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the_boy_syrup

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#1
John Rambo at his finest
All he wanted was a burger but they kept pushing...............
 

Fugly

LE
DirtyBAT
#2
Fantastic film - and also a fantastic book. Although the ending of the book is somewhat different.................
 

Fugly

LE
DirtyBAT
#3
Also the Rambo/Trautman relationship is a lot different in the book. PM me if you want to know, or just go read it! David Morrell is the author - and he wrote the book BEFORE Hollywood grabbed hold of it. Its a lot darker, Trautman and Teasle are very different to how they are portrayed in the film.
 
#4
This is what happen's when the Law stumble's upon a bloke just home on weekend leave from a 3 week Tes Ex... All he wanted was some Scotch Egg's,but they just had to keep on pushing...
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#5
Fugly said:
Also the Rambo/Trautman relationship is a lot different in the book. PM me if you want to know, or just go read it! David Morrell is the author - and he wrote the book BEFORE Hollywood grabbed hold of it. Its a lot darker, Trautman and Teasle are very different to how they are portrayed in the film.
It is an excellant book and this version isn't bad either
Pity they spoiled it with all the sequels
 

Fugly

LE
DirtyBAT
#7
the_boy_syrup said:
Fugly said:
Also the Rambo/Trautman relationship is a lot different in the book. PM me if you want to know, or just go read it! David Morrell is the author - and he wrote the book BEFORE Hollywood grabbed hold of it. Its a lot darker, Trautman and Teasle are very different to how they are portrayed in the film.
It is an excellant book and this version isn't bad either
Pity they spoiled it with all the sequels
Agreed.

Morrell wrote First Blood Part II as well, but it was obvious that because part 1 had become a success at the box office, he was under pressure from Hollywood to write something they could film. Or - more realisticaly - he was TOLD what they wanted to flm, and had to write around it.

FB Part II isn't that bad as a book, its not a cheesy as the film, buts its a very big step down from the excellent effort of the first.

As for Rambo III - FFS! Don't get me started on THAT piece of cr@p!!
 
#8
Fugly said:
As for Rambo III - FFS! Don't get me started on THAT piece of cr@p!

But i bet you still go and watch Rambo IV
 

Fugly

LE
DirtyBAT
#9
Probably!

Remember the piece of cr@p that was Rocky V?

I've seen the trailer for Rocky Balboa, and it looks good. Reviews i've read say the same.

Hopefully Rambo IV will rescue the series as well.
 
#10
Fugly said:
I've seen the trailer for Rocky Balboa, and it looks good. Reviews i've read say the same.

It is good VERY good
 

Fugly

LE
DirtyBAT
#11
I think we are getting away from the original post.

Rocky might have been saved, we have got to wait out on John Rambo.

I just hope that in Rambo 4 we are treated to the same Rambo we had in First Blood.

On reflection, I'm not sure how?

John Rambo was a Vietnam vet, rejected by his country like so many others that returned from America's biggest defeat.

Now, thankfully, US soldiers are held in high esteem by the nation - a complete turnaround.

I wonder what theatre Rambo will be serving in this time round?!!
 
#12
Just out of interest - you know the mine scene in First Blood, where John Rambo is effectively trapped in a mine, & cut off by US STABs?

In the book, does it mention the National Guard using a LAW on him, or was that scene merely a bit of Hollywoodism?
 

Fugly

LE
DirtyBAT
#13
In the book, yes the jobworths do indeed use a LAW on him.

His experiences in the mine after that are quite nasty.
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#17
I seem to remember David Morrell (author of the book) stating that the knife was especially made for the film

Intrestingly the body count in the film is only agreed to be 4

1 (confimed) is Teasle who falls out of the helicopter
3 (not confirmed) police in the car he rams with the truck into a parked car

In the book didn't he just kill everyone that got in his way?
 

Fugly

LE
DirtyBAT
#18
the_boy_syrup said:
I seem to remember David Morrell (author of the book) stating that the knife was especially made for the film

Intrestingly the body count in the film is only agreed to be 4

1 (confimed) is Teasle who falls out of the helicopter
3 (not confirmed) police in the car he rams with the truck into a parked car

In the book didn't he just kill everyone that got in his way?
1. The knife was named after Jim Bowie, who created it. There is a (tenuous) link with Morrell, but the knife was not created for the film - (jim) Bowie was a fanatic hunter / survival enthusiast.

2. It is not Teasle who falls out the helicopter. Teasle is played by Brian Denehey (sp!) in the film, he is the cop who pursues him from start to (bloody) finish.

3. As for the body count, I think it is lower on film than in the book, but a lot higher than what you just stated. All the cops chasing him into the woods? wasted them all except Teasle. And then a few more later on. The main difference in body count is his rampage through the town.

4. He actually let a few people go on their merry way, in particular a hillbilly still owner out in the middle of nowhere.

5. As I said, the BIG difference is in the ending. I thought the way the novel ended was better, IMHO.
 

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