So, the other day I finally saw Rocky Balboa. And, while I'm not allowed to tell you anything until the week the film is released, I will say that, personally, I felt the final installment fits somewhere between parts four and five, as far as awesomeness goes. Now, for those of you who hated part five, this should be fantastic news. For those of you expecting the best Rocky film of them all -- well, try not to get your hopes up too much.
With that said, Sylvester Stallone donated the classic red and yellow boxing robe from the original Rocky, as well as his vintage black hat, a pair of autographed boxing gloves worn in Rocky II and -- of course -- those famous red, white and blue boxing shorts from Rocky III to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. On how he feels having these items sit beside Dorothy's ruby red slippers from The Wizard of Oz and Abraham Lincoln's top hat, Stallone said, "I knew I was getting old, but I didn't think I would be with the dinosaurs so soon." Starting on December 21, folks will be able to see them on display at the National Air and Space Museum's Treasures of American History exhibition. So, as you gear up for Rocky Balboa while watching parts one through five on DVD, now you can add one more stop to your trip down memory lane. Balboa opens in US theaters on December 20.