Film Review: Creed

Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone

Directed By: Ryan Coogler

So today I decided to see the film, “Creed” the newest Rocky film which is a spinoff from the Rocky series so technically this is “Rocky 7″… a continuation of the Rocky franchise.

Plot/Synopsis: Adonis Johnson is the son of the famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died in a boxing match in Rocky IV (1985). Adonis wasn’t born until after his father’s death and wants to follow his fathers footsteps in boxing. He seeks a mentor who is the former heavyweight boxing champion and former friend of Apollo Creed, the retired Rocky Balboa. Rocky eventually agrees to mentor Adonis. With Rocky’s help they hope to get a title job to face even deadlier opponents than his father. But whether he is a true fighter remains to be seen….

Even though Sylvester Stallone wasn’t involved in directing in this movie at all, still though, I’m sure Sly helped Ryan Coogler on a lot of stuff. I’m sure Sly gave Ryan a lot of advice on directing since Sly is a director himself. The “Creed” movie still had the similar feeling of the earlier Rocky films. “Creed” was more similar to the first Rocky. Not exactly a remake but very similar. I think “Creed” wanted to pay homage to the first Rocky film and they did a great job.

I’m not a big fan of Michael B. Jordan but the guy just got more respect from me after seeing this film. He’s the obvious choice to play Apollo’s son ’cause Michael looks almost like Carl Weathers. This film wasn’t just a homage to the first Rocky film, it also wanted to keep the legacy of Apollo Creed alive which is the whole point of the film. This film wasn’t about Rocky Balboa at all, this film is about the Creed family. It wanted to celebrate Apollo’s legacy. Rocky had to be a part of this story or else it wouldn’t work.

I thought the film was beautiful. It was definitely the best Rocky film of the whole franchise. The whole film was wonderfully directed. Beautifully acted by the cast and the script was perfect. No complaints at all from me.

Of course, I was most impressed with Sly’s performance ’cause this was his best performance in his career, in my opinion. Like I said before, I always knew that man had acting talent. Sly’s a good actor, he always has been and I think he silenced all of his critics with this one. Yep, I think it’s definitely time that Sly should get his Oscar for playing Rocky, absolutely. It’s long overdue like I said before. Seriously guys, Sly was amazing in this movie, you gotta see it for yourself. I think he’ll finally get his Oscar for this movie. If the Academy snubs him then I’m gonna be pissed and will never watch the Oscars again. There’s a pretty good chance that this is Sly’s time to get an Oscar.

The question you have to ask is, will there be more “Creed” films? Yes. There will be definitely be a sequel and I think Sly as Rocky will be back for “Creed II”. “Creed” is the new series. I think they want Rocky to become the new Mickey is the whole point.

I think “Creed” was amazing and definitely one of the best films of this year. It’s a must see for all Rocky fans. If you’ve never seen the Rocky movies before, I’d suggest you do or else you wouldn’t understand who Apollo Creed is.

Score for “Creed” = 5 out of 5 as in “Excellent”


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