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Thursday, February 9, 2012
21. Rocky (1976)
Rocky puts other sports movies to shame. The story focuses
on a young man, Rocky Balboa who tries to make it in Philadelphia as a boxer. Although
Rocky is a tough guy, he has a heart of gold and adores his girlfriend Adrian.
Eventually, Rocky makes it big and fights the undefeated heavyweight champion
of the world, Apollo Creed. In this fight, they go all out, and Apollo, nearly
exhausted, says to Rocky, “we’re not doing this again.” In the end though,
Rocky loses, albeit barely… but it doesn’t matter to him. He proved himself in
the ring with Apollo Creed, and the crowd erupts in raucous applause for Rocky.
In the aftermath, Rocky calls out to Adrian, and they embrace for all their love
is worth. Rocky is triumphant in the face of defeat.