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. cincymma79

    cincymma79 Silver Belt

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    Also true
     
  2. BisexualMMA

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    The fight? Both fights. I actually get more out of watching Apollo's fight.

    Just the training and the fight(s)? Do you even No Easy Way Out, bro?
     
  3. GergreG

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    Was like trying to understand Brad Pitt in Snatch.
     
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    That’s what I’m saying. It’s just a big music video.

    Doesn’t have the same heart as the first 2. Even the 3rd had a lot of heart. 4 is enjoyable but it isn’t because it’s a great movie.
     
  5. SRN

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    I agree but there isn't a lot of completion tbh
     
  6. Ivan Moser

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    Ultimate Rocky fan checking in. I loved 5:

    Financial hardship
    Street fighting
    Underrated performance by Tommy Morrison (RIP)
    Don King knockoff

    Awesome!
     
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  7. GSP vs Conor in 2019

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    Doesn’t sound like you agree lol
     
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    Hit me and I’ll sue.
     
  9. GtehMVP

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    You can add Solo in there too.

    Revenge of the Sith, Solo, Rogue One, A New Hope, Empire, Return of the Jedi, that's not a bad series of films, even though they were made so far from each other, and with diff management/casts.

    Solo wasn't bad, far more enjoyable of a film than TLJ. TFA is pretty shit too in the end. It was never great on its own, but it set things up that could have payed off, which never happened of course.

    You can't beat Rocky for consistency though. The first four are excellent. 5 wasn't that bad (far worse than the rest though) with 6 and the Creed films complimenting things well enough.
     
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    Solo was all right, but I think the woke robot alone is enough to keep me from ever watching it again. Take that piece of crap out of the movie and I'd give at least an extra half a star.

    Yes, Solo beats the brakes off of Last Jedi worse than Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar, but I'm trying to think back as to whether there was anything I actually liked enough to want to see again.
     
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  11. tobiaswins

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    I know strange...I guess it wins by default as there’s not a lot of competition for a series of four movies.
     
  12. GtehMVP

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    I like the train heist, but yeah, fuck that robot. It seems they were mocking it, and social justice nonsense, more than anything, regardless, felt like too much of today injected into a Star Wars film. I did like that
    Maul was in it. I would like to have seen them build on that with Obi-Wan, but I don't know how they could not break Ep 1 canon if they squared off.
     
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    Thread should have been titled:

    What are your top 10 rocky movies?
     
  14. the ambush

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    Great thread, TS. Say what you will yet the two greatest movies of the franchise will always be Rocky and Rocky II. Yes I went there. Carry on.

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    I'd take 3 & 4 for 1 & 2
     
  18. moreorless87

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    In terms of style you could perhaps argue for Rogue One at least as it feels more akin to the original films and does have a plot that links directly into them although obviously not by release or director.

    Maybe you could argue James Bond over some point? Dr No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball?

    Mad Max perhaps? the 3rd film isn't as well reguarded but its by no means bad if you ask me.
     
  19. Not A Theist

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    Of course it is all opinion, and opinions are as the saying goes, but I had considered at least the first two you mention there and favoured Rocky.

    Rogue One was awesome in how well it fit in with the older Star Wars, no question, and it did feel like an extension of the original trilogy. Why I don't think it quite stacks up to Rocky for a quadrilogy is that it had its own distinct cast from the rest of that trilogy so, even though it fits, it seems less cohesive than telling that one family's story.

    I'd also considered the old Bonds because they are ultimately connected and share the same great tone and style but, ultimately, they try really hard to be standalone movies and succeed at it tremendously well. Not a one of those movies requires the other ones to have been made to really work. Rocky, on the other hand, is a cohesive arc. One writer, one actor (and cast), one man's vision from 1 to 5 - even technically 1 to 6, and then even 7 and 8 (the Creed's). Whether one likes it as much as those other great series or not, it's tough to match that level of cohesion in a series of movies.

    Mad Max though.. Honestly, never seen 'em. Maybe?

    But again, it's all opinion. Really I can declare Rocky in this capacity all I want - it doesn't really mean much.
     
  20. fonzob1

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    Die Hard's 1 through 4 are definitely a contender. I enjoyed all of the Die Hards to some degree except for the 5th one.
     

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