Simply atrocious entry in the series. Rocky befriends a homeless dude and lets him move in after 3 minutes of conversation on the street corner concerning the bum's desire to become a pro boxer. After the derelict turns ingrate, Rocky beats him to a pulp in an alleyway as the losers in the neighborhood chant "Rocky! Rocky!", at the conclusion of which 'our hero' struts away while punching his fist into the air in 'victory'. Absolutely dumb and obviously unnecessary sequel. This formula is old, uninteresting, and should be retired..... just like Stallone.
8th wonder of the world: Tom Cruise is a movie star. This guy couldn't act his way out of a broom closet with one door. And he's brought all his typically contrived mannerisms and his two expressions to this role to further validate the fact that he has absolutely no talent as an actor. Pass on this schmaltz. View an old Hawaii 5-O episode instead.
Solid Ford-directed Steinbeck drama. Poignant most of the way, but Henry Fonda's 'Tom Joad' is more of a 'Tom Load' as he cannot stop getting into trouble.... and his performance in the closing "I'll be there" speech is extremely over-rated.
Freaky fantasy feature for frivolous fun. If the quirky dwarfs don't get to you, the droning film itself just might. Country bumpkin Dorothy and her weather-beaten house are lifted in a tornado only to land "over the rainbow" and right on top of a witch. Enter the "munchkins" (dwarves) who advise Dorothy to travel to the county's biggest city with a stupid scarecrow, an effeminate tin-man, and a slobbering lion (her "friends"). Ba-da-boom, ba-da-bing, Dorothy returns to her home and realizes that everything she could ever want in life is right there on her farm, except for a job, a car, and any opportunity to have something resembling an exciting life. Over-rated film; mostly for kids.
The stupidest war movie ever conceived by man. Endless shots of grass swaying in the wind and stream-water rippling over rocks permeates this pretentious exercise in wartime introspection. Almost saved by Nick Nolte's charging performance as a battlefield commander. Fast forward the film 'til you get to the next Nolte scene; and John Travolta is the most miscast military general in cinematic history.