Tag: Sylvester Stallone

Rambo (2008) 4K UHD Review

The Boat Man In one of Rambo’s earliest scenes, religious missionaries approach John Rambo, asking to be taken into genocidal Burma. Rambo stares at them through cages, tossing helpless …

Creed II 4K UHD Blu-ray Review

Men and Their Kids Creed II isn’t ready to surprise anyone with its familiar slew of montages, pumped up music, and haymaker punches. It’s Rocky. As this series continues …

Creed 4K UHD Review

Creed’s Screed It’s difficult to imagine a Rocky reset keeping the legacy together better than Creed. As with the best films in this series, Creed doesn’t rely on only …

Cliffhanger 4K UHD Review

Hanging In There Blending the ‘90s extreme sports fascination and distrust of government institutions, Cliffhanger is a masterwork of an action movie idea. It’s scenic, with enormous pans of …

Rambo III 4K UHD Review

Your Worst Nightmare First Blood ran credits to Dan Hill’s melancholic “It’s a Long Road,” a tribute to Vietnam veterans who felt distanced when they returned home. By the …

Creed II Review

Rocky IV’s memorable scene is that of James Brown, surrounded by Americana, introducing Apollo Creed on his march to fight the USSR’s Ivan Drago to the pop tune “Living …

First Blood 4K UHD Review

Firestrike The small American town of First Blood makes a critical mistake: insulating itself from the realities of Vietnam. Veteran John Rambo crosses the town border, but is forced …

Escape Plan 2: Hades Blu-ray Review

Please Let Viewers Escape Escape Plan 2 comes from a mix of Chinese/American production companies and 33 (!) co-producers, also a mix of Chinese and Americans. The cast too, …

Ratchet & Clank (2016) Blu-ray Review

Clanking Clunker Rudimentary and thin, Ratchet & Clank better fits on Saturday mornings. Passe character development leaves this adaptation of Sony’s PlayStation videogame series limited in appeal. And, in …

Creed Blu-ray Review

The Champ is Here Continuing the Rocky legacy, Creed proves to be an essential addition to the series, elevating Michael B. Jordan as a believable underdog protege while continuing …

Creed Review

Welcome back, Rock Consider that Creed must seriously integrate the events of of Rocky IV’s gonzo Cold War spectacle. It must also accept that Rocky Balboa once purchased a …