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He's facing the ultimate challenge. And fighting for his life.
Rocky must come out of retirement to battle a gargantuan Soviet fighter named Drago, who brutally punished Rocky's friend and former rival, Apollo Creed. Seeking revenge in the name of his fallen comrade and his country, Rocky agrees to fight Drago in Moscow on Christmas, and the bout changes both fighters -- and the world.
90 percent montage. 5 percent Sylvester Stallone's russia-beard. 2 percent ridiculous 80's robot. 2 percent Carl fucking Weathers getting punched-in-the-head to death. 1 percent not giving a fuck. 100 percent American.
Who doesn't love this film??????? IDK how anyone couldn't, Now i couldn't tell you how many times i've seen Rocky IV, but i would guess it's in the 100's. There were a few movies that from the age of 8 through the age of 17, If I wanted to just watch an awesome movie that had great entertainment value, and Rocky IV was on thet list.
Now I do realize as an adult now that it is extraordinarily cheesy, and there is about 30 minutes of montages, and like they run almost back to back to back. From the moment Rocky gets in the Lambo, thinking about the Apollo dying, and then there is a 5 minute break when Pauly…
The most commercially successful film in Rocky franchise that utilises the tension between US & USSR to its advantage, there is no denying that Rocky IV brims with a strong dose of patriotism from start to finish but apart from that and a truly intimidating antagonist, there is nothing impressive about it for the story is only as good as the previous two chapters.
The fourth instalment in the Rocky series, Rocky IV continues the journey of Rocky Balboa as the reigning world heavyweight champion challenges a virtually invincible opponent from the Soviet Union for a match in Moscow in order to avenge the death of Apollo Creed, who was mercilessly beaten to death by the Russian in an exhibition match,…
I will forever be impressed that a 90 minute movie was able to fit in 3 montages and a full-length performance of Living in America by James Brown.
A few stray notes that likely won't make it in the final piece:
-This movie has more training montages than fights. By a fair margin.
-Rocky and Adrian have almost the exact same argument in ROCKY III and ROCKY IV (whether to fight or not fight), except this time they've completely switched positions. In ROCKY III, Rocky yells "I don’t want to lose what I got!” and Adrian says who cares. In ROCKY IV, when Rocky tells her he's going to fight Drago, Adrian asks "You’re willing to lose everything?” and Rocky replies, “Adrian, this ain’t everything. This house, the cars, all the stuff we got, it ain’t everything." Seen years apart, no one would notice; viewed back to back…
Back in the eighties Sylvester Stallone took it upon himself to be Americas most patriotic actor. Stallone started kicking Russian butt in style with his Vietnam War Veteran John Rambo taking on the red menace in Rambo:First Blood Part II in early 1985 before returning with arguably his most iconic character, Rocky Balboa, in his fourth outing as the Italian Stallion.
If you ever wanted to know the plot to this film, all you had to do was listen to the theme tune. Survivor's Burning Heart couldn't be a better synopsis of a film that saw tragedy, a chance for revenge, and an East versus West battle of sporting superpowers. Home of the brave, land of the free, our Sly…
This 1985 American sports drama, written, directed by, and starring Sylvester Stallone, is the fourth installment in the Rocky film series, and co-stars Dolph Lundgren, Carl Weathers, Burt Young, Talia Shire, Tony Burton and Brigitte Nielsen.
When the Soviet Union declare their intention to enter the professional world of boxing with their prized fighter, Ivan Drago (Lundgren), retired fighter Apollo Creed (Weathers) feels the need to prove to himself and the world that America, and indeed Apollo, will always reign supreme.
When Apollo challenges Drago to fight, much to the concern of friend Rocky Balboa (Stallone), the US team are not prepared for the power of Drago and the Soviets. When the bout between Apollo and Creed ends in tragedy,…
america: the music video
Yeah... this is quite a lot more corny than the first three — and they’re already pretty corny. But I’ve fallen completely in love with this series. Stallone’s writing is at times almost despicable, the casting is horrible, and the plot isn’t all that great either. Yet it still retains some of the Rocky feel, and that’s enough to make this an enjoyable movie. Several beers recommended though.
Aunque tengo que reconocer que la idea principal es muy buena, parece más un concurso de "a ver quién es el que hace la escena más cutre" , que no una película.
I was really hoping that robot would get into the ring.
A rehash of the third film. Rocky has a robot butler and the villain is weak. It sets up CREED which is the only good thing about this film.
And I thought I could get away from all things Alvin and the Chipmunks...
Dated as all hell but still entertaining
"He is not human, he is a piece of iron."
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