Am I the only one, or is the premise for the new Rocky movie totally dumb and fatally flawed? Okay, I concede I have not seen the movie and am only basing this opinion on the trailer…
So, based on the trailer, this seems to be the premise: There’s a computer simulation that pits boxers from different time periods against each other. Problem one. It’s a computer simulation. That anyone would assume anything from that is just dumb.
Okay, we’ll let that go and continue. Computer simulation Rocky, from the 70’s, wins the boxing match against the current champ. Okay, fine. But based on this, 30-years-older Rocky decides to take on the champ he “beat” in the simulation. Big problem two. Does he not realize the simulation was him in the 70’s??? When he was already over the hill as a boxer in his 30’s???? The simulation didn’t age him 60 years, does it? And if it did, how could it? I would love to have heard the discussion at the studio where someone decided this was a good idea.
I know the whole Rocky franchise is about the underdog beating unbelievable odds, but this premise is just about the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.
And really, does the world need another Rocky movie??? (Did we need more than one in the first place?)