Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Rocky: A Million to One Shot

I suspect Rocky Balboa was a childhood hero for many. After all, he was the ultimate underdog, the guy with a million to one shot. He definitely was a hero in my home. Who didn't love that training montage where Rocky runs through the streets and eventually up those famous steps, arms raised in victory while that gorgeous music played in the background?

Shivers. Pure poetry that was:

I have to admit, when Rocky faced Mr. T years later (Rocky III), I was mesmerized by his frightening new rival (little did I know that he'd be one of my A-Team faves a couple of years down the line). And the Eye of the Tiger, well, let's just say it was a tune which had resonance in our home. I remember we would often gather round the stereo and listen to it for hours (my brother having taped it off of the radio with our little black tape recorder). It was just one of those things we had to do.

Good times, good times. Can't wait to see the new one.


  1. For some reason I found the Rocky movies quite depressing. Maybe it was the grey Philadelphia skies or the black eyes or the cold meat lockers. I just found it all bleak and sad. I know that was the effect they were looking for put I never liked watching them for those reasons.

  2. I know what you mean, there was a depressing feel to the film but I think that's what I could relate too. He was just a long shot who tried.

    I just wanted to learn how to box. :)

  3. my neice and I used to love Rocky, and we thought Sly Stallone was so cute... hehe.

  4. He was sure a cutie! :) It didn't hurt did it?


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