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:18 a.m. CST


    by judge dredds fresh undies

    I meant to say 'BadMrWonka, have you ever written a screenplay for an Oscar nominated film?' What happened to the damn preview function?

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Johnnys back...

    by coltrautman

    so sly, when is Death Wish going into production? is there a script?? I really love your idea!! sounds hardcore! I also wonder what stallones "absurd idea" for rambo 5 is?? any hints I hope you stay acting for at least 5 more years! we need heroes like you!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:22 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Call Zack Snyder. And you should do a 300-style Roman epic as homage to your Italian roots.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Sly and Arni = Contra: The Movie

    by The_Maxx

    I had that dream for so long, please make it true!, Konami, are you hearing!?

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:26 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    You need to do a Superman/Dark Knight movie with Bruce, with you playing Superman. Arnold's a joke (there, I said it, he's a fucking joke) but Bruce is a actor you can really match talents with.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:28 a.m. CST

    other big actors in death wish?

    by coltrautman

    sly, i think it would be interesting if you put one other not as big as you but known actor in death wish as maybe the bad guy?

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:29 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    After Rocky, First Blood and Rocky Balboa. Copland is great, but you weren't in it much, Sly.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:29 a.m. CST

    movie with Bruce willis would be cool...

    by coltrautman

    With you guys as Cops or something...Arnie would be great! but hes still governor for 3 up with Bruce after Death Wish! or after rambo 5 whichever comes first!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Sly has got class

    by m_prevette

    And he showed it be making sure composer Brian Tyler paid proper respect and used the Jerry Goldsmith themes in Rambo. Very Nice, Sly. Goldsmith was the unifying force in all the films, he wrote some brillaint kick-ass action scores for the 3 movies and it's a wonderful gesture that Sly did not forget that. PLUS - Oscar is one freakin funny movie. Gotta love it.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    has a rumored role for SIN CITY 2. That's TWO friends you have involved with that movie (well, at least Bruce used to be involved). You need to call them, take them out to a nice lunch, and ask them to get you a part. Then after you do the movie, you'll be offered more parts by Robert Rodriguez where you can be the DiNiro to his Scorcese, or Mortensen to his Cronenberg.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Guys,RAMBO do not need a partner...

    by travis-dane

    <p>Bruce?to ugly!<p>Arnie?to washed up!<p>He just needs some pet actors like Maguire,Fraser,Sandler,Stiler,Bloom and that kind of dudes,who he kills with a swing of his Machete before he goes hunting again!<p>If Sly teams up with somebody it should be some dude like Danny Trejo or Johhny Depp(blind samurai style).<p>

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Death wish was on amc last night.

    by coltrautman

    I watched it! I can definitely see slys point...the world is mch more violent now... cant wait for slys new take sounds very interesting...the guys got great ideas

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Tristan Christianson from San Francisco...

    by Vamp-AICNchat

    STOLE MY QUESTION!! Good Q & A though. Well done AICN.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:52 a.m. CST

    All Relegion sucks...

    by Samplelord

    I feel the same way about religion...but it is always the people with power within a religion who will lie to herd the masses for their personal goals...I have friends and family from every creed, social background and religion...the common man with a stable mind will not be misguided in his personnal beliefs...It's the fanatics, the the emotional represed beliefers who want to change the world with violence...has nothing to do with a belief system...all fanatics around the world, from any belief, political view or way of life are to blame not a specific race or religion...

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:53 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    that she's one hot mama? Thanks!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr...

    by Vamp-AICNchat

    ...I love the RAMBO films but better than sex?!?!?!?! Only in America...

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8 a.m. CST

    Demolition Man was great, not just because

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    of the action, but the whole social commentary satire. I loved it. You never think of Armor Hot Dogs the same way again. Snipes delivery of the line "Jeffrey Dahmer, I love that guy" was just sick and funny at the same time. The cast was great pre- or just on the edge of fame Bullock, Bratt, and Leary, plus Snipes, and a Jesse Ventura bit part, plus the Shawshank warden on a bad hair day. It was great. Sly goes off on PC in his Q&A today, but he totally trashes it in this movie.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8:01 a.m. CST

    If you read this, Sly...

    by Vamp-AICNchat

    ...please carry on making movies.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Interesting that the battle of the talkbacks is

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    kind of going between Sly and Arnold (sort of) today. Makes me feel like it's the 80s again.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8:07 a.m. CST

    AB King...

    by Vamp-AICNchat

    ... that would be great. Sly has Hannibal in the A-TEAM and I would love to see him and Arnie in a Tarantino film. I don't think it would be a gimmick too, Sly is a under-rated actor in my opinion. Sure he made some not very good films in the past but who hasn't.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Sly, we need a Nighthawks sequel please.

    by Stalkeye

    The film was ahead of it's time as the subject of terrorism is more than prevelant today. Besides that, Billy Dee Williams gotta eat.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Cool Stallone interview...talks about AICN

    by DDayMachine

    I don't know if you guys have seen this but Stallone's talking about you..... IyvzQ&NR=1

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Thanks for coming back Sly

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Your responses were terrific. I haven't read the TB comments yet, though, I'm still busy creaming my pants. That Rambo clip was awesome, whoever posted that, thanks

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8:40 a.m. CST

    "every film that deals with the Middle Eastern situation has fai

    by PwnedByStallone

    Hi Sly. Remember me. I doubt it. Anyway, after the glorified online casino commercial cash-in you called "Rocky Balboa" you couldn't pay me to see another one of your painfully rehashed white male paranoia-fueled characters on film.<br> <br> But I did want to say one word in response to your quote above since I know you read talkback: "Syriana"

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8:41 a.m. CST

    ..."has failed"

    by PwnedByStallone

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Liked his reasoning for no Al Quaeda in Rambo

    by DannyOcean01

    I'm not expecting a lot of depth to the film, but the parallels to Vietnam make sense, and any exposure of the current crisis in Burma is admirable.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8:44 a.m. CST

    But I must know....

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Sly, my king, in the new film after Rambo purees the truckload of Burmese soldiers with the Browning .50 caliber machine gun, does Frank Stallone suddenly pop up from behind a bush in a ruffle-shirted tuxedo with a microphone and sing, "PUSHIN! Gettin'READY for the FIGHT!" I'd fuckin' howl

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Abominable Snowcone.

    by C Legion

    Must admit you made me laugh. When I work out I do listen to Rocky tunes quite often, and Pushin does creep onto my playlist. It's nice to smile whilst pummeling a canvas wall bag.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Got to laugh at PwnedByStallone...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Because he actually got "PWNED" by Stallone. And nice job fucking up your own insult/post by exceeding the character limit. Douche.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Michael Mann or David Fincher directed "DEATH WISH"

    by JDanielP

    ...with Sly in the main role. Now...THAT...would be awesome!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:06 a.m. CST

    My own Rocky Training Montage

    by DDayMachine

    I'm a huge Stallone fan...check out my Rocky Montage I made for myself trying to get a job... UY5t4LK0Pc AICN should have a Rambo or Rocky homemade video contest for talkbackers!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:07 a.m. CST

    C Legion

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I like the music Frank gave to the Rocky series, especially "Take You Back." Heck, I even like that "Far From Over" song he did in Stayin' Alive. The "Pushin'" tune is catchy, and while it is a bit schmaltzy, I think part of that was intentional, because it was used during Rocky's cheezy hotel-training sequence, and it was meant to be portrayed that Rocky was approaching that first Clubber fight in a none-too-serious a frame of mind, and sure enough Clubber hands him his ass

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:21 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I got an espresso maker, and make a mean Thai coffee with it.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:23 a.m. CST


    by GibsonUSA

    Eagles win!!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:25 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    That was a great movie. The last 30 minutes is heart pounding. Lots rocket launchers and shit.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:28 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    ABking, does AB stand for Abdominals, as in you're a body builder?

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Sly cameo in Terminator

    by GibsonUSA

    It'd be funny if Skynet dragged off soldier Sly and turned him into Arnold.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Yo Sly, did you see...

    by Abominable Snowcone

    No Country for Old Men? Do ya ever speak with David Morrell? You should write a script for his "Blood Oath" novel and give it to an up-and-coming action guy, like Josh Brolin. Sah-weet.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:35 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    was basement sex with the school janitor. Stop pretending like people even noticed you in school.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:35 a.m. CST


    by Abominable Snowcone

    The song "Pushin'" is my sex soundtrack. I hear it, and I start thrusting. Doesn't matter if I'm dressed or not, or whether a chick is on my pony or not.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Josh Brolin is the man these days. Sly should definitely do something with him. Like a father/son action thriller.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST


    by Abominable Snowcone

    Yeah go to and check out the plot synopsis for "Blood Oath" by Morrell. Or "Testament," that's a great book too, hunted becomes hunter. Now, I must go pretend to work in my office. But my hips will be thrustin' to the "Pushin'" soundtrack in my head, and I'll be squeezin' the bajongas of all the girls in the hallway as they pass by.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Sly's got the retro Eagles gear.....

    by GibsonUSA

    Jessica Simpson wears that stupid pink Cowboys shirt sold at the mall...and Tom Cruise doesnt even bother to wear anything Redskin, rather surrounded by 50 bodyguards. Sly's bodyguards are his left and right arm.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:42 a.m. CST

    by justy4life

    I actually read somewhere where Sly was being considered for T4 or future sequels? Wouldnt that be cool? Maybe T5 or T6 is where we can get Arnold and Sly working together.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Sly and Josh on a trail of vengeance ... count me in.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:46 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    With you being a detective. Love that show - you'd be great on it.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:49 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    instead of Kristanna Loken. Just watched it last night - horrible.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Wonder what happened to Dolan's Cadillac

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I thought I heard ages ago that someone was going to make this King short story into a movie with Sly as Dolan. Ed Norton would have been great, or still could be rather as the lead character whose wife was killed. Forgot the character name, but the character was great. Man, I should have submitted a question and asked that one.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST

    I hope Skins play at Philly opening day.

    by GibsonUSA

    That way Cruise will be there...Sly could they show up in the crowd to raise the Eagles flag like before and point at him lol.<BR><BR> As for Terminator, he should play Reese's dad....but wouldnt that make him John Connor's grandpa?

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:51 a.m. CST

    will you ever do the movie Hunter??

    by coltrautman

    the book that was written with you in mind? I would love to see an adaptation of that!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:54 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Problem solved.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:57 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Just kidding Sly! Don't hurt me! High five?

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Celeste wants to do more than make appointments. <p> She wants to kill.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 10:01 a.m. CST


    by jack-torrance

    You're an idiot. I've seen a ton of TV interviews with Sly in which he's very articulate and displays an extensive vocabulary.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Sly should do a kids show...

    by Abominable Snowcone

    ...I didn't ask Sly this in my question submission, but I always wondered if he had any advice for parents of autistic or retarded children. And when will a Rocky box set be released with all the deleted footage, bonus materials, fetish stuff? And will it be possible to buy fashion headbands like Rambo wears in the new film? Did Rambo knit that headband, or did he get it at the store where Rush drummer Neil Peart gets his hats? Will action figues based on the new movie feature bad guys with heads that pop off, or explode? Is killing as easy as breathing...for people with emphysema? Inquiring minds want to know. The first question was not a joke, incidentally.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Lost Jarv

    by GibsonUSA

    Americans are "fatter, louder, and stupider" than the rest? In fact, the typical American...the everyday guy in the suburban Americana, is probably one of the friendliest, welcoming, and most open minded on the planet. I've travelled the world and there's no place like the States, period.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Sly, could you describe your TV set-up?

    by GibsonUSA

    On the Rocky Balboa DVD (I believe), somebody talked about how you have this High Definition TV setup thats ridiculously real looking.<BR> Could you descibe? Brands? How its set up?

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 10:26 a.m. CST


    by Lost Jarv

    I know that. I'm talking about how they are perceived. <p>I've also extensively travelled in America, and with the exception of San Fransisco they've aways been far nicer than the British.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 10:28 a.m. CST

    The "AB" in ABKing stands for...

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    Absolutely Bonkers? Absurdly Biased? Appalingly Boring?

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Just to be clear

    by Lost Jarv

    I don't think Americans are "fatter, more arrogant, louder and more stupid than the rest"- Just this is how they are perceived. <p>Except the fatter thing. That's probably true.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST

    I AmJack's

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Anally Bemused?

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Hey, Lost Jarv, what's wrong with SF ?

    by BenBraddock

    Just kiddin.. ;-)

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Nice interview. Sly is just fucking great as an interviewee.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST

    another great Q&A so far

    by Bloo

    good start some good questions and pretty light hearted. caurso, glad your question got answered and it was a great answer.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST

    putting on pounds

    by ArcadianDS

    FMBay asked how Sly put on 47 pounds. Simple: he got older. For a majority of men, aging changes the metabolism and your body frame just becomes wider - not neccessarily 'fatter', but you take on more of a stocky frame - your neck gets thicker, your pelvis gets larger, etc.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Tarantino wanted First Blood to end in death

    by Staldo

    I can just picture this conversation Tarantino: 'Cause it's like,itslike, Rambo has to die, HEHASTODIE! Andhedidn't diebecauseofthehollywoodmachine. He's the great american hero like if John Wayne had sex with Patton and they had a Davy Crockett baby whowashalf indian and got drafted and turned into a killing machine and he needed to die tragically but you didn't let him do that because of greed! Stallone: Yeah, No. Artistic Differences. (breaks Tarantino's already coke-ravaged nose)

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 10:55 a.m. CST

    sly is looking good

    by Silverglade

    My co-worker who is 60 and retiring this year was standing near the TV and the Rambo trailer came on during a news break. He turned to me and asked "what are they re-releasing Rambo back in the theaters?" I had to explain that no, it is an all new Rambo. He couldn't believe it, saying it must be a remake with another actor.. then he realized it and remarked how Stallone looked the same as he did in the last film. Just thought I'd pass that along for Sly.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Props for hiring local people and giving them breaks.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 10:58 a.m. CST

    You may have just invented a buddy comedy

    by CherryValance

    The wheelchairs got me thinking. Two former bodybuilders getting a little older get like osteoporosis or something. Maybe they live next door to each other and they still try to compete with each other with backyard feats of strength only to become pals who realize there's nothing wrong with getting older. Money in the bank.</p> Thanks for doing this again, Mr. Stallone. You've got to stop picking on your old movies though. The diaper thing totally made sense in context. :D

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST

    LOL Sly's wheelchair comment made me imagine American Gladiators

    by GibsonUSA

    American Gladiators...when Sly said that I imagined him and Arnold in wheelchairs racing up the ramp in the obstacle course while the theme music plays.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST


    by Abominable Snowcone

    I don't think Sly looks the "same" as Rambo III in '88, but shit yeah he looks great for a guy at 60. Even without the insane physique, he's a picture of good health. Whereas most of the 60 year old guys I work with are grizzled, grey, and look every year of it. My dad, for example, is encroaching 60, and while he's a handsome enough guy, he looks 60. If not more. Maybe Sly drinks the blood of infants. He mentioned putting on some 45 pounds, which is understandable after 20 years and getting older, but he's built like a mountain. His upper body is like, I dunno, a pickup truck.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Sly flashback review...Barbara Walters...

    by IAmJack'sUserID

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 11:15 a.m. CST


    by Staldo

    From that interview, it is now clear that Sly's hair is immortal. I guess he had do do that once before the 80's were over. LONG LIVE SLY'S HAIR. He looks like a 17th century French aristocrat.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Sly is the man.....

    by liljuniorbrown

    I wanted to ask him about doing some more Judge Dredd shit. If done right there are some great stories to be told from those comics. I think Stallone is Dredd as much as he is Rocky and Rambo. I would love to see him take on Paul Kersey as well,bring on Death Wish.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Arnold and Sly must do Contra while they still can.

    by GibsonUSA

    Directed by Uwe Boll. Just kidding. But a Sly/Arnold Contra movie should exist in history, shouldn't it? Both still have possibly long long careers ahead of them, but I want to see them together in action hero versions.<BR><BR> It's like the new Jackie Chan/Jet Li movie. We finally get to see them together (at a young enough age), though the movie itself is questionable.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Contra for sure

    by Staldo

    but they should redesign the aliens. No more half-assed xenomorph ripoffs. and it should be easier than the game, otherwise they won't make it 50 feet from the drop point without another quarter, even if they're Sly and Arnold (kidding)

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Contra - definately have that monster with the human baby head

    by GibsonUSA

    Now that would be a scene.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST

    And that lizard that turns around and his ass is a giant human f

    by GibsonUSA

    Rock on! With John Woo's camera swinging around as Sly/Arnold run cricles around it.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST

    lizard who's ass is a giant human face.

    by GibsonUSA

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Could someone please

    by Abominable Snowcone

    save these new Sly TBs as some kinda word file? Questions, responses, TB comments and all? I want to be able to print it off, text format, and read it in the potty and whut-not. Maybe rub one out if the mood strikes.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Contra - Sly must hang onto a flying missile ....

    by GibsonUSA

    ....while shooting down enemies-on-jetskis....<BR><BR> This is the greatest movie of all time!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    GibsonUSA - Only one of those teams didn't make it to the playof

    by Movietool

    Oh, yes, that would be the Eagles.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Contra - Sly must fight enemies on a giant moving train....

    by GibsonUSA

    ...while the train transforms into a robot. This is the epitome of entertainment. No movie shall satisfy after this.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Contra - Sly must fight a beautiful woman...

    by GibsonUSA

    ...who's pigtails are giant meatclaws that fly after him.<BR><BR> As for the Eagles, yeah they sucked this year. I was speaking of star support though.<BR> Opening day at Philly...Tom Cruise is standing behind the glass in his club seats looking at his Redskins. This means Sly has to be there in the crowd, wearing his green sweatshirt and jumping around like he did last he can point at Tom in "I want chu!" fashion

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Hey Sly

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I would have become highly aroused shooting a shower scene with Sharon Stone in Specialist. Did you? Did she hold "it" against you?

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Sly is the MAN!

    by MacTard420

    I friggin' love OSCAR! I'm glad several talkbackers do as well. I just picked up the RAMBO DVD trilogy to get myself pumped for the new RAMBO! Keep it up, Sly! Best line in Oscar: "Say hello to the Kaiser for me", Aldo says to the German Chauffeur. I don't know why, but it's my favorite.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Rambo vs. Radical Islam

    by SkiBum

    Loved the answer to that question. I totally agree that making a movie about a lone soldier moving in and single-handedly bringing back Osama would be a huge slap in the face to the troops currently fighting in Iraq and Afghanastan. Well said Sly.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Sly is cool guy but...

    by Arnold Shitzembigger

    ...why the free pass on the HGH or roids he got popped with Down Under? It gets me to thinking about the hypocrisy of the whole HGH/sterios thing. Here we are savaging athletes because we don't want our kids to take short cuts and it's "unfair" competition for those they compete against. What about celebrities? Don't they have an influence too? Isn't your body shape a part of making a living for many roles in Hollywood? Wouldn't that keep an older guy in action roles longer than someone else thereby giving him an unfair advantage? Of course, I have no proof but at age 60 and his height to be putting on the amount of weight in muscle does not seem natural. I was a football player up through college and briefly used roids to bulk up a lanky frame. They work...real well. I have also seen HGH proposed as a medical treatment to counter aging. Rambling a bit here, but I guess my ultimate point is why do entertainers and actors get a pass on performance enhancing drugs vs. athletes? Aren't they illegal for both? Maybe that's changing though...

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Sly already answered about Sharon Stone

    by GibsonUSA the Rocky Q&A.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST


    by Abominable Snowcone

    Yeah, I vaguely recall something about that, which is why I brought it up again. Didn't he say something about so many people being on set, and lights, and cold, that it's really not the 'hot' stuff one would think? And didn't he say something about Stone being a little uptight about it--not in a nervous way, but in a bitchy way? I dunno. I'd have rammed the bone home in the name of good cinema.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST

    How can people dismiss a Sly and Arnold teamup?

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Seriously that has been the action fans hoy grail for nigh on quater of a century. Someone suggested Michael Mann + Sly. That would be the most awesome fucking thing ever.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay would be good for Contra.

    by GibsonUSA

    Just have Sly advise him to zoom back a little and stop cutting every split second. But then you have a winner.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Judge Dredd Undies

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Throw in some Kurt Russell for good measure. Tango, Cash & Dutch.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    You forgot Tango, Cash, Dutch, and

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    John McClane.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    so whens Death Wish go into production?

    by coltrautman

    when does it?? just wondreing...hope the writers strike isnt affecting it..

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:08 p.m. CST

    dont forget Snake plisken...

    by coltrautman

    Dutch, Rambo, snake plisken and John McClane

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:17 p.m. CST

    We want RAMBO 5

    by Tadej

    Please ask him about his idea for another Rambo,which he recently said he had

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:19 p.m. CST

    And why don't we go for the pentatude

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Mad mo-fo Max.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:19 p.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    That post about Frank popping up in the tuxedo made me laugh my ass off. Thanks.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Rambo 5 should address child exploitation...

    by GibsonUSA Cambodia and surrounding regions. Those are the real monsters. Maybe a little too touchy, but the crowd would go nuts at retribution.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST

    According to this Arnie may be eyeing a comeback

    by coltrautman

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Dr h is DEFINITELY anchorite

    by slappy jones


  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST


    by coltrautman

    That might be interesting...perhaps Sly should kill some molestors in Death wish! or Rambo 5!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I'm thinking of going Windows Mobile but here about a lot of reboot problems.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:38 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    and while you're at it, go after the white slave industry too. Oh shit, this could be the next Death Wish series ... molestors, slavers, Mexican gangs ..

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:51 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    It's pretty good. Just strong coffee (I use espresso) and sweetened condensed milk. A hot, deliciously invigorating drink that's perfect for an afternoon of Talkbacking.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST


    by veritasses

    Not sure where Sly's trying to go with Death Wish but I'm worried it sounds a bit like he's going slightly down the "generic" route. It's not the physical makeup so much as the atmosphere of the scene, the motivations of the characters, the manifestation of the emotions of all the actors (killer, victims, bystanders), the means and methods of the violent acts, the camera, editing, lighting, music etc that illicit the particular emotional response from the audience. Personally I'd hope for a creepy suspense thriller vs Rambo in the urban jungle.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Welcome Back!

    by veritasses


  • Jan. 15, 2008, 1:59 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    He'd be serving up Karr cheesesteaks.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Veritasses..i disagree

    by coltrautman

    I personally like stallones ideas...he talks abit more about it with IGN....actually this plot is very different than most "vigilante" it interests me..someone who knows Violence coming back to who he was.. Death wish movies were never "suspense thrillers" more "action movies" so rambo in the urban jungle is exciting to me! im interested to see where he can take this. he mentioned to IGN that he wants to target corrupt Judges/lawyers who allow this stuff to happen...interesting stuff..

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST

    This Q&A is great - like the other one.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I hope this will be a yearly returning feature here at AICN ;-)

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 2:08 p.m. CST

    In the remake, please feature one of those homeless...

    by GibsonUSA

    ...guys who walk onto the subway train talking to themselves, carrying all their stuff wrapped in belts....then they sit down and take out a bottle of rubbing alcohol and start rubbing their faces with it and making noises.<BR> Talking-to-themselves homeless guys on the subway train freak me out, especialluy ones with bottles of liquid.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST

    I hope someone will ask about TANGO & CASH 2

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    The first movie still rocks! Just rewatched it very recently and it still felt fresh (though it has some minor flaws).

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST


    by ludmir88


  • Jan. 15, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST


    by jsm1978

    That wheelchair buddy movie idea actually sounds kind of fun. Someone should get to writing that right n... oh... wait... nevermind.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Sly vs Rutger Hauer in anything

    by MasterShake

    Nighthawks was fucking awesome. It needs a sequel Sly! Got to be some way to bring back Hauer's character.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Syriana sucks

    by stamper

    What the hell are you talking about ? Worst movie ever made, beats Plan 9 from Outer Space

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Surviving the Game 2

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Rutger Hauer wasn't actually killed by Ice-T in the first movie...he LIVES!! And this time, he's hunting RAMBO. And DUTCH!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Least Wanted Prequel Ever

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Coming soon from lucasfilm. Every saga has a beginning. The story of a gungan. Banished for being clumsy. Jar-Jar Binks is THE GUNGAN. This summer will be mesa bombad

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 2:31 p.m. CST

    The Juggernaut Bitch people should dub Rambo cartoon

    by GibsonUSA

    "Yeah I'm baaaaad, I'm the baddest muthafucka in the woooorld. Have you seen a costume like mine?"

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 2:32 p.m. CST

    free pass

    by Staldo

    Sly got a free pass on the HGH because it was perscription. men have declining growth hormone levels as they age, Sly just decided to do something about it. He tried to get a huge supply into Burma because it would obviously be hard to get locally. That's his take on the situation.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 2:33 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    again, hunting his hunter who becomes the hunted, then vice versa 3 times. That would make a great movie, Sly.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Feel the soothing music

    by Abominable Snowcone

    of your heartstrings being played as teenage Jar Jar Binks leads a merry band of BABY EWOKS on a quest to save an Endor orphanage. So cute you'll convulse in a diabetic orgasm of sugary cinema bliss. Jar Jar Binks is THE GUNGAN. Because even in space, LOVE is MESA GOODE.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 2:37 p.m. CST


    by Abominable Snowcone

    Coming to theaters this summer...When the HUNTED becomes the HUNTER...and the HUNTED becomes HUNGRY...the HUNTED lunch at HARDEES. This summer, ketchup will spill. Featuring cinema's first major decapitation by spatula

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 2:43 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    100% beef patties ... of man.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Sly, bring back...

    by Keith Maniac

    Gabe Tango and John Spartan, Tango & Cash is the mutts nuts and i farkin LOVE Demolition Man, the satire really elevated that movie.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Do you guys honestly think there'll be a Tango&Cash 2?

    by GibsonUSA

    Sheesh. Sly had to fight hard to get Rocky Balboa done his way...what are the chances for Tango & Cash? There's no way. I would think a Sly/Arnold movie would actually be more likely and sellable.<BR><BR> Sly did look good in T&C though with those glasses. Strong, yet intelligent...I look copied by Howie Long on FOX NFL Sunday.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Sly what do you think of AintitCool talking so much...

    by GibsonUSA

    about I Am Legend when they should have been talking about Rambo? They wouldnt shutup about it (no offense AICN, but its true right?)...and it turned out to be exactly what was expected, financially and artistically....Ironically the big surprise of that weekend was Alvin & the Chipmunks, which conquered expectations and didnt get a single peep out of this page. Go figure.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Stallone Deserves Respect

    by TheLastCleric

    Not only is the man forthcoming about his mistakes but Rocky Balboa really was one of the best films of 2006. Why a few of you seem hellbent on slandering this guy is beyond me, especially since the new Rambo looks awesome.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Too Bad Cloverfield...

    by nEo4EvEr

    Is gonna kick your ass at the box office..Owned!!!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Congo 2

    by nEo4EvEr

    Wish he would do that that...FIND AMY!!!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 3:23 p.m. CST

    I love hearing about RAMBO

    by monorail77

    Its like a pre-release director's commentary or something. Really pumps me for seeing the film. God, I hope it doesn't tank. It has an odd release date (during the notorious Hollywood dumping ground of January), but then, so does Cloverfield. I hope they both open big and have legs. Let's take our Januaries back, RAMBO style!! Thanks Sly.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST

    I wanna see Sly fight HELLGA from the new

    by Borgnine JR

    American Gladiators! Shades of Rocky 3!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Rambo 5

    by coltrautman

    Sly said to reelzchannel he has an "abusrd idea" id love to know what that idea is..

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Absurd idea huh?

    by GibsonUSA

    At the beginning of Rambo 5, he wakes up to realize that Rambo 1-4 was all just a dream, and that he is actually Rocky Balboa and the movie is actually Rocky 7.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Couldn't Possibly Disagree More With Ken Miyamoto

    by LaserPants

    Ken sez: "We love action and violence, but the reason Rambo has such a following is because his character has depth (many moments in First Blood, boat scene and ending of Part 2, village scenes in Part 3)."<br><br> Ummm, no, not really. The reason why we love Rambo is because its fun to watch a supersoldier guy kick the shit out of people. Thats it. Since when is Rambo a character with depth? Since when was the dialogue anything less than totally hilariously bad? (That is to say "so bad its good", nay, "so bad its AWESOME!") Whoever "Ken" is, he is clearly either a studio shill, or deeply out of touch with what people like about Rambo -- killing, mayhem, and ludicrous feats of strength. I mean, I love Rambo too, but its for the mayhem and insanity, not for the "depth." If I want depth from a movie about a Vietnam vet gone caacaa cuckoo crayzay, I'll watch APOCALYPSE NOW and thrill to scenes such as Martin Sheen having a nervous breakdown, or Marlon Brando waxing psycho-rhapsodic about "piles of tiny limbs."

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 3:51 p.m. CST

    absurd idea

    by Staldo

    I think he seriously said that the absurd idea had something to do with bringing Schwarzenegger and Willis into Rambo V somehow, possibly as one of their own respective past characters. my vote's for the True Lies guy, (Dutch or Terminator wouldn't fit at all, unless they didn't mention that one was a robot or the other fought a rasta alien) and John McClane.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 3:55 p.m. CST


    by coltrautman

    I dont think thats what he meant...but the sheer testosterone in the film would make my head explode! lol

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 4:04 p.m. CST

    I disagree, Laserpants...

    by moto

    If what you say was true, as far as fans just loving a super soldier just going around kicking the shit out of people then all of those 80s and 90s action hero clones/rip offs would have the same following and the same iconic status as Rambo. <p> The original First Blood showcased a lot of depth for Rambo's character. While the second and third flicks didn't showcase as much, there's still moments in there. A far cry from the many rip offs one can see in numerous B movie flicks. Heck, Van Peebles' SOLO of the 90s would be a classic. .. God forbid (although it can be a guilty pleasure). <p> I'm not saying that Rambo has the depth of Deer Hunter or Apoc Now, of course not. But there's more to Rambo than those other action clones.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 4:20 p.m. CST

    First Blood certainly had depth...

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    The other two, not so much. Still love 'em though. Goldsmiths scores say as much. The First Blood score is very much about Rambo's Psychology whereas the part 2 score is a more conventional action score.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Moto, Did Any Of Those Clones Have Stallone's Starpower Or Appea

    by LaserPants

    Nope. Peebles isn't a big name star; Stallone is, and was at the time of FIRST BLOOD's opening, hence the popularity of watching him kick ass without bothering to take names. People like the guy cause he's cool and he's got the charisma to pull it off. Schwarzeneggar (sp?) is (was) the same deal. Your kidding yourself if you think the number one reason Rambo was so popular is the depth of the character. Unless, of course, by "depth of character" you mean how deep he plunges his survival knife into some guys chest.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Cliffhanger 2 was called Daylight

    by BitterMan23

    None of you bothered to go see it.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 4:30 p.m. CST


    by moto

    The number one reason he was popular wasn't because of his depth of character... no. It was because he had SOME depth. If you think that Stallone's big name was the reason he stands apart, then you are forgetting the debacles that were Judge Dread (who was a character that had no depth... just a bad ass going around kicking ass), Cobra (a guilty pleasure I admit), etc. Heck, even Stallone himself agreed with the question asked.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Wasn't Viggo in Daylight?

    by moto

    Didn't he play the extreme sports guy that died trying to climb out of the tunnel using his climbing gear? Yeah, that wasn't a great flick at all.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 4:57 p.m. CST


    by arockfosheezy

    yo sly,i cant think of any good questions,and i might have missed my chance to ask any anyways,but look: my man,rambo 3 was great,and it kills me when you talk so bad about it. stickfighting was cool,buzkashi was cool,the fort infiltration ROCKED(nothin like rambo-stealth) and what was so bad about stop or my mom will shoot? hah,she cleans his gun with the dishes! there is worse out there sly,you shouldnt have to apologize. if anyone should apologize,it should be arnold,for the garbage that was "running man" sly,i will watch your worst film 50 times in a row before i ever sit through THAT waste of time. and also,WE NEED A RAMBO VIDEO GAME. if done right,it will out sell almost anything short of halo. when they ask if they can use your voice and likeness,give em what they need,sir,it will be appreciated.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 5:04 p.m. CST


    by coltrautman

    Id personally rather see sly make his own movies like Death wish etc...we see what he can do directing/starring/writing his own stuff...

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 5:05 p.m. CST

    by coltrautman

    slys been doing non ass-kicking roles for AWHILE...this is probably his first return to action since Cliffhanger? its a welcomed return

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 5:06 p.m. CST


    by LaserPants

    Sly did agree, its true. I just don't think its the case. But yeah, okay, there is SOME depth to the character. But I mean, cmon. The real appeal is the mayhem and generalized badassery. Judge Dredd was a limp movie. If it was crazy asskicking mayhem, it would have made a mint.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 5:07 p.m. CST

    rambo game

    by arockfosheezy

    i wanna say more about this. what have we seen rambo do? stealth. cave/maze solving. surviving torture.silent kills.setting traps. lethal/nonlethal kills. minigames (stickfighting,buzkashi,snakehandling,fishing and hunting) helicopters,jeeps,motorcycles,horses.hand to hand combat. skydiving. all out jungle survival. these things have been the foundation of action games since the original metal gear for the nintendo in 87-88,and its PLAIN to see that rambo is the quintessential action hero. the handful of rambo games out there have done nothing to capture the fun of rambo action. (except maybe the bow/arrow sequences in rambo 3 for the sega genesis) i mean,come on. i wanna play a game where im rambo hiding in the mud with my knife. anyone else feel the same?

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Where are the Day 2 Questions, Harry?

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

    Where are the Day 2 Questions, Harry?

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Oh Yeah, A RAMBO Game (ala MGS) Is A Gimme

    by LaserPants

    If the movie does well, we'll probably see one at some point.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Laser, well said.

    by moto

    Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the violence and mayhem... lol.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 5:50 p.m. CST

    New Rambo videogame must include Sega Genesis version

    by GibsonUSA

    as a bonus. Said it before but it is essential.<BR><BR> I actually dont want a new Rambo game to be stealth, as good as it could be. Why? Because an MGS style stealth game is harder to make good. Think about all the clones that sucked. Safer bet is to make it a straight up action the Sega Genesis version.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Sega Genesis Rambo

    by GibsonUSA <BR><BR> Look at SLy's fro in the beginning!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6 p.m. CST

    arockfosheezy you're insane The Running Man is awesome!

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Classic Arnold flick, some great one liners, Yaphet Kotto, Jesse Ventura and a sprinkling of satire. Killian, I live to see you eat that contract, but I hope you leave enough room for my fist because I'm going to ram it into your stomach and break your goddamn spine!!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:02 p.m. CST

    arcade rambo

    by Staldo

    there is a video of someone beating the arcade version of Rambo III as well. second player is Trautman! I see a new Rambo game starting with First Blood, with little "flashback" missions to Vietnam where you basically play mini-games for him to learn his skills (sniping, trapping, etc.) Perhaps they could base the game more on the novel while still using stallone's character. Then he could kill a shitload of police

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Hahha STOP, or im gonna GIT you sukka

    by mattforce7

    Stop or my mom will shoot was Hilarious!!

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Dredd Undies you left out the evercool

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Professor Toru Tanaka, he was the ultimate Asian heavy next to Bolo Yeung.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:24 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    than that hack Rob Cohen. It boils down to script and director. Cliffhanger had both. Sure, Renny Harlin's no Paul Verhoeven, but he did a spectacular job with it and it had a stellar cast. He made Stallone shine in the role and gave lots of time to the other characters, too. A true ensemble movie that had a lot of cameraderie between Sly and Michael Rooker. That movie holds up like few others from that time.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Where is all the DRIVEN hate gone?

    by travis-dane

    And if they make a RAMBO game they should do it like the DIE HARD trilogy game,where every part is a different Game(First Blood=MGS,Part2=Lightgunshooter,Part3=Doom like shooter)and a stand alone part4 that plays like the good parts of Tomb Raider.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Why has no one asked about...

    by DanielKurland

    That apparent Edgar Allen Poe biopic he was supposed to write and direct, starring Robert Downey Jr. That sounds interesting as hell. Is it still happening?

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7 p.m. CST

    Grammaton Cleric Binks

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Sub Zero is cool but I'm not familiar (at least not that I know of) with any of Tanaka's other work. Bolo rules.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:11 p.m. CST

    not a stealth game

    by arockfosheezy

    but it has to include stealth in some areas. if it was to be true to the movies anyways.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Sly you should subtlely mention us in a future flick...

    by GibsonUSA

    Have a like that says "Don't talk back!" or something lol.<BR> "I hate talkbackers!"<BR> <BR>just kidding

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Yo Rocco, were you happy with Rocky Balboa's box offfice #'s?


    Sly, if you are out there how did you feel about the warm reception that Rocky Balboa (a favorite of mine)received at the box office despite the fact that many "experts" were convinced it would not do well? I bet the guys who didn't green light it were kicking themselves in the ass. Can't wait for Rambo.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 7:44 p.m. CST

    I cant believe that studios cant see ths demand for the 80s.....

    by GibsonUSA

    People actually acted surprised by the performances of Transformers and Alvin and the Chipmunks. Are they that out of touch?<BR> If you are in touch with society at all you'd know that the buzz (among common everyday people) for Alvin was huge. On the street you'd know this was going to blast by $100 million easily. <BR> In the last Q&A I posted a message saying there was no way Rocky Balboa was going to flop. People were literally jumping up and down waiting for it. Yet the studios dont get it.Transformers is a success so now they greenlight its closest cousin, GI Joe. Sheesh.<BR><BR> Why are movies like Meet the Spartans out but still no Spaceballs 2? The demand is astronomical.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8:06 p.m. CST

    gibson, sly should kill talkbacker in death wish!

    by coltrautman

    it would be an ultimate tribute...

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8:07 p.m. CST

    so wheres round 2??

    by coltrautman

    or will they be posting them late every day?

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Spaceballs 2

    by jsm1978

    Well, they was supposed to be a spaceballs tv show on G4... don't get that channel, so I don't know if it happened yet

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Last time they posted at like 11PM (Eastern)....

    by GibsonUSA

    While I was taking classes and writing papers, so I could wait for it while doing homework. Now I have work and crap so I cant wait that late...get it up sooner!<BR><BR> Hah yeah, I was imagining just a line like "Don't talk back!"...but he could have a whole character in it named Kenny "Talkbacker" Jones or something that he completely destroys.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8:17 p.m. CST


    by veritasses

    I haven't read the IGN article so I can't say I know much else about Stallone's ideas other than what he states above. First, I think we agree that not resembling the Winner film is a good idea since 1. the simple vigilante angle that worked and appealed to the audiences in the 70's just won't work in this day and age and 2. it'd be a waste of resources just to "update" the original. It's hard to tell how he intends to develop the character that can "equal or surpass the savagery of today's hard-core sociopaths" but my first impression after reading that was that it's a movie that's going to play to Stallone's past characters and be sort of "Cobra as a vigilante" or some other generic "80's/90's guy who likes to shoot people" action hero type which seemed so limited in scope and doesn't scream "big box office". I suppose though if he intends to take it along the lines of a Punisher movie it might work... but it won't be easy... Punisher's a tough character to pull off successfully on the big screen and a lot of things would have to be perfect. But as long as he intends to make the movie his own, the "suspense thriller" angle appeals to me because I think there's far more potential to create something with a lot of depth (character and story.. maybe even using Stallone's age as a key element... though he'd have to drop about 50 lbs of muscle) and I think it'd be an interesting take on the story. I guess it really isn't fair to comment without knowing more about what he intends to do though.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8:23 p.m. CST


    by Knugen

    Although all religions are fascist, some are more than others. Islam on the one end of the spectrum and Buddhism on the other. Their purpose is control. Never forget that.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8:28 p.m. CST


    by coltrautman

    heres the article I definitely agree on 1. theres so many vigilante flicks coming out today where its a "pacifist goes violent" it just doesnt work anymore...#2 as well...which is why stallones idea sounds good to me because its new and im not sure if its been done much?? I think it would be a good balance between Action hero of say "Cobra" like you mention...and Drama/character study/critique on lawyers/judges..which stallone seems to be good at.but id have to hear more...

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8:28 p.m. CST

    How will they differentiate from the Jodie Foster movie?

    by GibsonUSA

    First, I think they might have to take it out of New York. Put it in Baltimore or DC or something. They could do something where Sly works near the Capital section of DC, where its super safe, but at home its chaos.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 8:41 p.m. CST

    It's not the "action" marketing angle that bothers me

    by Neo Zeed

    It's that horrible song "Let the Bodies Hit the Floor." It's totally horrid. At least get a badass song in there, instead of that silly nu-metal piece of shit. Look at the 300 trailer. Using Nine Inch Nails set a cool badass serious tone. "Bodies" is an idiotic song and while Rambo will be a lot of violent fun, I know it's not mindless.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:26 p.m. CST

    huge Rambo and Rocky fan,

    by sith_rising

    but Cobra is my favorite Stallone character. I really wish he got a sequel. Cobra was a fucking badass, and it's a hugely underrated 80's action classic.

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Sly, how do you like your eggs?

    by skywalkerfamily

    Sunny side up or scrambled?

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 11:23 p.m. CST


    by SpawnofAchilles

    I put this in one of my questions but the Rambo game should use the gears of war engine, could you imagine that shit??

  • Jan. 15, 2008, 11:53 p.m. CST


    by veritasses

    Thanks for the link. Still not a lot of information to go on (not that I'd expect him to tell us anything more) so I'll try not to pre-judge but I'm a bit cautious about a few things. First, it's very hard to create a protagonist who's lost all morals and mercy that today's audience can empathize with. We want the villain to get what he deserves but not necessarily at the cost of the hero's soul and his degradation into total, pure, brutal violent behavior which is sort of what I take is Stallone's idea. I think for the current world we live in, we want the protagonist to "come back to the light", to keep his humanity. Also, really violent acts against white collar criminals (like the lawyers he mentions) is hard for most audience members to swallow because in film, we generally accept the "eye for an eye" form of justice. Violent criminals who commit violent acts can meet a violent end but white collar criminals who commit non-violent crimes need to face non-violent, or at the very least "lite violence" punishment otherwise you run the risk of the audience turning on the protagonist. It can be done with some really good writing, acting, directing etc but it's not easy to do. Second, I'd want to take particular care that the movie doesn't become a one dimensional stereotype film. Rocky (the original) and First Blood were great movies because, despite all the action, they were fantastic character movies with good, solid stories that were about people and people issues. The action in those films were more a (great) accessory to the characters (including the supporting) and overall stories. But as the sequels came out, the movies gradually turned into stereotypes. Rocky became just the boxer fighting the bigger stronger boxer instead of the guy you knew from the streets of Philly who happened to be a boxer. And Rambo became the killing machine instead of the lone war vet trying to make peace with himself and society. The sequels were still enjoyable films in their own way, but they lacked depth and sadly came no where near the greatness of the originals. I should reiterate that I'm not implying that Stallone's vision is anything like what I've written. I haven't seen or read any treatments or scripts or heard or read anything from anyone who has. Based solely on the tiny fragments of info I'm just mentioning a few things that raised a few cautionary flags in my mind. Since he's proven to be a great and valued guest on here, I'd really like to see him return to the high level he set with Rocky. I'd be interested to see what he does with the "moral issues" he mentions and how he handles the characters and the progression/sequence of violence/action in the film.

  • Jan. 16, 2008, 12:49 a.m. CST


    by Colier Rannd

    My whole family loves Oscar. It's a great movie. I hope Sly isn't ashamed in anyway of it. In fact I hope he does more comedy because he was absolutely perfect. Oh and Copland too. Great movies both.

  • Jan. 16, 2008, 6:09 a.m. CST


    by Stalkeye

    Is it true that Sly is testifying as a character witeness on Snipes behalf? (Snipes is on trail for tax fraud.)Maybe next time, he should tell Wesley to stop acting like some premadonna dickhead.<b>But I can't blame him for trying to sue goyer's ass for screwing up the last Blade movie.

  • Jan. 16, 2008, 6:27 a.m. CST

    This doesn't seem real, though...

    by cornponious

    It's almost like something you'd see on <p> :'(

  • Jan. 16, 2008, 8:21 a.m. CST


    by Abominable Snowcone

    I dunno about Cloverfield. I mean, I'm sure it'll do great box office. But the major selling point of the film is that the monster is a mystery. Once the movie opens and people see it, word of mouth will let everyone know whether the hype was just for shit. I guess what I'm saying is, if the movie itself isn't good, no cool-looking monster will save it. Whereas with "Rambo," even the most casual moviegoer knows what he'll be getting when he buys his ticket. Can we say that of Cloverfield right now? We vaguely know it's a monster movie in NY with a bunch of Dawson's Creekers. And that's it.

  • Jan. 16, 2008, 1:01 p.m. CST

    So Jarv....

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    Is San Francisco really full of fart-sniffers, like the South Park episode? Perhaps you were not driving the lastest hybrid?

  • Jan. 16, 2008, 2:36 p.m. CST


    by slyizmyidol

    Sly I just dont know how to thank you for bringing back Rocky and Rambo. You have been my IDOL since the day I was born and this will never change. I cant wait for January 25th and I cant wait for all of your new projects. Seing Rocky again on the big screen and being in vegas while you were filming it was more than just a dream that came true. And seing you on set and being 1 feet away from you was OUT OF THIS UNIVERSE. Lets not talk about being nervous :) I wish you the best of Luck sly and plz keep up the good work. You are my best and has always been and no way on earth this will ever change. Thank again sly and good luck on everything :)

  • Jan. 17, 2008, 9 a.m. CST

    HAHAHAHA I am the last to post on this page

    by GibsonUSA

    This page belongs to ME!!

  • Jan. 17, 2008, 1:59 p.m. CST


    by Sledge Hammer doesn't.<p>The park is mine! err, page. The page is mine!

  • Jan. 17, 2008, 2:16 p.m. CST

    i was gonna ask SLY...

    by Ebixby

    What broad has the best ass in hollywood.

  • Jan. 17, 2008, 2:34 p.m. CST

    UM..This talkback is in the "NEWS" ! ?

    by leveldwella

  • Jan. 17, 2008, 2:37 p.m. CST


    by leveldwella

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 8:41 p.m. CST

    rambo 4 manchester united 3

    by Mr.Flange

    you know it

  • Jan. 19, 2008, 7:31 p.m. CST

    He sounds quite witty..

    by malificus

    ..I must say. Seems like he'd be a blast to have a lunch with. He's got a healthy sense of humor about himself. Sly should think about getting onto a decent TV show, I think he'd be great... SHATNER great..

  • Jan. 21, 2008, 1:52 a.m. CST

    HAHAHAHA I am the last to post on this page

    by GibsonUSA

    This page belongs to ME!!