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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.
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…
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.
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.…
Mr. T may be somewhat of a jokey association with the 80s (at least with the ninja bacon mustache crowd), but give the man some credit: His persona is so strong that in this, his first feature film, he's given maybe a cumulative 3-minutes of screentime to speak, and he crafts a character that is very well defined and memorable. Some actors can't do that with 150 minutes.
Also worth noting the audience I watched this with was really jamming on the homoerotic undertones between Rocky and Apollo Creed.
Rocky III takes place several years after the second film. Forget about going blind, he's put together a string of victories defending his title. He's the champ, on top of the world, surrounded by wealth (he seems to know how to handle it now). A fearsome foe, cocky and obnoxious Clubber Lang is aiming for the belt. Probably the best villain (if you can call them that in these movies) in the Rocky series. Apollo may have been a showboater but he was liked. Clubber is just a dick. In any case Rocky wants to go out on top, defeating Clubber and riding off into the sunset. Things don't go exactly according to plan. There is conflict and then Rocky…
He's just a man
Podríamos decir que este es el momento en el que la saga comienza a abandonar su profundidad y realismo duro, por un componente más espectácular con la inclusión de rivales espectaculares.
Cierto es también que Clubber Lang no deja de ser un reflejo del pasado de Balboa, una imagen que le devuelve el espejo de la realidad que ha olvidado debido al desmesurado éxito de su carrera. Claro que tambien tiene que lidiar con el hecho de que este éxito pueda no ser merecido, y tengo que volver a demostrarlo.
Es increible como una saga de estas características puede seguir manteniendo este nivel tan elevado a nivel reflexivo y cinematográfico.
I know that this is precisely where this series started getting cheesy and I know that this is basically a recycle of the plot from the first two movies but c'mon Mickey dying? Adrian's emotional evolution? Mr. Fricking T? I loved it as a 13 year old and I still love it now.
"No, I don't hate Balboa. I pity the fool, and I will destroy any man who tries to take what I got!"
Great Rocky Movie.
Ah, Clubber Lang; another great Rocky villain. He's mean and hungry and wants you to know he's the best! Now watch him as he brings sneering at a crowd to the next level.
1982, the last time Mr. T could play somebody intimidating on screen. Also, the last time Hulk Hogan (aka Thunderlips!) was tolerable to watch.
"Rocky III" finds the crew living pretty comfortably; Rocky has defended his title several times over and is thinking of retirement. They're flush with cash and enjoying life, despite Paulie and the perpetual chip on his shoulder. When Clubber Lang appears on the scene and demands a match against the champ, despite Micky's strong words of warning, Rocky takes the challenge. Little does he know the downward spiral he'd enter into.
What a well paced film. Never boring and a bit of a step up from its predecessor. Another great entry in the series.
Now I wouldn't call Rocky III a good film per se, but for fans of Rocky there is a ton of stuff to enjoy. Stallone gets super meta his third time out, and the bromance that develops between Rocky and Apollo Creed is pretty great. Also the big screen debut of Hulk Hogan and Mr. T. And it's where "Eye of the Tiger" comes from. So you can basically surmise its position in film history lol :)
Why'd I watch it? Gotta get through those Rocky films
What I got to say about "Rocky III" is good movie also from Start to Finish!!!
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