Way late review: Rocky

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Rocky: The Undisputed Collection

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Rocky: The Undisputed CollectionI’ve seen Rocky so many times now it’s hard to separate the memories of watching it from the film itself. It’s gotten so bad that I often think scenes from the next two movies were in the original. The best sports movies …

Way late review: Rocky II

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Rocky: The Undisputed Collection

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Rocky: The Undisputed CollectionAfter the surprising success of Rocky, there had to be a second – if only for business reasons. Beyond the financials, one could argue that there was a decent reason for Rocky II to be made. Rocky and Apollo Creed left their …

Way late review: Rocky III

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Rocky: The Undisputed Collection

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Rocky: The Undisputed CollectionRocky is the champ. He’s defending his belt since beating Apollo Creed. He lives in a giant house, owns numerous sports cars, looks better than ever. Top of the world for Balboa in Rocky III. Yet lingering in the background is an …

Way late review: Rocky IV

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Rocky: The Undisputed Collection

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Rocky: The Undisputed CollectionSome might say there was no need for Rocky IV to be made. Maybe. But remember, America needed Rocky IV to be made. The WORLD needed Rocky IV to be made. The US was in the midst of a cold war with …

Way late review: Rocky V

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Rocky: The Undisputed Collection

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Rocky: The Undisputed CollectionIf Rocky IV needed to be made to save the world, as I so eloquently argued in my review, then Rocky V needs to be unmade, if not to save the world then to save some dignity for the Rocky franchise. There …

Way late review: Rocky Balboa

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Rocky: The Undisputed Collection

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Rocky: The Undisputed CollectionIt only took about 16 years for Hollywood execs to burn Rocky V from their memories in order to allow Sylvester Stallone one last Rocky film – Rocky Balboa. Unfortunately for Stallone this meant he was just about 60 years old. As …