J35J wrote:Dr. Duran Duran wrote:Just saw Rocky Balboa yesterday. Like most people, I laughed during the previews for the movie. In my mind, there was simply no way this movie was going to be good, especially considering how old Stallone is. Ok, here's the shocker...
It was the best Rocky film I've seen since the first one! Sure, the third and fourth installments have some off the wall characters like Clubber and Drago, but Rocky Balboa had the best story and the most heart of any film in the series besides the opener. You really feel badly for the Rocky character given what he's had to go through since we last left him. His wife has died, his son isn't close with him and he's considered a "has been" by industry standards. His personal journey in this episode is powerful and one most of us can relate to. I won't give much away, but it's truly one of the best sequels I've seen and the perfect way to end the Rocky saga.
Honestly, 10/10 - I can't imagine this film being any better considering what it was trying to accomplish
I've been wondering about whether or not to see this movie. I'm going to have to check it out now! Thanks for the heads up.
I think the movie would've been better if Rocky defeated terrorism like he single handedly defeated communism in Rocky IV.