Sylvester Stallone Is Walking Away From Rambo
I know this may be fucked up to say but I’m kind of happy how this whole Rambo 5/Rambo TV series thing has turned out. It looks like ‘Rambo: Last Blood’ and the FOX developed TV series based on the same character has been all but completely scrapped. Why you ask? Well, it turns out father time and Sylvester Stallone weren’t as good of friends as we all thought they were. The seemingly ageless actor, who just can’t stop working out and making cheesy action flicks such as ‘Escape Plan’, ‘Bullet To The Head’ or all three of those fucking ‘Expendables’ movies, is getting old. Now, of course, we’ve noticed Sly getting older and slower in his films but it seems that he’s finally starting to realize that himself. I also think that his latest role as a weak, aged, sick, Rocky Balboa in ‘Creed’ opened his eyes. Stallone is absolutely amazing in ‘Creed’ and he doesn’t pick up a gun, get into a fist fight, or have a car chase with anyone. It’s only him, a script and a camera. Sly had to rely on his acting chops and in doing so reminded us that he is truly an ACTOR now, he’s no longer a movie star. So it’s no surprise that as of late he’s distancing himself from those “mid-life crisis” action films. He recently sat down with Variety, here’s what he said about departing the Rambo franchise:
“The heart’s willing, but the body says, ‘Stay home!’ It’s like fighters that go back for one last round and get clobbered. Leave it to someone else…. [Rambo 4] was so brutal, which civil war is, I was shocked they even gave me an R-rating. I didn’t want to compromise. I said, ‘This is probably going to be the last decent film of this genre that I’m going to do as a solo act.’ When that was accomplished, I never felt the same willingness to do it again.”
If it means we get more performances like the one we got in ‘Creed’ and I’m perfectly fine with this.