Rocky V (1990)


Drama | Sport


John G. Avildsen




Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Sage Stallone, Richard Gant, Tommy Morrison, Burgess Meredith, Tony Burton, Paul J. Micale, Michael Williams


Broke because of Paulie (Burt Young), Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) begins to coach a up-and-coming fighter (Tommy Morrison) who eventually betrays him.


There's a book by The Bloggess also know as Jenny Lawson called "Let's Pretend This Never Happened" and that's exactly what I'm trying to do right now because "Rocky V" is some serious garbage, to say the least.

Right when I thought the story couldn't get any worse, here it is Stallone's comeback, with an even more terrible storyline. Other than terribly lacking in originality - because seeing a penny-less Rocky once wasn't enough -, the plot to this film is dull, dull and dull. This time around Stallone tried to increase the family drama which only made the film look like a soap opera because he clearly doesn't know how to handle that.

Remember when I complained about some of the entries being just sport movies? Well, "Rocky V" is more of a movie about a teenage boy that wants his father to love him and be proud of him so badly, where the boxing's only purpose is to deliver that drama.

Speaking of which, how is that possible that when Rocky left for Russia his son was just a kid, 9 to the precise, he stayed away for a couple of months and when he went back home the son was already 12-13? How did the filmmakers not notice that?

And now let's talk about the boxing. Simply awful. Those scenes that were supposed to be exciting are nothing but plain boring. And what about that beating at the end of the film? I thought it was a sport movie, not a gang related one.

Also, all those archive footages are getting boring. Couldn't they find anything better to fill the time? Something like a tense boxing scene, maybe? Or is it too much of a crazy idea?

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