First Blood

May 27, 2023


Vietnam veteran and drifter John J. Rambo wanders into a small Washington town in search of an old friend but is met with intolerance and brutality by the local sheriff. When the sheriff’s deputies rough up Rambo, he flashes back to his time as a prisoner of war and unleashes his fury on the officers. He narrowly escapes the manhunt, but it will take Rambo’s former commander to save the hunters from the hunted.

Craig and guest cohost Brendan Agnew (@BLCAgnew on Twitter) talk about the way soldiers are viewed now vs the 70s, Miyazaki retrospective at Cinapse, over confident locals and the movie First Blood on this week’s Matinee Heroes.

Show Notes

  • 0:58

    Craig and Brendan talk about the series of articles Brendan has written for regarding Miyazaki’s anime films.

  • 12:20

    Craig and Brendan discuss “First Blood”

  • 32:53


  • 43:30 

    Double Feature

  • 46:43

    Final Thoughts

  • 49:31

    A preview of next week’s episode “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”

Next week is the totally bodacious movie “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”

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