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Discussion in 'Mumbai Region' started by The 1-2-3 Killam, Oct 21, 2012.
Round 2: Rocky vs. Se7en
The poll will close on Thursday, October 25th at 2am PT (ish)
Rocky for me here.
Now before any comments are made about the subsequent Rocky films, lets remember that those aren't being voted for. This is Rocky in a vacuum, where it is one of the best sports films as well as one of the best underdog films ever made too.
Stallone famously hammered out the first draft of the script in 3 days and stuck to his guns to make sure that he would be able to play the role himself. It cost the film $1 million dollars as the producers were willing to provide a $2 million budget if a big name could be attached for the leading role. The film then made a total $225 million worldwide gross, a phenomenal feat.
Eye of the Tiger is forever paired with the Rocky franchise but the original theme, Gonna Fly Now is one of the most uplifting and inspirational pieces of music that is constantly used at sports arenas to get the crowd pumped up.
It has to be Rocky.
I fucking love Se7en but I can't bring myself to down vote Rocky. What a great........GREAT film. As already pointed out by Dowds, it's just the classic underdog story and you can't help but pull for the guy. I showed this movie to my wife who really only watches period pieces, BBC stuff and anime and even she was making all these faces and holding her breath and cheering this guy on. Great film, not bashing Se7en in any way and if it was up against A LOT of other films I would have voted for it. The twist at the end was brilliant but it's got nothing on Rocky.
Rocky is a great underdog story and WrestleZone is the perfect place for this movie, but it did drag on at times. I didn't have the sympathy for underdog Stallone that others did and, being a fan of MMA now, watching it now is embarrassingly bad. At least No Holds Barred with Hogan and Zeus had 'realistic' pro wrestling in it. Rocky had all hooks and uppercuts with absolutely no defense.
Beyond all that, Se7en was a more enjoyable movie and Brad Pitt is a much more compelling actor than Stallone.
Yeah I'm taking Se7en on this.
Sports films... urgh... I don't think there are many worse genre for cinema. The problem is they're all the same, every damn one of them. Granted Rocky is almost certainly the best and probably inspired most of what followed but at the end of the day, it's a simple underdog story that we've seen a thousand times before. It's a non-challenging feel-good movie. Yawn
As for it's rival
Kevin Spacey as a psycho
Morgan Freeman narrating
David Fincher directing
The awesome ending
Ding! Ding! It's a knockout victory in the Se7enth round.