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Offline Gerard

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #840 on: January 17, 2014, 10:53:22 PM »
Rocky IV is the only Rocky film I've seen. I'm going to assume it's the best, because a friend threw a party for the 25th anniversary of the film in 2010 and even ordered a cake saying "Happy 25th Birthday, Rocky IV" complete with the Soviet and American gloves crashing together.

I would put the original "Rocky" film as actually a great film.  The rest are enjoyable in varying degrees but only popcorn flicks.  Rocky isn't even the same character in the sequels.  In the original, he's already too old, washed up, physically not capable of winning a championship fight no matter how hard he trains for it.  He never has a chance and it's his last opportunity to make some money by being a sacrificial lamb for basically a publicity fight.  His only goal is to "go the distance" because no one has ever done that against Creed.  The best moment in the entire flick is at 1:47, the look on Creed's face when the man won't stay down no matter how hopeless and the urging of Rocky to "come on" with the totally disfigured face by the pounding. 

 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #841 on: January 18, 2014, 12:11:41 PM »
I agree, Gerard, that the first movie is great. The second, while derivative, at least seems to be about the same characters in the first movie. 3 and 4 become superhero movies(though the third is fun). They try to bring it all back full circle in V, which is why I enjoy it more than 3 or 4. It's about Rocky Balboa from South Philly again.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #842 on: January 18, 2014, 12:19:11 PM »
I saw The Talented Mr. Ripley. Don't. Disturbing on a level I didn't anticipate.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #843 on: January 18, 2014, 01:18:55 PM »
I saw The Talented Mr. Ripley. Don't. Disturbing on a level I didn't anticipate.

Very disturbing. But it did have beautiful shots of Italy.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #844 on: January 18, 2014, 07:56:35 PM »
The Philadelphia Story
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #845 on: January 18, 2014, 09:08:17 PM »
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #846 on: January 18, 2014, 10:07:25 PM »
The Philadelphia Story

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #847 on: January 18, 2014, 10:49:50 PM »
High Noon.

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #848 on: January 18, 2014, 11:44:50 PM »
The Great Gatsby

And Rocky IV is far superior to Rocky V.  I can't believe there's even a debate about it.  That is all.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #849 on: January 19, 2014, 08:30:07 AM »
Elysium. Not too bad. They didn't mind hitting you over the head with their message. The squalor on Earth kept reminding me
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #850 on: January 19, 2014, 03:41:46 PM »
The Great Gatsby

And Rocky IV is far superior to Rocky V.  I can't believe there's even a debate about it.  That is all.

Just for saying that...

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #851 on: January 19, 2014, 09:02:12 PM »
Lifeboat, directed by Alfred Hitchcock on TCM

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #852 on: January 19, 2014, 10:45:57 PM »

Just for saying that...

I must break you. >:(

Only stating the facts.  I'm trying to think of a more annoying actor/character than Rocky's son in Rocky V, and I just can't do it.  And a street fight?  With Tommy Morrison?  With a bad acting Don King wannabe babbling in the background?  Yeah, no comparison. 

Is Rocky IV a perfect film?  No, far from it.  But compared to the trash that was Rocky V, it comes out looking like Citizen Kane.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #853 on: January 19, 2014, 10:52:27 PM »

Just for saying that...

I must break you. >:(

Only stating the facts.  I'm trying to think of a more annoying actor/character than Rocky's son in Rocky V, and I just can't do it.  And a street fight?  With Tommy Morrison?  With a bad acting Don King wannabe babbling in the background?  Yeah, no comparison. 

Is Rocky IV a perfect film?  No, far from it.  But compared to the trash that was Rocky V, it comes out looking like Citizen Kane.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #854 on: January 19, 2014, 10:55:44 PM »
Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode II.  A Whiny overgrown brat he was.

I stand corrected, though you could probably name a good number of characters from the pre-trilogy that fall under that umbrella (looking at you, Jar Jar!).  I blame that more on Lucas than on Hayden Christensen, though.
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