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Stallone Hopes Audiences Turn Away from Rambo

Written by: Big Ross, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageSource: The Today Show

Sylvester Stallone was on The Today Show promoting his upcoming film Rambo, and he dished some interesting elements from the film.

Stallone described Rambo III as a "vanity project" that left him dissatisfied, and with the success of Rocky Balboa, he wanted to do a similar thing with his other iconic character.

As for the setting of Myanmar (Burma), Stallone said he wanted to do a movie about something that was "actually happening".  He commented on the conflict in the country:

No one knows about Burma. Burma is a horrendous situation … It’s the longest-running civil war in the world — 60 years against these peasants — and it’s horrifying. It isn’t just a civil war. This is torture, beheadings, cannibalism, buried-alive children — it’s the most horrific situation on the planet.

And as for the character of John Rambo Stallone said:

It’s the same thing that happens with a lot of policemen or military people that thought they were going to change the world. They realize their entire life has been a waste, that war is natural, peace is an accident. They feel bitter, estranged.  He’s in isolation. He’s in a purgatory, almost a hermit. He’s atheistic, he’s cold, he’s completely out of touch — spiritually, physically.”

As for the violence in the film, Stallone says it was intentional. 

It should be tough to watch. If you don’t turn a couple of times during the film, I really failed.

Author: Big Ross, CC2K Staff Writer

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