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Creed (2015)

Creed (2015)


Sylvester Stallone
Michael B. Jordan

Directed by Ryan Coogler

Creed (or Rocky VII) is a movie I watched an appreciated. This is a spin-off from the Rocky Balboa movie and it is the seventh movie in the Rocky series the last being Rocky Balboa (2006) nine years ago. The character Rocky is undeniably awesome, when Stallone created this character in his early days struggling to make it big, I can bet you he didn’t believe the movie will get this far.

Stallone has created a boxing character that will stand as one of the most memorable fictional fighter in history. Rocky Balboa “The Italian Stallion” story is a complete rags to riches story with all the needed twist to make it lovable. This movie did respect to the series and in the end we get to see Donnie and a frail Rocky climbing the iconic “Rocky Steps" at the entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The steps we saw him run up way back when he had to take on Apollo Creed, and shadow box while we see the camera spin round him. Now our hero had to walk up the famous steps and taking breaks in-between.

Creed is about Apollo’s illegitimate son Donnie, Donnie is adopted by Creed’s wife Mary and when he had grown he gave up his white-collar job to chase after a dream of being a boxing champion. Donnie approaches his father’s best friend Rocky Balboa, who now runs a restaurant named after his late wife Adrian.  Rocky decides to train Donnie and after Donnie got his first win, he was given a shot at the title because of his surname.
Now Creed has to train to win with an old boxer who is also fighting to stay alive.

Stallone reprises his role in this movie as the famous Rocky Balboa and Donnie Creed was played by Michael B. Jordan. If the name sounds familiar, it should. Jordan was in the crappy, no good for nothing movie Fantastic Four (2015) where he played the Human Torch. To be honest if not for Sylvester Stallone I would not have taken the time to see this movie, but I’m glad I did.

Both Stallone and Jordan stole the show in this movie displaying acting at its best and making sure every scene they were in would stand out memorable.
This may be the last Rocky film the 70 year old Stallone will do and if this is so, I will like to say, “Well done sir.”


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