Alison was asked to review the new Sylvester Stallone film, Rocky Balboa, for a local magazine.
Since it was a rainy and dreary day, and we didn't have anything else in mind to do, we decided to go see it. We checked where it was playing, and when, and decided to catch an early matinée. We ate last night's leftovers for our lunch, bundled up against the cold rain, and headed to the theater.
I have to admit that I have never actually seen any of the previous five Rocky films from beginning to end. Not even the original, although I have seen most of it through several viewings when it has been on cable. So I knew the back story of the main characters.
The new film was much better than either of us expected. Stallone was excellent as the aged, retired champion. A certain suspension of one's disbelief was required to accept the premise of this tale, but it wasn't hard to do.
Like the other Rocky films, it presents a story of the triumph of the human spirit against seemingly insurmountable odds. It's a feel good movie. And that was okay with me.
We saw this preview while waiting for SoAP to start last Saturday night. We were all rolling on the floor laughing. According to IMDB, the film was written by three of the creators and stars of Comedy Central's series Reno 911.
That's enough to recommend it to me.
So who wants to go see it with us when it is released in November?