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Rocky III

Updated on March 26, 2011

I pity the fool that don't watch this movie

I pity the fool that don't see this movie, sucka! Quoted from the likes of none other than Mr. T, himself. Indeed Stallone brings back all the characters, from the previous "Rocky" movies, for another action packed sequel. After winning the title, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and his family have lived up in the highway of success. Rocky's popularity is at a all time high as he makes several T.V. commercials, television appearances on shows like the muppets, wrestles with the likes of Thunder lips (Hulk Hogan) for charity, and even having a statue erected in his honor, in his hometown of Philadelphia. However, things aren't as they seem as Rocky prepares for the fight of his life against a new heavy weight newcomer, Clubber Lang (Mr. T). During this movie, Rocky must face his inner demons of self doubt after his own manager, Mickey (Burgess Merideth), dies. Even joining forces with his old rival Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) to help train for this new opponent. On the surface this has all the ingredients to make any "Rocky" movie fan satisfied, but it offers very little in originality. Like all Rocky movies, "Rocky III" basically has the character go through another period of self doubt and a harsh training session to try to overcome in what seems to be an almost invincible opponent. Sadly, I thought this was better portrayed in prequels. That's not to say that this film doesn't have its moments. Stallone's charisma pretty much carries the movie and the chemistry between him and the rest of the supporting cast remains solid. Offering just enough twists to keep it entertaining. Plus, not to mention coming up with the "Eye of the Tiger" song, possibly the best song of the series. Overall, its a decent action movie that the family can enjoy, but don't expect it to be as good as the prequels.


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