Monday, July 26, 2010

Rocky II-Con't

Dear Heather,
Do you think the filmmakers adequately captured the rivalry between Rocky and Apollo Creed in the second Rocky movie?
Los Angeles, CA

Dear Phil,
Absolutely, yes. Rocky's rivalry with Apollo was unparalleled and the film laid this out in great detail. The director helped create sympathy for Rocky by making him look like a regular guy with a meatpacking job during the day and professional boxing dreams at night. This, juxtaposed with Apollo Creed's arrogance, materialism, and ruthless demeanor, created a tension like no other in the history of 1970s, Hollywood, sports-related cinema. If you watch it again, you will have no trouble becoming invested, heart and soul.

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