In 1976, struggling actor/part-time adult film star Sylvester Stallone introduced the world to Rocky Balboa, a struggling boxer (and, as far as I know, not a part-time adult film star) who sort of overcame the odds by getting the chance to earn the honor of getting the shit knocked out of him by Apollo Creed.
He might not have won the fight but sometimes the real victory is the lessons you learn along the way.
Rocky spawned a franchise that has spanned multiple decades, and while it might not be the most critically acclaimed film in the franchise, I’d argue there’s no installment in the series that’s more enjoyable than Rocky IV.
The 80s was filled with movies about laughably muscular dudes beating the hell out of each other, and while Bloodsport might be my favorite movie in the genre, Rocky IV is certainly a worthy contender.
If you’re somehow unfamiliar with Rocky IV, it follows the eponymous character as he sets out to avenge the death of his former foe at the hands of Ivan Drago, a genetic (and steroid-fueled) specimen hellbent on destroying everything in his path.
However, I can’t come close to summing up Rocky IV better than Cool Dude Bro, who has perfected the art of summing up classic movies in a way only Cool Dude Bro can.
When we last met up with Cool Dude Bro, he had taken the time to recap Happy Gilmore in under two minutes and has now returned to give Rocky IV the same treatment with yet another hilarious synopsis.