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½ September 15, 2017
In many ways very similar to the first, but a little better because it features more Mickey and a better fight sequence at the end. The first hour of the movie is cringe-worthy though.
½ September 4, 2017
Honestly, only like the last twenty minutes are good.
½ August 25, 2017
An entertaining sequel that still brings power, grit and that same feeling that you can reach your goals
August 13, 2017
An exciting and emotional film, ROCKY II is arguably just as good as the original
½ July 24, 2017
Great movie. The story does feature much of the formula this franchise is known for, but thanks to a charming love story in the first half of the film, some deep themes of how quickly society moves on from things and a great lead performance from Stallone, this is a sequel that shines.
July 2, 2017
A complete copy of the first Rocky. Only this time Stallone gets married and is embarrassed about his speech impediment. I like this movie mostly for the fight. The first hour could have been done a lot better but Stallone directed it and he didn't really have any fresh original idea's.
June 26, 2017
The second installment of the rocky series is not as good as the first movie but has the heart the first did
June 16, 2017
Rocky II may occasionally feel like a rehash of its predecessor but Sylvester Stallone once again shines in the role of the title character, the final act is exciting as you're left wanting Rocky to win and the movie sends out a powerful, moving message. To cut a long story short, the film may not live up to the first film but Stallone's performance and direction make Rocky II a winner in its own right.
May 13, 2017
Another smash hit that follows the same winning formula as the first film. (First and only viewing - 7/20/2008)
March 22, 2017
Very good, the first one is better, but this one was still very good.
½ February 20, 2017
February 18, 2017
Brilliant story. And goose bump ending
February 11, 2017
Great like the First Rocky , for me ...i wish i've had seen more boxing , then only the Final 8 minutes . But the story was entertaining to ...his love for Adrian , Coach and So ... SOMDVD
February 7, 2017
This second Rocky film isn't as good as the first (which isn't uncommon for sequels). But if you really liked the first one you might enjoy this one too.
½ December 12, 2016
Making a sequel to a sports movie is hard. Finding a way to continue the story of the lead character(s) in a way that doesn't feel like it retreads the original too closely or has a predictable outcome is so important in keeping the film fresh for viewers. Making a sequel to perhaps the greatest sports movie ever should have been impossible. Rocky II, however, manages to stand alongside its predecessor well enough, even if it does sometimes fall into those aforementioned pitfalls of any sports sequel. What truly keeps this film afloat is the returning presence of Sylvester Stallone. Once again, Stallone shows his clear passion for this character he's written. Whether he's in the ring giving it all he's got physically or in a quieter character moment alongside Talia Shire or Burgess Meredith, Stallone completely embodies Balboa's sense of na´vetÚ about the harsh realities of life, especially those that come with his newfound fame and the increasing tensions from an opponent who is far from satisfied with his last-minute decision win. Stallone also inherits the director's chair from John G. Avildsen, but completely matches the same tone of the original that's needed for a nice underdog tale like this. There's no fancy camerawork, outside of another training montage set to Bill Conti's endlessly catchy "Gotta Fly Now," but this isn't a movie that needs a flashy sense of style. It's a movie about character, and in that regard, Stallone's trifecta of directing, writing, and acting makes this a worthy successor to the Best Picture winning film. This film itself deserves its own victory cry like the ever-famous one that concludes this tale: they did it.
November 26, 2016
Rocky 2 in my opinion is better than the first one. You learn more about creed and many more characters. Believe it or not this is a pretty emotional movie and it pays of so much.
November 3, 2016
Just as good as the first one!
October 15, 2016
Rocky II is probably the best sequel i've seen. It is very good. Rocky is injured after the first fight. Apollo wants to have a rematch with Rocky. Apollo thinks he was just lucky.But Rocky says he is done with boxing and does not want to fight him. He then marries Adrian and goes home. Rocky has a lot of money and goes and spends it on everything a new jacket, a house, and a car. Rocky then needs more money He then tries to get a job but nobody wants him. He tries to get a job trying to do commercials but Rocky can't read. So that doesn't work out. Rocky wants to fight again as well as micky but Adrian doesn't want him to. People are making fun of Rocky. When Adrian gets pregnant after she goes into a coma. Rocky waits for her to come back when she does they see the baby and Adrian wants Rocky to win. Rocky trains with to training montages. So the big fight is here Rocky and Apollo fight and Rocky is doing bad in the beginning. At the end both of them fall down and Rocky gets up and wins the heavyweight champion of the the world. At the end everyone was happy. This is a great movie. You have to watch it. 5 stars
½ September 25, 2016
Definitely a retread of the original, except with a looser plot structure, and a little lacking in the 'grit' department. What makes Rocky II work, for the most part, is another series of great performances from Stallone, Weathers, and Meredith, as well as a sweetly human love story angle that worked so well at anchoring the original. You just can't help but cheer when *spoilers* Balboa prevails, and that is a sign of good dramatic film making.
September 6, 2016
Classic. It's hard to say whether the first or the second was better.
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