Rocky 2 (DVD)

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Rocky 2 (DVD)

The Italian Stallion returns for a rematch with Apollo Creed, hoping, finally, to capture the heavyweight title. This time, even his girlfriend, Adria...

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published 10/06/2001 | Xcom
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Pro has that feel good factor
Cons no one can be as thick as Rocky!!
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"The Itallian Stallion II"

Sylvester Stallone returns as Rocky Balboa in this sequel to the hit 1976 blockbuster Rocky.

Imaginatively titled Rocky II, the story continues from the end of his historic fight with Apollo (Carl Weathers). Having made his point and a few dollars Rocky is advised not to fight again for fear of losing the sight in his right eye. Apollo has other ideas ...

Having won the fight on points the World Champion boxer is receiving hate mail. He knows the only way to win the fans back is to prove once and for all that Rocky was just lucky last time. With this in mind he starts goading the now retired underdog.

Meanwhile Rocky has spent all his money, married the love of his life and even managed to produce offspring. Desperate for money (he gets sacked from working in a meat packing plant!) and tired of the constant public jibes coming his way he goes back to his trainer Micky (played by Burgess Meredith) to help him get his own back.

After initial doubts about his eye, Micky agrees to train him. And so starts an intensive training programme to get our hero into shape. Finally, after all the hype, the big day comes and the fight of a lifetime takes place. The winner is ... well that would be telling (but you can probably guess!!!).

Considering the first film was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar (bet you didn't know that!!) this sequel is actually quite good. The only character that is possibly a little too unbelievable is Rocky (sorry, but I can't believe that anyone can be that thick!!). The acting is quite good and the story is relaively strong if not complicated and predictable.

As with the first film the musical score plays a big part of the film and provides that feel good factor that a film like this needs. A surprising sequel to a surprising film that may just about stand on its own if you haven't seen Rocky - well worth a watch.

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  • Gabyminx published 06/08/2003
    Good to the point review
  • tange published 24/09/2001
    An interesting and informative review...not seen Rocky for years...must dig it out and re-watch.
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The Italian Stallion returns for a rematch with Apollo Creed, hoping, finally, to capture the heavyweight title. This time, even his girlfriend, Adrian, gives Rocky her blessing. Sylvester Stallone wrote and directed this exciting follow-up, with Burgess Meredith, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, and Burt Young all reprising thier roles from the first film.


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