First Blood Reviews
Absorbing story of Stallone who flees into mountain territory after being mistreated by the law. Solid, well acted action movie holds up until denouement. Followed by three sequels.
(1982) First Blood
A returned war veteran comes to a small town only to find out that he's unwelcomed to settle down there motivating him to creating major hostility and then havoc!
The perfect role for Stallone since he doesn't look or sound too smart to carry on an intelligent conversation at any given time, so the best roles for him to have are the typical outcast with miniscule dialogue. This havoc between John Rambo going against the town was only an excuse to showacase some realistic action sequences that have to be seen to be believed. One stunt in particular has John Rambo jumping off a cliff landing onto some trees. Another is the chase scene between car and motorcycle which I've read or seen somewhere that the stunt driver had twisted his arm while driving but still managed to finish the stunt regardless! And the unecessary ramblings he was talking at the end solidified his character one would not easily forget- setting up the bar for the second installment!