mennomail’s review published on Letterboxd :
You know what? Perhaps Rocky II is a better movie than the first Rocky. Stallone is an amazing actor and director. How he is struggling to find his goal in life, the meaning of his life, and his love for his wife, his stupid little jokes, the way he walks. He's such a sweet soft guy and also a big strong animal that beats the crap out of you. You just wish all the best for him.
The scene where he starts training again and where the kids run along with him is amazing. And during the fight with Creed I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, boxing along with Rocky!
An incredible sports film that isn't a sports film.
And man, isn't Burgess Meredith (Mickey) one of the best actors? Everything is right about this film. Like Rocky I was just a rehearsal.