Sunday, September 21, 2008

Movie Review: Son of Rambo

I liked the idea of a couple of 12 year old boys remaking Rambo, so I checked this movie out from the library.  Wise move on my part.  The movie has heart, some very funny moments and the acting is terrific. The rebellious, troublemaking kid on the left is just fantastic.

Even though the story takes place in England, it reminded me of when I was 12 and my buddies and I got our hands on a video camera.  We would lower the hoop in my backyard and tape ourselves having a slam dunk contest.  Somewhere that footage exists and if uncovered, you will see the incredible air I could get back in the day.  I think I was able to jump so high because I was able to pump my shoes up.  The more I pumped, the higher I could jump.

Even though there are no self pumping shoes in the flick, everyone should see Son of Rambo.  There is some very minor swearing and a couple of the twelve-year-olds smoke cigarettes.  On a scale of 1-10, I'd give it an 8.  On a scale of 1-5, I'd give it a 4.  On a scale of 1-100, I'd give it an 80.  On a scale of .01 - .10, I'd give it a .08.  It's simple math really.


Ike said...

This one has been on our Netflix queue for like 2 months. I keep bumping it down because there are other movies we want to see more. But maybe now I'll bump it back up. Thanks cheeseboy.

Cheeseboy said...

Good idea Ike. I think it will be well worth your while.