The legendary film Rocky IV will receive a special edition from Sylvester Stallone as part of the 35th anniversary of the premiere.
“For the 35th anniversary, Rocky IV will receive a 'director cut' made by me,” he said. Sylvester Stallone in a recent Instagram post. “So far it looks great. Heartwarming… Thank you MGM for this opportunity to entertain ”.
Launched in 1985, Rocky iv It has been considered one of the most famous Hollywood films of the 80s inspired by the Cold War. The story begins with the challenge of Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) against boxer Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). The combat ends with the death of Apollo, so Rocky decides to avenge him and has a final fight against Drago in Moscow, winning over the Soviet public with his determination and stamina.
The film surpassed the 300 million mark worldwide in 1985.
Rocky IV became the biggest box office hit of the series and held the record for the highest grossing sports film in history until A possible dream it surpassed it in 2009. But critics were polarized about the film, and some enjoyed the show. While others, like Empire's Ian Nathan, stated that it was the point where “the 'Rocky' series threw in the towel on its credibility.”
Despite this, Rocky IV has had an impact on Hollywood that still resonates today. Along with his box office legacy, the events of the film would become the basis for the franchise's acclaimed spin-off, titled “Creed,” which followed Apollo Creed's son Donnie as he followed in the footsteps of his late father under Rocky's tutelage.
The Creed movie earned Sylvester Stallone an Oscar nomination, spawned a sequel that saw Lundgren return as Drago, and elevated the lead actor's careers. Michael B. Jordan and the director Ryan coogler, who would work together on Black Panther.
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