Last night was a very quite night for me. I pretty much spent most of my time reading and watching TV. I wasn’t planning on settling in for a movie last night but I came upon a showing of Rocky II on cable and was immediately sucked in. I haven’t seen any of the Rocky movies in many years … and as for Rocky II itself, well, I’m quite certain I haven’t watched the movie in full for well over 25 years. Thankfully, I caught the film right as it started and, well, it was a Rocky night for me ;)
I have to say, I kinda love the usual Rocky movie formula … the first 60% of the film features Rocky refusing to fight. The next 30% of the film features Rocky deciding to fight and then training to fight. The next 8% of the film features Rocky getting beaten to a pulp by whoever he is fighting. And the final 2% of the film features Rocky coming back to win in the end. We can’t help but root for Rocky because he is always the underdog. It’s a brilliant formula. To be honest, I think Rocky IV is my fave Rocky film … if you add the USA vs. Soviet Union mid-80s tension to the Rocky formula, you’ve got GOLD. If you are in the mood for a feel good, all-American movie and you can handle watching men beat each other silly, then I wholeheartedly recommend the first 4 Rocky films. I believe if you search your cable listings, you’ll find that Rocky III is on TV tonight and Rocky IV is on TV tomorrow.
No plans for tonight … I may watch Rocky III, I may not. I have a bit of stuff to take care of around the house and I’m still really into my Walt Disney book so … I’m thinkin’ it’s going to be a really quite night here at the ol’ homestead. Happy Tuesday!