Those of a certain age can recall the violent, explosive splendor of 80s actions films, Rambo being prominent among them. From 1982 to 2008, Sylvester Stallone played the role of John Rambo, a special forces soldier who initially clashed with local sheriff’s deputies who didn’t take kindly to outsiders to a full-on military superhero in the three sequels that followed.
As has been the case throughout the history of Hollywood, action films like Rambo often focus upon whatever societal “boogeyman” is more apt to scare the populous. From rogue Vietcong soldiers to Russian special forces, to American covert operations, to anti-Democratic foreign governments, these have been the things of America’s nightmares through the decades and there have been many movies with the aforementioned as antagonists.
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With the new Rambo sequel scheduled for release in September, we see this paradigm play out once again. This time Rambo will take on the Mexican drug cartels, the most recent boogeyman upon which society seeks to heap its worries.
According to Deadline, Stallone is finishing up the script and shooting is set to begin in September of this year. The plot synopsis is a daughter of one of Rambos friends is kidnapped. Rambo, who has been working on a ranch, crosses the U.S.-Mexican border to face off against one of Mexicos most violent cartels and try and get the girl back.