It’s been 37 years since Sylvester Stallone took on the role of U.S. Army veteran John Rambo. Spanning five films, the widely popular and successful film franchise is now coming to a close with its final installment, “Rambo: Last Blood”.
In honour of the film’s release this week, the actor, director and screenwriter is sharing his thoughts on what makes this last movie so unique.
“This one, it’s truly trying to find an end. Where does the warrior go? He realizes that his job is to protect and that’s the only thing he’s good for,” Stallone says. “He’s pushed. There’s something that happens that’s traumatic. He’s going to revert back and this last thing he wants he just knows that if the only thing he loves in the world is taken away, then he’s going to bring vengeance, he’s going to bring suffering, he’s going to bring death and there’s nothing they can do about it ’cause he welcomes it himself.”
Stallone also goes on to talk about the issues Rambo faces in this film and even compares him to a “Frankenstein monster”.
“One of the worst diseases that strikes mankind is loneliness, isolation, abandonment and then when you have that, and it’s so precious that there is nothing you would not do to sacrifice yourself for that person you love including going into a burning building,” he says. “So that’s what I’m trying to convey, that even Rambo can’t be alone anymore, that he really needs human contact, that he needs love.”
“Rambo: Last Blood” hits theatres on Sept. 20.