Sylvester Stallone is 72-years-old but still kicking butt and taking names in more believable fashion than guys half his age. The action hero icon debuted the teaser trailer for Rambo 5: Last Blood, showcasing what looks like some intense action sequences for what’s likely going to be the final theatrical outing for John Rambo.
The trailer doesn’t give too much away, but we do get to see that it’s not afraid to get bloody. It starts with Rambo sitting in a rocking chair on a porch, soaking in the picturesque canvas painted over a rural ranch where he’s settled for his final days. However, violence and blood are a yoke worn by Rambo in equal magnitude to his iconic bow.
It’s not long after that he’s found himself in the cross-hairs of what appears to be a Mexican cartel. You can check out the trailer below courtesy of Kinocheck International.
After Rambo gets beat up by the gang, he returns home and rigs his abode with all manner of vile, deadly traps, rekindling his days as a Vietnam War veteran and survivor of hell’s jungle.
The trailer quickly picks up pace as we see Rambo blowing up vehicles, using his bow, firing his rifles, and taking out armed soldiers.
It looks like Rambo will draw last blood, but not without losing a lot of his own.
We see that in the final scene he appears to be wounded pretty badly with bullet holes in his torso and upper chest. It makes it look like he probably won’t make it out alive this time around, but we’ll see.
The general impression is that this will be Rambo’s last showdown before having up the bow and quiver, assuming he has a chance to do so.
The film looks like a classic action movie to finally wrap up the series. According to Stallone’s Twitter account Rambo: Last Blood is due out on September 20th later this year.
Here is our wonderful new teaser trailer! On Sept20 …He Unloads https://t.co/udcivq6UbL
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) May 30, 2019
I can’t say I’m overly excited about the film, but it looks like a solid, small action flick with Stallone doing what he does best.
I think more than anything I’m just sad that as we’re ending this era we still don’t have any action heroes who are properly replacing the old ones. Sure The Rock and Vin Diesel put out some okay action flicks at times, and Jason Statham sometimes has something noteworthy… sometimes. But we still don’t have a proper replacement for Jackie Chan, still no replacement for Jean-Claude Van Damme, and still no action stars who have been able to create new franchises on par to First Blood, Terminator, Predator or Bloodsport.
It’s a darn shame, I tell you.