After the successful resurrection of his other cinematic icon, Rocky, Sylvester Stallone's return to Rambo being less-than-great will hurt some fans worse than a machete to the head. Critic Mike Ryan at Uproxx has taken umbrage with the film's complete lack of fun, and it's emphasis on some largely controversial, ill-natured themes.
"Rambo: Last Blood ... like, why? Why not make one last fun Rambo action movie? No, instead we get Rambo's young niece being kidnapped, drugged, tortured and raped by a cartel. Who is this for?"
Katie Walsh, critic over at La Times Movies, was particularly harsh on the film, calling it the worst movie of the year.