December 21, 2006

Film Critic Quote of the Day

Adam of Things Thrown Five Minutes Ago makes an excellent point about "Rocky Balboa," even though he hasn't seen it:

"Based on the reviews, isn't it clear that what Sylvester Stallone is doing with Rocky Balboa is the exact same thing as what Kevin Smith did with Clerks II? After years of failure at doing anything else, just take your most popular characters, bring them back to where they started, and make a warm, nostalgic movie that both seeks to resurrect the thrills of the original while overtly questioning (and ultimately justifying) why these characters were worth rooting for one more time, given their age. (Only, in Stallone's case, presumably with fewer dick jokes.)"
"Clerks II," at least, didn't spend half of its running time rehashing scenes, moments and lines from the first film.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 21, 2006 01:27 PM

I think Rocky should have died at the end of this movie that way he could never be brought back.

Posted by: A at December 21, 2006 03:03 PM
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