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Rocky II this time

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Watched another entry in the Rocky film franchise today, the second one this time, where the titular character overcomes Apollo Creed in the end to win the heavyweight championship of the world. And if that's a spoiler for you, where have you been the last 40 years?

It's a pretty good flick, but not up to the standard of the first one, which won a Best Picture Oscar, and earned Best Actor and Best Screenplay nominations for Sylvester Stallone, a feat only matched by the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Orson Welles. Decent company.

Thinking of watching Rocky III tomorrow. Balboa went from 190 pounds in the first fight, held on 1/1/76 in the movie, to 202 pounds for the rematch, held in November of 1976. Wonder how much more he'll gain in the ensuing years before the events of Rocky III?
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