The next accommodates MAJOR SPOILERS for Rambo: Final Blood**. Try the brand new film first, then come again to debate the way it ends. Or, for those who simply need to know, learn on.**
We have been launched to the character of John Rambo in First Blood in 1982. Following the character’s PTSD fueled breakdown in that film, we adopted Rambo via three sequels the place Rambo does what he does finest: battle. He goes again to Vietnam, he fights alongside the mujaheddin in Afghanistan (perhaps not your best option) and he rescues Christian missionaries from the genocide in Burma. After that, he goes residence.
Almost 40 years after the primary movie, we’ve Rambo: Final Blood. With a title like that, it appears clear that the film is setting itself as much as be the final journey for John Rambo. Nonetheless, whereas this definitely may very well be the final Rambo film, it certainly not is the finale the title would possibly suggest. Let’s break down precisely what occurs in Rambo: Final Blood, and what that may imply for the potential way forward for the franchise.
What Occurs In Rambo: Final Blood
Earlier than we dive into the ending, a fast run down of the context that results in it. Rambo: Final Blood is a revenge story. John Rambo lives on his ranch with Maria and her granddaughter Gabrielle, who travels to Mexico to see her organic father, however is kidnapped by a cartel and compelled into intercourse work. Rambo travels to Mexico to rescue Gabrielle, and does, however she dies because of the abuse she has suffered earlier than Rambo can get her residence.
In response, Maria leaves, and Rambo says he’ll do the identical. He tells Maria he’ll simply wander, as he has carried out earlier than. Nonetheless, earlier than he leaves, he plots his vengeance. Rambo fills his ranch, and the tunnels beneath he has constructed, with booby traps. He units up the weapons that he’ll want. Then he goes again to Mexico and kills one of many brothers in control of the cartel, in an effort to lure the opposite, together with his military of minions, to the killing ground.
How Rambo: Final Blood Ends
The large motion finale of Rambo: Final Blood ends largely as you would possibly anticipate. Rambo is aware of methods to do one factor properly, and he does that. He kills all of them. Many of the anonymous minions Rambo destroys by no means even see their dying coming, and several other now not have eyes to see with in any respect when he is carried out with them.
One of many final minions left alive does get just a few pictures into Rambo’s intestine earlier than assembly his finish. Then, Hugo, the boss, will get an extra shot into the again of Rambo’s shoulder earlier than Rambo brings his whole cave complicated down. Hugo makes it out alive, however then he meets Rambo’s bow and arrow. Hugo will get pinned to the wall and Rambo actually cuts out the person’s coronary heart and reveals it to him earlier than Hugo expires.
The wounded John Rambo then makes his method again to his home, and the rocking chair sitting on his porch, as Rambo tells us within the voiceover that he “by no means actually got here residence.” On this second. Rambo’s destiny is left ambiguous.
From right here, the credit begin to roll, and behind them we get a montage of scenes from the whole Rambo franchise. It even concludes with moments from the movie that we have simply watched. Nonetheless, on the finish of the montage, we get new scenes. We see Rambo mounting certainly one of his horses and driving off into the gap. It seems that John Rambo might dwell to battle one other day in spite of everything.
What Does It Imply?
In the end, because of this whereas Rambo: Final Blood appeared to be setting itself to be the final Rambo film, that is not essentially the case. Rambo hasn’t died and he hasn’t discovered some type of peace in his life meaning he’ll cease preventing. In actual fact, fairly the alternative. Whereas 2008’s Rambo had John finish his wandering, Final Blood sends him again out into the world. He might go wherever and do something, which implies he might fairly simply discover himself in one other scenario that requires him to “be Rambo” as soon as once more sooner or later.
If followers have been searching for closure, they did not discover it right here. In the end, that is a part of the story being instructed. Rambo got here residence seeking to cease wandering, and whereas he spent 10 years at residence, he by no means discovered the peace he was searching for. Maybe he must look elsewhere, or maybe he’ll by no means discover it the peace he is looking for.
It needs to be stated that Sylvester Stallone is in fairly superb form for 73 years outdated. He appears higher in Rambo: Final Blood than he did in 2008’s Rambo, and never simply because he lastly minimize his hair. The person might definitely carry one other Rambo film if he have been so inclined. Although, one would guess that film must come sooner quite than later. We will not precisely wait one other decade for Rambo 6.
Whether or not or not Sylvester Stallone ever performs John Rambo once more, there’s additionally the chance the franchise might go within the different path. Stallone has expressed curiosity in seeing a Rambo prequel, a film that follows a teenage Rambo within the years earlier than he grew to become a soldier. Rambo does say in Final Blood that he all the time wished to be a soldier, so the story of how these wishes met with the truth of the Vietnam Warfare is definitely a narrative that may very well be instructed.
In the long run, the query of whether or not or not we see Rambo once more will possible be a call made by the field workplace. If the viewers makes it clear they need extra Rambo by spending their cash on tickets to Final Blood, then there is a good probability extra Rambo may very well be forthcoming. If not, then the picture of Rambo driving off into the sundown would be the final we see of him, and we are able to every provide you with our personal theories about what occurred to him after that.