Saturday, January 26, 2008

Rambo the Latest Installment

In Joel Stein's interview with Sylvester Stallone for the Time Magazine article Stallone on a Mission the 61 year-old actor talked about what inspired him to do another Rambo film.

I was never fond of the two Rambo installments (well, I was too young to understand really). But reading this interview kind of got my attention and include the upcoming movie to my to-watch list.

Excerpts, from the interview, which did it for me:
What he wanted to say in the new Rambo came down to one smart speech: "Old men start wars. Young men fight them. And everyone in the middle gets killed. War is natural. Peace is an accident. We're animals."
..."Rocky represents the optimistic side of life, and Rambo represents purgatory," he says. The world, Rambo realizes, is perpetually chaotic and dangerous. "If you think people are inherently good, you get rid of the police for 24 hours—see what happens," Stallone says. "I could start a war in 30 seconds. But some countries spend 100 years trying to find peace. Just like good manners, peace has to be learned."
We'll see how much of these beliefs find its way into the movie.

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