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  • Sylvester Stallone reprises his iconic role for the fifth time in Rambo: Last Blood. 1 / 9

  • The original novel First Blood had depicted Rambo as a disturbed veteran who killed indiscriminately. 2 / 9

  • Rewriting the script, Stallone made the cinematic character significantly more sympathetic. 3 / 9

  • First Blood Part II would make the character an overtly jingoistic hero. 4 / 9

  • The sequel cinematically restored American cultural dignity lost in the Vietnam War. 5 / 9

  • Rambo III would prove less timely and successful, pitting Rambo against Soviets in Afghanistan. 6 / 9

  • 2008's Rambo would focus on unflinching, graphic violence which proved off-putting for many. 7 / 9

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  • Last Blood brings the war back home as Rambo fights human traffickers. 8 / 9

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