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Topic: Rocky Balboa
Message: Posted by: cgscpa (Dec 21, 2006 03:34PM)
Time for me to admit it: I took off early yesterday and took my daughter to go see the latest (and last) installment of [i] Rocky [/i]. While waiting for the movie to start I realized I was my daughter's age when I saw the first [i] Rocky [/i] 30 years ago with my dad.

If you liked the original [i] Rocky [/i] you will enjoy this one.
Message: Posted by: Blindside785 (Dec 21, 2006 04:55PM)
I got a free ticket for Rocky Balboa for buying the rocky special edition dvd at walmart 2 nights ago. I can't wait to see it, I'm waiting for my bro to have time off :)
Message: Posted by: Lyndel (Dec 22, 2006 12:33AM)
I gotta admit, I was a bit dissappointed. I didn't feel like they made you dislike his opponent enough. I was really looking forward to this coming out, but was a bit let down by the content...


Lyndel
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Dec 22, 2006 02:34PM)
The Rocky Balboa statue is the only movie prop displayed at the Philadelphia Museum of art.
Al Angello
Message: Posted by: Lyndel (Dec 22, 2006 05:58PM)
Was the statue ever actually in the front where he ran up the steps? Because Paulie mentions them taking down the statue in the movie...


Lyndel
Message: Posted by: BrianMillerMagic (Dec 22, 2006 07:05PM)
I thought Rocky Balboa was an entertaining conclusion to the Rocky series. It won't win any awards, it was very cheesy, and it contained about every movie cliche available, but it was still Rocky and that's all that mattered. The fight was shot really well, and Stalone was in great shape. All around I really enjoyed it!
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Dec 23, 2006 05:37PM)
Lyndel
The statue became a political football. First the museum did not want a movie prop on their property, so they put it at the entrance to the Spectrum. Then after a while the Museum saw the potential tourist revenu, so they put it on the top of their steps of the art museum, which was visible all the way down the Park Way. It is now at the bottom of the steps, on the street level, but with this new movie who knows maybe the Roccy Balboa statue will make it inside of the art museum next year.
Al Angello
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Dec 26, 2006 07:38AM)
Dull. Lackluster. Perfunctory. Pedestrian. Mundane. Slapdash.

Thursday, phone rings: "Sly can I get a script on this by Saturday?"

"Sure. Why not. I'll throw one together."

"By the way...Burt Young doesn't like his old character."

"Yeah? I'll let him make up a new one up when we shoot."

"Saturday huh?

"Yeah Saturday. What? You want good, it'll take till Monday."

"Saturday's good."
Message: Posted by: Blindside785 (Dec 28, 2006 06:19PM)
I loved Rocky Balboa! I got to watch it last night and I'm a big fan of the Rocky series. Lil' ashamed of Rocky 5 but Sylvester Stallone knows himself that it wasn't that good. But Rocky gave me the good old feel of Rocky 1 and the fight was awesome! I laughed a lot. I was surprised to see Spider Rico in the movie ( guy rocky first fought in Rocky 1) he's so old now! This was a good conclusion to the Rocky series. Rocky Balboa is now one of my most fav movies of all time :) Some people who haven't been fans of the Rocky Series may say opposite.
Message: Posted by: Blindside785 (Dec 28, 2006 06:22PM)
Oh and one thing, I loved watching Mike Tyson look like even more of an idiot. I laughed so hard when his last words in the movie were "Yo Yo you have dat midget right there!" For those who haven't watched it yet, when you do listen to Mike Tyson
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Dec 28, 2006 08:08PM)
"Some people who haven't been fans of the Rocky Series may say opposite."

The Rocky Poster has hung in this house for 11 years without replacement. I have Rocky on 16mm film...VHS tape and dvd...fan of all of them...I said opposite. Glad you liked it.
Message: Posted by: Lyndel (Dec 28, 2006 09:13PM)
Huge Rocky fan - although I don't have a poster hanging in my house like my esteemed colleague, Doug. But I love The whole Rocky concept... Didn't care for this latest installment though.

If it hadn't been for the flashback clips from the previous Rocky movies, this one would have only had a run time of about an hour.


Lyndel
Message: Posted by: Pete Legend (Dec 28, 2006 09:24PM)
Havent seen it but my twin brothr(movie buff) tells me its getting great reviews.After reading this thread,it seems like its getting mixed bag of results even with hardcore Rocky Fans :(
Message: Posted by: cgscpa (Dec 28, 2006 10:37PM)
Here's a collection of reviews here: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/rocky_balboa/

Overall, I liked it and glad the series will end with this rather than that mess called [i] Rocky V [/i]. I thought the fight scene was the most realistic of all the Rocky movies.

Grobbelaar - my twin brother went to see it tonight. He's a hardcore Sylvester Stalone fan so I'm anxious to hear what he says.
Message: Posted by: Bairefoot (Dec 29, 2006 12:51AM)
The movie was great. If you are a true Rocky fan you had about 9 times in the movie when you felt that Rocky magic. Some people don't understand how real entertainment goes you have to make people feel something good inside and that's what the Rocky series is all about. Making you feel like you can do anything. Go see the movie if you like the other Rockies.

Michael Bairefoot
Message: Posted by: Pete Legend (Dec 30, 2006 09:31PM)
Cgsycpa- funny my twin bro big Stalone fan too..he loves Copland!What did ya bro think of the movie?
Message: Posted by: mikeypresto (Dec 31, 2006 12:42AM)
Did they ever say what happened to adrienne
Message: Posted by: Blindside785 (Dec 31, 2006 01:32AM)
If you watched the movie then you would know what happened to her. If you already saw it and you are meaning how did it happened, I don't think they said how
Message: Posted by: cgscpa (Jan 1, 2007 12:20PM)
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On 2006-12-30 22:31, Grobbelaar wrote:
Cgsycpa- funny my twin bro big Stalone fan too..he loves Copland!What did ya bro think of the movie?
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He loved it. He's seen every Stalone movie made and Copland is one of his favorites too. He has a Rocky statue and it's one of his most prized possession!
Message: Posted by: cgscpa (Jan 1, 2007 12:24PM)
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On 2006-12-31 02:32, Blindside785 wrote:
If you watched the movie then you would know what happened to her. If you already saw it and you are meaning how did it happened, I don't think they said how
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They do explain it in the movie but it's easy to miss. BTW, on the Rotten Tomatoes web site there is a reprint of an article where she explains why her character was not in [i] Rocky Balboa [/i]. The article also states that she and Sylvester Stallone are great friends.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/p/talia_shire/news.php
Message: Posted by: cardone (Jan 9, 2007 09:17AM)
I loved it !!! Great lump in the throat movie ...
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Jan 10, 2007 10:07PM)
Sly was on the cover of the December issue of Philadelphia magazine. Who knows the statue may move again.
Al Angello