The Epilogue scene with Rocky and Creed was totally set to porn music and I thought for sure they were gonna kiss...
It's incredible that they introduce Clubber Lang during the opening credits montage... Not sure if that counts as good filmmaking but it oozes confidence in that the audience is going to be in board no matter what for what follows.
Overall this is a sillier, much more meta version of Rocky. Even the marching band knows the theme song from the movie Rocky! It's not as good as the first two as a movie, but it's still fun, and Mr. T is really great as Clubber Lang.
As I set out rewatching these I really wasn't sure which ones I've actually seen... Just the first one and Rocky Balboa but as a life long fan of Mr. T, I'm sure I MUST have seen this as a kid.