Obey Rambo

Published 7 years ago by , Updated February 9th, 2012 at 9:49 pm,

stallone rambo Obey RamboMaybe it’s nostalgia, or maybe it’s the lack of interesting “modern” franchise characters; but I find myself looking forward to Rambo or John Rambo or whatever they decide to call the upcoming film in the series.

It seems like only yesterday that Stallone was down on his luck and unable to get a film financed. But following the success of Rocky Balboa he seems to be the hottest director/former action star this side of Clint Eastwood.

I’ll be honest with you, I was never really a fan of Sly when he was in his prime. I liked the occasional film such a Cliffhanger and my personal guilty pleasure Tango and Cash, although that does costar Kurt “god” Russell. However following his stint on that other movie related website last year (okay, I’ll mention them: AICN) I decided that he seemed like a nice, humble guy who deserved a break in this CGI infested world. I then went out and bought the Rocky and Rambo box sets and finally discovered the genius of Stallone.

Which brings me nicely to the new Rambo film.

When the trailer was released last summer it looked like a fun old school action film. Stallone must have asked the question: “What do my fans want?”

The answer?

Action, action and even more action.

Stallone appears to be willing to give it to us. In spades.

From what I can tell he must be listening to every rumble and grumble from the online community – changing titles and sharing ideas. If you’re reading this Sly: Hi!

The new outdoor Rambo poster has the feel of a guerilla marketing campaign and it shows a back to basics vibe that I think is inspired by the Obey Giant phenomenon. Check out this comparison:

obey rambo Obey Rambo

What do you think?

Rambo opens on January 25, 2008.

Source: Latino Review

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  1. One things for sure, this Rambo film will be very violent and graphic.
    Rated R! For sure.

  2. pretty cool.

    i really hope they keep the title “john rambo” though. perfect title

  3. Unbelieve comebacks, Sly is that guy! Have always like Sly and a majority of his movie. This new Rambo film look to be excellent and crossing my fingers on Sly get the right to Death Wish!

  4. I’m pretty sure they changed it to just “Rambo.”

    I’m looking forward to this one… it looks totally old school. :-) I’m going to have to add the first 3 Rambo movies to my Netflix queue so I can refresh my memory.


  5. Busy, I’m pretty sure its going to be called “John Rambo”. These name changes are just PR rumors to generate buzz. If is called “Rambo” then my “john rambo” crew shirt is going up on ebay. Haha
    You know this film was filmed allmost entirely in Thailand. Sly could have used the back lot at Universal but he wanted an authentic representation of the location.
    The film crew and actors literaly risked there lives making this film.
    They wrapped at the same time Dictatorship forces started killing Monks. Harsh relm for sure.

    Another thing I know for sure is that this film is totally under Slys grip. This is his project he’s the final word on the final film and the editors our in-house. He’s running that film. I hope its a great action film and conclusion to the saga!

    Go Sly!!

  6. Should be interesting to see how Stallone closes out the Rambo franchise.

    Thought he did a great job with the last Rocky flick.

  7. Wowie I can’t wait to see this one. I so totally love Sylvester Stallone I have just about every movie that he ever been in from F.I.S.T to Rocky 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 , and Rocky Balboa. All the movies. Even though a lot of people don’t like some of his other movie like Stop or My mom will shoot, Demolition Man, and Judge Dread. But I love all of them.

    There isn’t a movie that he has been in that I haven’t liked. :) But anyway I am so looking to seeing this new Rambo movie.