We all know what's most important in a Rambo movie: The plot. (Crickets.) OK, I'm kidding. True, the original First Blood definitely had a plot. A fairly simple one, but a story all the same. Rambo 2 and 3? I've seen each of 'em two or three times and I swear I couldn't tell you the "plot" on either one. Generally the "plot" in these movies exists just to set up a few disposable allies, a stunningly evil villain and 45 truckloads of soon-to-be-dead henchmen. But that hasn't stopped the Rambo 4 producers from doling out a press release / plot synopsis.

"In Thailand, a group of Christian aid workers recruit John Rambo to guide them up the Salween River to deliver medical supplies to the Karen tribe of neighboring Burma (aka Myanmar). When the missionaries fail to return, Rambo is persuaded to take a group of mercenaries back into the war-torn border region to find them. What follows is a descent into hell on earth." Ouch. I bet Burma has some nice areas, too. It's not all "hell on earth," I'm sure.

John Rambo (yep, that's the title) marks Sylvester Stallone's 20th screenplay and 7th time as a director. Co-starring in the inevitably chaotic action-fest will be Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden and Sai Mawng as "Burmese Commander." Lionsgate looks to be aiming for a December release date. Because nothing goes better with Christmas than Sly Stallone's bullet-spewing semi-automatic AK 57 tank-demolishin' rocket launchers.
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