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Sly Stallone Starts Rocky 6 in December

Old 07-10-06, 11:57 AM
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ROCKY BALBOA is another franchise from my childhood that I wouldn't mind revisiting.

The others are SUPERMAN RETURNS and CASINO ROYALE.
Old 07-10-06, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by gryffinmaster
Born July 6, 1946. I'd like to be in THAT good a shape when I'm 60.
I'm 24 and I'd like to be in that good of shape.
Old 07-10-06, 01:38 PM
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Sly looks great...I'm in!
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I'm in too. Simply because I'm a boxing fan and I've heard the trailer looks good. Too bad the lead "villain" got his ass whooped by 41 year old Bernard Hopkins who moved up two division from Middleweight to become the first middleweight to beat the Light Heavyweight champion. He lost pretty much every single round. However, if is movie personality is anything like his real boxing personality he should make a good character. I just hope they don't make him a one dimensional villain that wants to kill Rocky and I don't think they will.

One line that sounded good (not sure if I have it 100% correct) was when Rocky says "It ain't over til it's over" and Mason replies "Is that from the 80's?" to which Rocky replies with "Probably the 70's.".
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Here's the trailer (from footage from TV'S "The Insider")

It'll do for now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5BL9...rocky%20balboa
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cough cough steroids cough cough
Old 07-10-06, 11:25 PM
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UPDATED:

LARGE QUICKTIME FULL TRAILER:

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Old 07-11-06, 02:02 AM
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Parts of the trailer gives me goosebumps, but other parts of the trailer make me cringe. Just out of sure curiousity and love for Stallone and the Rocky character, I will see this film. Please be good, please be good.

I hope I'm wrong, but I think I'm going to feel the same way about Sly and the Rocky franchise as I did about Arnold and the Terminator franchise after seeing T3. It was hard to describe the feeling, but it just made me wish for the old days when Sly and Arnold were in their prime. It also reminds me a little bit of when Jordan came back for the Wizards. Parts of me we're glad just to see him just on the court, but it was really rough and not the same MJ I remembered from the Bulls. Of course, I've changed as well and sometimes you can't bring that nostalgia with you.

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Old 07-11-06, 07:30 AM
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The trailer looked interesting, I'm still not completely sold on a 60-year old Stallone in fighting form yet.
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what would have been cool is to see Rocky selling Rocky Grills ala George Foreman
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My point is the movie is unrealistic, 60 years old and a professional fighter. I loved the Rocky movies myself but I guess I was looking out for the integerty of the franchise. If they want to make go ahead I don't care but part of me wishes they just let the character retire for good. Anyone get flashbacks of the scene from Alien Nation when they had a clip of Aliens standing in line to see Rocky 7 or 8?
Old 07-11-06, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by themovieguru
My point is the movie is unrealistic, 60 years old and a professional fighter. I loved the Rocky movies myself but I guess I was looking out for the integerty of the franchise. If they want to make go ahead I don't care but part of me wishes they just let the character retire for good. Anyone get flashbacks of the scene from Alien Nation when they had a clip of Aliens standing in line to see Rocky 7 or 8?
The only "realistic" Rocky films were the first 2, and the second one is stretching it.

Also, the trailers indicate he's not really a professional anymore. He indicates he just wants to do a few very small matches, and then is somewhat suckered into an exhibition with the champ. I wouldn't call that a profession.

Anyway, the trailer looks surprisingly good. We shall see if the movie actually is.
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I'll watch Rocky over Rambo any day.

As long as VI doesn't have Sage Stallone again.
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I'm there on opening day. The last rocky was horrible, but I love the first 4. Plus I love Stallone and cant wait to see how they approach this.
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Stallone is 60, but I think the Rocky character in this movie is more like 50 or mid-50s. Stallone said his inspiration for the film was when George Foreman came back and won the heavyweight title at 45.

As long as they don't kill Rocky at the end, I'll be a happy camper. Even as a fan of the series, I must admit I'm a little surprised at how GOOD the movie looks!
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oh man, after watching the trailer, I don't think he should of made this. I'll guess they'll bring back Hulk Hogan in the next one titled "Grumpy Old Men in the Ring".
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Early reviews are good, though they have not decided on an ending yet. I usually wait for dvd's, but I will break my movie rule for this one.
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I am so there for this movie.

Personally, I think Stallone should've gone out with glory and stopped after ROCKY III,



but if ROCKY BALBOA can redeem the series, which this trailer indicates it can, then I'm so there for this.
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i'm all for this one. except the computer simulation being the inspiration for him wanting to get back in the ring
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I love that the last shot you see in the trailer is Rocky's head flying around after his face caught a punch. Poor Rocky, always getting your ass kicked...

This doesn't look to bad, but I'm not a fan of the series. I've only seen bits and pieces of it here and there. Since I missed the film when it was in it's prime, I've been pretty "ruined" by the parodies, homages and rip-offs that have happened since then.

Sly looks damn good though, so props to the guy for getting this project off the ground.
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Originally Posted by themovieguru
My point is the movie is unrealistic, 60 years old and a professional fighter. I loved the Rocky movies myself but I guess I was looking out for the integerty of the franchise. If they want to make go ahead I don't care but part of me wishes they just let the character retire for good. Anyone get flashbacks of the scene from Alien Nation when they had a clip of Aliens standing in line to see Rocky 7 or 8?
He will NOT be 60 in this movie..I think he is supposed to be in his early 50's which is NOT unrealistic. George Foreman fought in his early 50's which inspired Stallone to make this sequel. This movie WILL be awesome.
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"I think there's still some stuff in the basement..."


Seriously though, the WORST thing they could do is have Rocky die in the ring...I know Stallone has often mentioned that that's the way he'd like the series to end, but most of ROCKY V was such a downer (no money, brain damage, etc) that we NEED to see Rocky back on top at the end. At least that's my 2 cents worth.

In fact, the PERFECT ending would have Rocky winning, looking towards the heavens and yelling "Yo Adrian, We Did It!". Fade to black. Credits roll.

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I'm pissed off about this if this movie wasn't made I could have got my picture taken with the Rocky Statue in Philly but noooooo he has to go and make another movie instead if the picture with the statue I had to get it taken with a damn placeholder. Damn you Sylvester! Damn you to hell!
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i'm all for this one. except the computer simulation being the inspiration for him wanting to get back in the ring
Do you not know about the computer "simulation" that had Rocky Marciano defeating Jack Dempsey? And Muhammad Ali suing because he claimed getting beat fictionally in the early rounds defamed his character?
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Do you not know about the computer "simulation" that had Rocky Marciano defeating Jack Dempsey? And Muhammad Ali suing because he claimed getting beat fictionally in the early rounds defamed his character?
Not to mention how sports shows constantly use nba live or madden these days to show who's supposed to win a featured game.

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