Rocky II

Sylvester Stallone
Running Time
119 mins

Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) might have lost to Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), but he’s still enjoying the fruits of his celebrity, having married the lovely Adrian (Talia Shire). But his moron-level dumbness proves an impediment to gainful employment and our boy soon comes to realise that the only thing he’s good at is walloping people. Time for a rematch.

Stallone wrote, directed and starred in this effective 1979 follow-up, which follows the simple sequel formula to the letter, but delivers where it counts – in the ring.

By robin askew, Thursday, Sep 24 2020

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