Rambo is a film that came out in the year 2008. It is the fourth installment of the Rambo series. It is an action film that covers the events of ex soldier John Rambo. The film features a storyline that takes place in Southeast Asia. Rambo is approached by Christian missionaries who are looking to help provide medical care for the Burmese people. However they have to deal with the brutal military Junta of Burma. The series came off a 20 year hiatus. General reception of the film was mediocre but for an action film it was still a very good one. This movie is known to have lots of graphic violence and is therefore the most violent in the entire Rambo series. It was rumored to be the final part of the series but it may not be as a fifth Rambo movie is likely in the works.
The movies starts off by providing a documentary about the Burmese military dictatorship and how the brutalize a group of Burmese citizens known as the Karen people. Meanwhile Rambo is living in Thailand and makes a living catching and selling snakes to a zookeeper. While doing tasks at the snake exhibit he is approached by Christian missionaries who request him to take them up to Burma. Knowing that Burma is a very dangerous place, he refuses to accommodate them. However he eventually gives in due to a female missionary convincing him that this is something they really want to do. He takes them up to Burma from Thailand and drops them off. Rambo then goes back to Thailand shortly after this. During the mission tour, the missionaries are attacked by the Burmese military and some are captured while a few others are killed. One night Rambo is woken up and told by a Colorado Pastor that the missionaries were supposed to come back in ten days and never did. It is then presumed that something went wrong. With the help of mercenaries, Rambo goes into Burma to help rescue the missionaries. Early on in the rescue attempt he single handedly defeats a small group of Burmese soldiers who are looking to torture and execute some of the Karen people by having them run through a body of water with hidden mines. Rambo and the mercenaries find out where the Burmese military has the captured missionaries with the help of a Karen rebel. Shortly after this Rambo and the mercenaries infiltrate the place where the missionaries are being held and they rescue the missionaries. They escape but are hunted down the next day. In the end, Rambo and the mercenaries have one final shootout with the Burmese military and defeat them. Once this is over Rambo eventually returns to the United States.
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