Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Movie review - Creed (2015)

Creed (2015) / drama, sport

Directed by Ryan Coogler
Screenplay by Ryan Coogler and Aaron Covington
Story by Ryan Coogler
Based on Characters by Sylvester Stallone
Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashād, Tony Bellew
Trailer: click.

Passing of the baton from Balboa to Creed...

It is the seventh Rocky film, both a spin-off from the original series and a sequel to 2006's Rocky Balboa. The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

It's time for a new directions in the Rocky franchise while staying true to its roots. This is a really nice film and a wholehearted crowd pleaser with great performances of Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan. I really like that it's respectful to the Rocky legacy but I'm not that impressed by the movie like many others. It's good, it has smart choices in it but the fact is that it's still one of those: 'seen it before' films. 4/5

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