The First 4 Rocky Movies are the best quadrilogy of all time

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Is Rocky the GOAT quadrilogy

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  1. Not A Theist

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    Star Wars' claim to being a single cohesive unit is dogshit. Too many different creative visions across too much time. At least Rocky has the advantage of being one actor, one writer, one man's vision from one to five - and I guess technically the next few too. The next few were pretty obviously Stallone trying to find relevance again, because he really put a bow on the series with Rocky V. The others are good, but they're kind of their own new series - post career Rocky.
     
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    Rocky is great, Rocky 2 is good but kinda ruins the message of the first one.
    Rocky 3 and 4 are horseshit to me.
     
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  4. BisexualMMA

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    You're 37.5% right.
     
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  5. RollSonnenRoll

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    "Hey Rocko, remember all that stuff I said about wanting to be you? Forget it." <Lmaoo>
     
  6. BisexualMMA

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    Still better cornering than Edmond.
     
  7. MetalGearTrump

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    Dude I can barely understand shit Stallone says at any given time much less on those movies
     
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    Every Rocky film represented a phase of a Boxer's career that we have seen in real life:

    Rocky I: A boxer's first real big opportunity (a la, Buster Douglas challenging Mike Tyson)
    Rocky II: A major rematch for the title (a la, Frazier vs. Ali)
    Rocky III: A champion becomes complacent and loses to a hungrier fighter (a la, Tyson losing to Douglas or Ali losing to Frazier for the first time)
    Rocky IV: A boxer's ultimate test (a la, Ali vs. Foremen "The Rumble in the Jungle")
    Rocky V: A champion's career winding down and attempt to pass on his skills to another generation (a la, many old school boxers)
    Rocky Balboa: A boxer's late life comeback (a la, George Foreman in the 1990's)
     
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    Okay, good point. I completely forgot about Rogue One, which was actually a great film. That would fit better.
     
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  11. BisexualMMA

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    I was afraid you were going to cite Chuck Liddell for Rocky Balboa...

    Rocky V ... the closest real life thing I can think of is Ferrozzo vs Tank at the backyard BBQ.
     
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  12. fonzob1

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    There was obviously quite a bit of drama in there, but spoofing Don King and the way he used boxers was pretty funny.
     
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    Rocky 5 has quite a bit of good stuff. It's just dragged down by a bunch of junk. Catch me on the right day and I might rather watch it than Creed 2 or Rocky Balboa.

    Richard Gant was great as GWD. The soundtrack was good. The opening scene with Tony was good. The fights were good, the montages were good. Mickey flashback was pretty good. The alternate workprint end fight between Rocky and Tommy is different and cool to see, if you haven't seen it before.



    But everything in between all of these moments was mostly a drag. The stuff with the son was mostly silly. Paulie had a few solid moments but was mostly a caricature by that point. Talia Shire barely had anything to do. Tommy Morrison wasn't great or terrible...and his performance does age reasonably well considering the opponents in Rocky 6 and Creed 1.
     
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    Haven't seen the Creed films, but Rocky Balboa is my favorite of the franchise. Didn't love the boxing match but everything up to that point and after- starting with them walking out of the ring- is magnificent.
     
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    Sly really dug deep and went back to serious acting for Rocky 6. He had been dogging it for a while up until recommitting himself for that movie.

    It has a number of scenes that I really like, but I was disappointed by the training montage, some of the fight, the villain having no personality, and the lack of original music for the film (something that each of the first five movies had delivered big time).
     
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    I thought Tommy Morrison did a way better job than anyone gives him credit for. I felt like he transitioned really well from a guy you sympathized with on some level to an absolute piece of shit that you hated. It was very believable.
     
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    For an athlete with no real training or experience, and especially for a combat athlete (who tend to be the worst at acting) he was definitely solid. The demands of the role were actually fairly heavy, and he could have been a lot worse.
     
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    Die hard and lethal weapon

    Plus depending on your age you might recall colossal combos
     
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    Stallones Rambo quad squad is superior
     
  20. KONG-D'SNT-TAP

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    Rocky 4 is kinda stupid.

    No need to kill apollo just to shoehorn in another movie.

    People only like rocky 4 because of the training and the fight. The other movies had a lot more heart to them.
     

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