"If movies had a higher purpose, this would be it."
Of course it's corny! The underdog strives against all odds to achieve the impossible and succeeds. There is absolutely no one on this planet who wants to see a movie that hokey except... you and I. And everyone else who really loves movies. Let's face it. In the end, we really love movies for one reason. The impossible becomes possible.And if nothing else, Rocky shows us how. Forget the endless bullshit sequels. They are there to provide those motherfuckers in Hollywood who have sold out on the dream of human existance a obnoxiously extravagent return. They are fucking garbage. NO. The only film in the series worth seeing is Rocky.
Sylvester Stallone is Rocky Balboa, a fighter with a future in his past. Talia Shire plays his painfully shy girlfriend who comes out of her shell only when Rocky drags her out. The immortal Burgess Meredith is the 76 year old trainer who sees Rocky's talent and is finally able to bring it to life. And Carl Weatherspoon is the too cocky heavyweright champion of the world who meets his match in Rocky.
If I sound like a melodramatic infomercial, tough shit Batman. This movie sells the (Jesus, dare I say it) American Dream. If you set your goals high enough, and you work hard enough, you can achieve anything you want. Maybe this is movie bullshit (and maybe it isn't). But the next time you spend you're hard earned money keeping Hollywood Happy, also keep this in mind...
What the Fuck do you go to movies for in the first place? If it's to see reality, stick your head out the window. If, on the other hand, it's to perhaps see a small slice of the American Dream in action, see Rocky. He serves the best pie in Hollywood.For Hollywood BitchSlap, I'm the Godfather.