SYLVESTER STALLONE’s latest film, Rambo: Last Blood, has not impressed in its opening weekend in the UK. While the box office figures are not yet in, reviews so far have been pretty poor across the board. Even one of the film’s creators, who wrote the book on which the original Rambo is based, spoke out about the film.
So far, the critical reception to Rambo: Last Blood has been pretty much entirely negative.
It has a 33 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and has very few positive reviews.
Kevin Maher of The Times, who gave the film one star, said: “He has destroyed an entire battalion of Vietnamese troops, he defeated the Russians in Afghanistan and he decimated the Burmese military machine.
“Now the iconic super-soldier John Rambo faces his greatest enemy yet: audience apathy.”
Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo in Rambo Last Blood (Image: Lionsgate)
Time Out’s Joshua Rothkopf was even harsher on Stallone, saying: “Stallone may not be the best custodian of his own legacy.
“Graying, splotchy and barely intelligible, he turns in a self-negating performance, just as ugly on the inside.”
Possibly the shortest indictment of the film comes from the Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw, who called it a “massively enlarged prostate of a film” along with his one star review.
However, there were a couple of kinder reviews, with Johnny Oleksinski of the New York Post, accompanying a two out of four review, saying: “Rambo: Last Blood features what’s easily the most violent movie scene of the year. It’s awesome.”
The LA Times’ Kenneth Turan was also a little kinder, calling it a