Rocky II review
Rocky (Stallone) was in a fight with Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) ends with a split decision. He marries Adrian (Talia Shire) and bears a child. Mickey Goldmill (Burgess Meredith) is approached by Rocky to train him for his comeback. Screenplay was still solid and had heart with lines from Adrian – “There's one thing I want you to do for me. Win, win!” Mickey – “If you wanna stay here I'll stay with ya. I stay with ya. I'll stay and pray. What do I got to lose?” Rocky – “Thanks, Father. You done real good. I'm proud of you. Okay, things are gonna be great.” Direction was solid and the dizzying sequence on the ring was wonderful and conclusion was apt. The winning sincere was still used and it involved the kids more. Burgess Meredith was incredible and Stallone plays it dumb. Rocky II doesn’t match the greatness of the original but still inspires because of its premise of never giving up and value of family.