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Rocky! Rocky! Rocky!

 
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The Greatest Man Alive



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:57 pm    Post subject: Rocky! Rocky! Rocky! Reply with quote

Let's see. Two parts self-depricating humor, one part nostalgia and a whole freaking cast of good to great acting and you've got a hit. The script was nearly perfect, the pacing was just right and the ending was everything it should be.

Nearly every guy in the audience shifted forward in their seats in anticipation and giddyness as the training segment of the film kicked in. The self-referential aspect to the franchise was good without being overboard. Just a fun film that I'll definitely see more than once. Word of mouth should be great with the sheer joy that most left the theater with.

The only negative was no "Eye of the Tiger", but the intro song for Rocky in the fight segment was histerical and like much of the film it just seemed right.

Not as good as Rocky I, but II and III have a rightful heir.
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Bob Morris



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

77 percent rating (fresh) at Rotten Tomatoes.

Certainly it sounds like it's a better sendoff for Rocky than IV and V were. I may have to check this one out.
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Iron Chad



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'l just say this, if Clubber Lang isn't in "Rocky Balboa", then there's no way it can be better than "Rocky III".

"I'm gonna crucify him. . . REAL BAD!"

-Chad
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Steve Yohe



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:26 am    Post subject: Good enough for me Reply with quote

I liked it. The weakest part was the fight. I think it missed a true villian...but I enjoyed it. ***1/3---Yohe
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shoe



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really enjoyed the flik. The acting from everyone involved was really well executed. The fight missed the big grudge aspect of it. I really liked the parallels drawn between Rocky's personel, and professional lives. Overall a good movie that really drew you in emotionally.
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