First Blood - Rambo Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy

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A Vietnam vet looking for work, is passing through a small town when the sheriff starts giving him a hard time and tries to run him out of town.

He refuses to leave so the sherrif arrests him for vagrancy, resisting arrest and carrying a concealed weapon, his army knife.

The cops are mean to him and he keeps having flashbacks of the war so he attacks the cops and escapes, running into the hills.

The cops give chase, but the vet takes them out one-by-one. The sherrif calls in the state police and the national guard.

The vet's captain shows up and tries to talk him in, but its no use.
The national guard traps the vet it a mine and blows it up. But, the vet escapes. He returns to the town, blows up a couple buildings, cuts the power and goes after the sherrif. He finds the sherriff on the roof of the police station. He shhots through the ceiling. The sherrif gets hit and falls through a skylight. The vet prepares to kill the sherriff, but his captain shows up and talks him into sparing the sheriff's life.

He gets the vet to surrender and turn himself in before anymore innocent people get hurt or killed.
The review of this Movie prepared by Brandon Swenson

As a peace-loving Vietnam veteran, John Rambo is suddenly betrayed by a small time sheriff, which culminates in a game of hide and chase like only Rambo can do.
The review of this Movie prepared by Ben Wells

As the Grand daddy of action movies, First Blood employs a lot of the narrative techniques we see in modern Hollywood picture, only with a much creative way of handling the elements. Shot in the style of Kurosawa, this film also uses a lot of film techniques that work to its advantage while being completely unobtrusive.
The review of this Movie prepared by Shawn Buffington

John Rambo fought for his country in Vietnam but came back an outcast shunned by society. Rambo drifts from town to two looking for work. One day a corrupt Sherrif arrests Rambo on trumped up charges... But Rambo escapes and plots his revenge! Fighting against the repressive officials he soon becomes the subject of the biggest manhunt in history fighting Police, National Guard and worst of all.. Himself!

First Blood, an excellent action movie! The FIRST and BEST of the Rambo movies!
The review of this Movie prepared by Ken Carper

When John Rambo walks thru a city, the sheriff stops and gives him a lift thru town. Unforgently, John Rambo hates being told what to do. And when the Sheriff takes it a little to far, he suddenly gets an war on his hands.
The review of this Movie prepared by Knut Ragnar H. Bakke

Some brutal fat cops push Rambo over the edge, and he gets even.
The review of this Movie prepared by steve

Script Analysis of First Blood - Rambo

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 60%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Part of a series?    -   Rambo Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   vigilante hunting down criminal(s)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   falling off Forest?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   cave

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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