Rocky III

Rocky III

DVD - 2001
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Rocky Balboa is now the heavyweight champ and spends his restless idle time participating in charity wrestling matches. The careless Rocky is beaten by a ruthless challenger, Clubber Lang. After Rocky acquires the needed hunger to win, he is ready for the brutal and nail-biting rematch with Lang.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : MGM Home Entertainment [distributor], c2001
ISBN: 9780792849896
0792849892
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 22, 2018

As the third installment in the series, this movie is also directed, written by, and starring Sylvester Stallone as the protagonist, Rocky Balboa. After becoming the World Heavyweight Champion, Rocky enjoys his new found fame and fortune, while another young and motivated opponent, Clubber Lang (played by Mr. T), challenges him to a fight. After getting knocked out easily, Rocky is approached by the former champion, Apollo Creed (played by Carl Weathers), to be trained for a rematch with Lang. This is probably my favourite movie in the series, since the role of Clubber Lang has been played very well, and he is the most aggressive and hot-headed villain in the franchise. Rocky’s training is more serious and physically demanding than ever before, as he has to train to fight his strongest opponent yet. The movie also shows how we must continue striving for improvement, because a lack of focus and practice can diminish our talent. I give it a rating of 4 stars.
- @Riveting_Reviews of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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lukasevansherman
Jul 05, 2017

1982's "Rocky III" is the third in the boxing saga that, somewhow, decades later continues. Part of the charm (Albeit of the sweaty sort.) of the original was that its protagonist was a sweet, scruffy underdog and in this entry, he's hugely successful and the heavyweight champion, so something has been lost. This is the one where he fights Clubber Lang, played by Mr. T, and also the one that introduced Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger," one of the best ever songs to set a training montage to. All the familiar elements and characters are here, but this entry feels tired and bored. He does fight Hulk Hogan though, which I guess is kinda cool. Stallone starred, wrote, and directed. Followed by "Rock IV," in which Rocky fights (And beats!) the Soviet Union.

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karatemaster
Nov 14, 2015

Rocky III is a strong continuation in the Rocky film series. A beloved character dies in this film but the message of picking yourself up and not quitting is still apparent throughout the film. Highly Recommend.

ravenheart Jul 17, 2014

My favorite rocky movie, and the only one I've seen multiple times over the years. Clubber Lang was his best opponent and Mr. T did a hell of a job playing him. I also enjoyed Creed more when he was training Rocky in this film than when Rocky was fighting him in the first 2 films.

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NiceGuyRobb
Jul 27, 2013

A solid transition movie. Same themes as the other Rocky's except this one is from the man who has it all perspective and who still challenges himself through a roller coaster of emotions.

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OverCookedCookies
Dec 10, 2012

Not repeating much from the other movies - like fighting Apollo Creed. I like it for its new story and also acting and action. 4 and a half stars!

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Jul 27, 2013

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gideonlundin
Feb 18, 2018

"I do not hate Rocky Balboa, I pity the fool!"
-Clubber Lang (Mr.T)

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