Rocky V (1990)

rocky-v“I’m not gunna knock you down this time! I’m gunna put you through the street! ” – Rocky

Number of Times Seen – at least twice (cable in the 90’s and 12 Dec 2016)

Brief Synopsis – After retiring, Rocky chooses a protege who wants to try and reach the top the wrong way while Rocky himself must deal with new found problems at home.

My Take on it – This film is by far the worst (and weakest) of the films in the series.

This mainly is due to the fact that the characters and situations feel totally disconnected from what we know about Rocky and his world from the previous films (and future ones for that matter.)

The film really limps along and is so laughable at so many points it’s not even worth listing them all.

There are a few interesting fight scenes, but Rocky feels so far from his element here that it seems as if we have entered some kind of Bzarro world instead of something that is part of the Rocky Balboa canon.

What were they thinking???

Bottom Line – The worst of the series by a large margin.  The Rocky shown here is so different from the one in the previous (or even future) films.  The film really limps along and sometimes feels like it’s in a Bizarro world of Rocky instead of the normal canon of the films.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Sylvester Stallone’s salary for the first Rocky film was $23,000. His salary for Rocky V (1990) was $15 million. That represents a pay raise of 65,117 percent, and is estimated to be one of the largest pay raises in Hollywood history for any actor.  (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy


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