An odd movie… I have to say I was disappointed. Granted, the guy’s 60, but I thought there would be more fighting and more training that a 3 minute montage – which happened to be the worst, most uninspired training sequence in any Rocky movie.
And what was with Mason Dixon? Just a flat out boring character, who doesn’t come anywhere near Creed, Lang or Drago…
And what’s with all the plot points that go no where? Like Steps or Spider or the fact that Dixon breaks his hand and then… no real mention of it. Or was that the only real way that Rocky could be competitive?
But that aside… the thing that bothered me the most was his exit from the ring at the end. I thought, okay, he’s made Dixon into a decent champ by bringing out the best in him. “You’re a great champ.” Right? And then he turns his back on him and walks out, leaving the fans to boo Dixon (the guy who gave Rocky his break). Then Rock soaks up the cheers at the exit.
Seemed like a completely classless move. Whereas if he’d just stayed in the ring and held Dixon’s hand high in victory, the crowd could have cheered for both of them and Rocky’s good will would have been passed to the champ. So, he would have basically brought back dignity to the ring.
Anyhoo… just curious how others reacted to this.