Rocky III

Rocky III

DVD - 2004
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Rocky becomes world famous, scoring ten consecutive wins. But after suffering a humiliating defeat against Clubber Lang, he considers hanging up his gloves. With encouragement from his old nemesis, Apollo Creed, Rocky strives to regain the "eye of the tiger" before confronting Lang in a rematch.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by MGM Home Entertainment, c2004.
Edition: Widescreen version.
ISBN: 9780792864264
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE DRAMA ROCKY 3
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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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

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.

Dec 21, 2016

Mr. T is excellent (though I prefer him as a "good guy" like B.A. Baracus) and all the other actors perform amazingly. Stallone is a fantastic actor. The whole Rocky movie series is very emotionally charged with fantastic stories in each movie. However, this one wasn't as good as the first 2 (the second movie being my favorite). Probably won't watch any more of the films.

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.

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.

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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Feb 18, 2018

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


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