Lionsagte has released the brand-new trailer for Rambo: Last Blood. Four years after he reprised his role as Rocky Balboa for Ryan Coogler's sequel-spinoff Creed, Sylvester Stallone is reviving his other iconic character, John Rambo, for a fifth and supposedly final entry in the ultra-violent movie series about the damaged and misunderstood Vietnam War vet. The upcoming Last Blood (a tip of the hat to the film that started it all, First Blood) takes a leaf out of Logan's book and sends an aging Rambo on his most personal mission yet, in an effort to make amends with the darkness of his past.
With approximately a month left before the movie hits theaters, the Last Blood marketing is entering the final leg of its campaign. Stallone has been hyping the arrival of a second trailer for the past week, following the teaser's launch in May and a starkly black and white poster dropping not too long ago. Today, Sly made good on his promise, as the new preview is now online.
The new trailer for Last Blood will begin screening in theaters this week with Lionsgate and Gerard Butler's own R-rated action movie sequel, Angel Has Fallen. You can check it out in the space below.
Following a brief recap of Rambo's previous exploits, the new trailer dives into the actual storyline for Last Blood. Written by Stallone and Matthew Cirulnick (South Beach, Absentia), and directed by Adrian Grunberg (Get the Gringo), the sequel follows John as he sets out to rescue the daughter of an old friend - one who's as close to family as he's got now - from a Mexican cartel headed by the cruel Hugo Martinez (Sergio Peris-Mencheta). Like the teaser, most of the latest footage takes place at Rambo's farm and shows him setting up his trademark Home Alone-style deathtraps for the members of the cartel as they try to invade his home. And of course, it wouldn't be a Rambo film if he didn't wield a bow and arrow at some point, like he does here.
Whereas the Creed movies are partly Stallone's handiwork (he cowrote Creed II, but only acted in the original film), the Rambo movies - for better or worse - have always represented his creative vision first and foremost. The marketing suggests this will remain the case with Last Blood, which raises the question of whether Rambo's swan song will pack the poignant punch it's aiming for (a la Creed), or provide little more than politically-dubious, but otherwise mindless bloodshed. Either way, Sly is going to bring the franchise to a close on his own terms.
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- Rambo 5: Last Blood (2019) release date: Sep 20, 2019