Stallone Clears Up Rambo 5 Confusion [Updated]

Published 6 years ago by , Updated September 7th, 2009 at 8:33 pm,

rambo 5 sylvester stallone Stallone Clears Up Rambo 5 Confusion [Updated]

Last night, we reported on breaking news for the next installment of the Rambo franchise, which centered on the story of Rambo 5 in addition to its title and first teaser poster. From what we heard, the idea for the fifth installment seemed a little odd and it resulted in some confusion and mixed reaction. This provoked Sylvester Stallone himself to quickly address the confusion and explain himself what the film’s story is (and is not) about.

Originally, I had this latest news written in as a hefty-sized update to last night’s post but I wanted to expand on it, now that we have a more concrete concept of Rambo 5′s plot.

Sly read the reader feedback to the news last night on several sites that over-emphasized the science-fiction aspects of the story for Rambo V, so he left a message with Harry Knowles at Ain’t It Cool News, who first broke the news, to clear up the details.

Read on for what Sly’s explanation of Rambo V: The Savage Hunt

In the voice mail, Stallone first emphasized that the story is not about him fighting a group super soldiers like in Universal Soldier, but instead, it’s about him and a team brought in to fight a “savage beast” of a man – A man that represents an “amalgamation of fury and intelligence.” (The result of conditioning people from when they were kids onward to make them fearless, intelligent and cunning warriors, a la 300)

This villain’s ability to survive is rivaled only by that of Rambo and that’s what makes the movie interesting. The doctors at this facility couldn’t control this guy’s mind and he became a “savage killing machine.” Hence, the title.

He also clarified again that it’s not Rambo battling a squad of super soldiers but instead that it’s like you worst nightmare, “battling your primitive self.”

Head over to AICN to hear the entire message Sly left.

[UPDATE: The official synopsis for Rambo 5 has been revealed and it turns out that what we heard before isn’t too far off – we also know what the movie is now based on, so check it out here!]

Sly’s idea of this savage beast-like character adds a great element to the nature of the film. Instead of a focus on physical ability and raw killing talent, we’ll be seeing heavy emphasis on the strategic and tactical cunning of John Rambo and this villain, as one hunts the other.

I’m very interested in seeing this movie and I think hearing Stallone directly explaining what the film is really about will turn around the negative opinions resulting from the misinterpretation of what was reported last night.

I can’t wait to find out who he has in mind to play the villain of this film and if we see Rambo leading a black ops team, I think it’d be cool to see Matthew Marsden return as the bad-ass sniper (aka, School Boy) from last year’s Rambo.

What do you think of Rambo V: The Savage Hunt now?

Source: AICN

TAGS: Rambo, Rambo 5
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  1. AWFUL! I love Rambo and seeing him kickass across the World against oppressor’s and evil dictators but fighting against some kind of scientific experiemnt gone wrong, wtf? That is so cliche and there are thousands of other B-Movies out there like that.

    I wanted to see more of Rambo’s story, his personality, where he grew up and his interaction with his family. Then kick more ass locally against gangs, traffickers, drug lords. Actual problems that are affecting the U.S and the world today. Rocky 5 going back to his roots andh is interaction with his family was great and a fitting ending, why not the same with Rambo.

  2. I have some issues. On the last Rambo flick he finally leave the jungle and decides that enough is enough and to bring closure to the character Stallone makes Rambo go back to the USA, and to his parents house, walking up that long driveway and thats it. I have no problem with that at all. BUt now hes back running a black ops team to fight the BEAST. When we watch this new Rambo V flick are we supposed to not think about how the last Rambo ended? Sounds like you have to, especially when you watch the Superman Returns flick. You had to forget 3 and 4 were ever made. Im a Rambo fan like all of you im just confused a bit especially with bringing the character full circle and all in the last 1.

    • its probably in the usa were else would a u.s. test be

  3. huh?? you mean rocky 6, cause 5 was the atrocious tommy gunn fiasco which i wouldnt blame you for trying to burn from your memory.

  4. OH and @ anthony,,

    RAMBO can not end happy, that is not a happy character lol. that is a man filled with turmoil, rage, and pain.
    the very fact 4 ended the way it did with a character that should be so f-ed up in the head was the worst part of an overall good film. when an entire franchise has consisted of torture and revenge i think it would be a joke to hand rambo a happilly ever after ending

    i like the sacrifice plot, it would fit better.

  5. I’ll see it just because it’s rambo and how can you stay away from that. Love all the Rambos and hope that the 5th isn’t as cheesy as it first sounded.

  6. It’s hard to think of how they’re gonna get him back in the middle of things, after the ending of Rambo 4,