Critics reported being appalled by the brutality of the action scenes, with some comparing its amount of gore with that of a slasher film. Berardinelli said, \"The body count is insanely high and the methods of death are worthy of a Halloween or Friday the 13th sequel\", and gave the film 1 out of 4 stars. Debruge called the violence \"horrible, gut-wrenching carnage to witness, and yet, it's been calibrated to elicit whoops and cheers from fans, who've faithfully followed along as Rambo evolved\". Vince Mancini of Uproxx said, \"It's so genuinely horrific I'm convinced there are real-life cartel videos celebrating the torture of rivals that are less gory\", but recommended the film as a must-see. Conversely, Johnny Oleksinski of the New York Post said, \"Rambo: Last Blood features what's easily the most violent movie scene of the year. It's awesome\", but felt the narration, drama, and hackneyed backstory could have been edited out. Duncan Bowles of Den of Geek gave it 3 out of 5 stars, writing: \"If you're not the kind of person who wants to weep with joy at the sight of Rambo tooling up, firing a bow, or rigging booby traps, then the film really isn't for you, but if you're after a solid display of carnage from a character you love, then there's plenty on offer.\" Many saw the climax of Last Blood as similar to that of Home Alone, which, by contrast, is rated PG.
He was right. I wish he had remembered that lesson when he was preparing \"Jurassic Park,\" his new thriller set in a remote island theme park where real dinosaurs have been grown from long-dormant DNA molecules. The movie delivers all too well on its promise to show us dinosaurs. We see them early and often, and they are indeed a triumph of special effects artistry, but the movie is lacking other qualities that it needs even more, such as a sense of awe and wonderment, and strong human story values.
Spielberg enlivens the action with lots of nice little touches; I especially liked a sequence where a smaller creature leaps suicidally on a larger one, and they battle to the death. On the monster movie level, the movie works and is entertaining. But with its profligate resources, it could have been so much more. 153554b96e