This movie the continuation of Rocky V. Underdog boxer Rocky has retired for 20 years from boxing. Living a peaceful life in Philadelphia and running a small Italian restaurant named after his late wife "Adrian". At the same time he is battling over his grief over his wife's dead and his relationship with his son. At the same time, newly crowned champ Dixon reigns undefeated. However, he was not shown to have the same respect compared to Rocky when he was a champ because many think that he has an easy rise through beating "bum" fighters, having never gone up against a true contender. This frustrates the champ, causing tension with the public and his promoters.
One day sport channel ESPN broadcasts a simulation fight between Rocky (during his prime) and Mason Dixon that eventually ended with KO handed victoy to Rocky. Rocky feel inspired to have a small fight locally after watching the simulation, there is something "down there" within him. What he feels like doing all the time. Dixon promoters then suggested a charity match between the past-champ and the current champ in Mandalay Bay to boost Dixon falling populariy. The fighters agreed to have a fight. With this, Rocky began training the next day to prepare for final match of his life.
There are the scene and quotes from the movie that inspired me:
There was a scene where Robert (Rocky's son) makes an effort to discourage Rocky from fighting, blaming his own personal failings on his father's celebrity shadow, but Rocky rebukes him with some profound advice; that to succeed in life "It ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward." A fighter don't quit until the last round. No matter how tired they were, they will still holding up their hands covering up their face and blocking punches. No matter how tired they will still laid down punches. Fighter fights until the end. No way for them to put down hands until the last round or unless you give them KO.
Rocky: "World ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it."
Marie to Rocky: It doesn't matter how this looks to other people. If this is something you gotta do, then you do it. Fighters fight.
The night before the big fight against undefeated champ Mason Dixon in Las Vegas, Little marrie went to his hotel and brought him his late wife's photo for him,and said this to him :"The last thing to age on somebody is their heart." Some think that his prime has over and it would be a big KICK in his ass to fight someone who is far more younger, faster speed, physically fitter than him. Even Dixon thinks that he can beat him with both of his hands tied up, but once again that night he has proved to those people that he still can give out hard punches, punches that make him feels like kissing an express train.
Rocky to Mason: " Lotta people come to Vegas to lose... I didn't "
After the match: Rocky to Mason : You are a great champ. Mason to Rocky: YOU GOT HEART
If you feels like doing anything in your life, just do it, dont find any excuse to keep yourself in comfort zone. Winning or losing is not the most important thing in life, because it is out of our control, but what we can control is giving out our best, and leaves nothing behind, so at the end of the day, you can look at yourself in the mirror and said " I have let it all out."
Aisehhhhhhhhhhhh~~ talking like an expert, but its always easier to say than doing it.
My most favourite scene in the movie, the training part: