Tonight, I watched The Omen for the first time and decided I wanted to watch something a little lighter. So I surfed around and found First Blood on Spike. Since I analyzed Jerry's work in The Omen, I continued in analysis mode with First Blood. At first, I used to like Rambo: First Blood Part II the best, but these days...First Blood is giving it a run for its money. FBII is cool because it's one of the best action scores out there. If you want 80s action, this is the score for it. It's got the Vietnam theme on a synth only found in the 80s, it's got the "Rambo synth" that sounds like the 80s, plus it's an epic piece of music. FB, on the other hand, is a lot deeper than just action. It gives more of a psycho-sonic profile of John J. Rambo and I think it's more experimental than any of the other scores. Less is more. But "Hanging On", "First Blood", and "Mountain Hunt" are some solid tracks. Rambo III is the least impressive score of the trilogy. While it directly recycles cues from FBII, it still has quite a bit of new music. My favorite track being "Night Fight." For the first part of it, there's just a nice energy to it that is pretty "Rambo." For the most part, I consider Rambo III to be full of "talking" cues--which for a Rambo score is about as out-of-place as dialogue. Plus the "Rambo synth" is barely used. Boo!