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Rambo: The bodies pile up like never before!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by BigSleeper, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    I did a search and didn't see a post about this, so sorry if this is a DB.

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    "Rambo", the upcoming fourth film in the Sylvester Stallone-led action series, has the biggest body count by far of the series according to The Los Angeles Times. Film writer John Mueller made a comparison list of the body counts in the previous films. The biggest difference is that Rambo keeps his shirt on throughout, Rambo is barely shot at, and there's actually less torture scenes than both the sequels. Here's the comparison of most stats:

    "First Blood" (1982)
    Total Body Count: 1
    Kill Count Per Minute: 0.01
    Torture Scenes: 2
    Time of First Death In Film: 29min 31sec
    Good Guys Killed: 0
    Bad Guys Killed By Rambo: 0
    Bad Guys Killed By Supporting Characters: 0

    "Rambo: First Blood Part II" (1985)
    Total Body Count: 69
    Kill Count Per Minute: 0.72
    Torture Scenes: 5
    Time of First Death In Film: 33min 34sec
    Good Guys Killed: 1
    Bad Guys Killed By Rambo: 58
    Bad Guys Killed By Supporting Characters: 10

    "Rambo III" (1988)
    Total Body Count: 132
    Kill Count Per Minute: 1.3
    Torture Scenes: 7
    Time of First Death In Film: 41min 9sec
    Good Guys Killed: 37
    Bad Guys Killed By Rambo: 78
    Bad Guys Killed By Supporting Characters: 17

    "Rambo" (2008)
    Total Body Count: 236
    Kill Count Per Minute: 2.59
    Torture Scenes: 3
    Time of First Death In Film: 3min 22sec
    Good Guys Killed: 113
    Bad Guys Killed By Rambo: 83
    Bad Guys Killed By Supporting Characters: 40
  2. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Rather than examining the body count, shouldn't they examine whether or not this was a film worth making in the first place? Just askin'.
  3. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Anyone notice that Stallone, in this latest Rambo movie, looks exactly like the actor making a parody of him in the Remember the Spartans trailers?
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    In the Superman: Doomsday DVD, at least 20 people bite it. And this is a cartoon directed toward kids.
  5. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    All I can think about is that stupid, "leto the bodies hit the floor" song.
  6. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    I hear ya. I don't plan to see it, but found it interesting that First Blood only had one death.

    Despite this movie's lofty death toll, it apparently doesn't have anything on the Lord of the Rings trilogy. According to moviebodycounts.com, Return of the King has the highest total in movie history with 836 (how they counted that, I have no idea). The entire series: 1,422.
  7. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    If I'm going to see a movie like Rambo (which I wouldn't, even under threat of having to listen to a series of George Bush speeches), I'm going in with the mindset of "lots of people are going to be wasted." I'd be disappointed if the body count was low, if that were my kind of flick.
  8. John

    John Well-Known Member

    So we're to assume that Gault is the only one to die in the First Blood?

    What about all the folks in the woods, like the guy who got all the sharpened sticks in the midsection?

    And don't forget all the dogs Rambo killed.
  9. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Is anyone over the age of 21 actually going to pay money to see Rambo?
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    I'll pay to see it if Rambo gets it.
  11. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I'd pay to see RAMBO see Rambo.
  12. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Who was the one person killed in First Blood?

    And how can there be 0 good guys killed, 0 bad guys killed by Rambo and 0 bad guys killed by supporting characters if there was actualy one person killed?
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