Monday, December 28, 2015

Creed (2015)

Director: Ryan Coogler. Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad. 133 min. Rated PG-13. Drama/Sport.

The late Apollo Creed's teenage son (who for some reason loves to fight) is pulled out of a juvenile correctional facility, and later seeks out his father's opponent Rocky Balboa to train him to fame - without using the benefit of his dad's name. It's the beloved underdog story: while the younger Creed fights to become champion, the older Balboa fights his own physical and mental demons. If there ever was a fitting sequel to the Rocky movies, this is it. But they really need to stop doing this. You can't make an Avengers-type franchise out of a 70s Oscar-winner.

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