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Poll

Which Sylvester Stallone film is better?

Rocky franchise
3 (27.3%)
Rambo franchise
8 (72.7%)

Total Members Voted: 10

Author Topic: Rocky or Rambo?  (Read 7150 times)

Offline Dave

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Re: Rocky or Rambo?
« Reply #15 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)

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Re: Rocky or Rambo?
« Reply #16 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
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Re: Rocky or Rambo?
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2013, 11:46:29 AM »
That's pretty interesting Rip.

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Re: Rocky or Rambo?
« Reply #18 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.   

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Re: Rocky or Rambo?
« Reply #19 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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Re: Rocky or Rambo?
« Reply #20 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).

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Re: Rocky or Rambo?
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2019, 05:44:05 AM »
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Re: Rocky or Rambo?
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2020, 02:41:58 PM »
Never seen a rocky movie ever dont plan on it

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Re: Rocky or Rambo?
« Reply #23 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.