Tonight Omega and I went to see the new Rocky movie, “Rocky Balboa”. I had heard some very mixed reviews on both extremes. Some said it was just horrible, totally unbelievable that this 50+ year old man is able to hang in the ring with a 20 something fighter, just retarded. Others said it was just fantastic, great story and very inspiring. I did not, however, hear any reviews that were just sort of ehh…it was ok, not bad but not great.
My verdict, absolutely fantastic! A must see. I thought it was a terrific story and the perfect cap to not only “Rocky’s” legacy, but in some ways to Sylvester Stallone’s career as well. Is it unbelievable to think that the old man Rocky can stand toe to toe, of course. In real life it would probably never happen, but isn’t that really what Rocky has always been about? The underdog that should never have a snowball’s chance at winning, working hard and coming back to achieve something so great all because he wanted it more than anyone else! This is going to sound kind of stupid, I know, but I think that there is a lesson there for everyone in life that if you want it bad enough and you work hard enough, you can reach the top of that mountain. It won’t be easy and there will be the ups and downs, after all, Rocky didn’t win every fight now did he. In fact according to this movie he had something in the neighborhood of 23 losses in his career. But the lesson is that he never gave up. He did well by others not because he felt he owed them but because it was the right thing to do.
Bottom line, this movie has me all fired up. Very inspiring and I say to you…..Make sure you see this movie!