The name "Rocky Balboa". All the other movies were numbered in Roman Numerals. Sly must have been sitting around counting on his fingers thinking what comes after five, so he just called it "Rocky Balboa."
Rocky V and the fact that it was written in 19 fucking 90. 16 years ago!! When asked in an interview on Sportcenter last week why he is making the 6th addition he said "I was not happy with Rocky V. I dont think I left the fans with anything that truely represents who Rocky is. I tried to make the 6th movie actually 9 years ago but MGM turned me down. Once I realized I was in my 60's it was time to really put the pedal down to get this thing done." WOW is all I have to say to that
No Apollo Creed?? I know he died in Rocky IV which should have been reason enough to NOT make Rocky V. When asked if he would see the movie, Carl Weathers said he rather see "Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot 2" instead.
Tagline: It ain't over 'til it's over. Trust me Sly it was over after "The Party at Kitty and Stud's". Worst lay ever! For those of you who dont know Kitty and Stud's aka Italian Stallion it was a C level 1970 softcore porno where Sly stars as Stud who is a disco/cocaine lover who loves to party and have orgies. LHawk and I actually discovered this in a local video store in Burlington Vermont in the porno section. I almost shit my pants when we rented it. By the way, walking to the counter with that video in your hand is almost as bad/sketchy as Sly making the movie, it is not like buying an Ace of Base CD at the mall and asking them if they can gift wrap it because it is for your mom/sister, even though it is clearly for you and the second you get to your car, you are tearing that thing open and rocking out...BUT...it is fucking rocky for crying out loud and we had to see if it was real. It was real alright. Real BAD... Not to mention the box cover said "Before Rocky, there was the Italian Stallion" who wouldnt rent that?? check out http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065904/
Why not make Cliffhanger 2 or Over the Top 2 ?? instead of Over the Top 2 it could be called Under the Bottom, where Lincoln Hawk (Sly) competes in a new underground competetive Uppercut competition. think about it...
Guess who is trainer is?? Paulie! "63 year old Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement due to a computer simulated boxing match that names him champion over current Heavy Weight Champ of 2006 aka Mason "The Line' Dixon." Rocky is forced to train and prove himself once again as "the man" and Paulie is the guy who is going to get him in shape? Paulie wears diapers for crying out loud and reads comics. He drools, is a total booz bag and probably smells like Fritos. He cant even see his own toes yet alone reach down to touch them. By the way Paulie definitly bro's with Quinn from Jaws for sheez!