Netflix has unveiled a fresh trailer for the new documentary Sly, which will take a detailed look at the ups and downs of action movie icon Sylvester Stallone. And fans of the legendary Italian stallion have a lot to look forward to. This is going to be a milking event!
On November 3rd, fans of action movies and legendary heroes like Rocky and Rambo will get an early Christmas present. That’s when Netflix will add a new feature-length documentary, Sly, to its lineup, which will bring an intimate look at the life and career of one of the biggest action fighters and talented hard workers in Hollywood, Sylvester Stallone.
The 95-minute film already has its first reviews and we have a lot to look forward to. According to reviewers, the film offers a relatively deep insight into Stallone’s life and an exploration of his artistic journey. We get a glimpse of his life story, from his parents’ tumultuous marriage to his father’s abusive past, which fundamentally influenced his empathetic gaze evident in his iconic characters. Stallone shares insights into his creative process and how he perfected his skills as a screenwriter at rewriting film dialogue. His favourite genres then allowed him to confront his own past and pass on his typical emotional life wisdom. In addition, the film seems to avoid deifying Sly and instead shows his strong self-criticism. The documentary is said to be strongest in the moments when Stallone talks about his cult series (Rocky, Rambo) and offers valuable insights that may surprise even his devoted fans.
At the same time, reviewers note that while the documentary touches on Stallone’s childhood and early film influences, it only carefully steps around certain chapters of his life and career. In particular, there is a lack of interviews about his wives and stages such as his not-so-successful comedy period are silenced. Despite these caveats, “Sly” provides viewers with a captivating look at its legacy, offering moments of perspective and emotion. So it seems that after the documentary series Arnold and the football phenomenon Beckham, we will get another great look into the life of the icon.