If you are a fan of the ‘Rocky’ films then you’ll find the new movie, Creed, fits the franchise like an old, well-worn glove (or boxing glove, as it were.) The movie hits all of the Rocky beats at all the right moments and is, for the most part, the cinematic equivalent of comfort food that you’ve been eating since you were a kid.
Creed (or what could easily have been called ‘Rocky MMXV’) has our old friend, Rocky Balboa, playing mentor and coach (the old Mickey role) to the illegitimate son of his former rival, Apollo Creed. You can most likely guess the rest of the story, but writer/director, Ryan Coogler, still manages to make this a fun and entertaining tale.
Apollo Creed had an affair with a woman and then died before his son, Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), was born. The boy has grown up fighting in orphanages and group homes, until he is recued by Apollo’s widow (Phylicia Rashad.)
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