Grudge Match – 2 out of 5
Okay, we’ve all taken our pot shots at the careers of Bobbie De Niro and Sly Stallone (I’m as guilty as anyone). With all the bad comedies that De Niro has been trying to cram into his IMDb credits and the fact it somehow feels like they are churning out Expendables movies every six months, it’s pretty fucking easy to make fun of the guys who once gave us Raging Bull, Rambo, Goodfellas, Rocky, Taxi Driver, and Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot. So, it’s not hard to assume that the producers of Grudge Match were just creating an elaborate joke meant to tease these two men and even went as far as somehow convincing them to be in on the project.
|Okay, the production didn't even try to hide the fact that those images were clearly|
"borrowed" from Rocky and Raging Bull.
|In real life, we already know that this match would end|
with De Niro being remembered at the Oscars.
|Not a single day has passed for her since the 80s.|
|I will confess this, I'm glad the film strayed away from the "old|
people don't understand technology" gag.
|Oh look, Kevin Hart is showing Bobbie his stand up...|
|"Bump it, bro."|
|Arkin, we need to figure out some way of making you an immortal.|
|De Niro, ready to kick anyone's ass who thought Little Fockerswas terrible.|
|In between takes, Sly filmed three more Expendables movies.|
|In all seriousness, Jon Bernthal should be in at least 15|
movies a year. The guy is too talented to let go to waste.
|Oh god! What is that? Kill it with fire!!!|
Grudge Match isn’t very special and pretty forgettable but it had some highlights—although, I have to admit, the film was asking a lot as it expected the viewers to believe that Robert De Niro would somehow hold his own against Sylvester Stallone, who, even at his age and despite the fact his skin looks like tanned leather, is in ridiculous fucking shape and, in reality, would have murdered De Niro with one punch if the film decided to go for realism.