Last week at the L.A. Times, John Mueller somehow got his hands on a screener of Rambo (which is not officially screening for the press) and totted up the body count of the new film, comparing it to its predecessors. Here are some of his findings:
Number of good guys killed by bad guys
- First Blood: 0
- FB Part II: 1
- Rambo III: 37
- Rambo: 113
Total number of people killed
- First Blood: 1
- FB Part II: 69
- Rambo III: 132
- Rambo: 236
That’s a pretty remarkable trend. Mueller didn’t comment on this, but we have to presume that some of those 113 good guys killed are missionaries.
Also of note in Mueller’s analysis: 40 of the bad guys who die are killed by Rambo’s accomplices. Does this mean the missionaries take up arms, too? Talk about militant zeal.
Read more of HJ’s coverage of Rambo, with links to external resources…