Monday, January 22, 2007

Rocky Balboa Review



"Rocky Balboa" is the next story (Rocky number six) in the saga of Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa. In the film, Rocky has long since retired but is drawn back to the boxing ring one last time. On the way he is challenged by a powerful new champion, by personal tragedy and ultimately by himself.

The movie is Sylvester Stallone's most successful starring role since 1994's The Specialist and has already outperformed the previous sequel, 1990's Rocky V. Ubisoft and MGM have announced that a new Rocky video game, titled Rocky Balboa, will be released exclusively for the PSP console on February 13th, 2007. see IGN

Scoring a favourable 63% from 33 reviews on Metacritic.com

And in case your were wondering, the original sequence (recreated in "Rocky Balboa"), where Rocky runs up the myriad of Steps before turning to salute the city, takes place on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Movie Synopsis from movieweb.com
Rocky Balboa Official movie Website

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24 comments:

fatherkrishna said...

I reckon Segata Sanshiro could kick Rocky's arse...

Having said that, given the rediculous premise of the film, I quite fancy it!

The Elderly said...

quite insane, but thats Rocky for you, and as the byline says "it aint' over til it's over" gives the elderly hope.....

Segata Sanshiro should know, he's had quite the revival of interest of late......

RC said...

Greetings, EG! Kudos on your review of "Geriatric Boxer XXXII"!

Seriously; the film is quite a success over here in the Land of Sequels, Rehashes and Bad Videogame Adaptations...and the movie wasn't half as bad as I am making it out to be.


Note: I see that my short absence has been duly noted by Blogspot; I am back to eight-letter hieroglyphic verification :)

gnome said...

Yes, fine, it ain't over etc and Father's weird bloke could definitely beat him up, but doesn't Stalone's back hurt? Not a bit?

Wow.

Oh, rc, it's "scoblvrle"

The Elderly said...

Indeed RC too long an absence, blogger is very fickle, fortunately my hieroglyphic days are but a distant memory, being logged into blogger now carries the added advantage of have a cookie determine my authenticity....

no mr.gnome it appears to be a back made of solid iron, not so fortunate the rest of us i fear....

TheTimeRunner said...

Another movie/game adaption. Why don't they just try something new for a change...

gnome said...

Yep, something like iron backs!

The Elderly said...

better still a game based on a game... (thinks hard....) minesweeper with electric suppositories....

TheTimeRunner said...

Hey I thought DOA is doing that. A movie based on a game that's based on a game.

...

Did I miss something?

gnome said...

Uhm.. how about a graphic novel bosed on a movie based on a game based on a poem?

fatherkrishna said...

FK's "weird bloke"???

The youth of today...tsk, tsk, tsk... No respect! *Harumph!!*

The Elderly said...

? yes well DOA was indeed a movie based on a game, based on a game....

but apart from DOA it would be nice to see more games based on games.....
(monopoly online.....)

humfp, well apart from DOA and monopoly...

(several hours later)....

and indeed a graphic novel based on a movie based on a game based on a poemm would be exceptional... and Kubla Khan would have to be the poem.... surely

(whispers to Gnome.....) you might to do the Segata Sanshiro karate stance to appease FC.....

(bows to FC...)

Sega Tah shiro.....

gnome said...

(does weird bloke stance)

(FK smiles)

(Elderly drinks)

:)

The Elderly said...

...so okay think he's gone now....

(sits down exhausted rubbing legs....)

those karate stances really hurt the calves......

gnome said...

The back too...

The Elderly said...

...ive got the number for a great masseuse....

(passes mobile number to Gnome....)

gnome said...

Why thanks! Oh and I see she's ... uhm... a part-time dominatrix? Oh...

The Elderly said...

...looks at mobile.... oh no thats the free mobile game you get after your first visit... Dominatrix
... erm not that i've ever been mind you.. just a erm gift for promoting her services...... cough!

tea?

gnome said...

Tea!

:)

(that lady hurt me you know, shhhees meeean)

The Elderly said...

..indeed gnome, wait until you get to the dungeon level..... the neighbours were complaining about the screams...... still all in a days research....

gnome said...

I don't want the dungeon level. Shes mean i tells you!

The Elderly said...

nah Gnome she's pretending to be mean, in her real life she knits and brings her dogs for a walk, captain of her local bridge club... really it's just an act.... you shouldn't be afraid......

gnome said...

But she hit me!

With this thing!

The Elderly said...

(tests sharpness of razor blades.....)

...wow she wasn't messing.....

oh NO!!!!

i just remembered...

(orchestra music builds to a screetching staccato....)

....she's got an identical twin sister....

erm... can you hear music?