New Rocky Movie
« on: January 13, 2007, 03:56:44 AM »
Anyone seen it?
I'll tell you, as much of a Sci Fi dork as I am, I always had a special spot in my heart for the Rocky films- even Rocky V as bad as that one was. When I was younger and in better shape I started boxing and was often inspired by Rocky- particularily the first few films. I thought Stallone played the part brilliantly, and even more impressive, he produced, directed, wrote and starred in them. Hell, I'll bet if they had the kind of computer graphics and effects they have nowadays, he'd probably have also fought himself several times!
I always loved the story of the poor guy from the streets getting a shot and standing the world on it's ear. The simplistic beauty of the story line got convoluted in the later movies, and they tried to return to it in the fifth one with catastrophic results.
The new one... you know I haven't been moved by a movie for quite some time. OK, so you know he's gonna fight again, and you know he's gonna go the distance, and you know he and his son are gonna put aside their differences- despite all the obvious plot "twists" and the straightforward characters, you just can't help but feel good when you hear the theme song, and want to jump out of your chair with your fists raised when he gets to the top of the stairs.
If you ever liked Rocky films, this is one of the better ones. At least, I thought so, and I've always been a big fan of the Italian Stallion. If you haven't seen it, see it. If you don't go to theatres anymore, make an exception. You'll be glad you did for this one.