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2021-07-06 10:25:37 AM  
Before all the haters come in, I'd humbly point out a couple of things.

1. He wrote the script for the original "Rocky." Some give him crap for ripping off Chuck Wepner's story, but it is still quite an accomplishment to effectively dramatize/fictionalize any true story and make it work for audiences and critics as well as "Rocky" did. It won Best Picture and spawned a decades long franchise that is, incredibly, still going.

2. Rocky and Rambo are two distinctly different characters, and I think time has proven that audiences found him convincing in both roles.
 
2021-07-06 10:44:42 AM  
CSB/

I used to work out at the Malibu Gym, and one day I see this guy, not working out, but just standing in front of the mirror, flexing and looking at his muscles.  I eventually realize it's Sly.  Okay, it's part of his job to look good, so fine.

I decide I have to mess with him anyway, so when I finish my workout, he was over with two pretty ladies and I approach.  I say "Hey, you were in Woody Allen movie, weren't you?  You played a mugger on a subway train."

He said, "yeah, yeah, I did do that."  I say, "I'm an aspiring actor" (I wasn't, but I hoped to make his eyes roll).  "I'm an aspiring actor, and I was wondering... did you ever find work after that?"

He got a kick out of it and played along.  Said, "No, no.  I quit acting after that."

/CSB
 
2021-07-06 11:27:42 AM  
Sadly, his face did not.
 
2021-07-06 11:32:01 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: Before all the haters come in, I'd humbly point out a couple of things.

1. He wrote the script for the original "Rocky." Some give him crap for ripping off Chuck Wepner's story, but it is still quite an accomplishment to effectively dramatize/fictionalize any true story and make it work for audiences and critics as well as "Rocky" did. It won Best Picture and spawned a decades long franchise that is, incredibly, still going.

2. Rocky and Rambo are two distinctly different characters, and I think time has proven that audiences found him convincing in both roles.


Would add that First Blood is basically Fight Club levels of misunderstood, and the other Rambo movies largley miss the point.
 
2021-07-06 11:38:40 AM  

Bathtub Cynic: thatguyoverthere70: Before all the haters come in, I'd humbly point out a couple of things.

1. He wrote the script for the original "Rocky." Some give him crap for ripping off Chuck Wepner's story, but it is still quite an accomplishment to effectively dramatize/fictionalize any true story and make it work for audiences and critics as well as "Rocky" did. It won Best Picture and spawned a decades long franchise that is, incredibly, still going.

2. Rocky and Rambo are two distinctly different characters, and I think time has proven that audiences found him convincing in both roles.

Would add that First Blood is basically Fight Club levels of misunderstood, and the other Rambo movies largley miss the point.


First blood is a legit film.  It is lumped in with the other Rambo films, but it was actually trying to say something, which it did well.

There are no characters in creed III from the original Rocky movie
 
2021-07-06 11:40:17 AM  
Same age as George W. Bush, right down to the day. How neat-o for both of them.
 
2021-07-06 11:46:43 AM  
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2021-07-06 11:49:53 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: Before all the haters come in, I'd humbly point out a couple of things.

1. He wrote the script for the original "Rocky." Some give him crap for ripping off Chuck Wepner's story, but it is still quite an accomplishment to effectively dramatize/fictionalize any true story and make it work for audiences and critics as well as "Rocky" did. It won Best Picture and spawned a decades long franchise that is, incredibly, still going.

2. Rocky and Rambo are two distinctly different characters, and I think time has proven that audiences found him convincing in both roles.


I'm not even sure you can call it "ripping off" the story. A ton of real life things are used as base for fictionalized books/shows/films.

Stallone's career is definitely interesting. A lot of the garbage he made (most of it fun) tends to overshadow his serious work. But he's a pretty solid actor when he needs to be.

Rocky is still an all time great, but it's a tough watch these days. And I'm someone who generally likes 70's era cinema.
 
2021-07-06 11:54:27 AM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: thatguyoverthere70: Before all the haters come in, I'd humbly point out a couple of things.

1. He wrote the script for the original "Rocky." Some give him crap for ripping off Chuck Wepner's story, but it is still quite an accomplishment to effectively dramatize/fictionalize any true story and make it work for audiences and critics as well as "Rocky" did. It won Best Picture and spawned a decades long franchise that is, incredibly, still going.

2. Rocky and Rambo are two distinctly different characters, and I think time has proven that audiences found him convincing in both roles.

I'm not even sure you can call it "ripping off" the story. A ton of real life things are used as base for fictionalized books/shows/films.

Stallone's career is definitely interesting. A lot of the garbage he made (most of it fun) tends to overshadow his serious work. But he's a pretty solid actor when he needs to be.

Rocky is still an all time great, but it's a tough watch these days. And I'm someone who generally likes 70's era cinema.


"Cobra" is a fantastically dumb and loud movie.  It's a great watch to both enjoy and make fun of.  There are about 25 ridiculous things in that movie.
 
2021-07-06 12:07:52 PM  

mjbok: Bathtub Cynic: thatguyoverthere70: Before all the haters come in, I'd humbly point out a couple of things.

1. He wrote the script for the original "Rocky." Some give him crap for ripping off Chuck Wepner's story, but it is still quite an accomplishment to effectively dramatize/fictionalize any true story and make it work for audiences and critics as well as "Rocky" did. It won Best Picture and spawned a decades long franchise that is, incredibly, still going.

2. Rocky and Rambo are two distinctly different characters, and I think time has proven that audiences found him convincing in both roles.

Would add that First Blood is basically Fight Club levels of misunderstood, and the other Rambo movies largley miss the point.

First blood is a legit film.  It is lumped in with the other Rambo films, but it was actually trying to say something, which it did well.

There are no characters in creed III from the original Rocky movie


I had one of those nerdy conversations with some buddies a bit back, and we all agreed we view First Blood completely different than Rambo 2,3,4, and 5. It is a great movie (and a great book). 2 & 3 are fun 80's popcorn movies, and 4 tried to do something at least. None of us said we saw 5...
 
2021-07-06 12:10:58 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: thatguyoverthere70: Before all the haters come in, I'd humbly point out a couple of things.

1. He wrote the script for the original "Rocky." Some give him crap for ripping off Chuck Wepner's story, but it is still quite an accomplishment to effectively dramatize/fictionalize any true story and make it work for audiences and critics as well as "Rocky" did. It won Best Picture and spawned a decades long franchise that is, incredibly, still going.

2. Rocky and Rambo are two distinctly different characters, and I think time has proven that audiences found him convincing in both roles.

I'm not even sure you can call it "ripping off" the story. A ton of real life things are used as base for fictionalized books/shows/films.

Stallone's career is definitely interesting. A lot of the garbage he made (most of it fun) tends to overshadow his serious work. But he's a pretty solid actor when he needs to be.

Rocky is still an all time great, but it's a tough watch these days. And I'm someone who generally likes 70's era cinema.

"Cobra" is a fantastically dumb and loud movie.  It's a great watch to both enjoy and make fun of.  There are about 25 ridiculous things in that movie.


The movie poster of Cobra alone is hilariously awesome. Then when you find out his character's last name is Cobretti. Fantastic.
 
2021-07-06 12:14:05 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: thatguyoverthere70: Before all the haters come in, I'd humbly point out a couple of things.

1. He wrote the script for the original "Rocky." Some give him crap for ripping off Chuck Wepner's story, but it is still quite an accomplishment to effectively dramatize/fictionalize any true story and make it work for audiences and critics as well as "Rocky" did. It won Best Picture and spawned a decades long franchise that is, incredibly, still going.

2. Rocky and Rambo are two distinctly different characters, and I think time has proven that audiences found him convincing in both roles.

I'm not even sure you can call it "ripping off" the story. A ton of real life things are used as base for fictionalized books/shows/films.

Stallone's career is definitely interesting. A lot of the garbage he made (most of it fun) tends to overshadow his serious work. But he's a pretty solid actor when he needs to be.

Rocky is still an all time great, but it's a tough watch these days. And I'm someone who generally likes 70's era cinema.

"Cobra" is a fantastically dumb and loud movie.  It's a great watch to both enjoy and make fun of.  There are about 25 ridiculous things in that movie.


was having a discussion recently, stated the following:

What 4-pack of lesser movies by major action stars of the 80's would you put on a budget dvd set?

I came up with:

Cobra - Stallone
Commando - Arnie
Kickboxer - Van Damme
Out for Justice - Seagal
 
2021-07-06 12:19:12 PM  
His first paying acting role was in a movie called "The Party at Kitty's & Studs" (1970).
---l want the sequel: " The After Party at Kitty's & Studs" !!!
 
2021-07-06 12:22:34 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Rapmaster2000: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: thatguyoverthere70: Before all the haters come in, I'd humbly point out a couple of things.

1. He wrote the script for the original "Rocky." Some give him crap for ripping off Chuck Wepner's story, but it is still quite an accomplishment to effectively dramatize/fictionalize any true story and make it work for audiences and critics as well as "Rocky" did. It won Best Picture and spawned a decades long franchise that is, incredibly, still going.

2. Rocky and Rambo are two distinctly different characters, and I think time has proven that audiences found him convincing in both roles.

I'm not even sure you can call it "ripping off" the story. A ton of real life things are used as base for fictionalized books/shows/films.

Stallone's career is definitely interesting. A lot of the garbage he made (most of it fun) tends to overshadow his serious work. But he's a pretty solid actor when he needs to be.

Rocky is still an all time great, but it's a tough watch these days. And I'm someone who generally likes 70's era cinema.

"Cobra" is a fantastically dumb and loud movie.  It's a great watch to both enjoy and make fun of.  There are about 25 ridiculous things in that movie.

The movie poster of Cobra alone is hilariously awesome. Then when you find out his character's last name is Cobretti. Fantastic.


I LOL every time he rips that dude's shirt off.
 
2021-07-06 12:38:11 PM  
For a 70+ year-old-man, Sylvester Stallone looked pretty damn good in Guardians of the Galaxy 2:

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He's suppose to be in GotG 3 as well.
 
2021-07-06 12:42:57 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: thatguyoverthere70: Before all the haters come in, I'd humbly point out a couple of things.

1. He wrote the script for the original "Rocky." Some give him crap for ripping off Chuck Wepner's story, but it is still quite an accomplishment to effectively dramatize/fictionalize any true story and make it work for audiences and critics as well as "Rocky" did. It won Best Picture and spawned a decades long franchise that is, incredibly, still going.

2. Rocky and Rambo are two distinctly different characters, and I think time has proven that audiences found him convincing in both roles.

I'm not even sure you can call it "ripping off" the story. A ton of real life things are used as base for fictionalized books/shows/films.

Stallone's career is definitely interesting. A lot of the garbage he made (most of it fun) tends to overshadow his serious work. But he's a pretty solid actor when he needs to be.

Rocky is still an all time great, but it's a tough watch these days. And I'm someone who generally likes 70's era cinema.

"Cobra" is a fantastically dumb and loud movie.  It's a great watch to both enjoy and make fun of.  There are about 25 ridiculous things in that movie.


He did Cobra because he wanted to be Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop.  He was not picked over Eddie Murphy and decided to do that as a better, grittier, more realistic cop movie LOL.    Boy....it was not quite the hit Beverly Hills Cop was!!
 
2021-07-06 1:05:09 PM  

browneye: For a 70+ year-old-man, Sylvester Stallone looked pretty damn good in Guardians of the Galaxy 2:

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He's suppose to be in GotG 3 as well.


botox, fillers, hgh and steroids. if I make it to 70 i am going to embark on meteoric levels and be the most jacked old man for 2 years until I summarily die of a heart attack.  Always wanted to try it but you know, not willing to jeopardize my mid life health.

by then though, all bets are off.
 
2021-07-06 1:07:24 PM  

majestic: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Rapmaster2000: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: thatguyoverthere70: Before all the haters come in, I'd humbly point out a couple of things.

1. He wrote the script for the original "Rocky." Some give him crap for ripping off Chuck Wepner's story, but it is still quite an accomplishment to effectively dramatize/fictionalize any true story and make it work for audiences and critics as well as "Rocky" did. It won Best Picture and spawned a decades long franchise that is, incredibly, still going.

2. Rocky and Rambo are two distinctly different characters, and I think time has proven that audiences found him convincing in both roles.

I'm not even sure you can call it "ripping off" the story. A ton of real life things are used as base for fictionalized books/shows/films.

Stallone's career is definitely interesting. A lot of the garbage he made (most of it fun) tends to overshadow his serious work. But he's a pretty solid actor when he needs to be.

Rocky is still an all time great, but it's a tough watch these days. And I'm someone who generally likes 70's era cinema.

"Cobra" is a fantastically dumb and loud movie.  It's a great watch to both enjoy and make fun of.  There are about 25 ridiculous things in that movie.

The movie poster of Cobra alone is hilariously awesome. Then when you find out his character's last name is Cobretti. Fantastic.

I LOL every time he rips that dude's shirt off.


And when he's walking away after he tears that guy's shirt, one of the shirt guys friends says "STUPIDO!"

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And the dude is miked up.  At first I thought he was wearing a wire or something, but no, it's actually the microphone he's wearing for the movie and they didn't do a second take for some reason.

Not to mention he's a cop that goes around ripping dudes shirts off.
 
2021-07-06 1:10:11 PM  
Still can't use the three seashells.
 
2021-07-06 1:20:25 PM  
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2021-07-06 1:41:13 PM  

EvilElecBlanket: mjbok: Bathtub Cynic: thatguyoverthere70: Before all the haters come in, I'd humbly point out a couple of things.

1. He wrote the script for the original "Rocky." Some give him crap for ripping off Chuck Wepner's story, but it is still quite an accomplishment to effectively dramatize/fictionalize any true story and make it work for audiences and critics as well as "Rocky" did. It won Best Picture and spawned a decades long franchise that is, incredibly, still going.

2. Rocky and Rambo are two distinctly different characters, and I think time has proven that audiences found him convincing in both roles.

Would add that First Blood is basically Fight Club levels of misunderstood, and the other Rambo movies largley miss the point.

First blood is a legit film.  It is lumped in with the other Rambo films, but it was actually trying to say something, which it did well.

There are no characters in creed III from the original Rocky movie

I had one of those nerdy conversations with some buddies a bit back, and we all agreed we view First Blood completely different than Rambo 2,3,4, and 5. It is a great movie (and a great book). 2 & 3 are fun 80's popcorn movies, and 4 tried to do something at least. None of us said we saw 5...


The book is amazing and had the original ending that the movie did, but didn't use.  The last movie didn't even feel like a Rambo movie, just a script that they plastered the Rambo name onto.  Not that that was what happened, but nothing changes if his character isn't Rambo.
 
2021-07-06 2:13:45 PM  
Bathtub Cynic:

Would add that First Blood is basically Fight Club levels of misunderstood, and the other Rambo movies largley miss the point.

Rambo: First Blood Part 2, is to me, the quintessential 80's action movie, and perhaps of all time.  Its not the best mind you... i'm just saying, if some tells me to name an action movie, that will be the first flick that comes to mind, even 40 years later, and will be for the rest of my days.   

The concept of Rambo dominated that entire decade.... It permeated all facets of culture.... TV, music, merchandise, and even just general American rah-rah mentality.      And Rambo, as an action character, influenced all action characters that came later.... Commando, John McClane,.... the concept of a lone wolf guy who can do anything from his excellent training and guts.... it all stems from Rambo.

Surely, David Morell didn't approve what his character became, but he cashed the checks, and no one can deny the influence.
 
2021-07-06 2:38:03 PM  

phedex: Rapmaster2000: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: thatguyoverthere70: Before all the haters come in, I'd humbly point out a couple of things.

1. He wrote the script for the original "Rocky." Some give him crap for ripping off Chuck Wepner's story, but it is still quite an accomplishment to effectively dramatize/fictionalize any true story and make it work for audiences and critics as well as "Rocky" did. It won Best Picture and spawned a decades long franchise that is, incredibly, still going.

2. Rocky and Rambo are two distinctly different characters, and I think time has proven that audiences found him convincing in both roles.

I'm not even sure you can call it "ripping off" the story. A ton of real life things are used as base for fictionalized books/shows/films.

Stallone's career is definitely interesting. A lot of the garbage he made (most of it fun) tends to overshadow his serious work. But he's a pretty solid actor when he needs to be.

Rocky is still an all time great, but it's a tough watch these days. And I'm someone who generally likes 70's era cinema.

"Cobra" is a fantastically dumb and loud movie.  It's a great watch to both enjoy and make fun of.  There are about 25 ridiculous things in that movie.

was having a discussion recently, stated the following:

What 4-pack of lesser movies by major action stars of the 80's would you put on a budget dvd set?

I came up with:

Cobra - Stallone
Commando - Arnie
Kickboxer - Van Damme
Out for Justice - Seagal


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2021-07-06 3:36:50 PM  
Wish he hadn't made Rambo: Last Blood.
The previous movie had the perfect ending for the character.
He finally came home.
 
2021-07-06 3:37:59 PM  

robertus: phedex: Rapmaster2000: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: thatguyoverthere70: Before all the haters come in, I'd humbly point out a couple of things.

1. He wrote the script for the original "Rocky." Some give him crap for ripping off Chuck Wepner's story, but it is still quite an accomplishment to effectively dramatize/fictionalize any true story and make it work for audiences and critics as well as "Rocky" did. It won Best Picture and spawned a decades long franchise that is, incredibly, still going.

2. Rocky and Rambo are two distinctly different characters, and I think time has proven that audiences found him convincing in both roles.

I'm not even sure you can call it "ripping off" the story. A ton of real life things are used as base for fictionalized books/shows/films.

Stallone's career is definitely interesting. A lot of the garbage he made (most of it fun) tends to overshadow his serious work. But he's a pretty solid actor when he needs to be.

Rocky is still an all time great, but it's a tough watch these days. And I'm someone who generally likes 70's era cinema.

"Cobra" is a fantastically dumb and loud movie.  It's a great watch to both enjoy and make fun of.  There are about 25 ridiculous things in that movie.

was having a discussion recently, stated the following:

What 4-pack of lesser movies by major action stars of the 80's would you put on a budget dvd set?

I came up with:

Cobra - Stallone
Commando - Arnie
Kickboxer - Van Damme
Out for Justice - Seagal

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Out for Justice is a 90's movie
 
2021-07-06 6:26:45 PM  
I like Rambo Rocky and his two hit man movies Assassins with Antonio Banderas and the other with Mickey Rourke. Cant recall the name because I'm have a CRS moment lol
 
2021-07-06 6:47:48 PM  
And I haven't seen it in years, so I don't know if it holds up or not, but back in the day Cliffhanger was a good time at the movies.
 
2021-07-06 8:41:43 PM  

crackpancake: Rapmaster2000: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: thatguyoverthere70: Before all the haters come in, I'd humbly point out a couple of things.

1. He wrote the script for the original "Rocky." Some give him crap for ripping off Chuck Wepner's story, but it is still quite an accomplishment to effectively dramatize/fictionalize any true story and make it work for audiences and critics as well as "Rocky" did. It won Best Picture and spawned a decades long franchise that is, incredibly, still going.

2. Rocky and Rambo are two distinctly different characters, and I think time has proven that audiences found him convincing in both roles.

I'm not even sure you can call it "ripping off" the story. A ton of real life things are used as base for fictionalized books/shows/films.

Stallone's career is definitely interesting. A lot of the garbage he made (most of it fun) tends to overshadow his serious work. But he's a pretty solid actor when he needs to be.

Rocky is still an all time great, but it's a tough watch these days. And I'm someone who generally likes 70's era cinema.

"Cobra" is a fantastically dumb and loud movie.  It's a great watch to both enjoy and make fun of.  There are about 25 ridiculous things in that movie.

He did Cobra because he wanted to be Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop.  He was not picked over Eddie Murphy and decided to do that as a better, grittier, more realistic cop movie LOL.    Boy....it was not quite the hit Beverly Hills Cop was!!


Beverly Hills Cop wouldn't have been nearly as successful if Stallone was the lead.
 
2021-07-06 9:19:33 PM  

Trik: robertus: phedex: Rapmaster2000: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: thatguyoverthere70: Before all the haters come in, I'd humbly point out a couple of things.

1. He wrote the script for the original "Rocky." Some give him crap for ripping off Chuck Wepner's story, but it is still quite an accomplishment to effectively dramatize/fictionalize any true story and make it work for audiences and critics as well as "Rocky" did. It won Best Picture and spawned a decades long franchise that is, incredibly, still going.

2. Rocky and Rambo are two distinctly different characters, and I think time has proven that audiences found him convincing in both roles.

I'm not even sure you can call it "ripping off" the story. A ton of real life things are used as base for fictionalized books/shows/films.

Stallone's career is definitely interesting. A lot of the garbage he made (most of it fun) tends to overshadow his serious work. But he's a pretty solid actor when he needs to be.

Rocky is still an all time great, but it's a tough watch these days. And I'm someone who generally likes 70's era cinema.

"Cobra" is a fantastically dumb and loud movie.  It's a great watch to both enjoy and make fun of.  There are about 25 ridiculous things in that movie.

was having a discussion recently, stated the following:

What 4-pack of lesser movies by major action stars of the 80's would you put on a budget dvd set?

I came up with:

Cobra - Stallone
Commando - Arnie
Kickboxer - Van Damme
Out for Justice - Seagal

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Out for Justice is a 90's movie


Commando takes backseat to exactly zero action movies. Some can be co-equals.
 
2021-07-07 2:59:39 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: And I haven't seen it in years, so I don't know if it holds up or not, but back in the day Cliffhanger was a good time at the movies.


It was fun but to me John Lithgow as the super evil dude with absolutely no heart stole the movie.
 
2021-07-07 3:56:15 AM  

phedex: Rapmaster2000: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: thatguyoverthere70: Before all the haters come in, I'd humbly point out a couple of things.

1. He wrote the script for the original "Rocky." Some give him crap for ripping off Chuck Wepner's story, but it is still quite an accomplishment to effectively dramatize/fictionalize any true story and make it work for audiences and critics as well as "Rocky" did. It won Best Picture and spawned a decades long franchise that is, incredibly, still going.

2. Rocky and Rambo are two distinctly different characters, and I think time has proven that audiences found him convincing in both roles.

I'm not even sure you can call it "ripping off" the story. A ton of real life things are used as base for fictionalized books/shows/films.

Stallone's career is definitely interesting. A lot of the garbage he made (most of it fun) tends to overshadow his serious work. But he's a pretty solid actor when he needs to be.

Rocky is still an all time great, but it's a tough watch these days. And I'm someone who generally likes 70's era cinema.

"Cobra" is a fantastically dumb and loud movie.  It's a great watch to both enjoy and make fun of.  There are about 25 ridiculous things in that movie.

was having a discussion recently, stated the following:

What 4-pack of lesser movies by major action stars of the 80's would you put on a budget dvd set?

I came up with:

Cobra - Stallone
Commando - Arnie
Kickboxer - Van Damme
Out for Justice - Seagal


Seagal shouldn't even be mentioned with these other guys. He's a total tool with his stupid farking ponytail.
 
2021-07-07 11:52:07 AM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Seagal shouldn't even be mentioned with these other guys. He's a total tool with his stupid farking ponytail rattail.


/ftfy
 
2021-07-07 7:55:37 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: phedex: Rapmaster2000: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: thatguyoverthere70: Before all the haters come in, I'd humbly point out a couple of things.

1. He wrote the script for the original "Rocky." Some give him crap for ripping off Chuck Wepner's story, but it is still quite an accomplishment to effectively dramatize/fictionalize any true story and make it work for audiences and critics as well as "Rocky" did. It won Best Picture and spawned a decades long franchise that is, incredibly, still going.

2. Rocky and Rambo are two distinctly different characters, and I think time has proven that audiences found him convincing in both roles.

I'm not even sure you can call it "ripping off" the story. A ton of real life things are used as base for fictionalized books/shows/films.

Stallone's career is definitely interesting. A lot of the garbage he made (most of it fun) tends to overshadow his serious work. But he's a pretty solid actor when he needs to be.

Rocky is still an all time great, but it's a tough watch these days. And I'm someone who generally likes 70's era cinema.

"Cobra" is a fantastically dumb and loud movie.  It's a great watch to both enjoy and make fun of.  There are about 25 ridiculous things in that movie.

was having a discussion recently, stated the following:

What 4-pack of lesser movies by major action stars of the 80's would you put on a budget dvd set?

I came up with:

Cobra - Stallone
Commando - Arnie
Kickboxer - Van Damme
Out for Justice - Seagal

Seagal shouldn't even be mentioned with these other guys. He's a total tool with his stupid farking ponytail.


Seagal was a legit Aikido black belt and instructor in Japan before his movie career.  Aikido is not the greatest of martial arts, but he is technically a more credentialed badass than any of them.  Above the Law was pretty good, actually (given context of 80s action).  Granted, Seagal's career more or less went downhill from there, and he's been pretty much a joke for over 20 years at this point.
 
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