What Makes It So Great?
Aside from the series as a whole, the first creation in the Rocky series brings background and story that can capture the attention of any viewer. From the mind of Sylvester Stallone came a simple yet complex story that is both action packed and emotional. On top of the fact that the script is outstanding, the fight scenes that it brings are the most memorable part. Anybody can find joy in watching Rocky.
Why Would A Teen Enjoy?
Any teen would find the story intriguing. However, what really puts it over the top for a teen is the fighting and training scenes. From the music to the camera shots every boxing scene gets an audiences heart-pumping and makes them feel ready to run through a brick wall. Rocky is both subtle and energizing, and gives a teen the feeling of explosive energy they need throughout the movie.
Where Does It Rank?
Different from the sequels, Rocky 1 is viewed in a very high regard amongst critiques. It received a 91% on rotten tomatoes and won the academy award for Best Picture. Along with that it won 2 other academy awards and it stands out as one of the most influential films of all time.
"Cut me mick"
"Ain't gonna be no rematch"
"You're gonna eat lightning ' and you're gonna crap thunder"
"Go for the ribs"