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  • I would have to agree with this rating, but even the worst is not that bad in this case
  • I found that the ghostly scenes of his defunct trainer, Mickey, were well used to offer up omens of things to come

    • by Manolo
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      Rocky 5 with Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, and Tommy Morrison. Many have called this the worst Rocky sequel. I would have to agree with this rating, but even the worst is not that bad in this case.

      The characters stay true to form and there is some comfort in that. Newcomer boxer Tommy Morrison does a good job playing himself as an up and coming white boxer.

      Like the other sequels, the movie opens up with the fight scenes from the previous movie as Rocky


      took on the Russian Giant and beat him handily. Add the famous Rocky theme songs and it just felt good.

      The story line is simple. Due to brain damage Rocky must give up professional fighting.

      Losing all his acquired wealth due to corrupt accountants, he and his family are forced to move back to the old neighborhood. Along comes Morrison imploring Rocky to become his trainer and this creates an opportunity for our hero to discover a way to feel important again while still being part of ...


      • the fight business.

        I found that the ghostly scenes of his defunct trainer, Mickey, were well used to offer up omens of things to come. There was a Don King type character and he was truly evil in his quest to use Rocky for his own personal gain.

        All Rocky movies need a villain and he did a fine job at that. The movie had several moral themes such as the bond between a father and son, loyalty, and self control versus pride.

        The use of a newspaper headline

        proclaiming Morrison as Balboa’s Boy was very dramatic. I also found the scene of Rocky punching the body bag during the big fight inspirational.

        As Morrison landed each blow on his opponent, Rocky hit the bag with similar force. This is the type of magic that compels the male audience to stand up and throw a few punches of our own.

        I found that I still felt those familiar chills at the end of the movie as Rocky reunites with his son. So, even the worst Rocky film is still pretty darn good.




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