Shot by Shot with the 'Rambo: Last Blood' Trailer

Sylvester Stallone returns to one of his most well-known roles in the fifth installment of the Rambo franchise.

Rambo Last Bood Trailer

Rambo Last Bood Trailer

“I want them to know that death is coming, and there’s nothing they can do to stop it.”

Who Rambo is talking to in this close-up shot is unclear. Is it a threat? A promise?

Rambo Last Bood Trailer

More quick action shots follow as he takes out numerous enemy goons.

Rambo Last Bood Trailer

Rambo Last Bood Trailer

Rambo has rigged some serious pyrotechnics along this property.

Rambo Last Bood Trailer

He’s back in the barn, looking much worse for wear, as he bleeds from multiple wounds. He is approaching a lone figure for what seems like a final confrontation.

Rambo Last Bood Trailer

A line from Rambo IV comes to mind…”When you’re pushed, killing’s as easy as breathing.”

The tone and aesthetic of this trailer are reminiscent of Logan, an R-rated, bloody send-off to another beloved action figure. Rambo also looks like he’s in pretty rough shape by the end of the trailer. Although Stallone has said that if the film succeeds, he would return for a Rambo VI (perhaps titled Rambo: Last Blood II?), could this film actually be a send-off to this iconic character?

The book that the first Rambo film was based on ended with his death, which was considered for the first film and even shot. But, the idea was eventually deemed unsatisfactory, and the theatrical ending was shot instead. Since everything about this trailer draws strong parallels to that first film, though, the possibility remains that this could be the end for John Rambo. Only time will tell if that’s really true.


John Rambo will be coming for blood in his fifth franchise installment, Rambo: Last Blood, on September 20th.

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