Talia Shire

Rocky II (1979)

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Rocky II (1979)

Director:

Sylvester Stallone

Starring:

Sylvester Stallone

Talia Shire

Burt Young

Plot:

Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.

Review:

My husband has been trying to get me to watch this series for years and I have zero desire to watch it. Every now and then he catches me though and we’ve now finished the second movie.

I couldn’t watch the beginning because seeing Rocky be stupid with his money was just too much. It was horrible. Then any time Adrian, Talia Shire, came on the screen it was super awkward because she was so shy. Between the two characters it was difficult to watch.

The fighting didn’t really do it for me. The montage wasn’t as good as the first but it was probably the best part of the movie.

I feel kind of bad for rating this movie at all because I seriously had no desire to watch it but whatever.

2/5

Rocky (1976)

rocky

Director:

John G. Avildsen

Starring:

Sylvester Stallone

Talia Shire

Burt Young

Plot:

Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Review:

Rocky is one of those movies that you don’t really need to watch and yet you already know everything about it. It’s become part of our culture.

I didn’t really want to watch it but my husband insisted that since he bought the box set I had to watch them all.

It was fun to see how young Stallone was and just how much better his accent has gotten. I liked that Adrian was not some gorgeous knock out and was just your girl next door. I also liked the ending, even though I knew it was coming.

It did drag in a few places and like I mentioned his accent was at times hard to understand, but overall it was a decent movie.

3.5/5