Awesome review. As excited as I was to see this film, it exceeded my expectations. Anyone who has been with Rocky since the beginning will likely be overcome with a strong sense of nostalgia, even though the girl I saw the film with had never seen any of the prior installments and still loved it.
Ben, I'm with you all the way. I am not cynical (like many people I know) and I loved the film from beginning to end. I tried to catch a second viewing but it did not stay in the theaters as long as Casino Royale which opened about month before Rocky Balboa.
Sly did a stellar job with this film, I only hope he brings the same amount of love and care to Rambo IV, that character deserves no less.
I can't wait until Tuesday, Rocky Balboa and Justice League Unlimited Season 2 both released at the same time. I'd say March 20 should be a very good day .
Yeah, it's been a go for some time now. As a matter of fact, there has been several reports that Sly recently left Thailand where he was shooting footage for the fourth installment. I believe it is due for a 2008 release.
I must say, that I have liked all three films not just the first one. I know most people tend to go for First Blood as opposed to the second and third film, but I've enjoyed them all for very different reasons.
Thanks, everyone... This is a very special movie with a great message. If this isn't the very definition of a film for the whole family, I'm not sure what is! If any of you have a copy of the original Rocky laying around, I highly recommend viewing it before watching Rocky Balboa. There are some amazing connections made between the two films...
Just got done watching this one along with the extras and commentary. What an enjoyable, heart warming movie this is. I loved it. I sure wish I had bought it to begin with because now I must own it. Well done Sly.