History YMMV / Rocky

6th Jan '16 7:56:07 PM Brandon
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** A heartwarming example. Rocky's [[PatrickStewartSpeech speech to his son]] in the sixth film. People have been known to send it to a friend or family member that's feeling down, anxiety, or going through some kind of depression. The scene's been reputed to be a good motivation starter.
19th Dec '15 8:44:19 PM Pren
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** Rocky explaining why he became a boxer with "Because I can't sing or dance" became pretty ironic when the story was made into a Broadway musical. And yes, that line was included.
17th Dec '15 12:42:25 PM Pren
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* UnfortunateImplications: [[http://www.avclub.com/article/rocky-series-became-stallone-biography-great-new-e-229235 A retrospective of the entire series]] points out how it can get pretty disturbing how you're asked over and over to root for a white guy to beat up various black guys.
17th Dec '15 12:28:12 PM Pren
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* HilariousInHindsight: In the first movie, Rocky walks lil' Marie home. What was one thing he asks her? ''"Do you have a boyfriend?"'' Granted, it was in the context of him encouraging her to stick with only good people, but it's funny when you see how Marie and Rocky interact in ''Rocky Balboa'', including her pecking a kiss on the lips.
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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight: ** In the first movie, Rocky walks lil' Marie home. What was one thing he asks her? ''"Do you have a boyfriend?"'' Granted, it was in the context of him encouraging her to stick with only good people, but it's funny when you see how Marie and Rocky interact in ''Rocky Balboa'', including her pecking a kiss on the lips.lips. ** During Apollo’s showboating before the fight, Rocky says "Is he talking to me?", sounding quite similar to Robert De Niro’s rather more famous delivery of "Are you talking to me?" in the film’s Best Picture opponent ''Film/TaxiDriver''.
11th Dec '15 5:27:04 AM Pren
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Rocky can come across as quite a pushy jerk towards Adrian in the movie's first half. First of all, his complaints to Paulie about getting no response to his bad jokes feels very much like modern day complaints about "friendzoning." Then she only goes on a date with him because Paulie bullies her into it, which Rocky has no problem going along with. Then he spends the whole date blathering on about himself, rarely seeming to care if Adrian has anything to add to the conversation. Finally, she ''repeatedly'' tries to beg off going into his apartment, only for Rocky to refuse to take no for an answer and keep badgering her until she gives in. This is supposedly all justified by her being shy, and Rocky just wanting to bring her out of her shell for what she ''really'' wants, which he somehow knows.
27th Nov '15 7:40:08 AM backpack
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** Even more averted by Creed which, as of November 2015, has a tomatometer score of 92%. That's easily the second highest in the series, and only a single point behind the original.
24th Nov '15 8:55:02 AM KingKoopa87
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** IF I CAN CHANGE, THEN YOU CAN CHANGE... THAT MEANS EVERYBODY CAN CHANGE!!!
23rd Nov '15 8:53:24 AM haloinsider
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*** "ADRIAAAAAAAAAN!" (And let's not forget the smaller meme: '''YO ADRIAN, I DID IT!!!''') *** Yer a BUM Rakkko. *** The steps. Just,...just the steps. *** He'll kill ya Rock! He's a wwwrrrrecking machine!
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*** ** "ADRIAAAAAAAAAN!" (And let's not forget the smaller meme: '''YO ADRIAN, I DID IT!!!''') *** ** Yer a BUM Rakkko. *** ** The steps. Just,...just the steps. *** ** He'll kill ya Rock! He's a wwwrrrrecking machine!
17th Sep '15 2:43:49 PM CJO123
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* RealitySubtext: The unexpected success of the first movie, which made a star out of Stallone, mirrors the actual plot of the movie, and subsequently winning the Best Oscar.
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* RealitySubtext: The unexpected success of the first movie, which made a star out of Stallone, mirrors the actual plot of the movie, and subsequently winning the Best Picture Oscar.
19th Aug '15 2:22:32 AM AdamC
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* {{Squick}}: The eggs.
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