Jon Rambo tried to turn the missionaries from their campaign, warning them over and over again that they cannot change the world. While a few made it out alive, in the end nothing really did change. Hoards of bad guys, really bad guys, died a miserable death, but there are always others to take their place, right? Rambo’s outlook on life is bleak and pessimistic to say the least. Ultimately, he saves the missionaries (and the mercenaries hired by the church to save them) but the genocide in Burma is left unchanged.
Rambo finds piece, we can only assume, by finally accepting what he is. More accurately, he accepts what he was molded by the army to do (kill), an epiphany he has while hammering away on the anvil creating his war clever.
RAMBO is gritty and not for the faint of heart. It’s great to see an old guy flat out mow those younger guys down. He is one tough, but reluctant, old bird.