Originally Posted by DawnWarrior
Does that have to do with the fact that it's no longer the final Rocky movie?
Yes, honestly. I recently watched all six movies marathon style, and I feel like having another movie takes a lot
of weight off of Rocky V. It no longer feels like this dark, depressing, unsatisfying coda to an otherwise happy and inspirational series. Getting to see where Rocky ends up in life even enriches the fifth one to a certain extent. I'm not saying it's a great movie, or even a good one, Rocky V has significant problems that go beyond the obvious stuff that I mentioned, but now that it's just another chapter in Rocky's life rather than the final
chapter, I can appreciate it a lot more now.