After Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian (Talia Shire) but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. Soon enough, the "Master of Disaster" and the "Italian Stallion" are set on a collision course for a climactic battle that is brutal and unforgettable.
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Widescreen 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
French: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Rocky II, typically for Hollywood, glorifies the brutal sport of boxing as the way our champ hero proves his value and his "heart." Of course -- especially coming off the last movie -- there are other ways, like getting a good job or learning to read, that Rocky (played by Sylvester Stallone) could have shown his worth, but the screenwriter (played by Sylvester Stallone) and the director (played by Sylvester Stallone) arrange circumstances so that Rocky has only one option: fighting.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable
- Rocky and Apollo take a pounding in their fight scenes.
- "Hell" mainly used by Rocky's crusty trainer Mickey.
- Social Behavior
- Rocky Balboa is the symbol of an underdog with a big heart and a rough start in life. He remains a good sport, a noble guy, and an observant churchgoer.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Recreational drinking and smoking, mostly by Rocky's brother in-law.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it