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  • Rocky Balboa

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    Jan 17

    With great pleasure I comment that I inaugurate my blog with a critique in the aftermath of one of my favorite movies of all time: Rocky. As you know, the first installment of this film marked the launch to stardom of his hero Sylvester Stallone, and is also an Oscar winner for best picture in 1976 (and look in that year was also Taxi Driver, another great film). This time, Stallone after 16 years of the now distant Rocky V, he decided to film this (now if) latest installment of the boxing saga. In this new film I have to say that although the first time I saw her I felt something was missing, seeing it a second time …… I feel like I still missing something, but I think an end more than worthy for this character. The thing about this tape is not defined if the tonic “commercial” or “more independent” like the first Rocky (with low budget and based more on situations and dialogues in the spectacular fights.) It notes the absence of Thalia Shire (The Adrian Rocky) and in the first scenes we see why ……

    I never knew what is the behind the scenes, or if there was a problem between her and Stallone was consensual and she did not appear (considering that she appears in the official release in “Red Carpet”). The story itself is good, a conflict deep inside the boxer who can take a lesson at any level regardless of this, but I sense that the development of this conflict is that “punch” (save me a boxing term for vary) to make it to have the desired effect. The character of the child even though over the years continues to show that particular immaturity evident in Rocky V and (at that was understood was a teenager) but this still has to be guided by his father. The brother Paulie (Burt Young) is shown doing the same (cutting meat and drinking liquor) a little reminding us of the beginnings Paulie. As a wink to the first Rocky turtles appear (and older kids), the boxer Spider Rico (who plays a cook in the restaurant Rocky owned), Nina Marie (yes, one that commanded the devil in Rocky Balboa) and older kids.

    And of course, could not miss the training that Guess? on the stairs just in front of the statue of Rocky at the Museum of the City of Philadelphia. Incidentally, the training level I did not like (at the beginning of the song “Gone Fly Now” we see an arthritic Rocky struggling with all kinds of equipment and exercises and end of the same song and has a “supercondition” .) Rocky’s opponent, Mason “The Line” Dixon (played by real boxer Antonio Tarver) because there is nothing salvageable in the histrionic aspect. So his dialogue is very short. He threw more blows than words. Finally a good film to dry more thrilling in parts of the memories that brings novelty it brings. I rate an 8.

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  • San Francisco

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    Jan 30

    a It did not seem to suffer too, although the nights spent in vigil believed sobbing as many names as necessary to assuage the pain of hip and torpor of this city that, contrary to his desire, had been growing almost from scratch and now cursing just as Sodom and Gomorrah between rosary and rosary, contenting himself with watching the flocks of pigeons or parakeets through the window, and that violent blue blood he burned them and caused a flood of memories that suddenly invaded to shake the breath and become almost liquid eyes The weight of years almost nothing, as if it never reached the twilight of the day that arrived with the back ground of the journey through the mountains, in that old bus, with only a small leather suitcase which clung wildly as he crossed the dark reaches of the market due to the esplanade of the park, opposite the church, watching every step with eyes wide the frenetic movement of the city of farmers in the coastal Guanacaste and Chinese traders who came from Canton and Shanghai during the years after the war in transit to the San Francisco that many never see, instead letting hundreds of shoots propagated from those lands nice and almost monsoon weather, year after year, modeled after the fashion of the Son of Heaven. And she, having come against their own forecasts for six decades, could not believe that twist of fate, this return, that deep within itself, meant to revive the most of her pain.

    However, the impression that he was changing his arrival, nothing was like in their memories and somehow, the fun of Chinese people that every morning talking from corner to corner, each in his own business, relaxing, feeling safer among walls imaginary, free at last, letting the girl who had never ceased to be run between the rice fields or to play hide and seek in the whiteness of the cotton fields surrounding what a hundred years ago was a small village with embers of the Spanish colony established at the edge of the reeds of the river, and which, in spite of the disbelief of the locals, suddenly appeared and then a church school, built by German missionaries with large rooms and typical Germanic finished with an atrium the entrance and a small stage at the bottom, where then, the founding executive marches and waltzes on the piano brought from Hamburg in slow journey.

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