Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Reviewing Rocky Balboa (Rocky VI)

I will always be a sucker for a Rocky movie, and those of you that have known me for a while, know why. If Im still around for Rocky 25, Ill probably go see it. Boxing in some ways is a metaphor for life, and so are the Rocky movies. Its possible that I may read to much into the movies, but I choose to think that most people dont look deep enough. I know that most of the Rocky movies are entertainment and not meant to be Oscar winning movies, and yet, the first Rocky won a Oscar.

Rocky Balboa, is about a man, still seeking respect, and trying to fit in a world, that has changed before his eyes. He's dealing with the alienation of his son, the loss of his wife, and getting old, just like the rest of us. There's no reason to go through the whole plot, because , even I admit that Rocky movies can be somewhat predictable, but it really doesn't take away from this movie. If youre a Rocky fan, you dont care, you just want to continue the journey with him, and if your not a fan, ....well, who cares what you think!

Rocky is everyman, an underdog, that succeeds beyond even his own physical capabilities, simply because he refuses to stop trying., and in some ways, the Rocky movies have paralleled Sylvestor Stallones life and career. I loved the movie and judging by the reaction to the crowd in the theater, so did a lot of other people.

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    Anonymous said...

    I also think 'Rocky Balboa' was excellent-and one of the better "Rocky movies".And the premise that "sixtyish" fighter would give a young heavyweight champ a rough fight is a long way from the most far out fiction.In real life,45 year old George Foreman should've been a bigger longshot than 'Rocky Balboa vs. Mason Dixon;Foreman stopped Moorer in ten.And after Ali lost to Marciano in their computer fight and complained about "the computer being made in Alabama",he also said that Marciano's punches hurt.

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