Rambo: Last Blood features the Reagan Era’s John Wick, a character whose clout depends heavily on the charisma of its star, the now 73-year-old Sylvester Stallone. When Stallone last sharpened his knife blade in 2008, the series wasn’t exactly crying out for a reboot, and this tardy sequel, directed by Adrian Grunberg, appears to have little to add to the mythology. In this fifth and apparently final installment in the franchise, the Vietnam Vet travels to Mexico to rescue his niece from a vicious drug cartel, and woe to the man who stands in his way. Finales of this sort tend to have a rich vein of sentimentality, and thus may scratch an itch for nostalgic moviegoers who prefer their stunts to be performed by flesh-and-blood folks instead of computer renderings.

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