This movie has so many things right with it. Stallone, by this point, was no longer a struggling actor/writer as he not only had three highly successful movies in this series along with the Rambo series going at the same time. In addition to the acting, writing and directing being way above par for this time, Stallone choose to give a new movie musician a chance. His name was Vince DiCola. He went on to do the instrumental soundtrack for the only official movie, The Transformers Movie in 1986.
8 people found this review helpful
You gotta love it for what it is! The training montages and music are great. Fight scenes... well, they have always been over the top and nobody could take that kind of a beating, but who cares, this entertainment and gets the adrenaline flowing. Rocky! Rocky! They could try blocking a punch or two! A better plot would have been Rocky throwing in the towel and Drago getting in the deadly blow anyways. Difficult to see Rocky speaking at Apollo's funeral and his wife not going in for the KO.
34 people found this review helpful
Not the best, to be honest, but the most memorable. East meets West and you'll have a great time watching Rocky and Ivan swing at each other.