Stallone returns to another one of his earliest roles in the 5th instalment of the Rambo series.
We find our reluctant hero on his ranch, training horses and living the simple life. He also seems to finally have found peace in his life, even though he has dug an extensive tunnel network in his front yard.
He shares the ranch with a Mexican lady and her young niece who seems to have a calming effect on him. He has raised her as his daughter and is very protective towards her.
The time has come for her to leave to go to college and they are all happy and sad at the same time. After a farewell party with all her friends she announces that she has tracked down her biological farther in Mexico and that she wants to see him find out why he left her and her mother years ago.
Obviously she is told that she cannot go, but she goes anyway and after seeing her father and not getting the answer she was wanting, goes out clubbing with a friend he is now living there. During this she is ‘handed’ over to a crime lord to be sold into slavery. This is where it all start to get going, ‘Rambo’ goes to find her and eventually after getting a good beating from the local gang members, he does locate her. She is now being held in a prostitute den and has been forced to take drugs. He get her out but she dies on the way home which send him into a typical Rambo-style rage.
For the rest of the film, it is good old John Rambo taking out the bad guys one at a time.
I hope this is the last film in the series, personally I think it has run its course now and Stallone would be wise to leave it as it is.