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    What are your honest thoughts on Sylvester Stallone?

    As a kid, I loved Rambo, and its first sequel; I wasn't able to find Rambo III for bloody ages. Keep in mind, this was prior to the days of DVDs, so the tapes that were discontinued from sales weren't easy to find. The first three Rocky movies are great. The rest are just...okay.

    Now I don't like his recent movies. He is just too old now. I mean, I don't dislike him. He's just way past it as an action star at 70 years old.

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    The "Rambo" films were epic, I agree with you - the new one wasn't bad either. Otherwise --- he's done. RIP.

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    I'm a big Sly fan. I love everything from his 80s cheese to his serious roles. His best performance is a toss up between Rocky Balboa and Creed (both an ageing Rocky). His motivational speech to his son in Rocky Balboa is phenomenal, and his fight with cancer in Creed really tugs at my heart. The first rocky is amazing and is one of my favorite movies of all time, and I enjoy all of them...except 5...5 doesn't exist for me.

    First Blood is a great performance as well and really gets to the heart of a sad topic, how we treat our veterans. It's a powerful movie. Rambo 2 and 3 are action schlock, though some of the best schlock from the 80s. So is stuff like Over the Top, the one in prison, and Tango and Cash. Oh and how could I forget Cobra...he speaks ENTIRELY in one-liners...such a fun movie.

    The 90s were rough but he still had some good movies like Demolition Man, Cliffhanger, and I actually like Cop Land as well.

    His recent stuff like the Expendables I'm not a big fan of but Rambo 4 and the Rockys are great movies.

    So yeah, he's got a lot of bad movies, but he also has a lot of fun and genuinely great films. He certainly has talent but he's not one of Hollywood's best. But that's good enough for me

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    I dig Stallone. There aren't too many movies he has been in that I have really disliked. My favorite is probably Demolition Man. His biggest stinker was Judge Dredd, but even I find that a lot of fun and a guilty pleasure.

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    I can dig on some Sly in moderation.

    IMO his early stuff is still probably his best. I'd definitely recommend adding Death Race 2000, Nighthawks, and Victory to any Stallone fans watch list as they are often overlooked gems within the more traditional of Sly discussions.

    Victory in particular. Not only does it show him in a less stereotypical light; it's a pretty good movie in and of itself with a great cast to boot.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083284/

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    I like Stallone, even some of his bad stuff

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    Not a fan, but I do like some of his movies. Like Judge Dredd . His best.

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    There isn't a fil of his that I don't like that I can think of honestly........honorable mention : Lock-up

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    I actually wrote to IMDb ages ago, and got them to add two movies to his filmography after somehow finding out he was in them as an extra. One is called Downhill Racer starring Robert Redford; I noticed Sly was sitting in a restaurant, just eating. His name wasn't even in the credits being he was just in it as an extra, so it was hard for me to submit it on his IMDb filmography, and as far as I'm aware, it's not even mentioned on his official website that he appeared in some movies as a supporting artiste, suggesting he may have been in half a dozen or more movies nobody is aware of. Well, they added it eventually after I showed them proof of an early, possibly one of a kind 70's Broadway clipping that listed he is in it. The problem was, it didn't say where he was in it. So I ended up buying the DVD to look for him. It's a bit of a boring movie, in general, but I finally spotted him in that scene. See for yourself...




    The other movie I added is a mildly funny and very hard to find comedy called Pigeons from around 1970 that I doubt anybody else has ever seen, where he was just playing a misbehaving extra in a party scene about 30 minutes into the film. Although there was some people credited as party guests, he was not credited. You can also glimpse him in the thriller Klute as a blurry looking dancer in a disco, and in Lovers and Other Strangers in a wedding scene as a groomsman (which I think was really just a dream).



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    He was great in Cop Land!

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    Cool

    Stop! Or my mom will shoot. Dreadfully bad film.

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