After saying goodbye to Rocky in the “Creed” films, Sylvester Stallone is finally fulfilling years of promises to give John Rambo his swan song with “Rambo: Last Blood,” which got a new trailer from Lionsgate on Tuesday.
The plot is one that isn’t too different from what fans of the bloody mercenary are used to. Rambo now lives a quiet life on a farm near the Mexican border, only to have that life turned upside down when the daughter of one of his closest friends (Yvette Monreal) is kidnapped by a Mexican cartel. The trailer shows Rambo doing what he does best: blow stuff up, bash skulls in, stab through rib cages, and fire lethal arrows from his infamous bow.
And amidst the action, we see sepia-toned shots of Rambo from his ripped, long-haired 80s heyday, sending another message that this is indeed the capstone on a five film series that marked Stallone’s transition from America’s favorite underdog to its most lethal cinematic killer. Not that we blame him — after all, they drew first blood, not him.
“Rambo: Last Blood” is directed by Adrian Grunberg from a script by Stallone and Matt Cirulnick. It hits theaters September 20. Watch the trailer above.