Rice Paddies are low marshes filled with water in tropical climates. The farmers push rice roots deep into the mud and let the rice grow in the wet conditions over a period of time until they are ready to be harvested. Rice Paddies are common because they are simple (yet strenuous) to maintain and can be done anywhere if the climate is right.
The rice paddies in Rambo: First Blood Part II were seen when John Rambo was escaping with Banks from the North Vietnamese Army, who were chasing them with AKMs and then firing mortars at them, blowing the ponds to pieces. Rambo and Banks nearly escape but they are abandoned by their government and left to fend for themselves. Banks and Rambo are promptly captured and Rambo drops his muddy AKM, accepting defeat. Co Bao watches in horror from the jungle and begins formulating an escape plan.Tatmadaw Army is seen arming land mines and throwing them into rice paddies of villages they just ransacked. They force the surviving citizens to run across the marshes until one steps on a land mine. When one does, everyone panics and stops running out of fear. The Tatmadaw then executes the survivors with AKMs. Later in the film, more rice paddies are seen at an abandoned village, covered in corpses of humans and animals. The Burmese Army arrives and begins betting on the lives of the citizens before forcing them to run across one of the rice paddies, which is filled with live land mines. Luckily none manage to step on one, but they are too scared to run back the other way. This makes the Burmese angry because they have placed bets on who will live and who will die, so they begin forcing the terrified citizens to continue by kicking them into the muddy water and firing warning shots. However, Rambo arrives and takes out all of the soldiers by dispatching them with arrows from his compound bow.
- Rambo: First Blood Part II