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Creed II (2018)

Creed II (2018)


Michael B. Jordan
Sylvester Stallone
Tessa Thompson
Dolph Lundgren

Directed by Steven Caple Jr.

Following the success of 2015 Creed I guess we all knew Hollywood will not let this tale live without a sequel. Creed (2015) stared Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed, the man who was killed in the boxing ring by Ivan Drago in Rocky IV (1985).
This followup sequel is not so much different from what you will expect from the eighth film in the Rocky franchise. Written by Sylvester Stallone the movie sticks with the same formula as the follow up movie series after Rocky (1976) and Rocky II (1979). After these first two films the story follows the same formula.
It starts with the introduction of an opponent who is larger than life and just too good and Rocky takes him down.

The Rocky sequels after Rocky (1976) and Rocky II (1979) may have been popular, but they were just as predictable as this movie is. Do not expect any surprise from this movie, in fact get ready to be able to guess your way all through the movie. The movie didn’t even try to spice things up a little.
In here movie, there was a new player in town and he is the son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). Lundgren and many others reprise their roles in this movie.
The new challenger like his father Ivan was unstoppable and here is where the movie didn’t even attempt to change script, only by the intervention of Rocky was he taken down.

The movie shows Creed behave like a weird overgrown child who refuse to allow common sense to have a better part of his decisions. We see his character get into a tantrum over Rocky refusing to help him in his fight against Drago.
Creed claims this was more of a revenge for his father, but Rocky tells him he is not mentally set for the fight.

Meanwhile, we see Ivan Drago trying to get back his glory days and his glory through his son. He pushes his son to a point where it is almost unbearable. The aim is, Rocky took away his glory and he will get it back by taking down his protege.
All this is happening while Creed’s love interest Bianca (Tessa Thompson, reprising her role from Creed (2015)) becomes his wife.

Their union is further blessed with a child. We are placed on a tale where we get to see Creed and Rocky part ways and reconnect to take on Drago.

Like I said, the movie is highly predictable and very consistent with what it was trying to prove and do. That proof was, if a formula is not broken, do not try to fix it. A Creed III will be pushing it though if they go ahead to make it.


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