Sylvester Stallone shared a new Rambo: Last Blood teaser that appears to be aimed squarely at critics who have condemned the movie.
The teaser for the film asks, “Can’t handle Rambo?” It then shows a couple of clips that appear to be moviegoer reactions from Great Britain to previous Rambo films. One person states, “I’ve heard it’s extremely violent.” Another states, “I think it’s rather disturbing really.” Another added, “Well I thought it was the Americans doing what they usually do with their films.”
The teaser then mocks these moviegoers saying, “It’s not everyone’s cup of tea.” We then get a montage of Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo doing what Rambo does in a number of high-powered action shots.
Rambo: Last Blood currently has raked in $31.6 million at the global box office and had the second highest domestic opening for a Rambo film falling just over one million short of Rambo: First Blood Part II. (Related: Rambo: Last Blood Review — Are the Critics Right?)
Stallone also shared a video clip from Collider Live that takes a shot at critics. “When you see the 47% or whatever the 57% on Rotten Tomatoes, should you be discouraged? No. Because those are non-Rambo fans.” (Related: Rotten Tomatoes Critics Blast Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo: Last Blood: “Cruel and Ugly Showcase of Xenophobic Carnage”)
He also posted a video where he thanked fans. Stallone captioned the video, “After Rambo’s final battle… Bone weary, 14 lbs. lighter, but grateful and proud to be there for you. Love all of you the way I have loved every second of playing this amazing character…” (Related: Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score for Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo: Last Blood Proves Critics Are Useless)
In the video Stallone would add, “Thank you guys very, very much for being there all these years. I know it’s been a hell of a ride. It’s like you are all part of the family. Take care.”
What do you make of the teaser video that calls out critics? What about Stallone’s heartfelt thank you to fans and supporters?