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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.
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…
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.…
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…
"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.
So this is when Rocky became the 80s classic. Yes, it has an extremely simple plot that is basically the same plot of all Rocky movies, but it has Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in it. This is when Eye of the Tiger was introduced as well. Lots of 80s goodness here.
Something that I caught this time around was Rocky spitting all over Paulie during the fight. It was obviously an unscripted mistake and it is funny to see the actor's real response to it. Overall, this is a great movie to take trip down 80s nostalgia lane with.
IT ROCKS! AGAIN!
After being pretty blown away by Rocky 2, I was disappointed to find out this did nothing for me. Don't get me wrong, the montages are fun and it shows moments of genuine heart, but I just never connected to this. I always liked this one growing up, but watching it now. I just felt... nothing. I don't even know if the problem was with me or the film.
The camp and extremely homoerotic montages were fun and I liked seeing Creed and Balboa working together rather than being enemies. I don't mind films that follow a formula, but the formula seems pretty stale by the third film in. It didn't help that I found Mr T's Clubber Lang annoying rather than fun.
Whatever I guess, I still enjoy Rocky 3, but it never comes close to the emotional weight of the first 2, despite a big character death.
Stallone fit and lit.
Still waiting for Rocky Five... Thousand. Let's put Rocky back where he belongs! Top of the steps!
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Rocky finally reaches the 1980's! He fights Hulk Hogan and Mr. T is a total badass! Carl Weathers is back and there's plenty of great training montages and 80's excess. Plus, during the final fight I was sitting at the edge of my seat, laughing gleefully as Rocky was taunting Clubber Lang. That's a fun movie in my book!
Don't tell me that isn't bromance.
If you like montages, then this is the film for you.
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