Mortal Kombat 11 Rambo Ending Compared To Last Blood By Screen Rant

Rambo: Last Blood ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ 

A curious Screen Rant article that compares the videogame ending of the non-canon Mortal Kombat 11 for John Rambo to the ending of the final movie in the series. We’ll be biased on this, but we actually enjoyed Last Blood. I just downloaded the MK 11 Game Pack for the Nintendo Switch, so didn’t know much about the ending.

If you don’t want the videogame John Rambo ending spoiled, best exit this post now. I don’t really consider videogame endings spoiler material, but throwing out that warning just in case you do, before reading the quote below and/or following the link to the full article.

In Mortal Kombat 11, Rambo kills the game’s villain, Kronika, and sits next to her body with a look of remorse. To his surprise, he is given her time-bending powers. Rambo never expected to receive her power; he just wanted to put an end to the fighting in MK11. With Kronika’s power now at his disposal, he considers righting all of history’s wrongs. He then quickly realizes that choosing the fates of billions – choosing who lives and dies – would make him no better than the men who sent him to fight in Vietnam. In the end, he returns the power and decides to live in woodland solitude (in a setting that looks strikingly similar to First Blood’s Washington).

Rambo’s MK11 Ending Is Better Than Last Blood | Screen Rant

Videogame storylines vs. movies? Not sure where to go with this except my first thought is two different mediums. I am not that into story modes on games. I don’t want to watch a bunch of long movies, I want to play a game. I’m there, ready to do something, not in a passive watching mode. The only place I really like stories are at the end of a game after beating it. There is a reward to watching end credits roll in a videogame you fought hard to beat.

That said, I wouldn’t compare Rambo’s videogame ending to Last Blood. Will admit seeing a number of people disappointed in Last Blood thinking it could have done more for John Rambo, but I think the most characterization happened in First Blood and every movie since was pretty much shirtless, sweaty Stallone finding creative ways to execute bad guys. In Last Blood, we had more of an elder statesman Rambo with sort of Western motiff and some hard R rated Home Alone booby traps, oh and don’t forget the beating heart Indiana Jones Temple of Doom ripoff.

What do you think? Videogame storylines compared to movies? Justified? Yes, no? Ambivalent?

If Stallone makes Rambo 6, what should be the title?

Rambo: Last Blood ⭐️⭐️⭐️½

Where do you go when your final movie in a series has the word “last” in it? Stallone might just be joking about the possibility of making Rambo 6, but he may also not want to end on Last Blood.

However, fans may not have seen the last of the iconic John Rambo, at least if what Stallone is teasing on social media ends up being more than a tease. Stallone recently took to Instagram to encourage fans to check out the extended cut of Rambo: Last Blood and in his caption noted that “he could be back”, suggesting that fans might just get a Rambo 6.

Sylvester Stallone Teases New Rambo Movie

In the music world, bands go out on Farewell Tours only to change their minds and return to touring. One could argue it’s the massive $$$ being offered that pulls them back, but I think Stallone, now in his 70s, just doesn’t want to let go.

Motley Crue was so convinced they’d never tour again that they created a legal document that the only way they could tour again was with the original members. Enter a big tour with Def Leppard and they were all in — and then the pandemic hit.

Ozzy Osbourne in the 90s had a tour called “No More Tours” … he would return and make like four or five more albums and tours.

So, you can’t believe the music world that when it’s over, it’s over. I suppose we should cut Stallone some slack if he wants to make Rambo 6. My question is what the heck would be a good title, if it is made?

Here’s a few of my ideas. Some are obviously tongue-in-cheek.

Rambo 666 – Rambo takes on Satan and his minions in the afterlife
Rambo: Imminent Blood – Rambo roams around in a series of tunnels he created, when a the government wants to step in and imminent domain some of his land. A Waco-style one man war erupts against the police.
Rambo: Epilogue Blood – Rambo returns to his ranch and is haunted by the ghost of Colonel Trautman and all the carnage he’s created. His final test awaits …

Care to add any Rambo 6 titles and story ideas of your own?

Professional Critics vs. Audience Reviews – Rambo: Last Blood vs. Ad Astra

Rotten Tomatoes professional critics = 29% vs. 86% for audience/moviegoers

The pro critics — if there is such a thing — were out early slaying Rambo: Last Blood as a piece of garbage not worth seeing. The audience/moviegoers voting with their wallets clearly feel differently. Dramatically different, one might say.

Now, compare against Ad Astra starring Brad Pitt:

Professional critics = 83% vs. 45% for audience/moviegoers at Rotten Tomatoes

Here’s my prediction: the disparity will continue, meaning Rambo and Ad Astra numbers will get further apart.

My wife and I moviegoer/audience reviews (converted the % from 5-star rating system for comparison purposes):

Rambo: Last Blood ⭐️⭐️⭐️½  (70% – 3.5 / 5)
Ad Astra⭐️ (20%- 1 / 5)

Something is wrong when professional critics are this far out of tune from audience/moviegoers. The latter buy the tickets, the former get paid to watch movies and give their “honest” opinions.

I will never fault a moviegoer for his/her honest opinion (I might disagree, but how can someone be “wrong” when it comes to his/her opinion … as long as it is an honest, objective review), but will always take exception to BS professional reviewers who are not being as objective as they are paid to be. Something wrong with this level of disconnect, and these aren’t the first two films this has happened with. Sadly, they won’t be the last.

Caveat emptor.

Awesome 4DX First Experience Watching Rambo: Last Blood

Immediately outside the theater, you know the action is about to go down looking at this sign

For our 30th Anniversary my wife and decided to check out our very first 4DX movie. We went to the only HDX theater in Las Vegas: Regal at the Red Rock Casino and a movie I’ve been very eagerly anticipating, Rambo: Last Blood was playing and we, along with 18 other people I counted, were treated to the first ever HDX Rambo showing in Vegas:

The tickets to not have the “D” in 4DX and when we asked there was not reason

In the lobby of the theater there was a cool Rambo: Last Blood ad teaser:

What self-respecting Rambo fan wouldn’t want this?

The HDX sign by the ticket checking person is pretty cool too:

You almost feel like you should be strapped in for this ride

We decided against our usual popcorn and drink, fearing spillage and entered the theater. As mentioned above, we only counted 18 people, us included, in the theater. Our seats were literally the most center spot in the entire room — row F. Awesome seats!

HDX seats are in groups of 4 at a time with a break. They shake, buzz, move side to side in a swaying boat-like motion, along with the occasional dip forward and back

The seats are a bit stiff to sit in, but not uncomfortably so. Right before the preview trailers, they played the Regal roller coaster graphic and it is full on HDX activated. It felt a lot like we were actually riding a roller coaster. The seats shake, buzz, move side to side in a swaying boat motion as well as shift abruptly and dip forward and back, but not as such an extreme angle that you would go flying out. Meanwhile there are various scents spraying into the audience as well as light mists of water dripping. I noticeably felt water drops on my face multiple times during the screening.

You can turn off water on a switch on the seat, if that’s not your thing. We both kept it on. A few times in the movie when Rambo did damage with his big knife, the blood flying translated into water dropping from somewhere.

Overall we loved the HDX experience. It added to the movie and was well the extra $8 each we paid. It felt just like some kind of theme park amusement ride. If we had an HDX theater closer I’d want to see every action movie in HDX. Closest one to us is downtown Seattle, which is like 30 miles away, so we aren’t too far from experiencing this again.

As for the movie itself? It met my expectations, click to read my review of Rambo: Last Blood [HDX]⭐️⭐️⭐️½  . I’ll likely see it at least one more time again before it leaves the theaters.

Highly recommend the 4DX experience to other moviegoers, especially action fans. I bet the next Avatar and final Star Wars movie will be a fun experience in HDX.