I seriously have to check my “Man Card”, because last night was the first time I ever saw “First Blood”. I had heard from other guys how good it was. I have to say, I avoided it, like I avoided all the “Rambo” movies. It was my own hipster-ish way of saying, “Yeah, yeah, yeah. I’m not going to do what all those other guys are doing. Heh!”
I was also avoiding it because of Sylvester Stallone, and the stereotypical type of movie that he is in. I like action movies, but as long as the action makes sense, isn’t illogical, and moves the plot along.
But, I was switching channels last night, and it was showing on AMC. I caught it from the very beginning.
IT IS AWESOME! I recommend anyone who hasn’t seen this 30 year-old movie to see it as soon as possible.
This segues me into something else along the same vein. In high school, me and some friends were hanging out one Friday night, bored, and we had heard all the jokes about Ned Beatty in “Deliverance”. So, as a joke, we rented it, intending to laugh and make fun of it.
We did not make fun of it. We were terrified and enthralled the entire movie. This is also an awesome movie to go out of your way to watch, if you haven’t seen it already.
So, I guess this means that “The Deer Hunter” is next on my list.