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EHC Discussions => General Movie Discussion => Topic started by: RIP on June 15, 2013, 05:50:50 PM

Title: Rocky or Rambo?
Post by: RIP on June 15, 2013, 05:50:50 PM
I have to go with Rambo: First Blood films.
Title: Re: Rocky or Rambo?
Post by: woodenheart on June 15, 2013, 06:49:45 PM
Each have different qualities I adore. <3

I cannot choose.
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Post by: CountOrlok on June 15, 2013, 08:45:50 PM
Not a fan of either but I'll go with Rambo.  :blink:
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Post by: Renacimiento on June 15, 2013, 09:07:57 PM
I prefer Rocky, sorry but the invincible soldier who crushes entire armies, it is not of my pleasure.
Title: Re: Rocky or Rambo?
Post by: RIP on June 15, 2013, 09:09:42 PM
Don't forget to all please vote in the poll above lol
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Post by: Splat on June 15, 2013, 09:39:50 PM
I'm the same I cannot choose between either...both classics in their own right.
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Post by: I_Drink_Your_Blood on June 15, 2013, 11:19:08 PM
I have to abstain from voting, as I don't care for either franchise.

Plus, Stallone is a terrible actor, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Rocky or Rambo?
Post by: RIP on June 15, 2013, 11:42:30 PM
I have to abstain from voting, as I don't care for either franchise.

Plus, Stallone is a terrible actor, in my opinion.

Oh I agree he sucks in acting but he does make good action flicks lol
Title: Re: Rocky or Rambo?
Post by: CountOrlok on June 15, 2013, 11:55:56 PM
Demolition Man is my favourite from Stallone.  Though I've never been a big fan of his.  Arnie's movies are better by a mile. 
Title: Re: Rocky or Rambo?
Post by: Deadly Fiend on June 16, 2013, 12:00:14 AM
Gonna have to go with Rambo, considering I like all the entries.

I love Rocky 1 & 2... 3-5 were meh. Still need to see Rocky Balboa sometime, hear it's good. 
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Post by: Renacimiento on June 16, 2013, 04:33:39 AM
Rambo is winning? oh my god, all of you suck. : )
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Post by: Sek'Tal Alcyone on June 16, 2013, 06:14:04 AM
Rambo 2 and 3 really are propaganda at it's finest lol
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Post by: Dave on June 16, 2013, 10:04:58 AM
It's unfair to lump 'First Blood' in with the franchise that it spawned, as it's a serious thought provoking drama.

Rocky has six films. The first is great, 2 is good, 3 is good, 4 is just stupid, 5 isn't as bad as it's made out to be but it's far from good and 6 is the best sequel.

Rambo has four films. The first is great, 2 is good for what it is, 3 is terribly pointless and 4 is the best sequel.

Rocky has one great film and three good ones.

Rambo has one great film and two good ones.

Rocky FTW                     
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Post by: Spook13 on June 16, 2013, 10:13:16 AM
First blood childhood fav :)
Title: Re: Rocky or Rambo?
Post by: RIP on June 16, 2013, 11:01:50 AM
It's unfair to lump 'First Blood' in with the franchise that it spawned, as it's a serious thought provoking drama.


First Blood is an excellent film!
Title: Re: Rocky or Rambo?
Post by: Dave on June 16, 2013, 11:38:03 AM
It's unfair to lump 'First Blood' in with the franchise that it spawned, as it's a serious thought provoking drama.


First Blood is an excellent film!

Too right it is!  8)
Title: Re: Rocky or Rambo?
Post by: RIP on June 16, 2013, 11:39:26 AM
It's unfair to lump 'First Blood' in with the franchise that it spawned, as it's a serious thought provoking drama.


First Blood is an excellent film!

Too right it is!  8)

I believe at the time Sylvester Stallojne wrote in the script that his character Rambo was suppose to die at the end at the hands of the army col
Title: Re: Rocky or Rambo?
Post by: Splat on June 16, 2013, 11:46:29 AM
That's pretty interesting Rip.
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Post by: Dave on June 16, 2013, 12:10:53 PM
Yeah that's true, Rip.

People remember Rambo more for how the character is portrayed in the sequels. All the ambiguities and character shading from the first film was removed in favour of a communist slayer for Uncle Sam. Although, I think these two elements were combined perfectly for the fourth movie to cater for both the fans of 'First Blood' and the sequels.   
Title: Re: Rocky or Rambo?
Post by: General Ox on June 17, 2013, 12:45:43 AM
Rambo was killed in the original ending of the first film. By the Colonel.

The Colonel goes into the building and Rambo breaks down crying and begging for him to shoot him. I can't remember if he just does it, or if he refuses so Rambo bluffs him into shooting.

Audiences didn't like it at the screenings so they changed it to what it is now. In the original book he died too, I think?

As for the question, Rambo. Can't get into Rocky.
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Post by: CountOrlok on June 17, 2013, 03:01:24 AM
As for the question, Rambo. Can't get into Rocky.

Same here.  I just can't get into boxing films.  Just not my cup of tea.  I don't even think I've seen the original Rocky.  I might've seen one of the sequels, though (can't remember).
Title: Re: Rocky or Rambo?
Post by: CountOrlok on September 07, 2019, 05:44:05 AM
Death Race 2000 and Judge Dredd
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Post by: Hemwick on March 17, 2020, 02:41:58 PM
Never seen a rocky movie ever dont plan on it
Title: Re: Rocky or Rambo?
Post by: CountOrlok on July 31, 2020, 11:44:02 PM
I saw the ending to the original Rocky.  It's ok but the best boxing film I've seen is probably Raging Bull

I just started going to boxing classes so maybe down the line I'll check out some more boxing films.

Rambo.. just can't get into Rambo, though.