Yeah this is definitely not as good as the previous two.
Rich, famous, champion Rocky is just nowhere near as interesting as broke, down-on-his-luck but still hopeful Rocky. I do get that that is kinda the point and how he’s lost his edge and hunger due to being complacent, but I just wasn’t as interested during the first act.
The pace picks up considerably after the first fight with Lang and Apollo training Rocky was reallllllly awesome.
The training montage is still fucking great and exciting. I really wonder if my enthusiasm for them will wane in the next few movies
Also I don’t know how I didn’t mention him in the last two review, but Burgess Meredith is so…