If you're thinking this is just another ROCKY movie....you're wrong. Rocky Balboa is a really great follow up and finish to the ROCKY series. It's nothing like the previous films, except for maybe the original ROCKY.
The movie catches up with where Rocky is today...which finds him living in Philadelphia and owning a small Italian restaurant. Rocky seems to be living in the past as he has to deal with the recent loss of his wife Adrian and the almost non-existent relationship he has with his son. Rocky has the opportunity to get into the ring one more time with the reigning world champ and this helps Rocky deal with his past and current relationships.
Some of the great ROCKY characters have returned, such as Paulie (Rocky's brother-in-law) and a few others. We also get to see some quick flashbacks to previous Rocky films. Fortunately, no mention of ROCKY V appears!
The visual style is also quite different from previous ROCKY films. Stallone has done a great job going back to the character's roots and brings a worthy close to the ROCKY franchise. I won't spoil the ending for you, but it's probably not as you might guess.
I would recommend seeing this film if you're a ROCKY fan.
What's up with Adam Sandler!? I can't remember the last time he made a good movie. I didn't want to shell out the bucks to see "Click" at the theater, so I waited until it came out on DVD...and guess what!...it was still a waste of my money. Too bad I can't ask for a refund.
You know what they say, there are no original ideas left in Hollywood and "Click" proves it. "Click" feels like a rehash of the classic "It's A Wonderful Life" with Jimmy Stewart. Adam Sandler is previewed his life if he had made different decisions. Don't get me wrong, there are about two funny scenes in my opinion. Everything else is the same old Adam Sandler...yelling / screaming / fart jokes...which are getting real old.
Hollywood wonders why revenue is going down. It's because of movies like "Click." Re-visioning of older movies isn't going to cut it.
"Just Like Heaven" with Reese Witherspoon is a nice little romantic comedy. Reese's performance does feel like it was phoned in however. The lead male does a decent job. "Just Like Heaven" is a quite predictable movie. Actually my wife guessed the "gotcha" part of the movie only 20 min. in to it. She spoiled the movie for me!
If your looking for a decent movie for a Saturday night with your best girl, this movie will work out for you. Just don't expect to say "wow, that was a really good movie."