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"Rambo" is a popular action film franchise that follows John Rambo, a troubled Vietnam War veteran, expertly portrayed by Sylvester Stallone, as he confronts various adversaries and navigates post-war life. Known for its intense action sequences and exploration of the aftermath of war, the franchise has left a significant impact on popular culture, solidifying Stallone's status as a Hollywood action icon.
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he "Rambo" franchise is a popular action film series that started in the 1980s. Based on David Morrell's novel "First Blood," the series centers on the character John Rambo, a Vietnam War veteran skilled in many aspects of survival, tactics, and hand-to-hand combat. Sylvester Stallone plays Rambo and is a key figure in the franchise, both in front of and behind the camera. The series currently consists of five films: "First Blood" (1982), "Rambo: First Blood Part II" (1985), "Rambo III" (1988), "Rambo" (2008), and "Rambo: Last Blood" (2019).
Each film in the series depicts Rambo using his survival skills and combat prowess to overcome various adversities. The first film, "First Blood," presents Rambo as a drifter in a small town in Washington, where he is pushed to his limits by a local sheriff, resulting in a manhunt. In the sequels, Rambo is drawn into conflicts ranging from a rescue mission in Vietnam, aiding Afghan rebels against Soviet invaders, saving Christian missionaries in war-torn Burma, to protecting his adopted family from a Mexican cartel. Over the years, the "Rambo" films have been both criticized and praised for their graphic violence and political overtones.