If anyone knows me at all, they have some general idea of just how awesome I think Rocky is and all of the Rocky movies. Rocky for me is more than just a down and out fighter with a million to one shot. He represents the everyman, the little guy who knows he can go the distance. Throughout my life and the thousands of times I’ve watched the various Rocky movies, his struggles and his heart has propelled me to achieve seemingly impossible goals and helped me to believe that anything is possible, in both my academic and personal lives.
Tonight on the Bio network (an underrated network that, I admit, has not been on my radar as of late but should be) a documentary entitled The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance aired. Check it out, even if you’ve never seen a Rocky movie. It will make you WANT to see a Rocky movie. I’ve thought about posting the ultimate review to the original Rocky, one of the greatest love stories of all time. Maybe in the future. For the time being, enjoy the theatrical trailer for the movie that achieve greatness against the odds, winning the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1976, a movie written by a little known actor named Sylvester Stallone, who took a major blow to his salary by insisting he act in the movie, a movie which in many ways was a tome of his own life.