Sylvester Stallone is co-producing “Rocky: The Musical,” based on the greatest film ever. Sly appeared alongside his co-producers, Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, at a press event in Hamburg, Germany, where the musical is set to open in November 2012. Sly and company are going to focus more on the love story between Rocky and Adrian. The world champion Klitschko brothers will help train the performers in boxing maneuvers.
“At the end of the day, Rocky is a love story and he could never have reached the final bell without Adrian,” said Stallone. “To see this story coming to life on a musical stage makes me proud. And it would make Rocky proud.”
I cant speak for anyone else…Ok maybe I can for Joe So Delicious but I am totally excited, for a Rocky Musical. If Seussical was a reality then Sly can bring Rocky to Broadway. I really need to hear a song dedicated to You’re gonna eat lightning and crap THUNDER!
I would love to see the beach scene from 3, re done for theater. Id actually give a shit about going to see a play.
As long as the actor mumbles, punches slabs of beef, chasing chickens, runs on the beach, running up a mountain in snowy Siberia I will be a happy camper. Clearly my imagination is running wild, this might be complete shit or a Tony-Award winning masterpiece.
Scunge back. Monday is our country (USA)’s Independence Day. And to celebrate that we here at EMILIOSPARKSDOTCOM will take a moment to celebrate an icon. An American. Fuck that…an American hero. Kids, today we examine and pay homage to the one and only Sylvester Stallone.
Our regular readers/listeners are familiar with our affinity for Sly. We model our livelihoods after the examples set forth by this film legend. This deep in, you’re probably saying to yourself “OK, gaying out to Stallone has what to do with the 4th of July?” Well I’ll tell you…
Back in the 1980s, our beloved Sylvester portrayed two American heroes that in tandem were responsible for the end of the Cold War, the retroactive victory of Vietnam, the fall of the Berlin Wall and defeat of Communist threat; those heroes are John Rambo and Rocky Balboa, respectively.
Whether it be with a mighty left hook or an explosive tipped arrow, Sly made the world safe for democracy and America. Defeating a foreign enemy and driving away the Red Scare was all in a days work. But the real victory wasn’t in how Stallone made America #1…but how he united us as a nation…and a world. “I want…what they want…for our country to love us…the way we love it…what I’m tryin to say is…if I can change…and you can change…everybody can change!”
So Sly, we salute you, we salute America, we salute barbeques. Here, and everywhere. Happy 4th everybody.
This is like watching a family member getting honored for there achievements. I don’t have to go into the reasons as to why I am a HUGE Rocky fan. All of twitter and my listening audience knows my fandom.
I hope all who watch this know the contribution Sly has done for the sport of boxing. I know when you think boxing you think Jack Dempsey, Joe lewis, Marciano, Ali, Tyson etc.
But Rocky is more than a franchise. The films brought a lot of attention to the sport of boxing. I like to think it shows the struggle & inner conflict the boxer goes through. As Stallone said, it wasn’t so much about the fights as it was about the struggles.
Guys, just a little fair warning…the following edition of “Scunge Says” may MAY come off a little sexist. Now I’m not completely sure how flexible your sensibilities are or how easily offended you may be I’m just asking for a little leeway since I’m not claiming this to be gospel or the end all be all of male preferences, its just the opinion of the guy who’s name appears in the column’s title. Ok, not sexist, here we go…Don’t you just fuckin hate it when chicks ruin movies!??
Like not all movies; obviously they have their place in like romantic comedies otherwise we’d be watching homoerotic sausage rubs like “When Harry Met Steve”. But you know the love story they’d try to shoehorn into somethin like say; “Road House”? Yeah, do me a favor, save it.
When the love story is awkward, forced, and kills the pace of the badassery of an obvious man movie, just leave it on the editing room floor…”Over The Top” knew how to do this; it killed off the love angle…literally by dropping the female “lead” with a cancer death. Leaving us what we all came for, Sly, arm wrestling, and custody cases with evil rich grandfathers.
Trust me, I know what I’m talkin about here…cause I’m a guy…and I like movies…and I like movies for guys who like movies.
It’s common knowledge that I am a huge Sylvester Stallone fan, most if not all of my twitter followers know that I will watch any, if not all, of the Rocky films every other day or once a week; some times twice in one sitting.
You might think the Rocky franchises is some what cookie cutter, or that Rocky/Stallone is a punch line, a character with in a character, a cartoon buffoon. If you do, I hope you bursts into flames and catch syphilis simultaneously.
Without turning this into a biography about Stallone’s work or trying to get psychological, there is a Rocky in all of us. A character that embodies the conflicting sides that make up every guy. The romantic, the warrior, the dreamer and the destroyer. Underestimated and misunderstood.
The reason why there is such an appeal for Rocky is the way the character has an innocence. Rocky talks as simple as a child but there are chunks of wisdom in his dialog.
Hands down, the greatest movie of all time is the original Rocky. Rocky is a story about a guy who is just trying to get something out of life. He knows he is a ham & egger. Then it’s a love story where he falls in love with a women that is lost like him. Next thing you know you’re in a damn sports film and at the end of the fight he doesn’t care that he lost, he cared about two thing: going the distance & Adrian.
Moral of the story: the opportunity to be a lot better than you thought you could be is within everyone’s grasp. Your goals are your goals so achieve them.