Films featuring varying levels of obvious and less obvious homoeroticism.
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…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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.
Much dumber than I remembered. Hulk Hogan?
My favorite back in the days, when I was a teen. I still like it though. At a little over an hour and a half, Rocky 3 moves at brisk pace...
Director and writer Stallone gets his inspiration from the recently deceased Muhammad Ali. He creates an outlandish character in Clubber Lang, played by Mr. T, and implements a "rope-a-dope" style for a slimmer and quicker Rocky against Lang...
Its more Popcorn, then the previous two, but there are some moments that give to characterization. Carl Weather's Apollo takes over as Rocky's trainer, and gives his best performance of the three movies.
Adrian gives Rocky a compelling speech about believing in himself, that's pretty convincing. And Rocky's reaction to Mickey's…
Rocky III is probably one of the most well known, liked, rooted for, and important entries in the series. Important because it was Rocky's first move into main stream film leaving behind it's more critically acclaimed roots. In a way Rocky III began to start the film's procession in the same direction as Balboa's career. In Rocky III Rocky has become enamored with the life of fame and fortune. He puts aside his training to show himself off to the people, and "trades his passion for glory" as the famous theme song says. Rocky III featured not one but three fights and also featured big time wrestler Hulk Hogan and eighties icon Mr. T. as Rocky's adversaries. Now none of…
Go get him, Eye Of the Tiger!
Hulk Hogan AND Mr. T?!
Rocky's budding friendship with Apollo is the best element of this third installment.
Rocky III is the first installment that exploded into the 1980's, and while the first two films have real character moments it has..well, this. You just have to love it.
Things are looking great for Rocky Balboa, he has been the world champion for years, but when a new contender called Clubber Lang challenges him to one last fight, he not only loses, but loses his best friend and trainer as well. Can he find the eye of the tiger that he once had?
I think this one mirrors Stallone's own career very closely - it's really about how money, fame and success throws him into a state of hubris, and in order for him to win again he has…
"Just keep punching Apollo."
yep its still the greatest
Adversarial relationships may evolve in the most unexpected ways.
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