**Rambo: most violent mainstream movie ever made? **
Fake bbs2k: I can’t think of another movie marketed to a mainstream audience that’s anywhere near as graphically violent.
Or am I wrong?
smiling bandit: What are you talking about? Rambo doesn’t even feature any deaths! And its gore factor pales in comparison to most modern films.
Revtim: Which Rambo are you talking about? There was like 4 of them.
HubZilla:Saving Private Ryan?
Little Nemo: According to Movie Body Counts the most violent movie is The Return of the King in which 836 people were killed on screen. Assuming you accept various non-human races like orcs as people - if you only count humans, its bodycount drops to 147. But that still beats Rambo III - the most violent of the Rambo movies with 127 dead.
Fake bbs2k: Good suggestions yes, but I still think Rambo was more so. Troopers was very violent, surprisingly so, but not more than Rambo. And while RotK technically had a higher body count I don’t really regard it as a graphically violent movie (IMHO). I mean, when you’ve got a nine foot demon-thing flying around on a dragon that’s EATING PEOPLE and then suddenly gets killed because some blondie with a glorified dirk pokes him in the eye, that just ain’t violent enough for me.
Now Saving Private Ryan is the tough one. Both Rambo and that movie were both tremendously graphically violent (and mainstream ). So for me the distinction is intent, Speilberg made SPR violent to present us with a strong and striking depiction of how horrible war can be. Rambo was really over the top so the audience would think holy shit Rambo is fucking killing everyone!
Mahaloth: He must mean the most recent one, release internationally as John Rambo. It was called “Rambo” in America, the first one in the series to bear that name.
Diogenes the Cynic: The newest one really is pretty graphic. Surprisingly so for a mainstream action flick. I don’t know about the most graphic, though. I guess it depends on whether you consider something like Kill Bill or the Hostel films to be “mainstream.”
Fake bbs2k: Yes Kill Bill was violent, but not more so than Rambo. Also I would say no to Hostel as well, it seemed more about an in your face gore-fest and that’s sort of what the audience was paying for. The gore was like the special effects in a big budget movie, except it was just used to try to intentionally shock the audience. I watched it and I thought meh.
Two and a Half Inches of Fun: How about the Saw films? You might not think they are mainstream, but they opened wide and all of them have made over $50 million dollars in the US alone.
Saw - $55 million, 2,467 theaters
Saw II - $87 million, 2,949 theaters
Saw III - $80 million, 3,167 theaters
Saw IV - $63 million, 3,183 theaters
Fake bbs2k: Well and good, I’ve seen three of the four and own one of them. But for me, like I said the sort of violence in those films is different than the sort of violence I was blown away by in Rambo. Maybe it’s that more people here didn’t see Rambo because wow, just wow. That’s what I walked away thinking.
But more suggestions please. I don’t think there’ll be a new Rambo movie to top this one and I got room on my Netflix for more!
Fake Nzinga Seated: You know what? bbs, you’re the best. How’d you get to be so cool?
Oh, and check your PM’s
Fake bbs2k: Baby, I’m so big time, you can just call me Mainstream.
(It’s my fake thread so I can do what I want dammit)