Playing Rambo again..at 61
January 1, 2008 10:39am CST
Any thoughts on Stallone portraying Rambo at age 61. Have we run out of action heros?
1 Jan 08
Hollywood is not just running out of action heroes but stories....They are doing remakes and they are doing films from overseas like Japan and Korea movies.. And about Stallone being Rambo again.....he looks quite plump now....Must have been drinking a whole lot....Don't know how that would reflect on his Rambo character
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1 Jan 08
I'm interested in seeing what they plan on doing with Rambo at sixty years old. But the reason for trying another Rambo movie probably have to do with marketing. You can build on the public's awareness of the previous Rambo movies. Thus, you can explain with reasonable succinctness what the movie is all about. Name-recognition, all that. As to re-cycling old movies and their plots, Hollywood is out to make money. When they recycle and old movie, I think they believe they will have a good chance of making money. If it isn't a fresh new idea, they probably won't make gobs of money, but they pad the risk of losing any. Financing is probably also easier when you come to someone seeking money to make a "Rambo" movie than a generic "action war movie." I expect someone putting up money can easily understand what Rambo is and knows that the original made money. It helps quiet fears, I think. Of course, that's all nonsense out of my head. I don't really know because I am not in the movie business.