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Rocky - He doesn't realise it's a show; he thinks this is a fight!,
This review is from: Rocky [Blu-ray]  (Blu-ray)
As the film that launched Sylvester Stallone in an unsuspecting world, this has a lot to answer for! Stallone wrote and starred in this stirring and ultimately feel good film about one man's fight for redemption, dignity and self respect.
Rocky Balboa is a bum. A boxer of real talent, he has squandered it and ended up a regular loser at fights, and making a living as a heavy for a local loan shark. Out of the blue he is offered a shot, just one chance, at the world heavyweight crown and with the support of his girlfriend Adrian he sets out to prove to the world that he isn't the loser that everyone thinks.
With nice little character studies, especially from Burt Young as Adrian's brother, looking to make a few bucks from Rocky's new found fame and Burgess Meredith as Rocky's cynical trainer, this is a great film that really portrays just where one man's pride and desire to prove himself can push him. The scenes of Rocky training and eventually finding fitness are classic and stirring, as is the climactic big fight, where Rocky doesn't realise that it is a show fight where he is expected to roll over and give the champ an easy win, and he manages to make a fight of it and pushes the champ all the way. Well written, well acted and well directed, this shows just why Stallone became a star, and what a good actor he can be when he tries. A modern classic, 5 stars.
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Initial post: 18 Feb 2015 21:23:47 GMT
Please, I'm begging you. If you're going to review the Blu-ray then review the Blu-ray, not a 19 year old movie that we've all seen already.
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