Too much action. Not enough story.
Do you like:
A medical facility/Ski resort built in the middle of nowhere?
A chase sequence with a small plane chasing cars?
Bond and Bond-girl fall deeply in love in a couple of days?
Blofeld is James Bond's jealous step-brother who faked his death years ago?
If that sounds good to you, then this movie will be perfect for you!
5 Things on this film:
- Naomi Watts Russian accent is pretty bad, but she has some funny lines
- Bill Murray plays cranky great, showing he's still got it as a comedy actor.
- The story is fairly predictable, but does begin to take an unpredictable turn. It becomes rewarding for that.
- I have warmed up to Melissa McCarthy, who is a pretty talented actress. Kudos to her.
-This film has good laughs and sometimes a poignant core. Even as it is predictable, it is still satisfying to watch.
"The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place. It will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you're hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done."
It's a testimony to the mythic nature of the character and story of Rocky that it can be sequalised and rebooted as often and as differently as it has over the years and Creed is another successful addition. Spared greatness due to Michael B Jordan lacking the charisma of Weathers or the leading man X-factor of Stallone. But Sly is great in the role that continues to define his career and the presentation of the training and fights, whilst echoing the past, feels fresh and visceral.
Rocky Part 1 - A quick guide.
*The young amateur
*Fight winnings of $40.55
*The 'Take it Back' street sing-a-long
*Turtle lovin' in Rocky's tiny apartment that likely stinks of reptile shit
*Pet store flirting / Bad jokes
*Collecting for a loan shark
*Hangin' at Mighty Mick's
*The admiring of Creed
*'Little' Marie = cocky bitch
*The underdog opportunity / The chance of a lifetime
*The shy vs retarded debate
*A date with Paulie's sister
*Ice rink romance & first kiss…