I don't think it's any surprise that I enjoy the Rocky movies. Sure the series kind of hit this weird place as it got more and more sequels but there was something really awesome about them anyway. They were bad but they were good at the same time and I don't really know how else to explain it than that.
So when I came across CollegeHumor's parody 30 for 30 about Rocky vs. Ivan Drago, I couldn't resist and just had to watch it. I already knew I was going to enjoy it because the previous one they did with Angels in the Outfield was amazing.
There's so much to love about this 30 for 30 and one of the main things that makes it so great is how they take the tone so seriously. Sure they're talking about a boxing movie but every one in the clip take it so seriously. And at times, you could probably take some of the interview clips out of context and confuse your friends by making them think that it's a real documentary.
Although, there's one quote from the 30 for 30 that made me crack up so hard because he says it seriously even though it's one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard:
Just to give you an idea of how hard these guys were punching, sometimes the punch didn't even land but the head flew back anyway. Like from the air or something...
This quote totally gets one of the reasons why some of the Rocky movies are so ridiculous. One of the reasons going back to these older movies is difficult is because a lot of the actual boxing scenes don't look believable. The way they miss punches in order to not really hurt each other is important but also very ridiculous when you see that they could've shot it a little better.
I sincerely hope they do more of these 30 for 30s with other sports movies, so far they're knocking it out of the park (get it, get it? That's a sports thing).