Over the past couple of days in my English class we watched a movie that you may or may not be familiar with called Rocky. Looking at some individual parts of the movie, I thought it was sort of weird and awkward, maybe that’s just me because the time period between when the movie was made and how my life is now are so completely different. But, there is a “but” for those of you who disagree with my opinion, taking in the movie’s lesson as a whole and looking at the big picture I thought it was a pretty cool, feel-good movie. I mean I didn’t quite understand the ending, which may have been because of my lack of sleep these past few weeks of school because of teachers cramming in projects and homework (that’s a whole other story) but after my teacher explained why the movie ended the way it did it made more sense to me. I can definitely relate to reaching that personal goal of “I made it all the way, it doesn’t matter that I wasn’t the best or that I didn’t win. I made it. I proved myself strong enough to tough it out.”
In case you’ve never seen this movie, take it from me- a person who doesn’t usually like basketball movies- that you should definitely go rent it and watch it. At the beginning of the movie I was thinking, “oh this is one of those old, kinda weird movies from the 80’s so it’ll probably be super boring,” but by the end of the movie you could definitely say that there was moisture in my eyes lol. Also, parts of the movie didn’t quite happen how I expected them to so that’s always a plus for me that I was unable to predict the right outcome of the story-line.