Contest Directions: "Rocky Balboa," the sixth installment in the Rocky series starring Sylvester Stallone opened in the theaters this week. Despite many drawbacks, critics agree it's the best Rocky movie since Rocky 5.
Following a classic Rocky plot, 60 year old Stallone plays the underdog who fights the young champion. The fight scene is quite symbolic - Stallone is beaten to the point where he looks half-dead and resembles a horse.
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Rocky Balboa, the fictional former heavyweight champion popularized by actor Sylvester Stallone, is coming out or retirement and is heading back into the boxing ring to face yet another rival. And, all of this is occurring decades after Rocky's initial glory in the boxing ring. This all comes about in the aftermath of a computer simulation that depicts Rocky Balboa the winner of a boxing match with the current world champion. The current champ is Mason "The Line" Dixon. As a result, Rocky Balboa is compelled to fight yet again -- but must way the physical and mental risks that are associated with such a venture. In order for this film to work, Rocky once more had to be an underdog. The fact that he is turning 60 was a strong step in that direction to be sure. When the movie begins, we find Rocky back in Philadelphia, running a restaurant that he named after Adrian, his now deceased wife. He is also trying to make a connection with his somewhat estranged son who is played by Milo Ventimiglia of the television program Heroes. Rocky is still mourning the loss of Adrian and says that he has "something in the basement" that needs to be released, that needs to get out. In short, Rocky believes that he needs to fight again. After the computer simulation match, fight promoters begin dreaming up a match between Rocky and the current champion. The movie opens in theaters on Wednesday. Most people who have had the chance to preview the flick believe that it is the best Rocky since Rocky II of many years gone by. The latest installment in the Rocky series is filled with flashbacks which do seem pretty heavy handed at some junctures. Some people have been left wondering during the first hour of the movie if Rocky intends to write some sort of self help book and then pop in for a visit with Oprah. Rocky then takes off and begins training for the fight. There is a training montage done to the classic Rocky theme music. And, then, Rocky is off to Las Vegas for the fight -- which is on HBO pay per view, of course. The latest Rocky movie is considered watchable, entertaining and even a bit moving. Perhaps the ultimate key to the movie is in the closing title sequence of the film in which people from all walks of life rare depicted mimicking Rocky iconic run up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In fact, Stallone himself repeats this memorable run in the latest Rocky film himself. In the end, this movie is more about a trek down and around memory lane that adding more to the Rocky saga. All in all, Rocky Balboa is getting good marks from those people who have previewed the film as of this time.
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