John Rambo Goes To Hell And Back… Not

Published 8 years ago by , Updated February 9th, 2012 at 9:48 pm,

stallone rambo John Rambo Goes To Hell And Back... Not[UPDATED] Just the other day I commented on how movie studios seem to be in a current trend of liking longer movie titles. At least when it comes to movie titles, longer is not always better (oh, grow up). icon smile John Rambo Goes To Hell And Back... Not

Anyway, the word today was that the studio had just renamed Sylvester Stallone’s fourth Rambo movie from the simple and effective:

John Rambo

to the longer and cliche’d:

Rambo to Hell and Back

If this new title had been the first one out I might not have minded it, but compared to the first one it seems kind of hokey.

Now comes word from Harry Knowles over at Ain’t it Cool News that he personally spoke to Sly Stallone and convinced him to keep the original title of John Rambo for the film. According to them, here’s the direct quote from Stallone:

“Alright, that’s the title. JOHN RAMBO.”

Stallone saw all the negative comments in the talkback over at AICN regarding the title change and decided to pick up the phone and call Harry and there you have it.

I sure wish Screen Rant had some of that juice…

John Rambo or Rambo to Hell and Back opens on January 25, 2008.

Source: Moviehole and AICN

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  1. People know Stallone, so I think it would have been cool to have it be “John Rambo” to tie in with another character he revisited after so many years with “Rocky Balboa.”

    But I guess that’s too subtle for those who make the decisions. :-)


  2. I think it should be Rambo 4

  3. How did Harry get so much power?

  4. Heh, he’s been at this longer than anyone online. He built a following and it grew from there I guess.


  5. Whatever the title is (which the Hell and Back one is even worse than Live Free or Die Hard… ugh), this movie is going to be pretty damn awful. Can’t really argue that!

  6. Honestly, even though it has everything against it, I sort of miss the good old action movie (which is probably why I liked Live Free or Die Hard – not the title). And the previews certainly look like some bloody, violent goodness.

  7. Yeah, it won’t win any Oscars, that’s for sure but I think it’ll be a throwback to the old 80′s action movies. If you have nostalgia for those you’ll probably like it, if not you’ll hate it.

    I was a big fan of the original Rambo movie although you couldn’t really call it “quality cinema.” :-) It was entertaining as hell though!


  8. I love the old rambo movies. entertaining for sure

  9. I love the old rambo movies. entertaining for sure

  10. i love all the rambo movies they are all brilliant