Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Son of Rambow Trailer

When I was growing up, I had the survival knife, the head band, the camouflage pants and the dogtags.

Oh yeah!

I also had the semi-automatic BB-gun that could shoot a shitload of BB's in under a minute. And let's not forget the bottle rockets and smoke bombs. I had them too.

Yep. I'm not afraid to admit it. In the 80's, I was a Rambo wannabe.

To some extent, I guess you could say that I still am.

If you've read this blog before, then you can understand my love for the first installment of the Rambo series. In all honestly, it's definitely one of my top 20 favorite movies of all time. If not a top 10 choice.

I kid you not.

That said, check out this trailer for Son of Rambow. It's a film about two English kids growing up in the 80's who set out to make a sequel to First Blood during their summer break.

Looks interesting and fun. However, I'm wondering if they didn't give too much away in the trailer.

Who cares though. I'm still looking forward to seeing it.

And no, I haven't seen the new Rambo movie yet. Check out this entry to find out why.

What about you guys? Have any Rambo childhood stories that you'd like share?


Anonymous said...

Dear Eimer Debris,

How come you always want to fight people who leave comments on this blog? Is it because you wanted to be Rambo as a child?

Your fan,

Anon (Because I'm scared of you)

Mac said...

In 1982 I was eleven. My dad took me to go see First Blood and I think it was the first rated R movie that I had seen in the theater. It changed my life. I walked out of the theater thinking I was John Rambo. I was totally brainwashed by that movie and when it came out on VHS I watched it enough to memorize every word of every line. It's a movie that made me love the outdoors. I wanted to live off the land eat things that would make a billy-goat puke. I had severay knives and wore bandanas whenever socially possible. My dad bought me the book that it was based off and that even made me more of a fanatic. The book is so much better than the movie and the character of Rambo is more of a bad-ass than Stallone could ever be but I still love the movie. The only thing that ruins First Blood for me is the comic book type sequels. I might watch the new one on DVD some day but I'm not really excited about it.

Your Finest Eimer said...

Hey Anon,

yes please never give your name because in the words of rambo..."I'm coming to getch you."

Your Finest Eimer said...

Thanks mac.

My dad took me to see First Blood as well. Must have been the macho thing to do. Can't wait to read the book.

Eric Wiley said...

My Dad got remarried and moved to Arizona and took my step brothers to see First Blood in a theater in Phoenix.

Eric Wiley said...

...he didn't pay child support that month, I recall.

Your Finest Eimer said...

Thanks Eric.

Now that's a great uplifting First Blood story!

cbrown said...

I joined the National Guard hoping to hunt down some bat-shit crazy vet in the woods somewhere.

Alas, it was nothing more than rote drill & ceremony, with a lot of sitting around & scratching ourselves in between.

Your Finest Eimer said...


So instead of Col. Trautman saying "You're going to need a handful of bodybags" ...your Col. said "You're going to need a handful of sandwich bags."

Hey, you can always re-enlist.