Brody tells me that the Rocky movies are the best, and that I would love them, I would cry at the end and that it would be great. I have tried to watch them a few times, never successfully watching them all the way through. This is how they seem to me:
Open with punching, sweating and jumping around.
“I gotta fight him.” – Rocky
“You don’t gotta fight him” – wife
“He’s gotta fight him” – random person, or coach or someone.
More boxing, punching, running, and really sweaty people. At this point, I am off in my own head trying to figure out if it’s baby oil that they use to make people look that sweaty? Then do they spray them with water to make it look drippy? Shouting draws me back into the movie, when everyone talks about why he should or shouldn’t fight him, and then I fall asleep.
So, the thing is, I believe that these are good movies, because Brody has good taste in movies. He knows me, and he knows what I would or wouldn’t like in a movie. I told him we’ll have to have a Rocky marathon, and I’m determined to not loose attention after the awesome James Brown dance scene next time, and to try to get into the movie, and find out why these movies are classics.