Friday, December 15, 2006

Rocky Balboa

As the theme from the original Rocky played, the words Rocky Balboa started to roll across the screen, and the audience went nuts!! I had forgotten how iconic the character has become. In Rocky Balboa, Sylvester Stalone plays the gentle, tough, well intended goof-ball the world fell in love with 30 years ago. In flash back, we revisit those early days, the early fights and the reason Rocky is a legend. Set in present day, Rocky now owns a successful restaurant called Adrian's, his son is trying to make his own way as a young adult and the current heavyweight champ is young and scrutinized. Rocky has something burning inside and feels the need to fight again. It's a good story and Stalone does a good job with interesting shots and creative editing. Yo, Rocky's back!!!

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