Rocky Balboa (Blu-Ray)

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Rocky Balboa (Blu-Ray)

Thirty years after Sylvester Stallone first introduced the underdog backroom brawler from Philadelphia in the Oscar-winning ROCKY, Rocky Balboa return...

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“Unleash The Beast”

published 15/10/2012

ProAn older Rocky.

ConsSlow paced in parts.

Some things just need to come to an end naturally and with Rocky V not necessarily answering all questions to the life of the boxer then Stallone really had no choice but to make Rocky Balboa, the interesting thing is the film does mimic life to an extent with the likes of George Foreman, he of...

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“Rocky Six”

published 06/12/2008

ProIt's Rocky

ConsNo Adrian

One word, Man. Rocky six (Rocky Balboa) is just a brilliant way to end the Rocky films. It is great to see all the old faces we have grown up with. Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) now an retired from boxing, is living in a house in Kensington. His wife Adrian (Talia Shire) has died and Rocky has...

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Thirty years after Sylvester Stallone first introduced the underdog backroom brawler from Philadelphia in the Oscar-winning ROCKY, Rocky Balboa returns for one last dance. Speculation as to whether Balboa, in his prime, would have been able to defeat lacklustre champ Mason ‘The Line’ Dixon spurs Dixon’s management to set up an exhibition fight between the two. That Balboa is in his 50s and wouldn’t be sanctioned to fight anyone, let alone a man 30 years his junior and in the prime of life, must be left up to the viewer’s ability to suspend disbelief. To its credit, however, the movie addresses at every turn the insanity of a man approaching 60 getting back into a boxing ring, and Balboa’s impassioned explanation of his motivations is just believable enough to give all other improbabilities a free pass. The film is very much a love letter to Philadelphia, and Stallone, who wrote and directed the movie, shoots everything with an unflinching eye that humanises the mean streets of the City of Brotherly Love and evokes the gritty dignity of the original film. While Burt Young’s cantankerous Paulie and Tony Burton’s Duke both return, Talia Shire, sadly, does not reprise her role as the beloved Adrian. It’s revealed early in the film that Adrian has died of cancer, and it’s the pain of that tragedy that ultimately fuels Rocky. Boxing as a metaphor for life is certainly nothing new, but Stallone makes a legitimate contribution to the tradition with ROCKY BALBOA. Life hits harder than any man can, and one’s ability to keep getting up until the final bell rings is the true measure of self.

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