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#312675 - 01/05/07 01:59 PM Your vote is important
Cord Offline
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OK, the only real and important question in the world as this is typed is contained in this poll. You are not allowed to vote if you have not seen all 6 movies. The salient point synopsis after each title is to prevent confusion and casting of votes in error for those who can't remember which film is which. I will be casting my own vote on January 19th (Rocky Balboa's UK release date).
Which Rocky movie is your favourite
Only one choice allowed


Votes accepted starting: 01/05/07 01:50 PM
View the results of this poll.
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#312676 - 01/05/07 02:09 PM Re: Your vote is important [Re: Cord]
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I consider rocky I & II as the one and only story.

the rest are tack-ons that suffer from sequel-itis.

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#312677 - 01/05/07 02:19 PM Re: Your vote is important [Re: Ed_Morris]
mark Offline
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LOL Cord, do you consider the latest Rocky movie to be a documentary about Boxing, as you seemed to think Rambo 3 was a documentary about the Russian invasion of Afghanistan?

Seriously, im quite a Stallone fan, so I guess I will go and see the new Rocky

Mark

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#312678 - 01/05/07 02:21 PM Re: Your vote is important [Re: Ed_Morris]
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OK, but does that have a bearing on which one of the 6 you enjoyed the most? and if so, will you go for 1 or 2?
If you havent seen all 6, then a post as an answer would not impeach the findings of the poll.
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#312679 - 01/05/07 02:22 PM Re: Your vote is important [Re: Cord]
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Same here vote soon (we all still going?)....hey Matt have you ran up the steps to the museum of fine art in Philadelphia?.....York isn't that far from Philly. I did it, what a rush that was, nearly collapsed at the top
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#312680 - 01/05/07 02:26 PM Re: Your vote is important [Re: mark]
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Quote:

LOL Cord, do you consider the latest Rocky movie to be a documentary about Boxing, as you seemed to think Rambo 3 was a documentary about the Russian invasion of Afghanistan?




If that is how you saw my using of that movie in regards to that topic, then it just goes to show how little attention you actually took to others posts and POV on that thread.

This is a simple movie question, and it will stay that way.

If baiting me is your new hobby (3rd thread you have posted directly to me in an inflammatory way), may I ask that you move on to something else. I come here in my free time, for fun, and exchange of info, not pointless contrived arguments.

New year, new start. Do we have an accord?
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#312681 - 01/05/07 02:36 PM Re: Your vote is important [Re: Cord]
mark Offline
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Cord,

"I come here in my free time, for fun"

So do I!!!!

Don’t be so sensitive, even you should see that my comment {with Wink smiley} was meant to be humorous.. Also I seem to remember you “drawing your sword first” But in my magnanimity I accept your offer of surrender.

Regards

Mark

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#312682 - 01/05/07 02:44 PM Re: Your vote is important [Re: grumbleweed]
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Quote:

Same here vote soon (we all still going?)....hey Matt have you ran up the steps to the museum of fine art in Philadelphia?.....York isn't that far from Philly. I did it, what a rush that was, nearly collapsed at the top




True, not that far. I haven't been there yet, though I would like to see it soon. I'M READY FOR THE STEPS!!!!
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#312683 - 01/05/07 02:51 PM Re: Your vote is important [Re: MattJ]
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Remember to do this at the top of them. And take kids. Lots of kids. Oh and maybe a string section
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#312684 - 01/05/07 04:36 PM Re: Your vote is important [Re: Cord]
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nothing like the training sequence in number 4
"i will break you..."
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#312685 - 01/05/07 09:56 PM Re: Your vote is important [Re: Cord]
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yes, I've seen all 6. a few weeks ago me and the kids had a Rocky I-V marathon rental weekend, then last week we saw VI in the theatre.

I voted Rocky I. all were entertaining, but 1&2 were the real story.

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#312686 - 01/06/07 02:36 AM Re: Your vote is important [Re: Ed_Morris]
Ayub Offline
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Quote:

yes, I've seen all 6. a few weeks ago me and the kids had a Rocky I-V marathon rental weekend, then last week we saw VI in the theatre.

I voted Rocky I. all were entertaining, but 1&2 were the real story.




Completely agree. I marathoned them all twice in a row!
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#312687 - 01/06/07 06:12 AM Re: Your vote is important [Re: Ayub]
baby_bwoy Offline
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COME ON LADDDSSS...lets be honest i really cant choose, but the only real bad one was rocky V..that was just terrible...the line 'ROCKY TAKE HIM TO THE STREET!!!', says enough...and yeah i did the rocky marathon as well..good stuff...

aaron
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#312688 - 01/10/07 03:59 PM Re: Your vote is important [Re: Cord]
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Cord I haven't voted as I haven't seen the 6th movie yet but from the people I know who saw it say they loved it. My order of favorites so far without seeing the 6th movie are:

Rocky IV
Rock III
Rocky II
Rocky I
Rocky V

Rocky V was okay but just was missing that something. To bring him from rags to riches and then back to rags again just didn't seem right. I liked how they started the whole thing with him in the shower after the fight with the Russian; Captain Ivan Drago ... but still was missing just that little something. I have a feeling that in the 6th movie they will capture that again and why I look forward to seeing it. If it wasn't for this bump knee I would have already seen it. Perhaps this weekend my wife and I will go see it and then I will be able to answer your poll. Until then I don't know how everybody voted which saddens me. How did you like the 6th movie Cord?
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#312689 - 01/10/07 04:17 PM Re: Your vote is important [Re: Dereck]
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Rocky 3 was the best as Rocky had to overcome the worse enemy-himself. His depression and fears. And he did it. And the training clips are pretty sweet.
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#312690 - 01/10/07 04:56 PM Re: Your vote is important [Re: Stormdragon]
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Sorry Stormdragon, "I must break you".
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#312691 - 01/10/07 05:56 PM Re: Your vote is important [Re: Dereck]
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Quote:

How did you like the 6th movie Cord?




Rocky Balboa opens on the 19th of Jan over here in the UK. It is agonising waiting for this, and also threw up quite an ethical dilemma for me. I was lent, by friend, a pirate copy of it on DVD. Not recorded at the back of a cinema like most dodgy movies, but a leaked advance copy that gets sent out for oscar consideration- perfect print of the movie, but occasionaly get the subtitle 'property of MGM' at the bottom of the print.
I had the chance to end my wait and put myself out of my misery. I didnt watch it. I want to wait for the big screen, I want to contribute to its success in the box office, I want Stallone to have a last Hurrah in the cinema with this and the final Rambo. He has given me so much enjoyment and inspiration over the years that I feel I owe him.
Other less patient individuals I know took advantage of the copy- the vedict so far? All but one have said its the best since the first one. The one that disagreed thought it was the best of all of them!
I am very excited about seeing it

Of the 5 i have seen, I think Rocky 1 is the most valid film artisticaly, though I think that Rocky 2 is more entertaining- especialy with mickey's character filled out. He steals the movie for me.
For the all important training montage, it has to be rocky 4. Not only is it impressive, but it also pre-empts the whole functional vs machine training debate/revolution that has come to the fore nearly 20 years later. Rocks, tree chopping and sled dragging- how can i not love that?
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#312692 - 01/11/07 09:28 AM Re: Your vote is important [Re: Cord]
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Quote:

I was lent, by friend, a pirate copy of it on DVD. Not recorded at the back of a cinema like most dodgy movies, but a leaked advance copy that gets sent out for oscar consideration- perfect print of the movie, but occasionaly get the subtitle 'property of MGM' at the bottom of the print.




I have seen these copies as well for some movies with one being the 2nd Lord of the Rings. I too waited and seen it in the movie theatre but later watched it over and over again off of this copy. I didn't even mind the pop up on the bottom, "For your viewing consideration".

This weekend on Sunday my wife and I plan to see this movie and then I will take your poll. Saturday my Instructor and wife, my and I, all plan to go to the motorcycle show which should be fun. So on Sunday I can finally see the results.
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#312693 - 01/11/07 09:44 AM Re: Your vote is important [Re: Cord]
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When the first 'Rocky' came out (I think it was 1976 and I was about 14/15), I thought it was too violent and refused to see it until 1986.

Number one is the best, in my opinion, because of the story. It's a quieter movie, without all the hoopla and grandstanding and flagwaving that permeated the other movies. It's filled with characters that are familiar to me, and the lifestyles and city are very much like my own upbringing.

If I had to pick out the one quality about that movie that makes it the best for me...the word would be 'poignant'.

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#312694 - 01/11/07 02:02 PM Re: Your vote is important [Re: harlan]
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Rocky, the original, is definitely a good story and the main character does not take the big prize but gains the respect of everybody and gains something for himself. It is a classic for sure and stands out as a great movie. I love movies where at the end things don't always work out for the heros or main character(s).

I actually did not watch any of the Rocky movies when they came out. I heard of them and knew about them but still did not really care. Then in 1985 I seen Rocky IV and then I was hooked and borrowed Rocky, Rocky II and Rocky III from my father's friend and watched them all in a row. Then when they started showing these on TV I would watch them each and every time. These types of movies give you that feeling inside that makes you feel like you can do anything if you really try. Very motivational. Thanks Sly.
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#312695 - 01/15/07 09:22 AM Re: Your vote is important [Re: Dereck]
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Wells I now have seen the movie ... 1.5 times to be exact. Checked the computer and it said to start at 6:30 so we arrive at 6:00, get our stuff and head in and it is on. I figure we've missed a few minutes in the beginning as they started it early but nope, I've missed half of it and too embarrassed to leave we watch it to the end, stick around and then watch the whole thing again.

They try to get in touch with the first movie. You see the Rocky character and get to know him better. He's looking older but he still has that something. The movie moved too fast through his workout but I guess that is not what Sly wanted to dwell on like he did for Rocky IV. Is this my favorite Rocky ... I'm not sure but it ranks up there. I believe Sly ... I believe.
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#312696 - 01/16/07 07:58 AM Re: Your vote is important [Re: Stormdragon]
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To the contrary of most people like my favorite Rocky was Rocky V. I thought that had the best story and I really wanted Rocky to kick Tommy Gun's ass for his betrayal. I think a lot of people can relate to the plot of someone taking advantage of someone and then stabbing them in the back . Tommy was pressured to fight his mentor for no legit reasons other then jealousy. Rocky kicking his ass in the end has more realism then fighting Drago to avenge the death of Apollo..

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#312697 - 01/21/07 12:11 AM Re: Your vote is important [Re: Boxer99]
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Nothing better than watching Dolph Lungren get beat up!
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#312698 - 01/21/07 01:11 AM Re: Your vote is important [Re: Chen Zen]
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rocky 1 was my bed time story for years, the others just went down hill, in my little mind, as looking for more money.

but i have to say 6 took it for me, i loved it. and after some soul searching i have to put 6 above 1.
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#312699 - 01/21/07 05:51 PM Re: Your vote is important [Re: Chen Zen]
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Quote:

Nothing better than watching Dolph Lungren get beat up!




Agreed. Dolph Lundgren was cool in Rock 4. Rocky 4 pwns the other rocky movies by far.
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