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Italian Stallion Rides Again!!!

Hey folks, Harry here with a day that will long live in the memory of AB King! Variety is publishing today that the sixth Rocky film is set to go at Sony, Revolution and MGM! This, I'm giddy about. First, I love that it isn't being called ROCKY VI, but rather... ROCKY BALBOA... there's something final feeling about that, beyond just the idea that if Stallone were to do one beyond this, he'd need digital wire removal so there wouldn't be walkers in the ring. The overall theme of this one is about looking at that final chapter in your life and deciding how you want to be remembered. Former Heavyweight Champion Roy Jones Jr will be playing Balboa's opponent Mason Dixon. While I'd prefer that he fight zombie Apollo Creed on a Post-Apocalyptic Earth ruled by Deadites and with Ash as the Ring Announcer. Ahem... sorry, that's probably just me. Apparently this sucker will begin shooting relatively soon and is hoping to be more along the lines of the dramatics of ROCKY and ROCKY II. Pauly will be back, no word on Talia Shire or Clubber Lang. But, I'm anxious to see Stallone's facial mitt catching 30 to 40 gloves a minute in the final round. And NO COMPUTER BLOOD SPRAYS, I like those facial squibs at 120 fps. Heh. Oh, and Bill Conti is back! ROCKY! ROCKY! ROCKY! ROCKY!

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  • Oct. 17, 2005, 1:26 a.m. CST

    So is this before or after Rambo IV?

    by Gheorghe Zamfir

    Its been long enough, Stallone should just commit to squeezing this stuff for all its worth and outright start remaking these things, sequels and all.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 1:27 a.m. CST


    by Veraxus

    Wow, this is going to be like Bubba Ho-tep isn't it? Yeah, I thought so.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 1:27 a.m. CST

    by Handcannon

    Wow. This will make driven look like daylight!

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 1:28 a.m. CST

    It could be good...

    by movieman742

    if it follows along the lines of the first 2 then I have hope for it. I'm excited to see it.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Star Wars Episode III will own your ass!

    by jesuschrist

    And then you will feel the power of Lucas all over you like the skilled hands of a lover. Owned!

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Nobody is interested

    by Darth Twoface

    in another Rocky movie...

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Obligatory Plea for the Return of Paulie's Robot

    by mrbeaks

    It's a very good shtick.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 1:38 a.m. CST

    The 2

    by Darth Maui

    Heck, why not just call it Rocky VI?

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Paulie's Robot


    YES!!!!!! In fact, the film should start with Paulie and his robot out on a date around the old neighborhood... singing at the fiery trash can, stop in on one of his old drinking holes when they see the broadcast of the computer generated fight between Mason Dixon and Rocky Balboa and when Rocky wins, Paulie kisses the robot, who magically transforms into Michelle Pfeiffer - who for the rest of the film will be Paulie's love slave!

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 1:59 a.m. CST

    If This Is Going To Use The Script Published In Sly's Magazi

    by Playhouse

    Then this movie is not going to be much good.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 2:01 a.m. CST

    I'll be the first to say it...

    by CerebralAssassin

    ...Direct to video, 3rd quarter '06.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Hi-Tech Rocky

    by Lavaman

    Actually, I always liked the idea of Rocky going against a new and improved cyborg Drago. Besides Dolf Lundgren could use the work.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 2:05 a.m. CST

    You're gonna get your head knocked in Rock!

    by Det. John Kimble

    Who's playing his trainer? Carl Weathers (please!)

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 2:08 a.m. CST

    I think I speak for everyone (that's right, everyone!) when

    by Hung-Wei Lo

    Clubber Lang should be his new mentor and coach. Imagine a broken and weary Mr. T giving advice in his T-isms to a washed out old slurring fool of a man like Rocky Balboa. It's got best supporting actor written all over it! " gotta get tough! Get meaaannn!!! I pity da fool that don't take pride in my workouts...hhhhhh! I'm gonna bust you up!"

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Right on CamelToe!

    by Det. John Kimble

    "Here. Take my lucky chains. I wore them when I kicked your ass."

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 2:14 a.m. CST

    The Real Question...

    by Det. John Kimble

    Will Stu Nahan be back to do the fight commentary?

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 2:17 a.m. CST

    by Lavaman


  • Oct. 17, 2005, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Harry has the greatest enthusiasm for the dumbest ideas...

    by Darth Bono Jr.

    Good luck with your producing career, though.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 2:28 a.m. CST

    box office gold.

    by dr.bulber

    rocky is unemployed and lives with his three wicked stepsisters. then the ghost of mickey appears and grants him one last fight- a fifteen rounder against jesse ventura's feather boa. but mickey says he has to win before the round strikes twelve. then- oh wait-

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 2:35 a.m. CST

    It's early in the morning and I'm not sure what scares m

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    ...X-3 or Rocky 6. Maybe they should call it 'BALBOA: The Dark Rock Returns'. Hey, it worked for Bruce Wayne.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Fuck ROCKY BALBOA, get WATCHMEN back on track!

    by 3D-Man


  • Oct. 17, 2005, 2:41 a.m. CST

    Clubber Lang is back !!!

    by Nachokoolaid

    In case you hadn't heard, Mr. T is reprising his role as Clubber Lang, and he'll be a ring announcer at some point in the film. But Roy Jones Jr.? Uh, not exactly the big guy I pictured for Mason Dixon. I always picted The Rock when I read the script, and no offense to Jones, but I think the Rock could take him in the acting department. It's not like the boxing segments have to be that convincing enough to have a REAL boxer anyway. Regardless, I'm actually quite looking forward to this.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 2:53 a.m. CST


    by Rock Icon

    The fact that I may get to see Rocky beat the shit out of Roy Jones has led to a sharp spike in my interest level for this picture.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Hey Harry! When are you gonna let loose with the talkback regist

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    I know some people who wanna get in on some of the TB's (Especially the Lost TB's) but aren't registered. As much as I enjoyed Firefly on TV, I didn't go see it in the theatre quick enough. It's GONE! Hopefully, so are the Browncoats. And if so maybe you'll bring the registration back.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 2:57 a.m. CST

    If they call it Rocky Balboa

    by Ridge

    Then I welcome it with open arms. I'd like this to be the definitive final chapter in Rockys story. Perhaps he dies at the end, perhaps not who knows. I'd like to see this send him out on a good note. I'm all for this.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 3:08 a.m. CST


    by kingralphuk

    Wasnt Rocky supposed to die at the end of Rocky V after the street-fight with Tommy Gunn, but they decided it would be too dark an ending? Maybe Rocky will finally meet his end in Rocky VI? And Apollo Creed can come back as a ghost, along with his old trainer and ewoks can dance around in the background...

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 3:15 a.m. CST

    Isn't Rocky just some guy who beats the living shit out of p

    by scrumdiddly

    For no logical reason? I don't get it. What's the appeal?

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 3:44 a.m. CST


    by Wonder Man

    NO. Really. Just... no. Wasn't Rocky V the way Sly wanted to end it? Why can't we have some kind of legal copyright clause which enforces a total moratorium on all sequels from 10 years after the previous film has been made... hell, why not 5 years!! The last Rocky was, what, 137 years ago?!? LET. IT. GO. Same goes for fucking Rambo. And the Terminator, while we're at it. Christ. Rocky VI/Rambo IV rumours were rife when I was finishing high school, 13 years ago -- I can't believe Sly's still wheeling this shit out. Well, guess I shouldn't be surprised, considering we're dealing with the creative "genius" behind Cobra, Over The Top and Driven. Not to mention Rocky IV & Rambo II (throw in Cobra and you've got my vote for the 3 worst studio pictures of the 1980s, no small feat -- and if you look at when they were made, it's a fucking streak! The fruits of 18 months of pure creativity, folks!). Just stick to your wonder supplements and "special guest star" appearances on Las Vegas, Slyster... as the grosses for every film you've made since Cliffhanger attest, the moviegoing public ain't missing you, buddy. And, if you MUST make films, then... damn it, make something in the vein of Copland. You were actually fabulous in that, and that hasn't happened so much since, oh, 1981. Memo to MGM, Revolution & Sony: Just say NO.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 4:04 a.m. CST

    So this is a report announcing a Variety story?

    by E. Buzz Miller

    News is now about announcing what other news outlets publish? I don't understand what the point of this site is anymore. It's just a dumping ground, a miasma of aimless undefined ambitions. What a mess.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 4:16 a.m. CST

    Yeah cool, Its Rocky 6 - Rocky against the Robots!

    by Zino

    You see, he went broke in Rocky 5 after blowing all his money on robots in Rocky 4...and now he's out for revenge. Don't trust the robots...

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Rocky versus Rambo; Rambo versus Predator.

    by SalvatoreGravano

    Of course it will happen. Would, anyway, if these films (or Stallone) were still remembered by anyone. Anyway, I wonder whom the CGI Stallone is going to be beating up this time. Perhaps his son Sage? He supposedly does not like him, because of his clothing, weight and open ridiculing of Dad's films.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 4:23 a.m. CST

    By the way, the title "Rocky Balboa" is an obvious setup...

    by SalvatoreGravano

    ...for "Rocky Balboa II".

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Darth Bono Jr., that was good . . .

    by freak2thec0re

    that made me laugh.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 4:43 a.m. CST

    Good point, Darth Bono Jr

    by Killah_Mate

    Harry really is a true geek: he doesn't even seem to notice how lame some of these ideas are. Rocky VI? Why, that truly must be genius, for it is a Rocky movie! How could a Rocky movie go wrong? Oh, wait... --- As a general rule-of-thumb, remaking cult classics (face it, that's basically what Rocky has become) is a bad idea. Ocean's Eleven remake? Sure, bring it on. Evil Dead remake? Bad, bad idea.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 4:45 a.m. CST

    rock the fuck on!

    by imageburn13

    Recently watched the first 3 on cable, gotta say, love em. They just seemed so pared down, The way Rocky took difficult situations and made em no big deal, like everything was cool and would work out; even though we knew they wouldn't. But you could still smile with Sly. Such an easy hero to relate to compared to modern day stuff. I wouldnt mind at all if they shot this on grainy stock, really returned to low-tech filming. Handheld. Choppy edits. Lots of grey tones, bad lighting, wet streets reflecting that you could almost smell. THAT is Rocky. This im excited about. Im with Harry in seeing low tech fight scenes, emphasized for brutality. And that they go ON and ON, where rounds go on for 10 real minutes. Fans of the series would totally see this. I think it would do well box office. There's alot of fans, spanning lots of age groups. I guess this could totally be the last, just go out on a high note. Non of the tommy gun shit. In the ring, 12 rounds of throw down, have him see his ghosts in the arena's corners! Im psyched. Make it good!

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 5:03 a.m. CST

    F.I.S.T. II

    by Det. John Kimble

    Come on, you know Sly wants to do it...

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 5:07 a.m. CST


    by cagirl

    Thank you for proving that if you feed movie goers shit often enough they will turn into mushrooms and actually start liking it. I hope I never get as bad as you and if I do I hope nintendo shoots me.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 5:42 a.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    ...Rambo IV is still scheduled to start shooting in January 2006 though, isn't it?

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Rocky Bal-BOLLOCKS

    by Steve Rogers

    Who cares about this tired old bullshit franchise? Sly, how you have fallen.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 6:05 a.m. CST

    I demand a training montage and Mr. T

    by vicious_bastard

    Drago has since become a billionaire (possibly cybernetic) oligarch - he steps in to try and fix the fight. Mason Dixon - who makes up these boxer names, or did they steal them from a computer game?

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 6:10 a.m. CST

    To paraphrase Charlie Brown: Good Grief!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Big_Bubbaloola

    And the insipid, extended desent down the shithole by Hollywood continues unabaited.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Rocky VI: Save my Career

    by droids22

    Obviously he's going back to this franchise because his acting career has fizzled over the years. Probably the same reason Arnold made T3 and Bruce Willis is making Die Hard 4. I think the only thing Rocky 6 will accomplish is to get people to watch or rewatch the original Rocky which is a great movie and worth seeing.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 6:28 a.m. CST

    I recently watched all 5 for the first time in years

    by Lone Fox

    They are fucking great. It's like looking at them in retrospect, they've gone from so-so to shit to great. And the last one was nowhere near as bad as I remember. In fact it probably had the most 'realistic' fighting in the whole series. Bring on Balboa!

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 6:35 a.m. CST

    And yes, I feel guilty for liking them

    by Lone Fox


  • Oct. 17, 2005, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Talia isn't involved, because Adrian is DEAD

    by LargoJr

    She died before the story even starts, and will likely not even be shown in flashbacks. The story is about a deep and deviding conflict between Rocky and his now fully grown and independant (and resentfull) son. Of course, Harry wouldn't know that because it takes research to learn these things, and he's more used to PLANTS feeding him his info.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Rocky A.D. 2060 - "go for it - in space"

    by Bodhizattwa

    Rocky Balboa and Ivan Drago get cloned - in space. But there is a malfunction in the cloning of Draco. They accidentally mix his genes with the genes of Clubber Lang, Mike Tyson, Apollo Creed, Thunderlips, Tommy "Machine" Gunn (AIDS, man!)...and Paulie. Rocky is in big trouble. This AIDS-infected Russian is going to tear him apart - in space! But the good thing is that he's got his fellow droids - R2Adrian ("fuck robot") and CPSage (a replica of his son). Will Rocky win this thing? Is he going to be victorius - in space? It will be a fight until the bitter end - in space!

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 7:12 a.m. CST

    you know, usually i hate to join in on the 'old news' ba

    by Holodigm

    but reported on this like what, a week ago? i may be exaggerating, but i've known this.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Thankyou LargoJR

    by HolyCalamity

    Harry come on, I too am excited about this movie, call me crazy, or maybe it's because I have read a third of the script and I really like what I see but there has been tons of info on this film for a while.We have known that Adrian will be dead in this new chapter for quite some time! Also SAGE is back as the rocks son, who is now a successful buisness man, no more getting beat up for a shity coat!

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Next he needs sequels to his other classics Tango & Cash and Cob

    by AlexMaui2

    Stallone deserves to make another Rocky film, simply because everybody has been expecting a final one for 16 years.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Who will win...

    by Brock DD Landers

    In the battle between Rocky and a stroke. I'm picking the stroke. Unless him and Tommy Gunn shared a steroid syringe 15 years ago, then the AIDS will defeat the mighty stroke. Either way, Rocky is fucked.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 7:20 a.m. CST

    "Ahh, keep punchin' Apollo."...

    by Master Bruce

    I for one am glad that we may finally get a worthy ending to this franchise other than the abomination that was ROCKY V.(Hell, even though ROCKY IV 'aint really nothin' to crow about either, it's entertaining in a cheesy 80's music video kinda way & it was the last Rocky movie to make big $$$!) Still, the first 3 films are a tightknit trilogy & Stallone REALLY should have left it there back in 1982 but, alas, he didn't. If this film,however, makes up for the last two by returning to the quality of that original trilogy then it just may be worth it to see Balboa go for that final round. P.S. - I didn't buy SLY magazine for the ROCKY VI excerpts but I know he wrote Adrian out of the movie. Bad move. Stallone always said that ROCKY "was really Adrian's story". Of course, when you're pushing 60 & desperately trying to look 30 yrs younger at all costs, having a woman your age play your wife just might cramp your style, right Sly?

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 7:23 a.m. CST

    See, it's things like this that define Harry's credibili


    And don't think just because I listed Whedon references as my idea of worthwhile entertainment means this is a hate post for Harry or a love-post for Whedon. What I'm saying is that Harry seems to have much more room in his heart for kitsch than he does for quality. How many articles have we seen on AICN with headlines ALL IN BOLD shouting out, "MAN IN SUIT!!! MAN IN SUIT!!" because some stupid Godzilla project is in the works? Or can someone explain to me how Harry -- who is a grown man and certainly makes more money than I do -- suffered an actual, honest-to-God setback in his life because the Scooby Doo movie turned out to be (GASP!) a steaming pile of crap? I don't know. On the other hand, though... AICN never claimed to stand for "Ain't It Credible News." Perhaps I'm just frustrated with a fish for swimming.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 8:03 a.m. CST


    by Jimmie Dimmick

    Stallone published the first several pages in his magazine, "Sly", which reveals in the first few pages that Adrian's dead. Respek to LargoJR for pointing it out first...

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 8:06 a.m. CST

    What's wrong with you Putzes?

    by Cpt Kirks 2pay

    Sly should do a sequel to Rhinestone!!!!!!!!!! Or at least have Rocky VI as a musical, with him singing in the ring to determine the Championship winner. Or they could do a scene where he's shagging Brigitte Neilson in his bed, and there's loads of reporters who buts in. Cue the best song in my Itunes collection to start singing by Sly, 'Stay Out Of My Bedroom'.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 8:06 a.m. CST

    enough already!

    by Rupee88

    How many crappy sequels can they make? Oh yeah, as many as they can profit from and certainly the sheep will be in line for this one.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 8:09 a.m. CST

    I would see this

    by BrunoTheDog

    If Mr. T was in it. That's the only way.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Rambo IV coming too

    by Gungan Slayer

    I never really understand why MGM didnt greenlight this movie a few years ago. Sure, I know they were all up in arms about the budget, but I mean, come on. They hold the rights to the series, so just set the budget and get Sly to make the movie. Anyway, I figured it would come after this whole lame Sony buyout. Rambo IV is also coming, I think he's going to shoot sometime next year.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 8:23 a.m. CST

    What about a sequel to Over the Top?

    by I Dunno

    There was some damned fine arm wrestling in that movie. So how do they explain Rockey fighting again? They wouldn't let him fight 15 years ago. I'm sure the explanation will make as much sense as Rokeys 3, 4 and 5 taking place all in less than a year but his kid ages 10-15 years in that time. Anyway, Stallone's answering service is full with messages from Carl, Dolph and Mr. T. Maybe Hogan too.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 8:34 a.m. CST

    "Go for his hip, Mason!"

    by Childe Roland

    I want an aged Clubber Lang shouting this from the bad guy's corner as Balboa stoically sets aside his walker for the fight of his too-long life. Whoever mentioned Bubba Ho Tep, you're a genius. That's the way this movie needs to go. Stallone's only been worth a shit in the last two decades when making fun of himself. There is no way within the known laws of physics that this movie can be anything but tired old rehashed uninteresting crap.

  • Won't he now be older than his father? Wasn't it about 5 years in as many hours in the space between Rocky 4 & 5?!

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 8:41 a.m. CST

    The Rocky Films- Best Films for Lifting Spirits

    by DannyOcean01

    I'm an avowed hate of sentimentality in films. So call me a bloody hypocrite when I admit how much I enjoy the Rocky Films (5 does not count I tell you). More than Star Wars, Indie, Bond, the Rocky films always give you that warm feeling you get from quality entertainment. That bloody great score and tunes, those freeze frames, the slightly melodramatic final fights. Just fantastic. So if this new one is anything like the first 4 films, then bring it on. I'll always be a big fan of Stallone, purely on the basis of those films.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 8:46 a.m. CST

    As Homer Simpson once said...

    by redtom


  • Oct. 17, 2005, 8:49 a.m. CST


    by rev_skarekroe

    I thought this was going to be a sequel to "Party at Kitty and Stud's".

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Rocky


    Does anyone hold out any hope that this will be remotely decent? Was there a public clammoring for another dreadful Rocky sequel? Why not do Judge Dredd some justice or make Cop Land 2: Way More Deaf? Or best yet, take the Italian Stallion out behind the shed, tell him to look at the ocean, and put us all out of this misery.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 8:58 a.m. CST


    by TheTerminator

    Some of you people are seriously retarded. You should be THANKING Stallone for making Rocky VI. How many fucking STAR TREK or JAMES BOND movies have there been? Like FIFTY between the two series? And, those series BOTH SUCK BALLS. I'll take Rocky VI AND Rambo IV ANY DAY over Crap Trek, James Bond, or any crappy movie with Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon or any of those other skanks. Bring on Rocky VI.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 9 a.m. CST

    Oh, and by the way...

    by TheTerminator

    Absolutely NONE of anyone's jokes about the stupid robot from Rocky IV were funny. In fact, they were quite gay.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Easy there, Terminator...

    by Childe Roland

    ...I'm sure no one meant any offense to you personally with those gay robot jokes. I mean, we're all online here and can't see each other, so how were they supposed to know you were a robot... let alone gay? And you're right, we should be thankful that Stallone is going to make more shitty Rocky and Rambo movies, because that will somehow balance out all the shitty Star Trek and James Bond movies that shouldn't have been made. It's simple gay robot mathematics... if two wrongs make a right then four wrongs (all the Rocky sequels that shouldn't have been greenlit) will be like right squared. Now answer me this: Do all gay robots adopt the names of the most butch masculine robots they can find to compensate for the fact that you really look and sound like Twiki from Buck Rogers?

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 9:25 a.m. CST

    re: terminator

    by Ingeld

    I think you have a point, but I ask you and anyone else who cares to respond. Is there a difference between sequels--Rocky, Jaws, Police Academy, etc. and movies that are part of a franchise or series--Bond, SW, Raiders, ST? Is it just a matter of semantics?

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Childe Roland - comic genius


    that is all.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 9:33 a.m. CST

    LOL, Terminator

    by I Dunno

    You're comparing Rockey to James Bond? Oh. I'd make a Camero/trailer park joke at this point but I'm better than that. As for Star Trek, the last two sucked but at least each one has a story beyond "train and fight guy in ring". If you like these movies than super but you don't have to justify it by lashing out at better series.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 9:37 a.m. CST

    No Thunderlips???????

    by Shermdawg

    What's up with that, BROTHER?

  • ...that is a mistake. That is the sort of complacency they rely on. Just look at Rocky - he bought the robot and gave it no respect, and it was all downhill from there. Don't trust the robots...

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 9:42 a.m. CST

    my thoughts on rocky...

    by jig98

    i kinda liked the original and the second. i was hooked on the 3rd one with mr.t and the fourth with drago but the fifth was kinda sub-par. they had only one memorable moment that capped off the series {it wasn't the last one really the box office numbers blew chunks} when rocky is fighting tommy, he gets back up after a punch and says: "i didn't hear no bell" which they mimicked on south park later on with the losing edge episode. so i look forward to a rocky 6.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Harry, I want to be an AICN writer. Here's my submission:

    by mattw

    Hello Readers. HackWriterWhoCouldn'tMakeItAsARealMovieCritic here with my inane catchphrase. Caught the new movie (Name Here) starring (Washed Up Actor's Name Here) 12 times this weekend and wanted to tell you all about it!!! Well, I took my blue Chevy Cavalier to the screening and the cd player wasn't working. The temperature outside was about 67 degrees fahrenheit with a slight northeasterly breeze. I got to the theater and bumped into my college roommate in the parking lot, which was totally random. Man that guy could party back then!!! Remind me to tell you the "macaroni" story one day. Anyway, here's what I have to say about (Washed Up Actor's Name)'s performance: I sat in the 7th row, 5 seats from the aisle! I had a large popcorn and a Pepsi!!! It came with one of those bendy straws which was pretty cool!!! I end every sentence with an exclamation point because I never passed 8th grade English!!! I also wore my favorite Star Wars T-shirt! It's a size medium and needs to be washed in cold water and tumble dried on low heat!!! Ok, on to the movie. As we all know, in the original comic book, (Main Character's Name) uses a red toothbrush. So what do these idiots do?!? Warning: Major spoilers ahead!!! They . . . "Mom. leave me alone, I'm writing my movie review on the computer. I'll be up for dinner in a minute. NO, I'm not touching myself again!!!" . . . Sorry that was my girlfriend calling. Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah, they gave (Main Character's Name) a blue toothbrush!!! I am not making this up. Worst decision since giving Spidey organic web shooters!!! As a result of this blue tothbrush fiasco, I have lost all faith in (Movie Studio's Name Here) and told (Head Of Movie Studio) I will not be licking his nutsack more than twice a day until he redeems himself. But besides that I thought this was THE BEST MOVIE EVER MADE IN THE HISTORY OF MOVIES ON THIS PLANET!!! Holy shit this rocked!!! (Washed Up Actor's Name Here) is one of the best actors working today! He's so charismatic and charming, I didn't even mind him holding the actual script while doing his dialogue. Now, I know I have no real industry credentials to speak of, and rottentomatoes gave this movie a 3%, and every respected movie critic gave it 0 stars, but what do they know? Have they seen Revenge Of The Sith 672 times??? Nuff said! Anyway, I'm gonna shut off my computer and tv and actually interact with real human beings for a change. What do you folks think?

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Do the other planets have robots too?

    by Zino

    If so, I don't fancy Rocky's chances. Those damned robots. Don't turn your back on 'em for a second...

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Bachelor Party Hell

    by The Colonel

    Hilarious article!

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 10:59 a.m. CST


    by Cpt Kirks 2pay

    What the Hell are you doing here man? You belong in a much higher up TB forum online chat thingy thing. Absolutely excellent sarcasm HAHAHA!!! all the way. I'm being a bit of an agent here, and will talk to my colleagues about signing you up for 'another' TB forum. Kirk out.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 11:06 a.m. CST

    There was a gay robot in Rocky IV?

    by drjohnnyfever

    I must not have been paying attention.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 11:31 a.m. CST

    They should make it arty, like black and white,

    by modlight

    I think a film about an aging boxer dealing with all he's done in his life good and bad would be good, and that his name is rocky is even better. They should put Joe Pesci in it, I dont know why just cause I haven't seen him in a while.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Stallone's BIG COMEBACK in 2006!

    by ABking

    Sly will have two HUGE hits in 2006...ROCKY 6 a.k.a. ROCKY BALBOA and RAMBO IV!!!

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Rockey Vs....

    by NightArrows

    I TRULY think, that the only way this movie will grab an audience, is if Rocky fights Stephen Hawkings. And fuck this hollywood stuff. Invite Mr. Hawkings in to the ring under some fake premise. Then "CLANG" goes the bell, Rocky runs out, beats the living tar out of Hawkings, and I mean worse than his Nurse, and then rides off into the sunset in Hawking's chair.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Mason Dixon

    by Kauzi Sezso

    ... was the lead character in "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes". Maybe Stallone can get the same actor to reprise the role!

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Raging Bull does in one movie what Rocky only dreams of in six

    by George Newman

    Rocky goes on to do monologues at a community theatre.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Other Rocky sequels in the pipeline....

    by Kauzi Sezso

    "Rocky Goes to College" "Rocky in Space" "Rocky: The Early Days" (childhood videos pieced together) "Rocky 7-D" (okay, it's really 3-D, but they won't figure that out right away....) "Rocky vs. Jason" ... and, of course, the remake of the original "Rocky" with Adam Sandler in the title role....

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 12:02 p.m. CST

    mattw is a PLANT!!!


    I don't...I don't even know what that means. But it seemed the appropriate response. You to sucking my thumb, curling into the fetal position, and crying myself to sleep.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Stallone's age

    by Immortal_Fish

    I got pissed on the drive into work. A self-important radio DJ barking about how he's too old. Doubt the fella knows the ages of Holyfield and Foreman. Anyhow, still disappointed to see the direction this one is headed. Always thought the Balboa character would end up like Mickey -- dumb yet street smart, washed up and partially crippled. Instead it's going to be another hour of "You can't win, Rock!" heading up to the gong that kicks off the training montage. My money's on whitey, but only AFTER 10 rounds.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Rocky Vs. The Rock

    by Hud

    Come on! How could they overlook this? The Rock could KILL Rocky Balboa, bugger Adrienne ("Yo, ya ho!"), and earn the gratitude of a weary nation.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 12:16 p.m. CST

    in regards to Mr. T

    by ronniepooch

    mr. T was on howard stern a few months ago and he talks about Rocky 6 and how Stallone called him up and told him to be ready for the next and final one. T said that Stallone told him to start working out big time for it. So maybe he'll be sparring/mentoring him or something. I find it hard to believe he'll just be a ring announcer. I could just see him being some dude who has found peace with himself, even apologetic for being part of the cause to Mickey's death. More of a humble man than the raging lunatic he used to be.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 12:35 p.m. CST

    IMDB put this out last week

    by rivercb

    I should have sent the link...

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 12:40 p.m. CST

    I think this should be a great send off to one of the best movie

    by Doc_Strange

    I was left kind of cold after Rocky 5. I was hoping that he'd climb into the ring for that last bout but I think they went wrong when they introduced Rocky's brain trauma so he couldn't fight inside the ring anymore. If they had just did the bankrupt thing and made it so he fought Tommy Gunn in the ring and then winning, it would have made for a much more satisfying ending. I look forward to this last chapter which should do what Rocky 5 should have done. I just hope that Rocky lives beyond that fight.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 12:41 p.m. CST

    We don't need a new Rocky...

    by Aston Lad

    ...But I'd quite fancy a remake of First Blood, more faithful to Morrell's novel, and actually set in the 1970s. I read the book years before watching the film, and wish they'd kept the original ending and Rambo's age intact.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah, something I forgot to add...

    by Aston Lad

    "more dramatic along the lines of 1 and 2". Funny, but Rocky 5 was supposed to be more drama-based like the first 2. It still didn't recapture the magic. I love Stallone, he holds a special place in the heart of most action lovers who grew up in the 80s and 90s. I just wish he'd choose his projects better.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 12:49 p.m. CST

    I could not be happier

    by Acappellaman

    As cheesy and cliched as the Rocky movies are, I love em. Like some other souls in this talkback, I've been waiting for Rocky's swan song for too long. Bring it on, Rock! Take us out with a bang!

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Well, Rocky V is a little hard to swallow, but the idea is good

    by Acappellaman

    I love how it pokes fun of idiot leeches like Don King. The script was slightly painful, but I still find enough in it to enjoy. Ya have to love watching the fights. Ya have to!

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 12:52 p.m. CST

    sly stallone had a huge hit 2 years ago...

    by jig98


  • Oct. 17, 2005, 12:52 p.m. CST

    TOTALLY OFF TOPIC, but I could use the advice...

    by Aston Lad

    Hey folks...I really shouldn't talk about this on here, but I can't be bothered to join a new net forum. My dilemna is this: there's this girl I've been in unrequited love with for nearly a year. She doesn't feel the same way, in fact she's always said I'm just one of her best friends. I was able to cope with this until she started seeing a new man who is EXACTLY LIKE ME! He looks like me, has my personality, my sense of humour etc etc. First time I met him I thought I was looking in a mirror. Anyway, there is one big difference between me and him: he bought her an expensive crystal necklace early in their relationship, when she wasn;t sure if she liked him or not, which makes me think the only reason she DIDN'T date me is because I'm not as rich as her family or her ex or current boyfriends. Is it wrong that I'm totally peeved by this? Your thoughts would be welcome!

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 12:53 p.m. CST

    T better say 'I pity tha fool'

    by Lone Fox

    I can't believe what a huge Rocky fan I've become in the past few weeks... Conti's theme over the opening catch-up montage, the unrealistic fighting, Stallone back in the ring (he'd better)... Come on, it'll fucking rule! Next up: Ralph Macchio in a new Karate Kid. Woo!

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 1 p.m. CST

    I will watch this.

    by RoughDraft

    "Doubt the fella knows the ages of Holyfield and Foreman." Holyfield and Foreman were/are 15 years younger than Sly is now at the time they boxed. I have mixed feelings about another Rocky. On one hand, it's a disposable piece of pop fluff that should provide a couple hours' worth of diversion. On the other hand, even though Sly is probably the fittest 60 year old man on the planet, he moves like a tranquilized sloth. His character "roughed up" some toughs on an episode of "Vegas" a year or so ago and you would've thought Sly filmed the scene under-water. That doesn't bode well for any climactic bout. Oh, and Roy Jones is being talked about for Mason Dixon - nothing is confirmed, as Harry implies. This is why this site is fine for fanboy rambling, but to ever even consider it as actual journalism would be a big mistake.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 1:02 p.m. CST


    by Aston Lad

    I DID go for it. I went for it 6 months ago. She turned me down, but her eventual man is the guy I speak of.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Hasn't ROCKY 6 been rumored since the mid 90's?

    by Orbots Commander

    I'll go see this when I theater hop and also see Ghostbusters 3, Indiana Jones 4, and Beverly Hills Cop 4. In other words, it ain't happening.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Aston Lad

    by Banky the Hack

    Then to hell with her. If all she's interested in is jewelry and material shit, then she's not worth the trouble.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Cheers Banky...

    by Aston Lad

    any thoughts from the rest of you? Anyone been in a similar situation? Are women inherently materialistic and I'm just naive for hoping to find someone who shares my view that money doesn't buy love? Again, apologies for this being nothing to do with film...

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 1:43 p.m. CST


    by williammunny

    I am happy to hear Mr T is getting some work. But, if Stallone changes his character and makes him "nice" or has him help Rocky in any way it will ruin one of the great cartoonish villians of the 80s. I recently watched all 5 movies. Rocky is a truly great movie. Rocky II is very good, but it begins the sappy descent of the series. Rocky III would have been ok, but MR T makes it something special. Every single line spoken by Mr T in that movie is pure cinematic gold. T makes that movie. IV and V are better than I remember them, but are definitely the weak links in the series. I hope Stallone doesn't ruin T.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Rocky 6 should end with Sly living in a cardboard box...

    by so sorry

    on a street corner in south philly, drooling on himself, begging for cheese. Yeah, that would be cool.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 1:50 p.m. CST

    So, so pointless.

    by jimmy_009

    And Mason Dixon? Are you kidding me?

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Greatn, here's the whole story...

    by Aston Lad

    I met her in November. She had a boyfriend at the time, so I could only make friends with her and hope things might one day work out. Her boyfriend dumps her in March, saying he 'doesn't want to commit'. She confides in me, we get even closer, but I go on holiday in April. I didn't go for it between March and April because I didnt want to ruin my chances when it was so soon after her split (she'd been with him for over a year). I come back from holiday in May, which is when I make my feelings known...anyway, we are living in different cities during this time and only meet occasionally through work functions. That changed last month when we both moved to London. I had high hopes that I could improve the situation now that we can start meeting in person on a more regular basis. She met this guy through a dating agency over the summer, told me she felt awkward cos he was moving things along 'too fast' and she likes to take things slow. She told me she was 'dreading' her next date with this guy because she felt scared that he'd bought her such an expensive gift so early, but being a friend (and trying not to be bitter) I told her to "Give this guy a chance, he sounds like he's crazy about you". She said: "I'm not crazy about anyone though". Anyway, she did go out on this next date and they are now an I was saying, I considered her a friend, and wasn't at all bitter that she had found someone else till I met him and saw that money was the only thing he had that I didn't. I like the guy, why wouldn't I, he's just like me. I'm just hurt that a woman I felt so strongly for could be swayed by materialism, when I've always scorned at such things. I hope that makes things clearer

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Aston Lad

    by Ace Hunter

    To make this relevant to the TB, challenge the dude to a boxing match to win her love. And refer to her as Adrian. But seriously, don't seek advice from internet dudes. Find a real-life, trusted friend.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 2:15 p.m. CST

    I don't care about your girl problems

    by barryap

    And 'Mason Dixon' is right up there with Clubber Lang as one of the best screen names.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Ace Hunter

    by Aston Lad

    Funny thing, the friends I've spoken to have had much the same comment to make as Banky the Hack! I just wanted to know what other people think about the relationship between love and money. I don't know if it's something I should get hung up about or not. I mean, men are accused of being shallow enough (by women) to fall for beautiful girls with dreadful personalities, so should we men be upset that so many women are shallow enough to fall for money and power? I'm just trying to get my thoughts around these issues, that's all...and about Adrian in Rocky: was that her real name or just shortened from 'Adriana'? I can't remember.

  • call me cynical, but my advice to her would have been to be careful and trust her instincts. She wanted to take it slow and was apprehensive because he bought her something expensive. I find guys with money that buy expensive gifts for girls they hardly know are just trying to score. They are accustomed to getting what they want when they want. They lack patience and use jewelery, etc, to speed-up the relationship rather than let it develop naturally.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 2:34 p.m. CST


    by Aston Lad

    Cheers for playing devils advocate by the way, I appreciate honest opinions whether you agree with me or not...the exact conversation went something like this: She said he sounded like a 'stalker'; I said maybe he's really rich and it's just small change to him; she said she'd feel better about accepting the necklace if he WAS really rich and bad about keeping it if he wasn't. I told her to give him a chance and find out, and that if she felt bad about keeping the necklace and didn't want to see him after the second/third date (I can't remember which one it was), then just say "I can't accept your present" and give it back. Anyway, that was about 4 weeks ago now and 2 weeks later she had the keys to his appartment. I haven't seen her around since but from what she was saying I think they're pretty serious now.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 2:37 p.m. CST

    I work in the same building as Sly...

    by odysseus

    ...and I have to say, the dude's in good shape. I think he could still go a few rounds (or at least convincingly portray someone who can still go a few rounds).

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Aston Lad, seriously...

    by Ace Hunter

    ...I feel your pain, but the more you post about personal problems the more you open yourself up to people ripping on you. Also, more people will want to post about their personal probs instead of the intended subject matter. Next thing you know people are soliciting advice for cures to hemmorhoid discomfort. Where does it end? Really...anyone got any hemmorhoid cures? My ass is killing me.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Fine, let's talk about Sly then...

    by Aston Lad

    His last good action film was Daylight. Very underrated. Ruined a bit by all the overacting from some of the supporting cast, but it deserved better than it got. And Clifhanger was OK, but Demolition Man was more fun. I never meet anyone who likes DM in a talkback. It's a lot better than most of his other post-80s output (not seen Copland by the way which I suspect is better than all of the above)

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 3:16 p.m. CST


    by Aston Lad

    Sounds very Mission:Impossible 2-ish! Now there's a thought; why doesn't sly 'do a Burt Reynolds' and make a career out of cameos in other peoples films? Like a supporting part in Bourne Identity 3 or something?

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 3:17 p.m. CST

    The Gunslinger's patented cure...

    by Childe Roland

    ...for hemmorhoids: Insert barrel of six-shooter directly into anus, pull trigger. Repeat as necessary. The same cure works for materialistic girls and wealthy asshats who try to buy their way into a woman's vagina. Now back to this Rocky fellow: If he accepts training from T, he's a complete selllout and has truly forgotten the face of his father (or trainer, as the case may be). But, if he visits T in prison for some kind of inspiration... perhaps to reclaim that elusive Eye of the Tiger... well that would be some funny shit to watch. "Why you comin' to visit me, fool? People gonna say we're in love. Is that what you want? To fuck me up the ass? Gnnnh! Gnnnnh! Not so fast, boy! I'll clench my butt cheeks together and rip your dick off!"

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Roy Jones Jr.

    by Darth Thoth

    "Shut your hole Baine... before I put you in one." 'Nuff said. Roy is my boy and I'm pissed his last few fights have gone the way they have. But I'm curious to see how he does in this flick. He's my dog but I am worried. Carl Weathers- actor. Hulk Hogan- actor. Yes, they both were athletes but wrestling is acting in Hogan's case and Carl Weathers is probably the greatest athlete turned actor in movie history. I bet 1/2 of you didn't even know he played in the nfl. Well as I was saying. Mr T.- actor. Dolph Lundren- actor. Tommy Gun was not an actor and we see the result. Rocky V was maybe the worse movie ever made (even though TG can't shoulder the blame all by himself). Roy hasn't convinced me he's a true actor yet. A great athlete, yes. A great entertainer, yes. But this will be his greatest acting challenge yet. I wish him well for his sake but also for the sake of this movie.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 3:43 p.m. CST


    by MaguaSynfield

    I guess making all those direct-to-video stiffs made Sly hungry for the glory days. This is just sad, cause I used to like the Rocky character, & didn't want to see him end up as a cartoon.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 4:30 p.m. CST

    I always thought 6 should be Clubber's revenge

    by Greased Deaf Guy

    He'd come to his senses and realize that the series is tied 1-1. Then he'd come and beat the crap out of Rocky. In reality they'd start setting up a third fight the moment the bell rang in the second fight. Either that or Drago would come back figuring Rocky couldn't pull that fight out of his ass twice. I mean both Clubber and Drago's careers ended after one loss?

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Hmmm, could be interesting BUT...

    by Petey23

    The main concern has to be the soundtrack!! How can they match 70s groove from the I-III, not to mention the QUALITY and highly hummable 80s powerchords from IV, or the atrocious 90s raps from V. Personally, I'm seeing a very rocky (geddit!) soundtrack - crank in a bit of Evanescence...

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Kinda like the idea...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...of Drago coming back. He could be down on his luck after his defeat and the fall of the Soviet Union and make his way stateside and look Rocky up -- not for a fight, but just because he's the only person he feels any kind of grudging affection or respect for. Having Drago and Rocky become friends is more believable than Clubber Lang becoming his buddy. Besides, who wants to see Clubber in nice-mode? C'mon, you know it would be cool to see Drago train Rocky. Just think of the montage, people!

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 4:49 p.m. CST

    He could have been a contender.

    by Stan the Bat

    But now... yeah.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Did somebody mention Rambo Fore?

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    I hadn't heard anything about it yet. Is it some sort of action/adventure flick set on the PGA tour?

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Drago training Rocky?

    by Aston Lad

    Nice idea, but I doubt Rocky would get training from the man who killed his last trainer. Mind you, stranger things have happened in Stallone's universe. Seeing Soviet sports fans cheering on an American boxer is about as likely as English football fans cheering on a German side that was playing well against them. Amusing thought but it aint gonna happen.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Robin Williams should reprise his role as Popeye

    by ZeroCorpse

    THAT is the ultimate fight for Rocky! Versus Popeye for the hand of Olive Oyl - and looking at Adrian, you KNOW Olive Oyl is Rocky's type.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 5:41 p.m. CST

    They couldn't bring Mr. T back

    by I Dunno

    Who wouldn't want to see Mr. T beating Rockey's ass again? I don't think that's what Stallone is going for.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Stallone at 60 could still kick your ass (Stones should do title


    I like Stallone's basic idea that you still matter even after you turn 50. I don't know if it will translate into a good film or not. But it's a positive message. Stallone should have the Stones do the theme song. If they can be playing to 80,000 seat football stadiums why can't Rock Balboa get in the ring one more time? Admit it Stallone at 60 could still kick your ass.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 6:02 p.m. CST

    I liked the Rocky films....

    by sundancekeed

    There. I said it. Stallone used to be a decent screenplay writer and the first two Rocky films reflect that. III and IV were made for the money but entertaining nonetheless. And I thought if Sly had taken more time with V it could have been a fitting conclusion to the series, but for what it was, it was okay. I may be in the distinct minority here, but I thought that Balboa was a compelling character and I want to see how Stallone completes his journey. Let's face it, Rocky wasn't a rocket scientist to begin with, but he had true sentimental values. The idea of him without Adrian, who was his anchor is interesting to me and I hope he goes out if not a winner, at least holding on to what made him a good time at the theatre.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 6:11 p.m. CST

    OK, so who thinks new Rocky news is equally as lame as new Bond

    by Nice Marmot

    Unless of course Rock fights Steven Seagall. Or Soda Popinski maybe. If that happened I would have to chose Rocky 6 over the new Casino Royale late at night on TNT.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 6:20 p.m. CST

    He's not Terminator

    by Terminator

    I'm Terminator! He's TheTerminator. Anyway, we need Demolition Man II. Yeah, suckaz.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 7:20 p.m. CST

    60 year old boxer?

    by Orionsangels

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Paulie 's robot to be done with CGI by ILM

    by Orionsangels

    Happy Birthday Paulie

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 7:25 p.m. CST

    A new generation to introduce Rocky to?

    by Greased Deaf Guy

    um, are we supposed to take that as more than one movie on the way? And will any of this new generation even get the Mason Dixon Line reference?

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 7:40 p.m. CST

    by elpatte

    this movie will suck it mihgt be good for dvd that is the way to go with it then his going to do another rambo come on sly learn from arnold run for mayor of new orleans.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 9:41 p.m. CST

    "While I'd prefer that he fight zombie Apollo Creed on a Pos

    by Capt. Spaulding

    Actually, I'd go and see that. Also, Mattw needs his own site. Kick-ass post.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Sly needs to combine his latest ideas

    by Bass Ackwards

    Stay in character, a 60 year old Rocky, but improv the whole movie, and just film it reality tv style, and put Sly in real matches against real boxers. Its Rocky meets the Contender!

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Rocky vs Brigette Nielson tits..

    by The True Priapic

    ...I'm looking forward to this even less than I'm looking forward to seeing a 50 year old naked Sharon Stone and her sweaty old womens crotch in Basic Instinct 2.What is the fucking point of a Rocko film without Rocky boxing?Its like Basic Instinct without Sharon Stone getting her tits and minge out for us lads!Yeah,Sharon...your fucking career is based on talent...what a dipshit.Just get them out and get on your back,you ol' slapper...I suppose I'd have a go even though she's pushing 50 but I'd have to make her wash my dick after.Urgghh.Don't believ all the hype about her looking great at 50,trust me her tits are like spaniels ears.Back in the day,though I bet she was a looker.Maybe Rocky could take on Catherine Trammel?I suppose the next fucking step is to remake Rocky or Basic Instinct with 'guest cameos' from the original stars.Jesus wept.

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Look how many posts there are on this talkback

    by Hervoyel

    And we all think Rocky sucks but damn if there isn't a buttload of Rocky knowledge here. That's why this movie gets made and that's why fully a third of the people making fun of it will find a way to slip into a theater to see it when nobody's looking. THUNDERLIPS LIVES!

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 12:35 a.m. CST


    by Darth Thoth

    My friend Chris told me he felt Rocky V was the best of the bunch. What a loser! Seriously that may very well have been the worse movie ever made. I'm glad Sly feels the need to go back to the lab and redeem Rocky with a (hopefully) strong finish.

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 12:37 a.m. CST

    IF ... IF... IF...IF ???

    by Nachokoolaid

    I keep seeing people keep saying IF Mr. T is in this, they'll check it out, but back in the 22nd post in this talkback (WAY up at the top) I said that Clubber Lang is going to be an announcer in this film. Mt. T plays Clubber. Therefore, by deductive reasoning, we discover that Mr. T is, in fact, in ROCKY BALBOA. Did everyone think I was joking?

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Stallone....just die already.

    by Screwdriver

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 12:55 a.m. CST

    People are idiots....

    by Blok Narpin

    How anyone can not support this film is beyond me. MR.T IS COMING BACK!!! That alone makes this movie F'n awesome!

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 1:20 a.m. CST

    B.O.Rounmaknackers is back init?

    by The True Priapic

    I was thinking of flying with BA to China but I ducked out at the last moment as I hear he 'aint gettin on no plane'.Thankyou,thankyou I'm here all week...

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 5:38 a.m. CST


    by Darth Bono Jr.

    LOL! That was great! Take a bow! But don't let it go to your head...

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Will Pauly's robot make an appearance?

    by Spacesheik

    im looking forward to ROCKY BALBOA -- sounds good

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 5:56 a.m. CST

    Bring back Dolph Lundgren and Mr T as Trainers and have a flashb

    by Spacesheik

    If ROCKY BALBOA doesnt have Weathers, Lundgren or Mr T. it just wont be the same. I also want a fighting montage with Bill Conti's super score again - I want a film that deals with Rockys age and how he comes out on top - even though he dies moments after his final victory

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Stallone's publicist is a twat.

    by Monster Rain

    And Sly gets dumps taken on him by high-class escorts. That is all.

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 8:55 a.m. CST

    OMG! A 4 Foot Tall Italian-American Senior Citizen Has Just Ent

    by ZombieSolutions

    is that... dear god, it is! it's Rocky Balboa! isn't he like 70 years old? he can't possibly be serious! what is he... dear lord he is trying to pick an impromptu fight with Heavyweight champion John Ruiz! this is as insane as it is unprecedented in the world of boxing! DEAR LORD, the 125 year old Rocky is throwing a punch at Ruiz! Please, John, please, don't hit him back hes a 250 year old man, hes crazy he can't possibly OH THE HUMANITY!!! Ruiz has merely pushed the 500 year old Sylvester, er, Rocky away from him, thereby shattering every bone in his roid raged senior citizens body. Rocky Balboa is dead ladies and gentlemen... he's dead... THE END

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 9 a.m. CST

    RAMBO 3 -- Where Rambo Joins Up With AL-QUEDA To Fight The Russi

    by ZombieSolutions

    any one of the multitide of American Foreign Policy Disasters is a HILARIOUS backdrop for any film... Hey, wonder why they don't show that one on tv anymore? oh yeah, its cause we fired AL-QUEDA a long time ago and no longer fund them and train them to kill us. "okay wacky desert psycho, we're gonna give you billions of our tax dollars and weapons. just promise that you'll never use them on us, okay?" "heh heh, sure thing Bush Sr.! Sure thing... heh heh..."

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 9:26 a.m. CST

    ZomSol, old chum...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...that routine is funny, but it was never true of the film. The Mujahedin in Rambo III were exclusively Afghans (apart from the Soviet medic defector), and there's nothing to imply they were Taliban. The Mujahedin fighters supported by the CIA during the 1980's consisted of various factions, among them the Taliban and the Arab fighters who went on to found Al Queda after the war. As soon as the Soviets were gone and the U.S. support dried up, the different factions went to war against each other. Yes, the founding members of Al Queda were supported by the CIA, as the realpolitik of the Cold War would have it. But a huge number of the Mujahedin were and still are friends of the west, despite the fact that we left them to rot once the Soviets were ousted. The rebel leader Mahsood (killed by Al Queda agents shortly before 9-11) was a fighter whose group the U.S. supported during the Soviet occupation and who went on to fight the Taliban and Al Queda for years without any support from the West. In fact, during one of his many trips to the West he warned of Al Queda and that a huge terrorist strike was inevitable. So yes, there were some very shady groups we supported, but there were also large numbers of moderate and friendly groups we helped as well.

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Actually, Doc...

    by Childe Roland

    ...although your assessment is more thorough, accurate and complex concerning the nature of past and current political leanings among our former allies in the region, the fact remains that much of the training and many of the weapons funneled into Iraq during the 80s were of U.S. origin. And the fact that we all but abandoned our friendlier and more moderate former friends in the region once the Soviet "menace" had been eliminated and the Iranian threat appeared to have been contained goes a fair distance toward explaining the general attitude of non-"terrorist" Middle Easterners (as you well know, they do exist and many are just as happy to fight us as the Muslim extremists and for non fanatical reasons) toward westerners and our presence in Iraq. Cause and effect are all pretty important if we're going to perform a meaningful analysis of the Middle East/Iraq situation. Although the odds of that actually happening on this site (despite what appear to be honest efforts on your part) are about as good as Rocky Balboa being worth watching. Eventually emotions are going to take over and someone's going to insult somebody's mother and Stallone's going to start crying.

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 9:54 a.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    Oh, without a doubt. For every guy like the late Mahsood, there's thousands more who hate the West for the simple reason that they feel used and/or abandoned. It never ceases to amaze me how little value is placed on cultivating good relations with people in such a volatile region, when it seems obvious even to the most casual of onlookers how the cause and effect of the relationship between the West and the Middle East has repeatedly been demonstrated. Contrary to popular White House belief, there actually isn't an American inside every person in the world struggling to break out.

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 10:48 a.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    This is a Stallone TalkBack. It had to be said.

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Yes, let's get off foreign policy...

    by Zino

    ...and back to the robots.

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 11:43 a.m. CST

    The number of haters on this board never surprises me!

    by kilerb

    I'm not going to say this is going to be a great movie or anything like that because i don't know. There are just soooo many haters on this board. It's sad how most people on here have negative things to say about everything. It's a very rare post that you see mostly positive comments under. Episode III, mostly haters talking about how bad Lucas is... Everytime there's Indiana Jones news, mostly haters saying he's too old. Same with this one... Hello? This is a movie... He's not really going to be fighting. He's in great shape. If Hulk Hogan and Rick Flair can go into a wrestling ring at their ages and get hit with chairs until they bleed, then I think Harrison Ford and Sylvestor Stallone can make a realistic action or boxing movie. But nooooo, the majority of you guy's still have to say how all these movies are going to suck. Why? Because you're haters and you want it to suck. I don't make predictions because I don't know how they will turn out. This is entertainment, and these guys could definitely surprise you. I know my useless rant here will not be read by most, and the ones that do read it won't change because they're haters to their cores, but at least the people that agree with me can feel a little better that they're not the only ones that are at least hoping these movies can provide a couple hours of pure entertainment rather than just coming on here and screaming "He's 60! Come on already!" or "There's no chance here, maybe theys hould make Weekend at Rocky's!" or "Lucas can't make a good movie, I wish he would have stopped after Jedi..." You know what, there are plenty of people that have loved all of them. On the Rocky note, I noticed that many people loved rocky 1 and liked 2 and that was it. I'm totally different. Don't get me wrong, i didn't like 5, except for the scenes with Burgess Meredith. Those were cool to me, but 3 was awesome!!! 4 was good too. Anyway, there's my opinion, and I wish you guys would stop trying to break down every attempt to bring back something that was once great. Wait til it comes out and then tell us how it sucked, because even if you think you KNOW it will suck, you don't... And even if you think you KNOW it will suck, why bring down everyone else that is hoping it will be good? Why? BECAUSE YOU'RE A HATER THAT WILL NEVER DO ANYTHING AS GRAND AS ROCKY IN ALL YOUR LIVING DAYS, MUCH LESS ROCKY 5! Heheheh... By the way, to the people above saying that Rocky 5 was the worst movie ever made, you obviously have not seen Superman 4. Nuclear Man make Tommy Gun seem like The Godfather!

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Stallone the singer :-)

    by pumaman

    You guys have got to check this out if you want a laugh . Here's Sly taking himself way too seriously as a singer. Secretly recorded by the Sound Engineer :

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Stallone desreves a comeback though

    by pumaman

    He's always been great entertainment love him or hate him. I hope this movie cleans up at the Box Office. There may even be an exibition bout between Pauly and the Robot

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Rocky VI: Rocky Saves Christmas

    by one man orgy

    Hey Hollywood! What did I ever do to you?

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 1:16 p.m. CST


    by The True Priapic

    Doc,you hav en't lived until you've edited every Huuuuaaaarrrgghhh!!!!! from Slys film together for a drunken party laugh.Fuck,I put it on a loop and we nearly shit ourselves.Huuuuaaaarrrgghhh!!!!!

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 1:42 p.m. CST

    As I said...

    by kilerb


  • Oct. 18, 2005, 2:14 p.m. CST

    4 8 15 16 23 42

    by Man of Stool

    Gotta love

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 2:31 p.m. CST

    The True Priapic

    by DocPazuzu

    I find myself torn between thinking "You've got way too much time on your hands" and thinking "Damn, I gotta do that too!" ..... Seriously, that sounds hysterical. Huuuuaaaarrrgghhh!!!!!

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 3:45 p.m. CST


    by white owl

    are they picking character names off a god damn map!??!?

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Sly needs to make a movie with Quentin Tarantino in the director

    by JDanielP

    If the right talent is willing to work with Stallone, I personally believe he's got a number of good flicks left in him.

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Lets just cut to the chase

    by Hervoyel

    And get started on "Rhinestone II, Electric Boogaloo" It's time we all revisited Sly as the singing cowboy and learned again what a true multi-faceted entertainer is capable of. Plus I'm pretty sure both Sly and Dolly Parton have some room on their schedules. If they can work Thunderlips and the robot in then that's just gravy people.

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Theme Song: Ba-ba-ba-ba-Rocky-Bal-BOA!!!

    by The E

    They better include the new theme song, "Rocky", by the Big Tymers (Cash Money Hot Boyz), it's awesome!

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Yo, DocPaz...

    by ZombieSolutions

    damnit, man! why you always have to go messing up my hamfisted fun! i'm trying to get my Verhoven on and you come at me with an intelligent, measured, and informed response! arrgh! ________ no, but seriously, i see what you are saying. i just think it's time that the US seriously rethink it's foreign policy strategies in general. you know what i mean? its been one disaster after another with a few cooking on the burner right now. and it seems like alot of what is going on today is basically fallout from paranoid Cold War realpolitik policies... as in, we shouldn't have gone down that road in the first place. further, that trying to solve those problems by increasing the problems doesn't make much sense to me. as you pointed out yourself, "Contrary to popular White House belief, there actually isn't an American inside every person in the world struggling to break out."

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 4:57 p.m. CST

    It's good to look to the past...

    by Childe Roland trying to understand the present and plot the future, but it's a waste of time to talk about why something should or shouldn't have been done if the assigning of blame is your goal. We need to deal with the situations the decisions of the past have created and, hopefully, carry forward enough knowledge and wisdom from the experience of living through the ramifications not to repeat our mistakes in the future. Now, here's the million dollar question: Am I talking about U.S. foreign policy or the prospect of another Rocky movie? Irwin M. Fletcher, you choose.

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 5:19 p.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    Sorry about the buzzkill, dude. It's a horrifying realization when it's brought to one's attention that one has somehow been an impediment to another person getting their Verhoeven on. Words cannot express my chagrin. Well, maybe one word can... Huuuuaaaarrrgghhh!!!!!

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Harry, you should interview Sly and instigate him to insult you.

    by axelfoley

    where you were respond with an affectionate: "THAT remark just cost you your opening weekend.....STALLION-fag!!

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Get off Revolution's Nut!

    by Mr Sparkle


  • Oct. 18, 2005, 8:10 p.m. CST


    by joejedi

    F-U non-believers! Getting old sucks...or does it? That's what this movie will be about. If you don't dig it now, come back to it in a decade or two. Trust me, I was 6 when the first Rocky hit...I've aged with it and want to see where the original Contender is now. Rocky 5 was a nice preview.

  • Oct. 18, 2005, 10:57 p.m. CST

    I think they should call the Sequel, Rocky Balboa 2: Electric Bo

    by Doc_Strange

    "You're in trouble now meatball, BROTHER!!"

  • Oct. 19, 2005, 4:04 p.m. CST

    by LastDragon

  • Oct. 31, 2006, 6:29 a.m. CST

    he dies at the end


    spoiler alert