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Why is the "Rocky" franchise particularly lampooned for its many sequels?

Numerous reasons, but mainly because of the Rocky franchise's popularity in the time frame you are looking at. Rocky was hardly the first franchise with lots of sequels when it began releasing them in ...
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What boxing matches were the fights in Rocky based on?

The answer is YES and NO. Rocky and Rocky III both contain inspirations from the life of Chuck Wepner. Rocky II and Rocky IV do NOT contain any inspirations from the life of Wepner. Chuck Wepner was ...
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What kind of hero archetype is Rocky Balboa?

I'd classify Balboa as an "Everyman Hero". He doesn't really possess any great abilities, he's not even really that great of a fighter, but what he does possess is something he said to his ...
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How much time passed (in universe) between Rocky and Rocky III?

It is more than likely that Mickey Goldmill lied about his age in order to start boxing while he was still a minor. He presumably continued the facade for the remainder of his life. As for the time ...
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What boxing matches were the fights in Rocky based on?

I wouldn't know all the details buts it's fairly well accepted round the rumor mill that Chuck Wepner is an influence. He had a 15 round fight with Ali that was brutal. Apparently this inspired part ...
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What happened at the end of Rocky?

There was a clear winner. In the background, as Adrian is trying to get to him, and they come together, you can hear the ring announcer saying that there was a split decision (the judges not all ...
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What boxing matches were the fights in Rocky based on?

I kinda feel like the plot of Rocky III was sorta inspired by the rivalry between Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran, and even predicted the rise of Mike Tyson. Rocky, the champion, takes on ...
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What boxing matches were the fights in Rocky based on?

I Was just watching the fight Ali vs Bonavena and there are too many coincidences in Bonavena boxing and Rocky such the upper cut or the way that he keep moving event getting a big punch. also the ...
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