Sylvester Stallone is the King of the Sequels. Look at all the Rocky movies and Creed I & II. And then there is the Rambo series. In the 2019 version a seventy-something John Rambo is running a farm, training horses and taking pills to keep him calm. He is practically domesticated. Then his ward is kidnapped by Mexican sex traffickers and she dies. These actions bring back the Rambo we have grown to love. The first half of the movie sets up the story and is a bit slow. But when Rambo seeks revenge, the action goes into overdrive. He takes on the what seems like every Mexican gang member and wins. The body count is tremendous and very creative. This is a live action Road Runner movie. The violence is over the top and it is awesome. If you are looking for a film that is mentally stimulating, pass on this one. I loved it.
“Sicario: Day of Soldado” is the sequel to the 2015 movie. This time the drug cartel in Mexico is sending terrorists across the border. In order to combat them the government enlists a band of renegades to fight them. Led by Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro. They end up kidnapping the kingpin’s daughter with the intent of scaring the cartel leadership, but everything spins out of control. A parallel story of a teenager who is brought in to the cartel is also told. This is a very violent movie with a huge body count. There are a couple of plot twists and a lot of action. Not for the faint of heart.