Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
The greatest challenge.
Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring. His lifestyle of wealth and idleness is shaken when a powerful young fighter known as Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter rival Apollo Creed to help him regain his form for a rematch with Lang.
Matt Singer had it right, after all: This is the best of the Rocky sequels, a satisfying blend of superhero cartoonishness (Clubber Lang, Thunderlips, etc.) and residual "authentic" feeling from the first film. Great montages, greater short shorts.
The third instalment in the Rocky series, the story of Rocky III is set 4 years after the events of the previous chapter and follows Rocky Balboa who, after many successful title defences & his ever increasing fame, is strongly considering retirement but falls into depression after losing the title to a rookie boxer and turns to a former enemy to get himself back in the ring.
Written & directed by Sylvester Stallone, Rocky III is a mediocre sequel that takes the series into a slightly different direction and features a more campy tone that soon becomes very annoying. The screenplay isn't good at all for the plot wastes time on sequences that don't even play any relevant role in the final…
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Interviewer: Do you hate Rocky?
Clubber Lang: No, I don't hate Balboa. I pity the fool, and I will destroy any man who tries to take what I got!
Sylvester Stallone is back directing an action sequel to a boxing movie, Rocky III is not about the story at all (that being its biggest problem) its all about the sweaty, muscley, boxing sequence's, so this franchise went from drama to action and even though I find it to be an issue (Rocky III not having much of a plot to it) its not always a bad thing because if you can keep me entertained even without a story that's good and well Rocky III does, its got montage's, more Apollo…
Sylvester Stallone's career will always boil down to two iconic characters he played on more than one occasion. He played Vietnam veteran John Rambo in four films and is currently filming his seventh film as boxing hero Rocky Balboa nearly forty years after the first. This third installment in the Rocky Franchise sees Stallone himself return to the directors chair he'd filled in Rocky II with a box-office bonanza in his sights.
So Rocky's now the Champion Of The World and living the good life with wife Adrian and his young son. His world however is about to come crashing down around him as he questions his own ability following revelations from manager Mickey that he handpicked his opponents during…
If you compare the trajectory of the Rocky franchise alongside the trajectory of Rocky the character, if the first picture saw the underdog rise and surprise everyone, then the second saw a solid fighter consolidate its position as iconic, Rocky III inevitably tackles the age old question: what do you do when you reach the top? Sylvester Stallone, again writing, directing and starring as now world champion Rocky Balboa, answers that by pulling the king of the ring down off the pedestal he spent two movies putting him on; here Rocky, and perhaps the franchise itself, must find a way to continue his success while riding the crest of a wave, and inevitably pride and success come before a fall.…
"Politics, man. This country want to keep me down. Keep everybody weak. They don't want me to have the title because I'm not a puppet like that fool up there."
a total blast, slickly zeroing in on its formula, but it fails to notice that it's a simple reversal of the first one, with Rocky oblivious to his privilege while a younger, hungrier fighter comes after him. if only Clubber had been an even remotely fleshed-out character instead of a bogeyman. there's no reason to play him as an asshole except to protect Stallone's vanity (he even condescendingly tells Clubber, "You got a big mouth.") and so this has the unfortunate feeling of being the one where Rocky has to struggle to remain humble while he learns how to fight like a black man.
The first Rocky/Lang fight is a perfect allegory for life
It may be the one with Mr. T but it's also the one with a Muppets cameo.
De las primeras tres hasta el momento la mejor, la secuencia con la canción de Survivor 👍 y la última pelea 👍 Hulk Hogan es muy alto! 💪
Rocky III is not as much a drama as the first two films were. It has a sillier tone at times, but still brings a decent amount of melodrama. Rocky is still nice, but cleaned up and smarter. Clubber Lang would be the real underdog if he weren't a dick about everything. It managed to make me cry just like the first two films. I loved the first two as they were more about the character drama than the fights, but this one starts to take the series into more of the action/sports genre. It uses our familiarity with the characters to kind of get by with some dramatic shorthand, which is fine. It's more fun than the previous two and it ends on a great note.
So. Much. Shouting.
And crop tops.
Shouting and crop tops.
Whatever oddball charm and silliness the first ROCKY had is long gone. ROCKY III starts with the hyped climax of II and then just keeps going on that level; it's packaged hysteria. The movie really works you over. You're pummelled by the noise and the rock music and the images of bodies being whammed. The pace is accelerated by a crude, hustling shorthand--montages of Rocky in the ring defending his title against a series of contenders, Rocky doing commercials, Rocky with his family, Rocky's training intercut with his opponent Clubber's training, and so on. The first ROCKY was primitive in a relatively innocent way. This picture is primitive, but it's also shrewd and empty and inept. Written and directed by…
Clubber Lang saves this
Easily the most shallow of the first three. The length of this film does hurt it a bit in that sense, seeing that it's 30 minutes shorter than the first two. A lot of the drama in this one lacks any emotional weight, so I just take this one as some light entertainment for an hour and a half. The main antagonist is very one dimensional, but he is entertaining to watch, even if he is a giant cartoon. Unfortunately, it feels as though this movie just kind of exists when it doesn't need to, but there's still a bit of fun to be had with it. The matches are entertaining, but again, there's hardly any emotional weight behind them, so they are much less thrilling than the final match at the end of the first film.
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