Seeing a young man recite the famous Rocky speech from start to finish surprised Stallone while making his day at the same time.
It’s no surprise when people say that they have been either inspired or motivated to do something by either a movie or a star who played a character in a movie. Thus, when it comes to either inspirational stars or films in the industry, everyone looks up to Sylvester Stallone’s iconic Rocky franchise as one of the best Hollywood has to offer.
Spanning more than two decades and six films that feature the star as the titular fighter, the series proved to be a true motivation for many all across the globe, and recently, Stallone found out that its legacy still lives on in the newer generation. Recently, the star was surprised by a young fan, who recited Rocky’s entire speech that he gave to his son in his last solo film.
A Young Fan Impressed Sylvester Stallone With The Speech From Rocky Balboa
As they say, good cinema will last a lifetime and beyond, which holds for films that have left their impression on the world years ago. Among these few exceptional films, Sylvester Stallone‘s Rocky franchise still takes the top spot for many fans, young or old, who feel inspired by the message that the titular character left to them.
Therefore, even after more than 45 years of the franchise’s inception, there are still young fans that carry on that legacy, something that the star recently came to realize.
During his visit to the famous Rocky statue that was erected in honor of the character at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, adjacent to the famous ROCKY steps, the star was greeted by a young fan, who stepped up and decided to show the star just how much he loves the films created by him by reciting the entire speech, which became an icon for the series.
This kid just hit the Rocky speech to Sylvester Stallone and absolutely nailed it! 🥊
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This speech was from the last solo film of the character, which was 2006’s Rocky Balboa, which he gave when his son comes to see him at his restaurant. As Robert comes to know that his father will be going forward with his match against Mason Dixon, he approaches Rocky to tell him not to take the fight as it would end badly for the both of them.
But when he hears his son giving up, he delivers one of, if not the most powerful speech in the franchise’s history, which will forever be ingrained in the minds of the audience going forward. And it seems like more than a decade later, it’s still fresh in the minds of the young blood.
Why Is The Rocky Franchise So Timeless?
Part of the charm of the original Rocky franchise was its timelessness, which was the by-product of a simple yet impactful approach, which was the hardships of life.
From the first film of the original franchise to the latest movie in the subsequent Creed series, the focus of the films has always been more on what goes into making and shaping a fighter than the fights themselves. The franchises constantly remind us that life is full of hardships, but it’s up to us to either be broken by them or rise above them.