There has been a lot of talk online over the past few years about Sylvester Stallone making one more Rambo film. Personally, I loved Rambo IV (or John Rambo, if you’re a purist like me) and would love to see another, and final, outing. That being said, I’d like to see Stallone keep Rambo in the reality the character was born in.
What am I getting at? Have a look at this synopsis for the novel Hunter by James Byron Huggins:
Nathaniel Hunter could track anyone, or anything, on Earth. Now the military desperately needs him for a mission that his ultra sensitive instincts tell him he should refuse. A beast is loose somewhere north of the Arctic Circle. It has already decimated a secret research facility and annihilated a squad of elite military guards. And the raging creature is headed south toward civilization, ready to wreak bloody devastation. It is a job Hunter cannot turn down, but he soon discovers that his prey is terror incarnate, a half-human abomination created by a renegade agency through a series of outlawed genetic experiments. It has man’s cunning, a predator’s savageness, and a prehistoric power that has transcended the ages. And even if Hunter survives its unrelenting hunger for human blood, he’ll still have to confront the grim reality that it may have grown immortal.
It sounds like a great vehicle for Stallone, no?
Here’s my problem, there’s a rumor this may also be adapted into Rambo 5, which I am against.
Don’t get me wrong. I think Stallone is a great choice for Nathaniel Hunter, but I don’t want to see Rambo as Hunter. Rambo has always existed in the real world. Yes, he is given to acts of hyper violence, but that’s okay. I expect that from him. I do not, however, want to see Rambo chasing after some sc-fi super monster. And this is coming from someone who loves a good monster movie
Please, Mr. Stallone, give us Rambo 5 AND Hunter, just don’t combine them into one flick.
Thanks to LR reader Der Prasiden for the heads up on this one.
Just for shits and giggles, let’s rank the Rocky and Rambo films.
First, Rocky Balboa:
And now John Rambo:
Rambo (or John Rambo)
Rambo: First Blood Part II
This is purely my opinion, now it’s your turn…