Creed (2015)


Drama | Sport


Ryan Coogler




Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Graham McTavish, Wood Harris, Ritchie Coster, Ton Trump, Brian Anthony Wilson, Tony Bellew, Andre Ward


Former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) starts mentoring Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), the illegitimate son of his late friend Apollo Creed. 


A name, that's all it took the Rocky franchise to get back on track. Okay, maybe it's a couple of names, but the point here is that "Creed" is actually a pretty good, although unnecessary, addition to the Rocky series.

There's one weird thing about it, though, and it's the plot. The filmmakers tried so hard to make it different but it eventually ended up being the same, overused plot of the other Rocky films. But unlike the latest entries and in spite of its predictability, "Creed"'s plot is engaging and entertains.

And I believe that's because Rocky isn't the man anymore, but Adonis Johnson, Apollo Creed's son, is. He has always been a fighter and, just like Rock, he is raw and needs help if he wants to be taken seriously, but this film doesn't show a nobody trying to becomes somebody and rising up against the odds, but it shows a man trying to get out of the shadow of his father. Basically the all Robert drama - Rocky's son - but properly developed.

Creed's character is surprisingly developed and it's easy to care fo him especially because of Michael B. Jordan who proves he can lead delivering an impressive performance. And the same can be said for Rocky, the character has grown a little and Stallone as well does a good job.

On the other hand, there are other two characters, Creed's girlfriend Bianca who is supposed to take Adrian's place but doesn't add to the film as Talia Shire's character did, and Creed's opponent Ricky Conlan. The filmmakers tried to build his story but it wasn't well executed and ended up being terrible.

That said, "Creed" benefits from well choreographed and entertaining boxing sequences. And at last but not least, that ungrateful son of a b***h Paulie has finally died.

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