Until about two minutes before writing this, I did not know part of Sylvester Stallone’s face was paralyzed since birth due to a doctor’s misuse of forceps, explaining his unique visage. This is probably the most interesting, and informative sentence you’re going to read in this post, and only loosely related to what I am about to present.
A while back, I decided to stop thinking about something and just do it. That something was a fun little music video in which I put scenes from the second season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, to one of my favorite songs from Rocky IV; Robert Tepper’s “No Easy Way Out”. It wasn’t just just a collection of random events, either. I summarized the the phenomenal finale while also touching on the major conflicts from the rest of the season. I even did it in the style of the amazing montage where, after Apollo Creed’s death and subsequent fight with Adrian, Rocky drives off in his sporty little car and thinks about his fallen friend and his career as a fighter.
Oh yeah. Rocky IV was my favorite Rocky. Rocky v.s. Communism. The American spirit against Russian science. He won the Cold War for us. Stallone did a lot of movies during the Regan era that helped push the national agenda. Rambo was also about the battle with communism, and a piece about how America “turned” on their soldiers in Nam.
What is my video about? Well, I suppose it could represent the current political climate. As a people, we’re more polarized than ever. I’ll tell you, nothing is scarier than seeing the “Take Back America” banners. Take it back from whom? We’re talking about the other half of the country that voted, not some sort of invading force.
So maybe Queen Chrysalis and her changelings can represent the danger our fellow Americans pose to our way of life. They look like us, they may even love us, but God dammit, they just want to suck us dry until there is nothing left.
Maybe I’m over thinking things. Lets go a different route. This video was a lot of fun to make. It is the first video project I’ve done in a long, long time. I forgot I could make neat things like this, and how fun it is to create again. I kind of wish I had Youtube and digital media back in the day when I did cool stuff like this constantly. I used to be really cool, now I’m just boring. Work. Video games. Drink. Sleep. Woo!
Here is my video. Enjoy. Don’t forget to check out the link in the description to see the original Rocky IV source material. See you on the battlefield later this year.
Watch this movie. Really, it’s okay. Don’t be a puss; your testicles won’t shrink. There is lots of fighting. Trust me