When Rocky's old friend Apollo Creed is killed during a fight with a super-fit Russian boxer, Ivan Drago, Rocky blames himself for the death when he could have thrown in the towel before the crucial moment. Fuelled by the Russian's arrogance, Rocky arranges a fight with the new champion, only this time on Christmas Day, in Russia....
East meets West when Rocky takes on a vicious Soviet fighter who literally killed his last opponent! Sylvester Stallone writes, directs and stars in this war between nations in which the only battle is fought in a boxing ring. Rocky must defend his honour, his friend and America itself. Rocky proudly holds the heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago (Dolph Lundgren), a six-foot four-inch, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Doviet Union. Rocky's friend, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) fights Drago in an exhibition match, but after Creed's fatal defeat, Rocky knows he must avenge his friend and beat the Soviet adversary. Rocky's training regimen takes him to icy Siberia, where he prepared for a globally-televised match in the heart of Moscow. It's a powerfully-charged event as Rocky takes on Drago in a heart-pounding fight to the finish. Stallone once again packs a powerful punch, crafting a riveting film that pulsates with humour, searing drama and unabashed patriotism.
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Reviewed by Chadwick from Richards Bay, South Africa on 22 December 2010
17 of 34 people found the following review helpful:
Awesome add on to the Rocky movie series. I love Rocky, and Sly did a brilliant job with this film. All the Rocky movies, in my opinion, were simply great. Didn't like the ending in Rocky 6 though, but it was well written. I like especially where he talks to his son outside the restaurant, very good.
Nice job Stallone!