First Blood author calls Rambo: Last Blood a mess
The Rambo franchise has never been one to garner critical love, aside from its debut installment in 1982, and the latest installment Last Blood is taking the worst beating not only from critics but also from First Blood author himself, David Morrell, who took to Twitter to voice his disappointment in the film.
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Rambo: Last Blood finds its titular hero coping with intense PTSD while living on a ranch in Arizona, trying to pick up casual work wherever he can. Soon his friend and estate manager Maria informs him that her granddaughter went missing after crossing into Mexico for a party, so John travels south of the border to find the youngster. The quest quickly turns into a violent descent into hell as he uncovers a sex-trafficking ring, teaming up with a journalist whose half-sister has also been kidnapped. He has to deploy all his skills to save the girls and bring down a vicious crime lord.
The film is directed by Adrian Grunberg with Matt Cirulnick (Absentia) and Stallone writing the screenplay for Last Blood, which Avi Lerner and Kevin King will produce.
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Stallone last played the titular role in 2008’s Rambo, which he wrote and directed, earning $113.2 million worldwide on a $50 million budget.