Mickey(Burgess Meredith): The worst thing that happened to you, that can happen to any fighter: you got civilized.
As much as I like Stallone's Rocky character and found him charming in the first two films; unfortunately, part of the charms came from the character overcoming incredible odd especially when he was the clear underdog. Unfortunately, the result of the character's success in the last film completely alters the character. The story in this one is pretty interesting but it just feels so scripted and less organic than the first one. Although, it was a good, if not predictable twist that Rocky and Apollo, once fierce rivals, would become united against a common foe--, it's a classic movie formula. Some parts of the film were a bit cheesy, some parts inspiring, some parts predictably boring but overall still pretty entertaining because after the viewing the first two films, I kind of felt a bit invested in the story and its characters.