David Morrell is not happy with the way Rambo was portrayed on screen in the most recent outing.
The supposed final appearance by Sylvester Stallone as 'Rambo' is not going as planned. The movie was supposed to be the last hurrah for the character, but instead, the film is being panned by critics and not being well received by the audiences.
Well, the critics aren’t the only ones who are hating the movie; the creator of the character is also not a fan of how the film turned out in the end. The movie is being called a Trump wet dream, and David Morrell is inclined to agree with all the negative press aimed at the way of the fifth Rambo movie.
The writer of the 'First Blood' book said, “I agree with these Rambo: Last Blood reviews. The film is a mess. Embarrassed to have my name associated with it.” It was not the only thing the writer said; there were even more scathing comments made by the novelist. He said, “I felt degraded and dehumanized after I left the theatre.”
It is not unheard of for writers of books and comics to be degrading towards movie adaptation of their work, but for the Rambo creator, it was not the case when the first movie arrived. The writer applauded the first movie and said it was a great depiction of what he wanted to convey in his book, but this time, the same amount of love was not present, instead he hated what he witnessed on screen, a character he created was gone and replaced by a sadistic killer who is way past his due date.
Source: Cosmic Book News
The writer talked about Sly saying the movie was going to be soulful and instead what he saw on-screen prompted him to say, “Instead of being soulful, this new movie lacks one. I felt I was less a human being for having seen it, and today that’s an unfortunate message.”
“That film is typical of ultra-violent 1970s exploitation ‘grindhouse’ films,” the writer added. “The technique of which Rambo: Last Blood resembles. The sets here look cheap. The direction is awkward.”
The creator of the character ended the string of tweets by saying, “Rambo could be called John Smith, and the film wouldn’t change…It assumes the audience is familiar with Rambo’s background, whereas anyone under 40 will wonder what on Earth is going on with those tunnels.”
The die-hard fans are showing up, and they do not care what they see, as with most of all the Rambo movies, people are there to see, blood and guts and a lot of action which is in abundance in the film.
Watch: The trailer for the fifth Rambo movie
'Rambo V' is not the one the writer of the books envisioned and not something he liked, but this is the movie we got. Considering how good the two 'Creed' movies were, there was certain hope for the character to bow out in a graceful manner, but it seems it was neither grateful nor the end of the series.
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