Scene of the Week: Rocky IV training montage
The word MONTAGE comes from the French monter, meaning “to mount”. I don’t know if Sylvester Stallone knows that or not but he helped to that French word into one of the most American things ever! Rocky does montages like no other and this bearded escapade into Soviet territory to defeat the Russian superman that is Ivan Drago delivered one of the most amazing 4 minutes in the history of cinema. He chops wood, saws up some wood, does the laundry, jumps rope, and pretty much does everything but box. None of that matters though cause Rocky gets so ripped up and shredded that he goes America all over Drago’s ass.
Before Brain and I settled on Bulletproof Action I had originally warmed to the idea of calling the site Montage Media. The reason for that was because of my love for the montage scenes like the one you see below. There was rarely an action movie during the 1980’s without a sweet montage of the hero learning to kick ass or sometimes just kicking a lot of ass. No montage is complete, of course, without a killer song to accompany the video and this puppy is a personal favorite of mine. Enjoy.
WARNING: Watching the scene below may cause rapid heart rate and erratic patriotic behavior.