This movie definitely raises some important questions:
- Where did Michael B. Jordan come from?
- Is he single?
- Do all boxers have those bodies?
- Have I been missing out on this all my life?
- How freaking old is Sylvester Stallone?
Can you just quickly look ^ at those arms for a second? WHAAAAAAAA. Un.Real. Quite frankly this movie was basically an hour and a half of watching Michael B. Jordan get ripped, and then 20 minutes of him boxing and getting the crap kicked out of him. In my humble opinion, I think this movie could have been a real treasure if they got rid of the boxing bits and just focused on Michael’s bod goals. But hey, I’m just the messenger – GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT!
On a plot note, I did think it was pretty smart that they paid tribute to the first movie of this series “Rocky” by making the main character, Michael, the son of Rocky’s nemesis, Apollo Creed. What was even more brilliant was that they made Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) the coach of Apollo Creed’s son. Very full circle and very satisfying. HOWEVER, again, I have another thought that I think could have taken this movie to the next level: Imagine if Creed had a dog or cat or something and had named it…..Adrian!! How much better would this movie be?! SO MUCH BETTER is the correct answer. I truly believe that a “Rocky” movie without a single “Yo Adrian” isn’t be legit. Again, just the messenger.
Popcorn Rating: 4 popped corns – all for Michael’s bod
Can’t get enough of those arms.