First Blood (Ted Kotcheff, 1982)

Double Impact show

Summary: 117 - May Madness continues with the film that launched a bunch of seemingly unrelated and confusingly titled sequels - First Blood. This is the go to movie for anyone that rushes to the defence of Stallone's acting ability, and they wouldn't be wrong. This film plays to all of his strengths. It's one of those rare films that is so different to the broader franchise it's a part of, that it's always worth a second look. So join us as we break this thing down from its humble origins, to rewrites upon rewrites, to the legacy it created and ultimately, how it holds up today.