Home
NEW TODAY
SCRIPT CONTESTS
FREE EVENTS
WATCH MOVIES
NEW MOVIES
FESTIVAL VIDEOS
PICTURES
READ POETRY
MOVIE SCENES
SUBMIT your FILM
POETRY CONTEST
DAILY PODCASTS
WATCH FREE FILMS
THE LAST RITE
2010 MOVIES
ACTORS
ACTRESSES
DIRECTORS
MOVIES by YEAR
FILM FRANCHISES
MOVIE GENRES
NOTES and IDEAS
WATCH VIRAL
GET OUR E-ZINE!
CONTACT US
TOP 100 Sex
FAQ
2011 MOVIES

Subscribe To This Site
XML RSS
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines
 

ROCKY III, 1982
Movie Review

SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your SCREENPLAY
Voted #1 screenplay contest in the world!
NEW MOVIE REVIEWSNEW MOVIE REVIEWS
Read Today's POSTED REVIEWS
TOP 100TOP 100 LISTS WEBSITE
Best of photos, movies, sex and everything else!
movie trailersMOVIE TRAILERS
SEE the UPCOMING films. Plus reviews!
CLICK and WATCH MOVIES ONLINE!

WATCH today's TOP SHORT FILMS
EXPLORE and WATCH the TOP PAGES on THE NET!!
wildcardWATCH the best of WILDCARD PICTURES!
wildcardWATCH - BEAUTIFUL short film!
wildcardWATCH - NOSTALGIA short film!
wildcardWATCH - EMBEDDED short film!
wildcardWATCH - YARDSALE short film!
wildcardWATCH - THE AUDITION short film!
wildcardWATCH - THE ADDICT short film!
wildcardWATCH - 48 short film!
wildcardWATCH - DIM SUM OF ITS PARTS short film!
TOP 100 MOVIESTOP 100 MOVIE PAGES
WATCH and SEE the best of film!
TOP 100 SEXTOP 100 SEX PAGES
WATCH and SEE the best of sex pages online!
TOP 100 SEXTOP 100 FUNNY VIDEOS on the NET!
WATCH the best in HISTORY!
NAKED SCENESWATCH the TOP 100 SEX VIDEOS on the NET!
SEE the best of sex online!!
WATCH MOVIESWATCH TOP 100 MOVIES Today
Best of NEW films on the NET!
TOP 100 MOVIESTOP 100 MOVIES of ALL-TIME
See the best of film!
DIRECTORTOP 100 DIRECTORS of ALL-TIME
SEE THE LIST. Reviews, Photos and Scenes!
SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your SCRIPTS
Voted #1 screenplay contest in the world!

ROCKY III MOVIE POSTERROCKY III, 1982
Movie Reviews

Directed by Sylvester Stallone
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Mr. T, Hulk Hogan
Review by Andrew Kosarko


SYNOPSIS:

The third chapter of the life of Rocky Balboa finds Rocky's lifestyle of wealth and idleness suddenly shaken when a powerful fighter challenges him to a bout. After soundly losing, the previously overconfident champ begins training for a rematch

CLICK HERE and watch 2009 MOVIES FOR FREE!

What is WILDsound?

REVIEW:

This movie is not as bad as many will try to make it out to be. First, keep in mind, there’s an entertainment factor of the over-the-top characterization from Mr. T’s Clubber Lang. It’s the story of a man who has battled his way through the levels of respect and now attained the level as the Grand Champ. The only problem now, is that once you are the top dog, not only do other opponents come out of the woodworks, but crazier opponents.

The Story: Rocky is on top of the world. He now has a family, a secure living financially, a statue dedicated to him, respect of the people and above all, the championship belt around his waist. Now that we have seen Rocky battle the problems that keep you from the top, we will see him face the problems that try to knock you from the top. While this is a franchise, yet again – the film only feels like a continuation of the story of Rocky. The film battles with the concept of materialism and how it can make one lose their focus on what’s right. During the 80’s when materialism was big (Madonna anyone?) Stallone took a risky route with the story and maybe it didn’t pay off then, but at least it doesn’t resonate today as “pure 80’s film.”

Acting: This one maintains the same level of acting that we got in Rocky II. The addition of Mr. T is…well….Mr. T. One of those “get what you pay for” scenario. You also have Hulk Hogan making an appearance and well…you get what you pay for. In terms of it having any significance theatrically, it does. Stallone is commenting on the over the top characters of wrestling versus the real fighters of boxing and the direction the sport was heading at the time. Apollo Creed was the tip of the iceberg with the showmanship, and now it was taking over. However, they have Carl Weathers turning a new leaf and admitting there was more to boxing that just the showmanship and that’s what leads him to becoming Rocky’s new trainer.

Directing: Stallone does a fine job. I don’t mean that in an admirable way either. He just directs it. He’s proven he has mastered this genre and continues to do so.

Cinematography: Again, same as the first two films, which in my opinion, creates a nice consistency among the franchise.

Production Design: High value. This is where the budget shows. I mean, Rocky is now rich so the cost goes up about how he would live his life. In addition to this, the franchise is now profitable and can afford a bigger budget – as seen in the movie. In short, the franchise itself is a Rocky story in terms of it’s production value.

Editing: I hate to beat the dead horse, but if you’ve read my other Rocky reviews, it’s the same damn thing. The pacing is on course and story unfolds with great emotional arcs. Granted, I could have done without a few scenes here and there, but overall I don’t mind them.

Score: YES. This is the Rocky with Eye of the Tiger. Most people think it came from the first film, but no. Rocky III is the culprit. If that alone makes this movie a great entry into the franchise.

Special Effects: Are there special effects in this movie? I don’t know.

In closing: Rocky III doesn’t fail horribly the way most 3rd franchise films do. In fact, it’s quite a solid film overall and holds its own today. Stallone made a good film about the champion at the top and the pitfalls and side steps that come along with it.

SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your SCREENPLAY
Voted #1 screenplay contest in the world!
NEW MOVIE REVIEWSNEW MOVIE REVIEWS
Read Today's POSTED REVIEWS
MOVIE KILLSEE 1000s of PICTURES
Best of photos, images and pics
MOVIE YEARMOVIES YEAR BY YEAR
Pages from 1900 to present


ROCKY III


footer for Rocky III page