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Rocky 5 receives to much hate. It’s a good movie.

Posted on 2/16/24 at 7:58 pm
Posted by CovingtonTigre
In your head Werder
Member since Mar 2021
1292 posts
Posted on 2/16/24 at 7:58 pm
It’s probably got better acting and a better plot than 2 - 4.

Plus this line always kills me.

"This ain't no pie eating contest”

It’s only the horrendous cinematography of the street fight that holds it back.
This post was edited on 2/16/24 at 8:02 pm
Posted by saintsfan22
baton rouge
Member since May 2006
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Posted on 2/16/24 at 8:02 pm to
quote:

Rocky 5 receives to much hate. It’s a good movie.

It's not
quote:

It’s probably got better acting and a better plot than 2 - 4.

It doesn't

Posted by Jwodie
New Orleans
Member since Sep 2009
7190 posts
Posted on 2/16/24 at 8:04 pm to
This shite still gets me jacked:

Posted by sqerty
AP
Member since May 2022
4801 posts
Posted on 2/16/24 at 8:05 pm to
"Touch me and I'll sue"

(is this that one?)
Posted by Sus-Scrofa
Member since Feb 2013
8104 posts
Posted on 2/16/24 at 8:05 pm to
I actually like the street fight
Posted by BuckyCheese
Member since Jan 2015
48633 posts
Posted on 2/16/24 at 8:09 pm to
Every Rocky sequel is worse than the one that preceded it.

The Rambo series had the same trajectory.

First make a really good quality movie and then proceed to turn it into trash with each following sequel.
Posted by saintsfan22
baton rouge
Member since May 2006
71442 posts
Posted on 2/16/24 at 8:11 pm to
quote:

Every Rocky sequel is worse than the one that preceded it.


No because 3 is infinitely better than 2 as a movie and 4 is better than 2 in an entertainment way.
Posted by CocomoLSU
Inside your dome.
Member since Feb 2004
150502 posts
Posted on 2/16/24 at 8:21 pm to
Yeah 4 is the second best one for if for nothing else than ending the Cold War.

5 isn’t very good but there are some good parts and it’s not a trash movie. The son is annoying as frick in it. But it has arguably the best Mickey scene/speech in it.
Posted by SoFla Tideroller
South Florida
Member since Apr 2010
29959 posts
Posted on 2/16/24 at 8:27 pm to
3 is the best of the sequels
Posted by saintsfan22
baton rouge
Member since May 2006
71442 posts
Posted on 2/16/24 at 8:30 pm to
The son is terrible. Tommy Morrison is terrible. Everybody not having a better idea than just going back to being poor was dumb. Rocky endorsing stuff was a key storyline multiple times previously in the the series but they forget abut it when he actually needs money again. He would've come back from Russia as the most famous athlete in the world but nobody thinks to do a few commercials.
This post was edited on 2/16/24 at 8:33 pm
Posted by Kafka
I am the moral conscience of TD
Member since Jul 2007
141451 posts
Posted on 2/16/24 at 8:40 pm to
TONY: "Rocky 3 is as good as Rocky 2 -- it might even be the best Rocky since Rocky 1."

ALEX: "How can you tell the difference?"

TONY: "They're numbered."
Posted by Jwodie
New Orleans
Member since Sep 2009
7190 posts
Posted on 2/16/24 at 9:11 pm to
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Touch me and I'll sue" (is this that one?)


Yep

Posted by teke184
Zachary, LA
Member since Jan 2007
94676 posts
Posted on 2/16/24 at 9:15 pm to
No… just no.

It is a depressing fricking mess that takes Rocky from being at the top of the world at the end of IV to being seriously brain damaged from fighting Drago then losing everything and ending up back as a schlub.


It worked better the first time when it happened in Rocky 2, with him having short term success from the Creed fight only to not be able to do anything with it, forcing him to train for the rematch.
Posted by CovingtonTigre
In your head Werder
Member since Mar 2021
1292 posts
Posted on 2/16/24 at 9:18 pm to
Youtube

Perfect delivery from Rocky to the one guy shrugging his shoulders with a “wtf did I do?”
Posted by BabyTac
Austin, TX
Member since Jun 2008
12028 posts
Posted on 2/16/24 at 9:22 pm to
I agree. I enjoyed Rocky V. Think it’s much better than III. My ranking:

Rocky II
Rocky IV
Rocky
Rocky V
Balboa
Rocky III
Posted by CovingtonTigre
In your head Werder
Member since Mar 2021
1292 posts
Posted on 2/16/24 at 9:23 pm to
quote:

It is a depressing fricking mess


Teke,

It’s him facing the challenges, outside of his own control, the world places on him, and making the most out of every opportunity he receives.

He loses everything and still rises. Maybe it’s not to his boxing heights , that parts done with. However he still finds a lane to provide for his family and doesn’t descend into drugs or alcohol.

It’s the human condition at its best.

Posted by teke184
Zachary, LA
Member since Jan 2007
94676 posts
Posted on 2/16/24 at 9:27 pm to
It is still supposed to be entertainment at the core of it. ESPECIALLY in a franchise like this.

If I am getting depressed by watching a movie, I better have some high points to balance it out. This film doesn’t have many redeeming qualities that I can remember.
Posted by CovingtonTigre
In your head Werder
Member since Mar 2021
1292 posts
Posted on 2/16/24 at 9:28 pm to
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eah 4 is the second best one for if for nothing else than ending the Cold War.


CocomoLSU,

I hear this all the time but we have to admit if that’s the reason you like it, you’re treating it as a comedy not a dramatic sports movie. And if that’s the reason you like it I’ve got no problem with loving it. It’s why I love it.

But don’t tell me we are laughing WITH IT, bc we all know we are laughing AT IT.
Posted by CovingtonTigre
In your head Werder
Member since Mar 2021
1292 posts
Posted on 2/16/24 at 9:34 pm to
quote:

is still supposed to be entertainment at the core of it. ESPECIALLY in a franchise like this.


Teke,

That’s you and Coco’s issue. Y’all define the franchise by 3 & 4. These were supposed to be dramatic sports movies. We look back and laugh at them(as we should) but if that’s you’re definition of entertainment, just admit you’re laughing at the corniness of the 80’s and not really enjoying the movie for what it was trying to be.
Posted by saintsfan22
baton rouge
Member since May 2006
71442 posts
Posted on 2/16/24 at 9:37 pm to
quote:

It’s him facing the challenges, outside of his own control, the world places on him, and making the most out of every opportunity he receives.

He loses everything and still rises. Maybe it’s not to his boxing heights , that parts done with. However he still finds a lane to provide for his family and doesn’t descend into drugs or alcohol.


But he had an obvious lane to choose then not be poor. Plus he wasn't concerned with providing for his family. He was just reliving his boxing glory through Tommy and not making any money.
This post was edited on 2/16/24 at 9:40 pm
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