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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:58 PM
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OK...admit it, when you first saw Rocky you were moved
I first saw it in 77. Loved it, but then again I was 7 years old.


Later on I rewatched it. To me it was the classic hero tale - school of hard knocks produces a chump who almost beats the champ. The franchise hadn't gone past the point of my suspension of disbelief (yet). Great movie.

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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:00 PM
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1. I Was 14
And I didnt move............... :rofl: :hi:


Not one of my favorite movies.....
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:01 PM
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2. Ahhh well - not everyone is touched by the noodly appendage of Sly's genius
:P
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:40 PM
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3. I have yet to watch a single Rocky movie from start to finish.
Haven't seen any Rambos past the second one either. :P
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:44 PM
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4. First Blood was a good movie. Rocky I was a good movie.
They do what a movie should do - convince you and suspend your disbelief.

Every sequel, no.

But these are perfect examples of movies that should never have sequels.
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triguy46 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:40 PM
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5. Never had any interest in seeing, so "first" does not apply.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 04:07 PM
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6. I was in grade six. A whole group of us went together and some guy, lets call him Patrick, put his
are around the back of my seat. I remember thinking "how did this turn into a date?". Nothing happened.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 04:08 PM
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7. Never have seen ANY of the Rocky movies..or the Starwars movies
But I did love Ghostbusters :)

Never saw the Godfather movies either
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 04:09 PM
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8. The first Rocky is still a good movie.
Forget the haterz. I'm with you.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 04:11 PM
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9. I'll admit it. I was moved.
Rocky was a great movie. Sly was great in it. Burgess Meredith was great. Carl Weathers was great.

Great movie.

Bake
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whistler162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 04:21 PM
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10. Yup....
up out of the chair to turn the dang TV off!
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 04:47 PM
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11. I was eleven and loved it.
I was eleven and loved it. Say it loudly and proudly!

Although I disliked all the rest of numbered sequels, Rocky Balboa moved me also-- hey, I'm not proud!
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 05:51 PM
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12. Well I was 6
so I thought there weren't enough Light Sabers. :think:
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:52 PM
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13. no - I was 20 in '77 and I thought it was stupid
still do
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:58 PM
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14. Well, he did have to keep Bullwinkle in line that way...
:yoiks:
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 07:01 PM
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15. The problem is that it should never have become a "franchise"...
...the crap that followed, diminished the original.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 08:29 PM
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16. When there was only one Rocky movie...
...it wasn't half bad. As part of the franchise it gets pulled down by all the others' suckage.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 08:33 PM
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17. I loved it
when I first saw it. I was moved. I think I cried. I was young though. Saw it when I was probably 7 or 8 in 1985 or 1986 or so.

I liked the Rocky with the Russian (Dolph Lundgren) not sure which one was that.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 08:39 PM
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18. I was moved to puke...
All that sweat, spit, and blood splattering around in slo-mo! Uck!

I've just never gotten a thrill out of watching people beat each others' brains out.

I was once moved by an interesting boxing story, however.
A friend of mine bought a violin (and a nice one, at that) from a professional boxer. "Seems like an odd hobby for a guy that gets paid to bash heads", I told her. But apparently, the violin was responsible for his fighting career. He had to learn to fight off the thugs who dared call him a sissy.
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yawnmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 08:39 PM
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19. Loved it, and so did the Academy .
3 Academy awards.

Liked the music too - remember, it was not overused at one time.
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 08:41 PM
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20. I admit that at some point on that day I probably did have a movement.
:shrug:
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Zavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 09:00 PM
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21. I didn't see it until I was over 30.
By then I was immune to that sort of movie and found it boring. However, if I had seen it when it first came out, I'd have been 13 and probably would have loved it.
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JANdad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 09:05 PM
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22. Yep...
I loved it and also really liked Rocky II...the next three were downhill from there...but Rocky Balboa was pretty good...
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