User reviews for Rocky IV
8.0 / 10Combined Score
Rocky IV is all about revenge, I think. During Rocky III Apollo Creed and Rocky become best friends, Apollo trained up Rocky to come back and regain his title by beating James 'Clubber' Lang. At the start of Rocky IV, an amateur boxer from Russia named Ivan Drago wants to start fighting professionally. Unsurprisingly he wants to prove himself by fighting Rocky Balboa. Before he gets the chance to do that, Apollo Creed wants to come out of retirement at the age of 39, to fight him.
The fight is arranged and billed as an exhibition. Drago absolutely mauls Apollo, and he dies from his injuries. Rocky immediately sets up a fight between himself and Drago, there are two conditions, the fight is to be fought on December 25th, and held in Russia. Rocky agrees to this and is flown out to Russia to train for the fight. Rocky trains harder than ever before. (infact, I think he even pulled a muscle in his heart and filming had to stop) Durin...