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First Look: Rambo Takes on a Mexican Cartel in Upcoming Fifth Movie

An official image from Sylvester Stallone's film now has been released — and this movie is going to anger a lot of PC leftists

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The next John Rambo adventure is almost guaranteed to raise the ire of a lot of politically correct leftists with its plot.

The fifth adventure for the fictional Vietnam war hero finds Rambo (played again by Sylvester Stallone) reportedly going head-to-head with a Mexican cartel in order to save a loved one who has been kidnapped.

Lionsgate, the studio that will be distributing the film in the United States and the United Kingdom, has released the first official image from the film — and it’s got a surprising western vibe to it.

Stallone, who co-wrote the picture with Matt Cirulnick, has hinted that this will likely be Rambo’s last adventure. Check out the image below:

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The official plot line for the film reads: “In the fifth episode of franchise, when the daughter of one of his friends is kidnapped, Rambo, who has been working on a ranch, crosses the U.S.-Mexican border and quickly finds himself up against the full might of one of Mexico’s most violent cartels.”

The fifth “Rambo” movie is currently titled “Rambo V: Last Blood,” and it’s directed by Adrian Grunberg, who is most famous for being behind the Mel Gibson cult hit, “Get the Gringo.”

The “Rambo” movies have never been Hollywood’s typical bread and butter. They are pro-veteran, patriotic, pro-Second Amendment adventures that often spit in the face of liberal ideology.

The last film, 2008’s “Rambo,” found the central character’s needing to save a group of gun-hating social justice warriors — who find themselves in over their heads when they enter a third-world country where they’re ignorant of the obvious threats.

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The fact that this newest adventure will be taking on tensions and crime on the U.S.-Mexico border and finds Rambo up against a Mexican cartel shows Stallone is still not bowing to the politically correct pressures of Hollywood.

He’s staying true to his franchise and his character — and fans will no doubt appreciate that.

Next to the “Rocky” franchise, the “Rambo” movies are arguably Stallone’s most successful creation. The films are still heavily rotated on television; the last film earned over $113 million at the worldwide box office on a production budget of just $50 million.

Even though Stallone is now 72 years old, there is little doubt about his abilities as a physical performer. He still tackles action movies people a third of his age would struggle with and even reject. Recent efforts of his include “Escape Plan 2: Hades” and “The Expendables 3.”

Stallone can next be seen in “Creed II,” in which he reprises his role as Rocky Balboa. That film hits theaters on November 21.

Expect “Rambo V: Last Blood” sometime in 2019.

For more on Stallone and his upcoming film, check out the video below:

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