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Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

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Why make a sequel to Rambo: First Blood? The cynic in me says to make more money. But is there enough there to warrant a sequel? In a way, the ending of First Blood almost begs a sequel. The conclusion isn’t actually a resolution of conflict, it’s simply diffused by a third party. The real issue, the one that starts this whole mess, is the fact that America, for all intents and purposes, lost in Vietnam. So Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) has some issues to resolve and if Rambo: First Blood Part II is any indication he’s just getting started. Continue reading Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

Crank: High Voltage (2009)

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To fully understand Crank: High Voltage a film history lesson is in order. Arguably, the most influential film movement is The French New Wave and its greatest director is Jean-Luc Godard. While he created a number of critically and commercially popular films, one of his most controversial films, “Week End,” is a film that intentionally tries to incite the rage of its audience. Crank: High Voltage takes on the same mentality. Continue reading Crank: High Voltage (2009)