Talk:Rocky Balboa (film)

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GA Reassessment[edit]

This discussion is transcluded from Talk:Rocky Balboa (film)/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the reassessment.

Currently, the article has slipped below modern Good Article standards. To keep it as a GA, the following needs to be done:

  • The references are just url's, titles and access dates. They need to have the publisher and date of publication as well, when they're news sources.
    All of the references have been reformatted. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 19:12, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
  • Shire herself said that, in her view, "The film has great regard for the process of mourning. Sly utilizes mourning to empower Rocky, and Adrian is made very mythical." - Citation needed
    Quote was from the prior source, added a second link. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 19:12, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
  • The casting section in general feels a bit lacking on cites.
    I sourced the death of Nahan, but the individual roles likely don't need to be sourced since the film itself shows the cameos/roles. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 19:12, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

It's close to a GA, so what I'll do is give you 5 days to start progress and 10 to finish. If this is fixed, it remains a GA. If not, it doesn't. Wizardman 16:32, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Let me know if you notice anything else that needs to be fixed. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 19:12, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
That was all I noticed so it remains a GA. Wizardman 20:15, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Plot summary[edit]

I certainly understand the desire to keep the plot description simple, but I think there are some errors in the final paragraph that need to be corrected, notably that Rocky isn't in the arena to hear the split decision. Rocky does indeed leave the ring before the announcement, but is still in the arena when the announcement is made. I also think it's relevant to state why Mason is considered to have earned his due respect from the fight and why it is that Rocky going the distance is considered so remarkable. Finally, I think that ending the summary with "Rocky then leaves" is too pithy for what is ultimately an emotional scene. I'm going to make a few changes. I look forward to discussing this further. Stile4aly (talk) 21:12, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Weird Al Influence[edit]

Could the decision to make Rocky a restaurant owner late in life have been influenced by Weird Al Yankovic's portrayal of him in "Theme from Rocky XIII", which was released over 20 years before? I'm wondering if the filmmakers were aware of Yankovic's song and decided to incorporate aspects of it into this movie. Have they confirmed or denied this? Stonemason89 (talk) 22:59, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

I think both Weird Al and Stallone were influenced by all the former athletes who became restaurant owners. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.54.214.19 (talk) 21:18, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Critical responses[edit]

What a hoot! A review section that includes important and 'influential' critiques. These included Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, and of course the mainstay of international media Manx Independent. Hey I never knew it had such a powerful opinion in Hollywood!!! Or I am missing something in this "good article"?

Rocky Winning[edit]

Summary says Rocky leaves as it is announced that he wins in a split decision. I don't know why this was written but it is false. He leaves as it is announced he lost in a split decision. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.107.84.180 (talk) 21:00, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

That is actually one of of the alternate endings, which I think deserves a section all of its own. doctormouse

So ... ?[edit]

The plot summary ends with the sentence "Adrian's tombstone is still at Laurel Hill Cemetery in the East Falls section of Philadelphia, just to the southeast of the main entrance." What the heck is that supposed to imply? Was she expected to move or rise up or something? WHPratt (talk) 19:11, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

It's badly written but it means that in the real world the gravestone is still in the cemetery so people can visit it. Apparently people do. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.4.142.102 (talk) 13:49, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
It doesn't belong in the plot summary. I'd suggest that it should be a footnote that admits it's a fake grave. Or maybe in a "popular culture" section.WHPratt (talk) 17:08, 17 September 2013 (UTC)