The Most Inspiring Movies of Today #10 – Rocky Balboa

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The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows.  It’s a very mean nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.  You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life.  But it ain’t about how hard ya hit.  It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.  How much you can take and keep moving forward.  That’s how winning is done!  Now if you know what you’re  worth then go out and get what you’re worth.  But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody!  Cowards do that and that ain’t you.  You’re better than that.

Rocky now lives back in the skids of Philadelphia (2008) but manages a beneficial life including running his restaurant called Adrian’s, helping a grownup Little Marie and her son Steps, and saying hello at any chance to his alienated son Robert. After seeing a virtual fight of Rocky in his heyday vs. heavyweight champion Mason “the Line” Dixon, Rocky’s interest in fighting flickers again and he plans to fight in local clubs. Mason Dixon and his managers have another agenda though, with a plan to pit Rocky vs. Mason in the real world for a publicity act to regain Mason’s lost regard from his fans. At last agreeing to Mason Dixon’s proposal, Rocky agrees to step in the ring for one last time.

A widower of a lot of years now Rocky has fallen under a routine of retrospection to his past. A coincidental meeting, with a girl that’s now all grown up, gets him back on track. Rocky forever wanting to help those that he cares about lends a hand to her and her son.

Rocky now owns a little restaurant in the heart of Philly, he finds himself narrating stories to those that ask about previous fights and taking pics with his fans. Paulie, his wife’s brother shows him an ESPN scoop about a virtual fight between reigning undefeated heavy weight champ of the world Mason “The Line” Dixon. The virtual bout fascinates everybody with Rocky “the Italian Stallion” as the winner.

Rocky feels like he needs to come back into the ring not for a title shot, but for some local fights that will fulfill his love of the game. When Rocky is approached by Dixon’s managers Rocky can’t turn the semi charity event down. After linking up with his son, Rocky, Duke (his former trainer), Paulie, and Rocky Jr. they get to work training the still in shape former two time heavy weight champion of the world. You’ll be inspired by the heart vs. skill bout of 10 amazing rounds.

This movie is inspiring because of the determination of the underdog, you don’t have to be a pro and start out distinguished, sheer drive and determination can help you become what you want to be even when other people have an advantage over you.

This series of movies is a story of an older washed up boxer, who’s a nobody, but given a shot at a title and works hard utilizing unorthodox training because he’s too poor to afford “championship” training. He utilizes his determination to prove he can win over all the odds.

These movies show us that nothing is impossible and that anything can be achieved if we work hard enough for it. Once you see the movies you will realize that there is an ‘Eye of the Tiger’ in us all.

This series of movies is actually based on a true person: When a young, impressionable and unknown Philadelphia resident — Sylvester Stallone — saw the Wepner/Ali fight he was straight off inspired to write the blockbuster movie screenplay, Rocky. It became one of the 20th Century’s biggest box office hits. Like piston-fists of steal, Hollywood blasted out Rocky I, Rocky 2, Rocky 3, Rocky 4, Rocky 5…knockout! Indeed the world-famous Rocky Balboa character was, in reality, based on Chuck Wepner.

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