#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Rocky Balboa is a struggling boxer trying to make the big time, working as a debt collector for a pittance. When heavyweight champion Apollo Creed visits Philadelphia, his managers want to set up an exhibition match between Creed and a struggling boxer, touting the fight as a chance for a “nobody” to become a “somebody”. The match is supposed to be easily won by Creed, but someone forgot to tell Rocky, who sees this as his only shot at the big time.
Plot: When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with trainer Mickey Goldmill to make the most of this once in a lifetime break.
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Rocky through the ages
For this review, I’d like to go through all the Rocky movies (including the most recent Creed) and talk about their good points and their bad points.
Rocky – The first one is obviously a classic and the best out of the series and made people like Sylvester Stallone a superstar. It takes a simple but touching story of the underdog boxer and rise to have a chance to be a champion.
Rocky II – I felt was kind of the same story and was a little cheesy but it still carried the spirit of the original.
Rocky III – Like the second one, was cheesy but it was entertaining. But I like how Rocky was doing more boxing and had more drama and Mr. T was a good villain even though he talked too much. Also it featured a great song, “Eye of the Tiger”.
Rocky IV – Again like the two other sequels, cheesy but still entertaining and it had another great song “No Easy Way Out”.
Rocky V – I know this one disappointed a lot of fans but I thought it was okay but I can understand why people didn’t like it but I don’t think it deserves to be hated.
Rocky Balboa – Was redeeming and I like how it has a lot of references to the first Rocky.
Creed – Finally, this one was another great comeback for Stallone as Rocky and gave Michael B. Jordan his big break as well.
But you can’t beat the original because it’s the first and a classic, like I said before. But I’m still looking forward to the sequel to Creed next year.
A classic underdog story
Rocky Balboa is a Philadelphia boxer whose career in the ring appears to be going nowhere. Apollo Creed is the heavyweight champion of world who is due to face his next challenger in a fight in Philadelphia but with a matter of weeks to go the challenger is forced to pull out. Not wanting to abandon the bout Creed decides to give a local boy a shot at the title… that local boy is Rocky. At this point Rocky is working as muscle for a local loan shark and trying to get his friend Paulie’s sister, Adrian, to go out with him. He doesn’t think he has any real chance in the fight but trains hard in the hope that when the day of the fight comes he can at least last the fifteen rounds.
‘Rocky’ is always going to be considered one of the great boxing movies but it is so much more than that. It is a character study of a man whose life was never going to go anywhere till he gets that once in a lifetime chance. He grabs that chance and despite his doubts he sees it through to the end. Just as important as his boxing is the way his relationship with Adrian develops; it feels natural and avoids many of the expected clichés. His other relationships are also believable as the characters feel real rather than the usual Hollywood types. Sylvester Stallone does an impressive job in the title role but impresses even more for writing the story and getting the film we see made. The rest of the cast is solid; most notably Talia Shire, who is a delight as Adrian; Carl Weathers, who plays Apollo; Burt Young, as Paulie; and Burgess Meredith as trainer/manager Mickey. While the fight scenes are only a small part of the film they are pretty well choreographed even if it is occasionally obvious that punches aren’t really connecting… they are close enough. Overall I’d recommend this to all film fans even if you don’t like boxing; it is about characters not the sport.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr (120 min), 2 hr 25 min (145 min) (director’s cut)
Genre Drama, Sport
Director John G. Avildsen
Writer Sylvester Stallone
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
Country United States
Awards Won 3 Oscars. 20 wins & 21 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL, Kowa Cine Prominar and Zeiss Super Speed Lenses, Cinema Products XR35, Kowa Cine Prominar, Zeiss Super Speed and Angenieux Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5247)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm