Monday, August 27, 2007

A Good Movie - Rocky Balboa

As one of those people who love to watch movie, I love the way how good movie telling me their story. Good movie makes you laugh with them, cry with them, capture the emotion, and often makes you think. Think about lives in different perspective. Lives where you have never imagine its existence before. But it’s there. Exists. Delivered in various ways. Could be glamorous or just as simple as that. Could be monochrome or very colorful. Could be exaggerating or just as plain as the facts. Could be fairy tales or a mere real life.
In a good movie, you will find characters. Characters who will bring you into their emotions, their perspective, and maybe their live. Through these characters sometimes you will learn many things. Learn how to love, how to forgive, how to think differently, or how to keep moving forward even when the world against you.
A good movie will inspires you, encourage you, makes you smile, makes you sad, or even makes you feel miserable. But that’s how movie depicts life and its journey to you. Life, just like movie, is a journey after all.
About one month ago, I watched Rocky Balboa. Yes, right! That Rocky Balboa boxing saga! I did not expect anything from the movie except that I want to watch him back to the ring, fight, got beaten up, but ended up with winning the match. But I was wrong. The movie went quite slow, actually. Telling the other side of Rocky. Here you would see Rocky as a person. A person, who had experienced everything, from winning, loosing, and dealing with life. The best scene of the movie is when Rocky yelled to his son about life. This is what he said:
“The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows
It's a very mean and nasty place, and it don't care how tough you are...
It will beat you to your knees and leave you there permanently if you let it
You, me or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life
But it ain't about how hard you hit
It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward
How much you can take and keep moving forward
That's how winning is done!”

And I think that is very true. That’s the real life. And that’s what makes this movie good, at least in my perspective.
I, as Rocky said, will keep moving forward no matter what is the challenge. And I reckoned that is something that we all should remember…