Oct 12 2007'John Rambo' is Now 'Rambo to Hell and Back'

When you hear the title John Rambo, what do you think? That Rambo has a first name, and it's John? That Rambo may be human, and not a Vietnam-era incarnation of the war god Ares? That the producers of John Rambo are desperately trying to cling to the moderate success of full-name-titled Rocky Balboa?

That's exactly what Lionsgate worried, so they've changed the name of the fourth Rambo film to the darker, seemingly-in-need-of-a-colon, Rambo to Hell and Back. I know they want me to think this is a really hardcore film, or at least that parts of Asia are equivalent to Hell, but all it does is remind me of a glaring inadequacy with his latest one-man war. Why send Rambo against the pitiful armies of man, who we've already seen are impotent against his bow and knife skills, when he could literally battle the demons of Hell? A climactic battle between Satan our raven-haired hero would really put them in the seats. An idea for Rambo V, if nothing else.

UPDATE: Sylvester Stallone is saying Rambo to Hell and Back is back to John Rambo.

Official Site [Lionsgate]

Reader Comments

hear hear! i would pay to see the literal interpretation of that shitty title too.

Check Ain't It Cool news... it's been switched back to "John Rambo."

I would LOVE to see Rambo fighting the minions of Satan. That's possibly the best pitch in the last 10 years, and Hollywood execs won't ever hear it.

Fantastic! BTW has RAMBO a name?



Hit play on the Patrick Swayze "Christmas" movie clip so that you can hear the audio, and then scroll up to watch the "Rambo" clip (on mute). The combination is a hilarious mashup I call "First Blood Christmas".

The lack of a colon makes it sound like they're trying to turn "Rambo" into a verb. "Rambo all the way to China, motherfucker!" "Yeah, well, you Rambo to hell!"

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