By Jack Rico
I thought this movie would never get made. I never thought Sylvester Stallone would actually do a knock-off Rocky movie and I never thought Robert De Niro would ever return to a boxing film. I was obviously wrong on all levels.
The new comedy “Grudge Match“, which was supposed to be released earlier this year, has its first trailer, er, a leaked one that is. A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout — 50 years after their last match. From what the trailer shows us, timecodes and all, it is a comedy, taking potshots at Rocky and Raging Bull. It seems funny, but it also looks forgettable.
Back in the 80’s, this film with these two stars would have been a global news headline. Both actors appeared together in Cop Land (1997), but De Niro played a secondary role. This time, it is their film. Grudge Match will be released Christmas Day, Dec 25th, 2013.
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