Why Rambo: Last Blood could finally fulfil Sylvester Stallone’s Expendables ‘Old School’ promise

Tom Jolliffe takes a look Rambo: Last Blood and why it could be the ultimate old school action film of the modern era…

It was the tail end of 2009. The announcement was made that Sylvester Stallone, having been on something of a comeback with successful rejuvenations for Rocky and Rambo, announced the ultimate old school action spectacular, The Expendables. In a lot of ways it of course felt very much like an action yarn of old, not least seeing the cast list with the likes of Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Dolph Lundgren and Jet Li, and whilst he’s a post millennium brawler, Jason Statham has always felt like your atypical 80’s and 90’s action star.

So this collection of old dudes in an 80’s style run and gun special had those old elements, and whilst it felt more Cannon level than say, Predator, Terminator, First Blood, Die Hard etc,
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