Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Rocky Balboa And Christ

"[Rocky Balboa] is a really excellent film - strong story, superior writing and directing, and easily the best, most satisfying, most mature acting Stallone has ever done. If you've ever enjoyed any of the Rocky movies, you need to see this one. This is a really enjoyable movie. It's also one you can take the kids to."
-Francis Maier - Chancellor, Catholic Archdiocese of Denver, Colo.

I just got back from seeing Rocky Balboa (aka Rocky VI) and I must say that it was a great movie. It was a perfect wrap up of the Rocky franchise with beautiful cinematography and.... a Christian theme.

Actually, all of the Rocky films have had Christian themes of redemption and perseverance, but this one was the most explicit of them all. There is even a scene where the character Spider Rico reads a passage of the Bible to Rocky before his fight.

The reason for the strong Christian themes of the newest Rocky movie can be attributed to Sylvester Stallone's re-dedication to his Catholic faith. There is even a website made to promote the Christian elements of the movie.

Go see the movie. You won't regret it!

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