Stallone ramps up the bloodlust in a grim, gruellingly crude killathon

Dir: Adrian Grünberg. Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Óscar Jaenada, Louis Mandylor, Adriana Barraza,Yvette Monreal. 18 cert, 89 mins

The fifth and, if we’re lucky, final instalment in the Rambo series is called Last Blood, but it could just as easily be called Most Blood. Apparent retirement hasn’t stopped Sylvester Stallone’s ever-ready ’Nam vet, John Rambo, from inventing new ways to jack up the body count.

He lives, for the time being, in permanent magic-hour sunlight on a ranch in Arizona, seemingly untroubled by the degradation of the modern world. Trotting his horse around the corral, he’s like grizzled old John Wayne in his 1970s hang-up-the-hat mode. 

Still, the whetstone is never…

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