Monday, April 09, 2007

I admit I was wrong

Last December, I wrote a blistering post listing reasons why Rocky Balboa would suck.

Having seen the movie on DVD over the weekend, I have to admit that I was wrong.

Yes, I said it. I was wrong.

A lot of critics said that the movie went back to the roots of the franchise, and I had a hard time believing that at the time, but it is the truth. It moved away from the cartoonishness of parts III-V, and towards a more realistic portrayal of the character, the neighborhood and the personalities. It took a slower, more methodical pace to telling the story. And his opponent, Mason Dixon, wasn't pure concentrated evil and malice like Clubber Lang or Ivan Drago, but a more realistic boxer, one who had issues as well.

So again, I admit that I was wrong. It was a much better movie than I was willing to give it credit for.


Semaj said...

trust me, I felt the same way about it.

MC said...

Did you watch the alternate ending too?

Semaj said...

Yeah, I liked the ending in the movie better. But, they both work.

MC said...

I think the theatrical ending was better as well.