Rocky was there ever a better movie in this genre
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Rocky - a guy from the wrong side of the tracks , a man with a good heart , who finally gets a chance to make it big
Adrian- shy girl working in a dead end job living with an abusive brother who after meeting
Rocky blossoms and grows as a woman and person
Apollo Creed - the champion and showman who gives Rocky a chance.
A love story ( Rocky and Adrian ) , a story of never giving up , of doing the right thing of treating people with respect and an ending where even though Rocky loses the fight he realizes he has won so much in the experience
Rocky is, undeniably, your stereotypical feel-good underdog boxing film. It separates itself from other movies in its genre by also being an excellent character piece. It effectively tells two compelling stories- that of a struggling athlete and his completely separate romance. That dual-story is the reason this movie is so often seen as superior to others like it. Movies like Warrior are perhaps better on the athletic side, but miss the mark on a personal level. Films like Aronofsky's The Wrestler are emotionally gripping, but don't have the adrenaline contributed by meaningful and well choreographed fight scenes (not that The Wrestler ever was intended to be any type of sport film).
However, the movie that I would propose is equal or better than Rocky is Scorsese's Raging Bull. It may not have the popular appeal of Rocky, but its scale is much greater. It focuses on the whole man (De Niro) showing boxing as part of him, while Rocky tells of a boxer who also happens to have a personal life. Ultimately, after viewing the two side by side, I suggest that one would have to admit that Raging Bull has the most intrinsic value, although Rocky may have the most entertainment value.
1) It was about a real person
2) It was hardly an uplifting film
3) It show Lamotta as a violent wife beater who could not really control his anger
It was a completely different film and did not leave the warm fuzzy feeling that Rocky did
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Vote Placed by DreamSymphony00 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con defined what qualifies as the "best" and demonstrated better reasoning as to why Rocky was not the best compared to another movie.
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