Sylvester Stallone reprises his iconic role for the fifth time in Rambo: Last Blood.
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The original novel First Blood had depicted Rambo as a disturbed veteran who killed indiscriminately.
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Rewriting the script, Stallone made the cinematic character significantly more sympathetic.
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First Blood Part II would make the character an overtly jingoistic hero.
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The sequel cinematically restored American cultural dignity lost in the Vietnam War.
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Rambo III would prove less timely and successful, pitting Rambo against Soviets in Afghanistan.
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2008's Rambo would focus on unflinching, graphic violence which proved off-putting for many.
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Last Blood brings the war back home as Rambo fights human traffickers.
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