You go to the cinema to see the eighth Rocky’s film, an old enemy (symbol of Reagan’s Cold War) Ivan Drago (Creed’s father, Apollo, assasin) is back, and you think you’re spending your money to see only a commercial film made to make money.
But when lights switch off everithing changes and you are surprised by a very beautifull film.
There are the classic ingredients, the fall, the rise, old fans’ memory (also Brigitte Nielsen), but the film surpirses you for diging deep.
Every caracter is analyzed profoundly and the audience empatizes with them and starts forgetting Stallone, who is leaving one of his storic caracters.
It’s not only an american Blockbuster, it’s not only boxe, it’s feelings, problems, fears depicted percfetly (in spite a director’s gaps in the boxe scenes) and when starts Rocky’s historic soundtrack you can’t hel yourself but clap your hands
In 1985, Russian boxer Ivan Drago killed former U.S. champion Apollo Creed in a tragic match that stunned the world. Against the wishes of trainer Rocky Balboa, Apollo’s son Adonis Johnson accepts a challenge from Drago’s son — another dangerous fighter. Under guidance from Rocky, Adonis trains for the showdown of his life — a date with destiny that soon becomes his obsession. Now, Johnson and Balboa must confront their shared legacy as the past comes back to haunt each man.
Initial release: November 14, 2018 (New York City) Trending
Director: Steven Caple Jr.
Based on: Characters; by Sylvester Stallone
Box office: $159.4 million
Budget: 50 million USD