Monday, January 08, 2007

2 Thumbs UP

I am not responsible for my actions if the theme song from ROCKY comes on. I finally made it to see Rocky Balboa last night. I confess I could barely sit still through church last night knowing I was headed there. It was so worth it. My precious tenderhearted best friend, Becky sat beside me sobbing through the whole movie! I actually had to go and get her more tissues! She leaned over about 20 minutes into it and mumbled, "I had no idea this was going to be so precious!" I am going to see it again so I can pick up a couple of the comments he made that were totally worth remembering but Becky was sniveling way too loud! Sometimes G just shakes his head in wonder of female hormones. We all spent the holidays watching all 5 of the other ones so we were hepped up to go. I don't care what you think or say, but Sylvester Stallone is a talented writer and actor. It really was a good story line about getting older and keeping your heart young. Which reminded me of myself and others I tend to hang out with! It wasn't about some tough guy but about a man who accepts what life has thrown at him. He has the kindest heart and there was not one curse word that I can remember or even noticed. He wasn't trying to be the best but to be the best he could be. Isn't that what we all should try? It was a touching story of father/son coming full circle as the father ages and the son enters adulthood. It was about being down on your luck and making the best of it. With what you have and not at other's expense. It's about missed opportunities, lost and found loves, and the desire to give something you totally love your very best last shot! He is always for the underdog. He wrote, directed, acted in all the movies. He was born with some type of slight paralysis in his face so with that and his accent he totally fits the role he created of Rocky. His "true life" son Sage was in Rocky V and is quite the handsome guy but he wasn't in the newest one. Most all the roles are still played by the original actors from Rocky I. And, at 60 , he looks amazing. There was no way that was photoshopped in. The guy works out. The guy can move. From what I have read he has spent the last 10 years getting in shape and staying in shape for this script in his head. You had to bust out with a laugh when in one of final scenes he comes into the ring amid the roars of the crowd, with me totally expecting to hear EYE OF THE TIGER, and Frank Sinatra booms out singing HIGH HOPES! If you go, stay for the credits. As the credits roll by there are film clips of ordinary people running up those famous steps in Philadelphia where Rocky trained and ended his workouts. They are priceless. This is not my typical type movie selection and I have no earthly idea why I have gotton so caught up in this anthology! But I did and I am. And I am not ashamed!

7 comments:

Keith said...

I enjoyed the first Rocky, but after III, IV, and V I got kinda burned out. I mean, shouldn't his brain be oatmeal by now? Sinced you have endorsed it, I may give it a chance.

Paul said...

Ok, upon your recommendation I will go see it. I always give it my best shot. It sounds like I need this lesson too. Will you pass me the tissues if I need them?

Susan in va said...

I grew up watching the Rocky movies and I loved them! I remember getting so excited when each movie came out. I haven't had a chance to see this one yet. I have to agree with you - the man DOES NOT look 60!

Layla said...

great review! I'll have to check it out.

Heather said...

ooooooo...I can't wait to see it. I know it will be good. I need to see it before my run to get me all pumped up. Please tell me they play Eye of the Tiger....haha

Love you

Melody said...

Yes, I am very much looking forward to the sedation. Even though I have health problems, I feel that I take advantage of my "good days." I don't know if that makes sense...
I'm glad you are doing well these days! You look beautiful! :)

Melody said...

Yes, I am very much looking forward to the sedation. Even though I have health problems, I feel that I take advantage of my "good days." I don't know if that makes sense...
I'm glad you are doing well these days! You look beautiful! :)