Creed, a genuine 'knockout'

December 1, 2015

Directed by Ryan Coogler, Creed is a 2-hour film starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, reprising the role as the legendary Rocky Balboa.

 

 

Michael B. Jordan plays Adonis Johnson, Apollo, Creed’s illegitimate child, who has a passion for boxing.


 

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Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone star in Creed which brought in $30.1 million on opening week. 

 




When Adonis quits his job to pursue his dream of becoming a boxer, he is disowned by his foster mother and travels alone to Philadelphia. 

 

Upon arrival, he meets a young musician whose constant music continues to wake him up, a gym adored with Rocky’s legacy, and even Rocky himself. A self-taught boxer, Adonis must work his way to find a trainer who will help him reach his potential. Without a proper trainer, no one he can call friend, and a legacy to live up to, can Adonis work his way to Fame?

 

Creed is a fantastic film that leads up to a spectacular end fight. Creed lives up to the original Rocky movie, in the sense of passion and love poured into the movie itself, 

 

With dramatic transitional videography, empowering music choices, and flawless acting, Creed can mess with the best. 

 

This movie also isn’t without its references to its predecessors; there is constant dialogue about Apollo Creed, Adrian Balboa, and even other winks and nods to the original movie. 

 

In older age, critics may think Stallone may not be suited for acting roles that he played back in the 70’s, but he delivers a solid, emotional character to portray Rocky.

 

Creed is a great way to spend some time with generations familiar with and new to the Rocky series. 

 

I recommend this movie to anyone who loves a good boxing match and story to go with it. 

 

I give Creed 4 out of 5 stars.  

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