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Well Zach, it seems like we've come to the end of our little adventure. Greenvale was certainly an experience, wasn't it? I think there's only one man who had a worse time passing through a small town. We first saw his adventure in 1982, though if you're much of a reader you could've experienced it much earlier. Heh, a movie based on a book, that hardly narrows it down, does it? Zach, I'm talking about First Blood, the first movie where you and I met the character John Rambo. He was played by Sylvester Stallone in what turned out to be a fairly brilliant turn. Brian Dennehy played a small-town sheriff who was...well, rather antagonistic to our hero. Hm, maybe George took some lessons from him on antagonizing out of towners.
You know, Zach, a lot of people remember that movie as being very violent, but it's not really that bad. Sure, a few of the characters get pretty roughed up, especially the one who gets those wooden spikes in his legs, but no one dies. What's that, Zach? You're right, one of the deputies dies, but it's really his own fault. Rambo himself doesn't even kill anyone in the first movie. How strange is that? In the later movies he racks up a body count that would rival some small towns, but in the first, he was more of a persecuted character. Isn't that interesting? All he wanted was to be left alone, but when a local sheriff can't help but bother him, all Hell breaks loose...
Sorry, Zach. I must have drifted off thinking about those old eighties action movies. First Arnold and now Sylvester. I guess George is having more of an impact on us than I originally thought. I remember seeing First Blood and being shocked at the dignity and even humanity of the main character. Even at the speech he gives at the end of the movie, it's really quite moving...well the parts you can understand. Too bad ol' Sly Stallone can be a little tough to understand at times.
Zach, were there any action movies that caught you off guard with their depth the first time you watched them?
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