Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Rocky Balboa

I Have been a fan of all the Rocky movies, so when I saw that this one was out I knew I had to see it. I haven't went to the movie theater in over a year, but boy am I glad I went to see this one. When my 16 year old turned to me at the end and said, "that was really good," I knew exactly what she meant. This truly was one of the best movies I have ever seen, and I absolutely hate boxing. There is only about 25 minutes of boxing at the end of the movie. The first hour and a half I don't think there was a dry eye in the theater. The movie is about Rocky trying to deal with loosing the love of his life, finding meaning as he is getting older, and trying to become close with his adult son oncer again. I know why the critics are giving this movie great reviews. The ending is not at all what I expected, nor is it unrealistic. I will tell you this movie really has almost nothing to do with boxing and everything to do with living. The movie is extremely emotional, and Sylvester Stallone (Rocky Balboa) is an amazing man. It's obvious that Stallone has taken the emotions of growing old in his own life and used them to create a character with a lot of depth. Go see Rocky if you can, and don't forget the tissues.

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11 comments:

mommaobrienx7 said...

I've been reading your last few entries as I have been MIA! Looks like you had a great Christmas! My 6 year old got that moon sand too and he LOVES it! I have to admit it is kinda cool!

Happy New Year to you and your family! I so want to see the new Rocky movie. Everyone is saying it is great!

Jen said...

Scott and Madison went to see this one..I passed I'm more of a chic flick gal.

Air Force Family said...

I'll have to try and see this movie. Thank you for the review!

Cece said...

Hmmm, I think you may have talked me into adding this to our Netflix list to see it when it hits DVD.

Chrystal said...

I really want to see this movie! My husband is not a Rocky fan, but it looks really good. Maybe I'll have him read your review and see what he thinks. I think we are going out tonight to see the new will smith movie. I heard it was a tearjerker to, along with some great acting. THanks for stopping by! :)
Chrystal
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Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

I confess I'm not a big Rocky Fan but you've certainly peaked my curiosity! I'll have to check it out when it hits DVD :)

Linda said...

Christina - when I first heard there was going to be another Rocky movie I thought "yuck". The sequels are always so disappointing. However, I read the review on the Focus on the Family website (my source for all movie guidance!)- and the reviewer loved it. He said all the same things you did. I think I'll drag my husband to this one :)

Kathleen Marie said...

I have only seen one Rocky movie, the first one but that looked good. I saw The Nativity and Night at the Museum over the holiday and both were great.

Have a fabulous New Year! Hugs!

Pamela said...

Christina, I can not tell you how many times I saw each of the first Rocky movies! Now, here is is years later and I can not wait! hehe! I just need to get through this infection so I don't walk in the theatre looking like Rocky after the fight! hehe! :)

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

I must say - I have never seen the Rocky movies, but after this review I might consider seeing this one!!! I hate boxing so much that I have never seen any of them. Thanks for the review girl!

booklogged said...

I've been hearing lots of good comments about this one. Thanks for your encouraging comments. I may make a date with my husband and go see it this weekend.