Do you think Rocky IV is the greatest boxing movie ever?

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  1. Alphadogg16 profile image86
    Alphadogg16posted 9 years ago

    Do you think Rocky IV is the greatest boxing movie ever?

    With the exception of the last couple, the Rocky movies were all pretty good to an extent, but Rocky IV, with Dolph Lundgren as the huge Russian fighter is my favorite by far.....I think it could be the greatest boxing movie off all time.

  2. lovebuglena profile image85
    lovebuglenaposted 9 years ago

    I think this must be the best Rocky movie ever. I love it!

  3. MickS profile image61
    MickSposted 9 years ago

    If you think this is the best, then the others, if any, must be really bad

  4. Vlorsutes profile image79
    Vlorsutesposted 9 years ago

    I always found Rocky III to be the best. You have Rocky, who has become complacent due to his time as champion, facing a new opponent far stronger and more aggressive than anything. His loss at the hands of Clubber is compounded by the death of his trainer and friend, Mickey, and it takes his old rival Apollo to help bring him back from it to reclaim victory.

    The third movie seems to wrap up the storyline of the first two really well, and the other ones just kind of feel tacked on rather than being an actual intended part of the film series. You have the rising towards the top to challenge the best in the first one, reaching the top in the second, then falling only to rise again.

  5. nanderson500 profile image83
    nanderson500posted 9 years ago

    "Rocky IV" is entertaining, but I've always preferred the original "Rocky" and "Rocky III". The fourth one is just so ridiculous and over the top. It also seems very dated now. Still a very fun movie though, despite its flaws. But artistically I think "Raging Bull" or the original "Rocky" would be the greatest boxing movie of all time.

  6. cryptid profile image94
    cryptidposted 9 years ago

    I think the first Rocky is the best.  It's a lot grittier, and although its dramatic it has more  of a realistic vibe to it.  The underdog who rises up from nowhere and goes bell to bell with the champ and perseveres out of pure heart and guts is, I think, a much more powerful plot than the others where Rocky seems to have almost superhuman powers . . . more like a professional wrestler. I think the original Rocky is one of the greatest movies of all time.   

    However, being a teenager in the '80s, Rocky IV was definitely a source of inspiration when it came to training for sports and lifting weights.  Who among us didn't climb to the top of the nearest mountain and shout "Drago!" at the top of our lungs?

    Okay, maybe that was just me!

    Rocky IV also had a strong message about peace and understanding between the US and the Soviets.  I think its hard for younger people who weren't around back then to realize how much tension there was during the Cold War.

    1. LoisRyan13903 profile image63
      LoisRyan13903posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I also loved the speech at the end

  7. Thief12 profile image91
    Thief12posted 9 years ago

    Rocky IV is the perfect example of in-your-face, American propaganda. It's as subtle as a sledgehammer to your chest with its anti-Soviet, Cold War subtext. But darn, if it isn't entertaining... It's a crowd-pleasing spectacle.

    Artistically, I prefer the original and, ironically, the last one. But I think I've seen Rocky IV the most out of all.

  8. LoisRyan13903 profile image63
    LoisRyan13903posted 9 years ago

    For me it is a toss up between III and IV  I liked both of them  I and II were on the boring side and was disappointed with V  still need to watch Rocky Balboa

  9. Andy Webb profile image67
    Andy Webbposted 9 years ago

    "Rocky IV" is for me the most entertaining in the series but I think the first and the final movie are more complete movies. As for best boxing movie of all time it is hard because "The Fighter" is good but then you have "Raging Bull" which is a very different sort of boxing movie.


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