Overheard online: Your response to Hope’s first John Rambo carving

Hope’s newest chainsaw carving, a lifelike John Rambo in the well-known pose taken from the now-classic First Blood film poster, got a lot of you talking online. Here are some of the reactions to the carving installed outside district hall in Hope:

“Couldn’t be more thrilled about this! Nothing is over!”

– Tracy Mills Paynter

“It was a story of man pushed too far and used the bad guy’s guns against them. HE JUST WANTED A BITE TO EAT. Let John keep his gun. He’s been through enough. It was filmed here. I love living in Rambo town. There’s a Rambo burger at the Silver Chalice for all of us,”

– Noel Balao, in response to a discussion on the statue brandishing a gun

“Did the tax payers, pay for this? Was there a vote to do this? We could (have) helped the homeless, daycares, I don’t know. This is very redneck and embarrassing, lol, he is holding a huge gun. Can we not put this somewhere less visible? The craftsmanship is amazing but seriously this is so embarrassing (in my opinion). If the tax payers didn’t pay for this, carry on I guess,”

– Carol Kardash

“Excellent craftsmanship aside, I don’t like it at all. I’d rather the money have been spent on something else,”

– Christian Ward

This is awesome and about time. People, let’s remember this is from a movie. It should be a part of Hope. Love it!

– Elizabeth Poirier

Part of Hope’s heritage! Brilliant carving!

– Debby Joubert

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