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Review of First Blood   
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Great film that does some justice...

When people hear Sylvester Stallone most people think of Rocky, but when I hear his name I instantly think Rambo.

In First Blood, Stallone plays John Rambo, an ex-Special Forces operative come back from the Vietnam war trying to find one of his last friends from his unit. But after finding out that his friend was dead, Rambo starts to drift and comes to a town with a sheriff that instantly dislikes Rambo and arrests him for vagrancy even though Rambo was just trying to go back into town for something to eat. Rambo is brought in the local jail and is mistreated by the deputies but escapes and makes his way in to the near by mountains where he is chased by the sheriffs and later by the National Guard with nation wide media coverage.
I'm not going to spoil the end because it's a great ending with a great message that says something that most Vietnam vets have wanted to say for years, that they are not baby killers, but men fighting for their countries freedoms.

Acting in the movie, on everyone's part, is superb even for a action film of its time.
Music is sometimes haunting and other times glorious that is fitting the moments there in.
Other effects, sound and visual, fit great and are never over the top which gives the movie a more realistic feel than other movies of its kind.

Overall, First Blood in one of my favorite action movies that speaks a message at the end that I believe to true and sincere and should be enjoyed by anyone how watches.

9/10
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