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View Poll Results: Rocky Balboa (2006) Vs Rambo (2008)
Rocky Balboa
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Rocky Balboa (2006) Vs Rambo (2008)

Old 11-25-08, 09:26 AM
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Rocky Balboa (2006) Vs Rambo (2008)

Which Stallone comeback movie did you like better?
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Old 11-25-08, 09:42 AM
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Rocky Balboa was a great movie.

Rambo was complete garbage.
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Old 11-25-08, 09:46 AM
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I like em' both.
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Old 11-25-08, 09:53 AM
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I like em' both.
This.

They both contained equal amounts of badassness.
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Old 11-25-08, 10:00 AM
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There was indeed much asskicking from both. I'll give the edge to Rocky Balboa, because that character is more likable.

I think both were the best sequels in their respective series.
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Old 11-25-08, 10:18 AM
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I liked both of them.
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Old 11-25-08, 10:28 AM
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I think Balboa was a better film, and the better of the sequels for Rocky. Rambo...I thought was ok, I can't really say much for the sequels and which is all that much better. I liked Rambo III the most, IV was too much of the crazy missionaries and crazy Burmese.
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Old 11-25-08, 10:30 AM
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I think both were the best sequels in their respective series.
Ivan Drago begs to differ.... and if you have a problem with that, prepare to be broken.

Rocky Balboa all the way. Much better series and better charactor. Rambo did kick a lot of ass though.
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I liked Rocky Balboa better. Rambo was ok but didnt even feel like a complete film. t felt WAY too short.
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Old 11-25-08, 10:34 AM
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I really liked both but give the edge to Rambo because I thought Balboa had some pacing issues in the first act.
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Old 11-25-08, 10:36 AM
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Seriously? One vs the other!?? I would have thought "Rocky" would have been the answer from everyone.
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Old 11-25-08, 11:17 AM
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While I really liked Rambo (though I wish the John Rambo title would've been used), I looooooooved Rocky Balboa.

Wasn't Stallone at one point talking about doing another Rambo movie? I sure hope he doesn't, as the last scene in Rambo bookends the series nicely.
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Old 11-25-08, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by mdc3000 View Post
I really liked both but give the edge to Rambo because I thought Balboa had some pacing issues in the first act.
Agree with this... Plus I find I can pop in Rambo and enjoy it for the mindless fun it is, but repeat viewings don't hold up as well with Balboa.
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Old 11-25-08, 11:33 AM
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I liked them both as well.
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Old 11-25-08, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by hapgilmore View Post
Rocky Balboa was a great movie.

Rambo was complete garbage.
Bingo.

Rambo ended where it should have began...I'm much more interested in a Rambo movie about the effect of returning home to the states than a Rambo movie where he's essentially doing the same thing he did in Rambo: First Blood Part II.
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Old 11-25-08, 03:13 PM
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Had to go with Rocky on this one. Rambo just didn't do it for me.
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt View Post
Bingo.

Rambo ended where it should have began...I'm much more interested in a Rambo movie about the effect of returning home to the states than a Rambo movie where he's essentially doing the same thing he did in Rambo: First Blood Part II.
But wouldn't a Rambo movie focusing on his return to the states just be doing the same thing he did in First Blood?



I'll vote for Rocky. I liked both sequels well enough but Balboa just had more heart.
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Rocky Balboa I have not seen Rambo is it any good other than the dead-count is off the charts.
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Old 11-25-08, 03:25 PM
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Both are great, but Rambo is fuckin' RAMBO. Gloriously, ridiculously, and awesomely violent.
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Old 11-25-08, 03:39 PM
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ROCKY BALBOA was the shot in the arm that Stallone needed.

RAMBO was good, but unnecessary.
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Old 11-25-08, 05:36 PM
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I liked them both (Can it be said enough?) but Balboa is greatness. Always have to stop and watch some of it if it's playing on one of the Showtime channels.
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The music, the transitions, the shot compositions, the performances, the screenplay... Rocky Balboa was a beautiful work of art. I liked Rambo a lot, but it was nowhere near Rocky Balboa.
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Rambo over Rocky Balboa. In fact, Rambo over ALL Rocky movies... put together.
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Rambo was pretty badass, more so then I expected. But I'm a huge Rocky fan, so that gets my vote.
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Old 11-25-08, 07:43 PM
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Ugh.

ROCKY, to me, was always grossly overrated. OK, the first one was good as a small character film, with a good script... but GREATNESS? No. Not even close.

To tell the truth, I was always more interested in Rocky as a dorky cartoon than as "serious art". Rocky III and IV are dopey as hell, of course, but they're insanely fun in a early/mid 80s sorta vibe. I'll eagerly watch III or IV over I or II any day for that reason alone. I've never been able to stomach more than 10 minutes of V.

RAMBO, on the other hand, was always a cartoon, but an exemplary cartoon. FIRST BLOOD is just a killer 80s action movie, with just enough story and character to rise it above the riff-raff to become a stellar flick. RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II is an inferior movie, going FULL CARTOON at this point, but as popcorn it's on par with the ROCKY III and IV.

RAMBO III is worlds better than ROCKY V but it's still not that great.

So that leaves us with ROCKY BALBOA and RAMBO. A cartoon pretending to be a character yet again, or a cartoon embracing itself and amplifying the action/ultraviolence to a 21st-Century level?

Gimme the cartoon true unto its innermost self. Rambo for the win.
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