It’s the rematch of the century as Rocky Balboa takes on Apollo Creed in this powerful follow-up to one of the most acclaimed movies in film history. Writer-director-star Sylvester Stallone succeeds in creating a powerful feel-good movie hailed as “a stunning effort in every way” (New York Post). After club fighter Rocky Balboa (Stallone) goes the distance with the world heavyweight champion, boxing fans clamor for a rematch. But Rocky, having sustained massive injuries in the bout, announces his retirement. Though he tries to make a new life for himself, Rocky realizes that he can’t escape his true calling. The ring beckons once more, and the “Italian Stallion” must prepare for the fight of his life.
This film is an inspirational film and a worthy successor to the original “Rocky.” It’s a shame that the language prevents it from being Dove approved. There is language scattered throughout but two strong profanities prevent us from approving it as a family-friendly film. Hopefully a filtered version will become available.