It is true, and there is no escaping it: John Rambo is back, and Sylvester Stallone will be the man playing him, yet again. In this new chapter, the Vietnam veteran finds himself leading a simple life in Bangkok recovering old PT boats and tanks for scrap metal. Rambo is approached by a group of missionaries who want to rent his boats to travel to war-ravaged Burma aid the people of the region.

This is where things start to get nasty.

The peasants and farmers in Burma have endured brutally oppressive rule from the murderous military, and struggle for survival every day. Medical assistance and general support from the missionaries is needed most. After some consideration, and thanks to insistence from his mentor, Ed Baumgartner, Rambo agrees to take the missionaries up the river.

Upon their arrival the missionaries are immediately ambushed by Major Pa Tee Tint and a mob of Burmese soldiers. Many villagers and missionaries are tortured and viciously murdered, but Tint and his men hold the others captive. The news reaches the minister in charge of the mission, and with the help of Baumgartner, Rambo is selected to lead a rescue effort.

With five young and highly diverse mercenaries at his disposal, Rambo travels back up the river to liberate the survivors in what may be one of his deadliest missions ever. The R-rated movie means action flick fans will most likely enjoy the explosions, fighting and blood, not to mention the bows and arrows.

“Rambo” is in theaters January 25.

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at [email protected]. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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