The fact that I am not as angry at this movie’s Oscar win, given the year it won contains one of my top movies of all time, says all you need to know. While the later films got more and more cartoonish as time went on, this one is a character piece first with boxing being more window dressing than anything else
7.5/10, "What makes ROCKY still resonate today is actually less in its rousing David-and-Goliath victory than the astute investment in its wholesome cross-section of the unprivileged, unfulfilled and undistinguished demography in the land of opportunity." my full review - https://wp.me/p1eXom-42q
57/100 (Amerika fırsatlar ülkesi değildir buna mukabil hiçbir ülke fırsatlar ülkesi değildir. Eğer bu filmde üç kere BASTIRA BASTIRA söylendiği gibi bir ülke böyle ayrıcalığa sahipse en lanet ülke odur. Onun dışında filmde Apollon gibi dünya şampiyonu birinin amatör birini rakip istemesi anlamsız ve saçmalık, bunun bizim Rocky olması milyonda bir tesadüf. Utangaç sevgilisi + görüntü yönetimi filmde tek iyi şeydi.)
Dignified American cinema. An ode to the common man, the underdog, whose greatness comes not from intellect or prosperity, but through perseverance, the willingness to take risks, the strength to “go the distance.” A classic, and rightfully so; one of the rare instances where populist entertainment is legitimately soulful and inspirational.
The original and best - it influenced an entire genre of sport films. Pretty realistic compared to the other films and most of other sport films too. It has lost some of its "punches" (pun intended!) due to it's many boxing film rivals, sequels and other imitations and parodies, but it is hard not to say this film still shines today.
A gritty realisation of 70's urban America, like Friends of Eddie Coyle or Mean Streets, but lighter. Over time, corny marketing (and the 80's) changed Rocky Balboa into a parody of himself, yelling 'Adrian' to appease the crowds, and jogging with kids, dogs, UFO's... But before all that, it's in this raw story of a man fighting against the odds that he lives on as a Hero.
3-4. I'm pleasantly surprised that this is actually a slice-of-life film about being a loser in the grand scheme of things, as opposed to being a typical sports movie. Since Stallone wrote the movie, there are definitely bits of dialogue that come off clunky, but a little verbal clunkiness also feels real to the atmosphere of Philly. He also earns points for giving almost all the main characters individual arcs.