Recently, I have come to enjoy sports films with newer films such as Rush, 42, and The Fighter. So I figured I would go back to one of the most classic sports films, Rocky. Unlike most other sports films, Rocky really only had two actual sporting events to keep the audiences attention. I would have probably felt more into the film if there were a few more boxing events in the film. My focus seemed to wain at times from Stallone's continuous dialogue.
Yet, I still enjoyed this movie mainly because of the camerawork involved. A lot of the scenes in the film involved long tracking shots that made me feel like I was following the characters through the streets of Philly. Furthermore, the cinematography created a beautiful atmosphere and setting. Honestly, I would love to go to Philadelphia and retrace Rocky's steps to experience that setting.
The Bottom Line: The acting was certainly unique, but the camerawork and cinematography really create the classic feel of this film.