As Sylvester Stallone returns to his roots once again with The Expendables 2, we decided that it was the perfect time to revisit the iconic movie franchise that launched the Italian Stallion’s career. From Rocky to Rocky Balboa, the six movies that make up The Rocky Saga span three decades of American pop culture and in many ways parallel Stallone’s own personal highs and lows. They also offer plenty of juicy topics for discussion including the music of Frank Stallone, favourite training techniques, how to reprogram a robot, and of course, the power of the montage. Is Rocky more American than apple pie? Is Sly Stallone really an underappreciated renaissance man? Should we even acknowledge the existence of Rocky V? Let’s start building some hurting bombs.
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