I am a movie fanatic who loves talking about films and the industry who has granted me the opprotunity to see the world in 20 million different ways.
Movies are a way to help us escape the confusion and horror of reality while also allowing us to have a glimpse of things happening in the world that surrounds us.
Of all the stories in the Rocky Movie Series none is more impactful and full of deep meaning beyond the boxing ring than Rocky IV.
In a story about friendship, fighting for something bigger than a championship, money or recognition, under dogs and doing the impossible; Rocky IV should inspire everyone who sees it to do great things.
If there is one thing that is lacking in modern society it is the fact that the story of the "common man" rising up against his own circumstances has been buried in realistic conversation with the Fairy Tales we were read as children.
There is nothing more American than the story of Rocky who was given the Ultimate Opportunity and fought his way to achieving the Ultimate Dream.
Rocky is the story of opportunity each and every man, woman and child dreams of and is ultimately the story of us.
Somewhere between an age that offered gritty $.50 films that gave us cheap laughs, blood and guts and the modern age of force fed Million dollar budget catastrophes that are above film blips and "Missing Reels" the movie audience lost the ability to go to a movie to just have fun.
Machete brings us back to this age as Danny Trejo finally gets a leading role courtesy of a film that was created for him.
Whether it's the aspect of revenge, his leading ladies, Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez, the political background with issues surrounding immigration or just the sight of "The Man" getting what he deserves...
This movie has something for everyone.
If you're looking for a movie that will allow you to "simply have fun" Machete is your ticket.