Rocky is the greatest boxing movie ever. Rocky is a tale about a poor boxer, the Italian-American Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), who earns his living by breaking thumbs and boxing. One day, Rocky is selected to fight against the worldwide champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) in a match to celebrate the 200th birthday of the U.S. On the way to the fight, he is supported by his friend Paulie (Burt Young), Paulie's sister and Rocky's girlfriend Adrian (Talia Shire) and coach Mickey (Burgess Meredith).
Once you've seen the movie, you can't do nothing but wonder how awesome the movie is. Sylvester Stallone is a man in his role, and Talia Shire is a real beauty. John G. Avildsen can direct, and I mean that he can surely direct. The plan is simple, and yet manages to keep the viewer awake for the whole 2 hours. The movie is full of great feeling and drama. Also, Rocky serves as a loose autobiography of Sylvester Stallone, who has picked something of his own to the movie, even though you wouldn't believe it basing on the final product. And on the top of everything is that sweet soundtrack.
All in all, Rocky is a movie, which sadly will be in comparison with the later parts of the series, but it doesn't matter, because Rocky is an important movie, and, just like I said, the greatest boxing movie ever.