Feature | Premium | Nov 03 2019

Rating all of the Rocky movies

Matt Bozeat, like pretty much everyone, loves Rocky Balboa, but he takes off the rose-tinted specs for long enough to admit that some of the films were better than others
Rocky Balboa

TO millions, Rocky means Balboa rather than Marciano or Graziano. More than that, it means a fighting spirit, a belief that if you never give up, you will get your rewards.  

Had Sylvester Stallone made his decision to retire Rocky after the success of the first film way back in 1976, we would have been spared the fight that ended the Cold War and his comeback when he was in his fifties, but also deprived of the ending to Rocky II.

How much good the films did for boxing is debatable.