10. Rocky's Miraculous Disappearing Brain Damage - Rocky Balboa
movies are about a boxer with slurred speech called Rocky Balboa, played elegantly by Sylvester Stallone, and there are, like, a hundred and fifty of them. The last one that Hollywood made was called Rocky Balboa
, an entry whose title lacked the roman numerals that have made this series famous thus far, as if to brand it as the final chapter. I'm not so sure. Anyway, the plot of the movie has Rocky coming back to fight again, because that's what Rocky does - but it seems like writer/director Sylvester Stallone forgot something important when he made this. Rocky's brain damage. The plot of Rocky V
centres on the fact that Rocky has brain damage after spending the sum of four movies getting punched in the skull, over and over again. This plot point is mysteriously absent in Rocky Balboa
, which is presumably set in a world where medical science has reached such a point that a man with brain damage is considered fit for re-entry into the boxing arena. So although the movie is actually pretty awesome, it fundamentally makes little to no sense at all. Perhaps Stallone should've re-watched Rocky V
before he wrote this one.