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New Rambo movie tells the brutal truth about Mexico
American Thinker ^ | 09/22/2019 | Patricia McCarthy

Posted on 09/22/2019 8:09:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

It remains to be seen if the latest incarnation of Rambo will attract audiences.  Most of those who go to movie theaters these days are likely unfamiliar with all the earlier incarnations of Stallone's Rambo films.  The first was in 1982, First Blood.  It dealt, in exaggerated form, with the anger and resentment toward the returning vets from Vietnam.  The Left's intolerance for our military was as egregious then as it is now.  For inexplicable reasons, leftists loathe our first line of defense against our enemies, whom they always seem to revere or defend.  "It was ever thus," to quote Una Merkel in the original Parent Trap.

So for those of us who revere those who served, who gave their lives to defeat communism, First Blood was welcome revenge porn.  The young man being hunted by law enforcement was the good guy, trained by our own government.  Without cause, he was deemed an enemy of the people, which, of course he was not, in any way, shape, or form.  But he did know how to defend himself.  He had a particular set of skills.

There were several other Rambo films over the years — five of them.  Some of them were not very good, but despite their obvious faults that made them fodder for every film critic on the planet, each of the Rambo films had a clear good versus evil, right versus wrong core message.  Stallone was never a Shakespearean thespian, but that did not matter any more than it did in the Rocky films.  He was a tough kid from the streets who was driven by a gratitude for life and a will to be relevant. 

This current manifestation of the Rambo character is predictable by any film critic's dismissive standards.  They will delight in trashing it.


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TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: mexico; movie; rambo
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1 posted on 09/22/2019 8:09:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This film does actually provide an education of a sort. The drug lords of Mexico do kidnap, drug, rape, and traffic young girls. They do it by the many thousands of victimized young girls, snatched from their home villages, never to be returned.

Until Trump became president, no one cared about the fate of these girls. Obama encouraged Mexican and Central American parents to send their children here perilously perched on the top of trains, unaccompanied, only to be ravaged on the journey. These children’s parents put them on those trains. Some gave their little girls birth control pills knowing full well what the journey would entail.

The Left claims that such actions are desperation for those children to have a better life in the U.S. This is nonsense. These parents are virtually selling their own children into slavery or renting them to coyotes because entrance into the U.S. is easier when one has young children.


2 posted on 09/22/2019 8:10:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it will)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dentray Mills purchased 27 guns using false ID. He sold them to felons. He is free today. After being charged with 55 counts of Federal gun trafficking Barack Obama’s dept of Justice negotiated a plea bargain. In exchange for 1 charge. He got probation. Tell me again how it is the NRA’s problem. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10214181218033362&set=a.1328908871738&type=3&theater


3 posted on 09/22/2019 8:12:19 AM PDT by Singermom
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To: Singermom

Hollywood should want to get rid of viscous videos and games. Maybe we could have a government buy back. S/o


4 posted on 09/22/2019 8:13:47 AM PDT by Singermom
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To: SeekAndFind

I know Sylvester is probably too old to act in these movies but I like him. I haven’t been to a movie in I don’t know how long but I may make an exception in this case.


5 posted on 09/22/2019 8:24:02 AM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: SeekAndFind

The show Seal Team had some episodes on the drug cartels in Mexico. It was shocking in depicting the violence the cartels use on the Mexican people.


6 posted on 09/22/2019 8:28:09 AM PDT by odawg
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To: HighSierra5

Ditto, but this is the perfect movie to “retire Rambo” in.


7 posted on 09/22/2019 8:30:54 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: odawg

Saw that.


8 posted on 09/22/2019 8:37:41 AM PDT by Rusty0604 (2020 four more years!)
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To: SeekAndFind

RAMBO CREATOR ‘HATES’ ‘LAST BLOOD,’ LEFT THEATER FEELING ‘DEGRADED AND DEHUMANIZED’

https://www.newsweek.com/rambo-last-blood-review-david-morrell-sylvester-stallone-1460553


9 posted on 09/22/2019 8:39:41 AM PDT by Rusty0604 (2020 four more years!)
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To: Rusty0604

I’m going to make a rare trip to the theater on Tuesday to see it. I’ll make up my own mind.


10 posted on 09/22/2019 8:44:53 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (You can vote your way into socialism but you have to shoot your way out of it.)
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To: Rusty0604

Virtue signaling much?


11 posted on 09/22/2019 8:50:43 AM PDT by NorseViking
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To: carriage_hill

Rocky Balboa was similar. Rocky closed out on a high note.


12 posted on 09/22/2019 8:53:50 AM PDT by wally_bert (Hola. Me llamo Inspector Carlton Lassiter. Me gusta queso.)
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To: HighSierra5

Same here i really like Mr. Stallone and the last movie i went to was Casino Royale may years ago.
I might go out and see this movie.


13 posted on 09/22/2019 8:58:07 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: SeekAndFind

My husband went to see it and liked it. I would have been barfing before it was over.


14 posted on 09/22/2019 9:11:52 AM PDT by madison10
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To: SeekAndFind

Mexico is another s***hole country


15 posted on 09/22/2019 9:15:40 AM PDT by Rapscallion (If they are not for Trump, they are against him. Fire them.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Most surprising to me in this article is to give a nod to Una Merkel and mention the original Parent Trap.
16 posted on 09/22/2019 9:21:54 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: wally_bert

On Rotten Audience gave it 86% and second in box office (met expectations).


17 posted on 09/22/2019 9:30:01 AM PDT by BushCountry (thinks he needs a gal whose name doesn't end in ".jpg")
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To: NorseViking

You mean “social justice warrior” (SJW)? Says it better.

The more recent phrase “virtue signalling” (almost certainly conceive and promoted by the Loony Left) is off point IMO. The Left are basically a bunch of SJW’s


18 posted on 09/22/2019 9:35:26 AM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: Rusty0604
RAMBO CREATOR ‘HATES’ ‘LAST BLOOD,’ LEFT THEATER FEELING ‘DEGRADED AND DEHUMANIZED’

Bitch slapped by a hard truth.

19 posted on 09/22/2019 9:41:32 AM PDT by MileHi (Liberalism is an ideology of parasites, hypocrites, grievance mongers, victims, and control freaks.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The only thing that would make it better and more accurate is a scene with the Catholic Charities representatives having dinner with the cartel leaders and discussing how to make sure the funds arranged by “Barack and George” are properly transmitted to those leaders’ Swiss bank accounts. :)


20 posted on 09/22/2019 9:47:31 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL]-[GALT]-[DELETE])
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