Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Cinema Memoir #7

Rocky IV (November 27th, 1985)

I watched this movie with my dad and brother; a boy's night out because my mom was hosting a baby shower.

This movie doesn't stand up so well today. It's an hour and a half of musical montage and Rocky's speech at the end kinda misses it's mark. But none of that really matters to a 5 year old. All I knew was that Rocky kicked that juiced up Russian's ass.

One of the redeeming aspects of this movie is the scene where Apollo Creed gets killed. This was one of those terrible yet wonderful movie experiences. I knew it wasn't real but the shock of seeing Apollo's body twitching on the mat was pretty poignant.

(Image from impawards.com)

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