"Christmas is contagious!"
iansomniak | USA, Planet Earth | 08/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jumpin' Jehosophat! It's another `outstanding' collection of adventures with everybody's hero and everybody's buddy, Rambo! This coveted fifth volume of the Force of Freedom's mind-blowing mishmash includes episode numbers 30, 45, 22, 36, 21, 27, 50, 61, 42, 47, and 25. Episode 45 is the little-known Rambo Christmas special, `When S.A.V.A.G.E. Stole Santa,' in which the one man army encounters a cynical brat named Brian who doesn't believe in Santa Claus. "Only jerks believe in all that junk," says the grumpy orphan. Brian changes his tune when he stumbles upon `Santa's Village' and meets Rambo's gray-bearded friend, Chris. Chris is a full-time toymaker now, but he used to be known as the greatest rocket scientist who ever lived--and Warhawk wants him to return to the weapon building business...or else! I won't say exactly what the silver-spectacled tyrant threatens to do to this would-be Saint Nick, but it involves a giant circular saw. There's even more holiday fun to be had with the Halloween show, `Return of the Count.' Here, you'll watch Rambo use his trusty survival knife to carve a jack-o-lantern to resemble the odious General Warhawk. "It's a messy job, but someone's gotta do it," says Rambo. Later, the intrepid pumpkin whittler rushes off to the haunted mansion of Count Vladimir to rescue Colonel Trautman's hapless nephew from a gang of glow-in-the-dark wolves with bad breath. Episode 50, `Robot Raid,' is sort of an animated version of `The Terminator,' with a terrified young woman in a pink nightgown running for her life from an indestructible android named Max who fires projectiles from his chest. As your watery eyeballs scan the rest of this disc, you'll see Rambo hop in a catapult jet to chase a runaway missile in Utah...pull Mabuto the sacred white rhino out of a pool of quicksand in Africa...slip into a suit of armor and enter a jousting tournament in Morovia...blast a hoard of hungry rats with his machine gun in the Okefenokee swamp...and wrestle a baboon, an alligator, and a persistent pack of Doberman pinschers! You'll also see him launch more exploding arrows than you can shake a flamethrower at, and hear clever quips like: "I smell Warhawk," "Have a rocket, on me," and, "It's tire poppin' time!" The excitement's not over yet, though, `cause more action awaits on Volume 6! Like Rambo says: "I'm not that easy to get rid of."
Now here's Volume 5's Words of Wisdom, from Rambo:
"That's what it's all about, Colonel: saving lives."
"Hopefully, Brian, when you grow up the world won't need someone like me."
"As long as we keep our heads we'll be fine."
"Anyplace is a great place for a peace conference."
"The best way to handle a bully is to kick sand in his face."
"Africa is the second largest continent in the world."
"If at first you don't succeed, try again as fast as you can."
"A crown doesn't make a king; and respect can't be commanded--you have to earn it."
"You can't be a leader without other people's trust."
"Crayfish swim backwards."
"It's the person that counts--not the symbol."
"We're all the same tribe."
"Nothin' wrong with primitive; nature's always been OK with me."
"Doctors are there to help.""
When the world's in trouble there's only one man to call:Ram
David FERNANDEZ SABIO | Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid Spain | 12/29/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Rambo and the Force of Freedom fights against the S.A.V.A.G.E. evil forces led by General Warhawk and his hechmen who tries to impose their will and control different countries in the world.
The Pentagon has Colonel Samuel Trautman and the Force of Freedom in charge of dealing with all situations that compromizes the world's peace.
Expert mechanic Turbo,master of disguise Kat and ninja White Dragon helps Rambo on his tasks against Sgt. Havoc and an all sort of villanins and mercenaries.
I used to watch this when I was a kid and I like it.Graphic violence is show but noone is hurt(audiencies are 5 and up).
Overall a great entertainment.