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Stallone is Back with Rambo 4 (VIDEO)Tim King Salem-News.com
The new Rambo movie is due out in early 2008.
(HOLLYWOOD, Calif.) - Rambo takes to the screen again, and again he is plunged straight into the middle of real world politics in the new movie Rambo which is due for release in early 2008.
In the first movie, Stallone's John Rambo was a Vietnam vet who was hassled by Northwest police as he tries to walk through their town, "all he wanted was something to eat." That denial led to the near destruction of the town, and it ushered this ultra tough 'Nam vet's character into the memories of millions.
In the second Rambo movie, the Vietnam vet goes back to Vietnam to search for prisoners left behind from the war. He falls in love with a Vietnamese operative and she gives him a good luck pendant which shows up in the next movie.
Rambo 3 sees John Rambo talked into going to Afghanistan, to rescue his former commanding officer who has been taken prisoner by the occupying Soviet forces who invaded Afghanistan between 1979 and 1989. This movie, co-written by Stalone, sees the good luck pendant given to a small Afghan boy who refuses not to take part in the mission to rescue Rambo's friend.
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In the new movie, which will be known as Rambo 4 even if that isn't really the name of it, Vietnam veteran John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) has slipped into a secluded existence in Bangkok, where he spends his time salvaging old PT boats and tanks for scrap metal.
As always, Rambo isn't looking for trouble, but it finds him anyway. This time a group of Christian human rights missionaries, led by Michael Burnett and Sarah Miller, approach Rambo with the desire to rent his boat to travel up the river to Burma.
Again the Rambo character takes a fictitious plunge into a real world scenario, as mounting problems in the nation formerly known as Burma, now Myanmar, is constantly in the news over the slaughter of Buddhist monks who refuse to bow to the nation's oppressive military junta.
The movie sets the stage, explaining that "For over fifty years, Burma has been like a war zone. The Karen people of the region, who consist of peasants and farmers, have endured brutally oppressive rule from the murderous Burmese military and have been struggling for survival every single day. This is the time when medical assistance and general support from the Christian missionaries is needed most."
The reluctant warrior Rambo eventually concedes and agrees to take the missionaries up the river. He does it partly at the prodding of is mentor, former military man Ed Baumgartner.
When the missionaries finally arrive at the Karen village, they are ambushed by the movie's sadistic character, "Major Pa Tee Tint and a slew of Burmese army men."
A portion of the villagers and missionaries are shown being tortured and viciously murdered, while Tint and his men hold the remainder captive. News soon reaches the minister in charge of the mission and with the help of Ed Baumgartner he employs Rambo to lead a rescue effort.
This time Rambo has five young and highly diverse mercenaries on his team. His mission is to travel back up the river and liberate the survivors from the clutches of Major Tint in what may be one of his deadliest missions ever, according to stallonezone.com.
Here is the trailer for the new Rambo movie
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