Apparently, the new “Rocky” movie is not as bad as you might think:

There’s a disarming quality to Stallone’s thoughtful script that has a way of stopping smirking skeptics right in their tracks, as if to say: “Yeah, yeah, I know what you’re thinking. But at least give me a shot here.”

And darned if that gently self-effacing approach doesn’t melt away those preconceived notions.

But I still don’t think I’ll race out to see it.