There sure are a lot of those "now go with me on this" sort of scenarios in 'First Blood'.
I feel like this takes up the upper-most branches of the 'Fast and Furious' family tree.
I've been deep into a lot of Vietnam materials lately. Audiobooks, documentaries, film, podcasts. And I've got plenty of recommendations is you're also on an American war history bender.
What a miserable fucking hellhole that war was. And a mar on the already sufficiently colorful national history.
I hadn't seen this in its entirety in years, and... wow. What the hay could anyone possibly say is wrong with this movie? I was born and raised in Minnesota, and this movie sheds more light on that gosh-darn beauuuuuutiful state than I knew could be shed. What a national treasure this movie is.
It's the writer's room, 2018, mid development on what should by all accounts prove to be the smash television hit of the following year. A young writer looking to make a name for himself enters, sweating profusely, papers hanging out of folders, apologetic for his tardiness, hoping that TODAY is the day he capitalizes on this golden opportunity. He's been asked to come up with a historically accurate, narratively interesting, and quasi-unbelievable plot device that illustrates the patriotic recklessness of…