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Rambo: Last Blood Review

By Paul Anthony

Some actors just don’t know how to let go of an franchise that they made famous and this in this case with this film. Sylvester Stallone, made two big franchises in the late 70’s and all of the 80’s and we have to thank him for that. We know why they made Rocky Balboa which came out in 2006 and the film proved to be a modest success which I guess what made him decide to do the other franchise and that was Rambo with the 2008 filmed titled Rambo. Now once again the film was a modest success like Balboa but more importantly the film gave Rambo an ending, because he finally returned home and you knew there didn’t need to be any other ending. After Rocky Balboa, they took the series in a new direction which worked, it was only natural for them to attempt to bring Rambo back and it truly wasn’t needed. The reviews and ratings were the worse in the series and the gross was the lowest of the series and the story was random and put together, only thing that made movie watchable was just the violence for the gore fans.

The events take place 11 years after John returned home, which he manages the farm with an old friend and her granddaughter. Gabriela one day decides to visit her real father who left them when she was younger. Her friend reveals his whereabout which is in Mexico but after her father tells her harshly he doesn’t care about them, she storms off and hits the club and there she is drugged and kidnapped by the cartels. Rambo gets the word that she is trouble and goes and finds her which after the cartels beats him up and he recovers, he then finds her but she dies of an overdose which she is buried on his farm. Cartels wanting revenge because Rambo killed one of the main brothers the other brother raids Rambo’s ranch but Rambo rigged it and killed every single body that showed and cut the heart out of the other brother and Rambo vows to fight for the greater good.

Here we have only one good thing to say about this movie is the gore which is sad but when you have an very old actor who can’t move like he use to then you have rely on something else and that is the graphics. To me the story felt random, I know we are told that John has a close relationship with these people but we never really sorry it and that is the problem no character development and the movie falls apart from there. I know they maybe want to do a prequel which is fine but nothing besides that or a reboot. In the end I am giving it a C for grade, just an average film.


Box office Rundown Vol. 2

By Paul Anthony

This weekend was a big box office weekend both in the terms of Money and Controversy because we saw the release of the film called Joker. Which serves as a some what of a origin story of the famous Batman villain the joker. The film came in at number 1 and had everyone talking about it both in a good way and bad way with security being heighten and people walking out yet more people stay and this film even has some Oscar talk being attached to it.  So here are your numbers for this weekend farther by predictions for this week to come.

  1. Joker, 93 million
  2. Abominable, 12 million
  3. Downton Abby, 8 million
  4. Hustlers, 6.3 million
  5. It chapter 2, 5.355 million
  6. Ad Astra, 4.557 million
  7. Judy, 4.445 million
  8. Rambo, 3.550 million
  9. War, 1.581 million
  10. Good Boys, 900k.


This coming week is a very interesting because we got some big hits opening this week which include The Adams family, Gemini Man and Jexi. Here are the predictions

  1. Gemini Man
  2. The Adams Family
  3. Abominable
  4. Downton Abby
  5. Jexi
  6. Ad Astra
  7. It Chapter 2
  8. Hustlers
  9. Rambo
  10. War.

Box office Rundown vol 2

By Paul Anthony

Predicting numbers and orders of the film rankings can be a pain and often difficult, you just never know when one more climbs up the ladder so how was the weekend?

  1. Abominable = 20 million
  2. Downton Abby= 14 million
  3. Hustlers= 11.4 million
  4. It; Chapter 2= 10.4 million
  5. Ad Astra= 10.1 million
  6. Rambo= 8.5 million
  7. Judy= 3 million
  8. Good Boys= 2 million
  9. The Lion King= 1.6 million
  10. Angel has fallen = 1.5 million

Now We know Fast and Furious presents Hobbs and Shaw just dropped out of the top ten. Newcomers this week were Abominable and Judy. Hustlers last week was at number 5 and I was predicting it would come in at number 6 instead it climbed up the ladder to number 3 and It Chapter 2 is still sitting in the top 4 after being out of the top 5.

So what will this week bring? Well we have the film Joker, Lucy in the Sky, Pain and Glory and Wrinkles the Clown. I don’t see any film making a big impact except Joker so let’s see if I can go 1-1 here so here is the order I am predicting.

  1. Joker
  2. Abominable
  3. Downton Abby
  4. Hustlers
  5. It: Chapter 2
  6. Rambo
  7. Ad Astra
  8. Judy
  9. Good Boys
  10. The Lion King

I have to admit I feel pretty confidence in this list, now if I am wrong in the order I don’t think I will be wrong with the movies that will be in the top ten!

Box office rundown Vol 1.

By Paul Anthony

Welcome to another new weekly series from Smash Writing, in this series we will review the weekend box office, the top ten that is and then make a few predictions for the next week and then see how we did the following Monday so without further a due, let’s get started.

In this week we had 3 big films opening and can you guess which one came in first,  here are the three Downtown Abby, Ad Astra, Rambo the Last blood, which one took the top spot?

Downton Abby =  31 million

Ad Astra = 19.2 million

Rambo The Last Blood= 19 million

It: chapter 2 = 17.245 million

Hustlers = 17 million

The Lion King= 2.5 million

Good Boys = 2.510 million

Angel Has fallen = 2.4 million

Over comer = 1.5 million

Fast and Furious Presents Hobbs and Shaw = 1.46 million

The biggest shocker here is Rambo failing to make number one, when this film had the most hype coming into this box office weekend but now how does the top ten look for next week? here are my predictions

I do predict we will have a new number one with animation film Abominable

  1. Abominable
  2. Downton Abby
  3. Ad Astra
  4. Rambo
  5. It Chapter 2
  6. Hustlers
  7. The Lion King
  8. Good Boys
  9. Angel Has Fallen
  10. Fast and Furious Presents Hobbs and Shaw.

Now this is where the box office will get slow before we head into the next big film which will be Joker. I guess we have to wait until next Monday to see if this proves to be true or not!

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