Critics are branding the new “Rambo” movie as racist because it dares to depict the actual violence that takes place on the Unites States’ southern border.
“Rambo: Last Blood” is being slammed by professional critics as xenophobic, racist, and a call for President Trump’s border wall thanks to its politically incorrect storyline.
The fifth addition to the long-running action franchise finds Vietnam veteran John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) going up against a drug cartel after they kidnap a young woman he considers to be family.
“Screenwriters Matthew Cirulnick and Stallone adopt the racist view of Mexicans as murderers, drug dealers and rapists, devoid of cultural context or exceptions, beyond the ‘independent journalist’ (Paz Vega) keeping tabs on their whereabouts,” reads Variety’s review of the film.
By this review’s logic, if you show any minority as a bad guy then you are showing that entire race in a bad light. Isn’t that a bit of a racist view? If all it takes is a Stallone action movie for you to think every Mexican on Earth is a murderer or a drug dealer then you may want to lift your head out of your computer and live a little life.
Variety’s review even references Trump at one point.
“Suddenly, the infamous wall along the U.S.-Mexico border seems inadequate — less in containing the cartels than in protecting them from Rambo’s brand of vigilante justice,” the review reads.
Other reviews found critics trying just as hard to earn pats on the back from the woke mobs on social media scrolling for something to be upset about.
“The bad guys are blunt, icy, and crude caricatures of cartel goons; they confirm all the biases Rambo needs to take them out,” a review from Indiewire reads.
Oh, boy. Now it’s not PC to depict people who sex traffic women and children in a bad light? These woke times are tough to keep up with.
“The filmmakers have made Mexico seem like an infinite wasteland of crime and death, and most of the Latinx characters on screen are criminals or broad stereotypes. I understand that Rambo films have rarely been bastions of cultural togetherness, but in 2019, these broad stereotypes are offensive and dated and downright irresponsible,” adds a review from IGN.
Uproxx’s review also referenced Trump’s wall.
“The only way it could be more transparent is if Stallone had growled ‘I. Am. The Wall!’ in his best Judge Dredd voice … The subtext of it all, of course, is essentially the immigration version of the right-wing meme where gun owners dare libs to come take their assault rifles. ‘You rapist, murdering drug gangs want to cross the border? I’ve got some tunnels you can use,'” it reads.
Blue Harvest Films blasted “Rambo: Last Blood” for having the “wrong message” because it dares to depict the actual violence that is going on along our very own border.
“So in many ways it makes sense if, after nearly four decades, the Rambo saga comes to an end with a final film that also makes a statement about modern politics and society. The problem is that Rambo: Last Blood might be making the wrong statement,” their review reads.
As the new “Rambo” rolls into theaters this weekend, you can expect plenty more woke critics to use the film as ammo in their digital tough-guy war on Trump and anyone who dares to see the reality of the southern border situation.
Not that it matters. Box office predictions have “Rambo” topping earning over $20 million this weekend, which would be a franchise best. Just like when critics trashed Dave Chappelle’s recent Netflix comedy special for being politically incorrect, audiences will give the cold shoulder to those who wish to be the gatekeepers of art and support the artists who call ’em like they see ’em.
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