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Rocky movie review. The character Rocky is a minor local Boxer, and represents the average American man from 1976, unnoticed and never given the chance, but this story has got a twist, with Rocky getting that million to one shot.

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Rocky Review Sylvester Stallone stars and writes Rocky, It's truly known for being one of the greatest films of all time, and in 1976 the Oscars proved that point by giving Rocky, 1976: Best Picture, Director, and Editing, Directed by John Avildsen with a mere one million pound budget. But as Stallone has stated before, it's a love story not a story about fighting. It tells the rags to riches American Dream story of Rocky Balboa, an uneducated but kind-hearted debt collector for a loan shark in the city of Philadelphia. Rocky starts out as a club fighter who later gets a shot at the world heavyweight championship. It also stars Talia Shire as Adrian, Burt Young as Adrian's brother Paulie, Burgess Meredith as Rocky's trainer Mickey Goldmill, and Carl Weathers as the champion, Apollo Creed. The character Rocky is a minor local Boxer, and represents the average American man from 1976, unnoticed and never given the chance, but this story has got a twist, with Rocky getting that million to one shot. But Rocky doesn't need to win, he just wants to stand toe to toe with the champ and go the distance, "Cos all I wanna do is go the distance." As many may not know, this character was inspired by a real-life boxer named Chuck Wepner, who went toe to toe with the champ Muhammad Ali in 1975 and survived 14 rounds, when everybody expected this underdog to lose within 3 rounds. ...read more.

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his head in a certain way, and it was a man who had been rejected in such strong terms, but his dignity would not allow him to drop his head, and put his tail between his legs, and slink away. With no dialogue when exiting Burgess Meredith makes this scene even more powerful. Rocky was one of the first films to use Steadicam, Which was an attachment to the camera. which was used for a steady picture whilst moving, the main reason the director John Avildsen included this was to make the audience feel as if they're with Rocky, rather than they are just zooming in on Rocky. The Steadicam was famously used in the iconic training montage with Rocky running up the steps of the Philadelphia art museum. The uplifting images combined with Bill Conti's orchestral score, has become film history and the use of an inspiring montage has since influenced many films such as 'The Karate Kid' (1984). One flaw in the film some may say is the scene in which Apollo Creed books the fight, and chooses another boxer based on the name, (Italian Stallone). The reason why certain audiences may not enjoy to watch this scene is because some say it's not believable, picking this huge fight from a book , not only that but also on his nickname (The Italian Stallone). ...read more.

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What about my prime, Mick? At least you had a prime! I ain't had no prime! I ain't had nothin'! Legs are goin', everything's goin'!" Another example of Rocky releasing his anger without hurting anybody is in the meat house where Paulie works. Paulie badmouths his sister who Rocky is now dating but instead of punching Paulie, Rocky starts pounding the meat. By releasing his anger and built rage by hitting the meat, it means Paulie now knows he has crossed a line yet, without Rocky necessarily needing to tell him or physically hurt him. I conclude with saying that that when watching the film Rocky with a 1 million pound budget, I found little but no flaws within the acting and story. The audience really can relate with Rocky which makes it even more of a spectacular film, and is the reason why it's stood the test of time and is just as brilliant as viewing the film 36 years ago. "This underdog character is really the average man who never was given the chance" as said by Sylvester Stallone, so you can really see why this film works when viewers watch. The story is great for so many reasons, whether it's Adrian the love interest, problems with the lone shark, and going the distance with the champ Apollo Creed, with all these sub plots, and with great directing by John Avildsen, along with breathtakingly good acting all round, this really sums up to be in my opinion the best film of all time. And I would proudly give this movie a 10/10 ...read more.

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