10 films that should've been good. But weren't

Posted by , 23 April 2009

Rocky Balboa

What it's about:
Another old timer gets back in the gym and prepares himself for battle one last time. With the help of his son, and in memory of his dead wife, Rocky Balboa pulls himself out of a vortex of unending grief and self pity to once again rise out of the proverbial ashes as a rippling mass of muscle. Oh God. Rocky returns to the ring to fight Antonia Tarver in a virtual match (what?), in order to reclaim his status as the ultimate boxing machine we all know and love.

Why it failed:
It was a one man show with Stallone writing, directing and starring in the final and most disappointing instalment of the Rocky series. The implausible plot and tired clichés were worse than the state of Stallone's droopy face and only muddied the stellar reputation of the Academy award winning franchise. Oops.

Saving Grace:
Although the script needed some work, Stallone looked more than physically fit to play the part, at the age of 60. Keep on trucking fella.

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