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Saw “Creed II” yesterday afternoon and I thought it was an incredible film… very well done film… I was impressed…

So yesterday afternoon after I did my Christmas shopping, I went and finally saw “Creed II”. I thought it was an incredible and very well done film. Like the blog title says, I was very impressed. It’s definitely one of the best Rocky films in the series. Still won’t top the 1st one but “Creed II” is definitely the second best Rocky film.

I thought the film was very well acted by the whole cast, very well written and very well directed too. It was an all around great movie so no complaints at all and it was definitely way better than the first “Creed” movie. They really stepped their game up with “Creed II”.

Michael B. Jordan’s acting skills has been heavily criticized for the past several years of his career and I can understand why ’cause I haven’t been too thrilled with his acting skills lately. I thought Michael was really good in “Creed II”, though. It seems he is getting better and better with his acting. I wasn’t too thrilled with his acting in the first Creed movie but he was actually impressive in the second one. Michael was actually watchable this time.

In the past, a lot of people thought it would be a silly idea to bring Ivan Drago back but I think it’s a great idea and it makes total sense to bring Drago back. As a matter of fact, I always knew that Drago would come back in a Rocky film in some way whether it would be for Rocky 7 or a prequel, reboot or a spinoff. It ended up being for a spinoff. I was really impressed witih Dolph Lundgren’s acting in this movie too. He still plays Ivan Drago really well after all these years and Ivan talks a lot more in this one too. Even though Dolph was originally from Sweden, he’s very good at getting the Russian accent down. Why is Dolph so good at playing a Russian character? It’s because he played a lot of Russian characters in his direct-to-video action movies that he played in over the years. Dolph played a very good villain in the movie. Dolph still played a very scary and evil villain that you really wanted to hate just like in “Rocky IV”.

The movie had plenty of flashbacks and memories from the earlier Rocky films which is what made it interesting. I won’t spoil anything but the film did had a few surprising cameos.

The Creed spinoffs makes it looks like that it’s about celebrating the history of Apollo Creed and Rocky Balboa but the way I see the Creed films, not really. The films are about avenging the death of Apollo. I see these as revenge movies ’cause that’s what they are technically. Adonis wanting to get revenge at Ivan Drago for killing his father.

“Creed II” was more powerful than the earlier Rocky films. The new film had more heart and it was a lot more sad and emotional. “Creed II” had too many mixed emotions while you watch it… it’ll also make you happy, laugh at the comedic scenes and make you have a blast watching the training scenes and boxing matches.

As far as Sly’s acting goes, he kills it like he always does really. Sly announced that “Creed II” will be the final time he’ll be playing Rocky. “Creed III” will probably end up happening but it’s going to be without Rocky sadly. That’s understandable ’cause Sly is getting old. He feels he can no longer play the Rocky Balboa character anymore due to his age.

With all this being said, “Creed II” was an amazing film and I was blown away by it. Will the film land some Oscar nominations? I don’t know, we’ll see. I can see it getting nominated for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and that’s about it.

If you’re a Rocky fan, you definitely gotta go see this one.

Kev

 

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Sylvester Stallone confirms he’s directing, producing “Creed 2″… he’s more than a star in the movie…

Sly put up this post on Instagram today, announcing for the first time ever that he’s directing and producing Creed 2. So let me get this straight… Sly wrote the movie, and he’s also starring as Rocky Balboa in it again too. Sly directing, starring and producing all in one movie. Wow. That’s a lot of work really; it’s called multitasking.

What happened to Ryan Coogler? He decided not to direct Creed 2? I bet the reason is that he’s the director of the Marvel movie Black Panther, so he is committed to that.

I find it amazing news that Sly is directing a Rocky movie again. He hasn’t directed a Rocky movie since Rocky Balboa (released in 2006).

Creed 2 is exciting ’cause Ivan Drago is coming back, and yes… Dolph Lundgren is gonna reprise that role. It’s gonna be interesting to see what the plot to Creed 2 is gonna be. Does Ivan Drago now have a son, and he’s about to fight Apollo’s son? That’s probably the direction they’re gonna go ’cause I can’t see Ivan coming out of retirement. We’ll wait and see, though.

Sly obviously loves the Rocky character, and you can tell that he loves it. They didn’t give us Rocky 7 but technically, the first Creed movie is Rocky 7, in my opinion. The Creed spinoffs are a continuation of the Rocky series.

Congrats Sly on getting another chance to direct another Rocky film. This would be the 8th Rocky film, technically.

Kev

Is Sly teasing that Ivan Drago could make comeback for “Creed 2”???

Sly just posted that photo up and he seems to be teasing that Ivan Drago might appear in “Creed 2” in some way. Could Ivan Drago come out of retirement and fight Apollo’s son in “Creed 2”? Either that or Ivan Drago ends up having a son himself and his son fights Apollo’s son for the next “Creed” film.

I would think Ivan Drago would be a retired boxer himself by now but if the idea for “Creed 2” is that Ivan has a boxer son now, that would be kind of cool. It would make total sense to bring Ivan Drago back too, that way Adonis can get revenge at the guy who killed his father.

I hope Ivan comes back ’cause it would be cool to see Ivan and Rocky reunited. Question is though, would Rocky and Ivan be friends or are they enemies still? I think it’ll be cool if Dolph Lundgren reprises his role as Ivan Drago for “Creed 2”. It’ll probably end up happening.

Dolph is not that old, he’s just 59. I think the idea would be that Ivan could be his sons manager to fight against Adonis (Apollo’s son).

I really loved the first “Creed” movie a lot. I actually thought it was a very good movie and no doubt, it was Sly Stallone’s best performance in his career. I’m definitely gonna go see “Creed 2” for sure.

Kev

Samuel L. Jackson should shut up about Sly…

*sigh* If you watch Sly’s acceptance speech in the video below, Sly went back to the mic before commercial break ’cause he was trying to say stuff that he probably forgot. Probably forgot to thank more people off of his list which are probably Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan. So what? Sly made a mistake and he forgot a few things. When people give acceptance speeches at award shows they forget to thank important people all the time. It happens. So why jump on Sly for it? Ridiculous.

Oh I get it, Sam L. Jackson is another race baiter like Obama & Sharpton. If white people neglect black people, they’ll cry “no diversity”. Sly was quick to respond out of fear of being called “racist”.

Sam Jackson needs to shut his big mouth. Once again, Sly made a mistake and I’m sure he won’t make that mistake again when he wins for “Creed” at the Oscars. He’ll mention Coogler and Jordan at the “Oscars” for sure.

Sly should thank Coogler and Jordan though ’cause those two guys helped him become an award winning actor to begin with. If it wasn’t for Coogler and Jordan then Rocky wouldn’t have came back to the big screen.

Kev

Best of luck to Sly Stallone tonight, hope he gets his first Golden Globe for “Creed”…

Sly is nominated for playing Rocky in the movie “Creed” at tonight’s “Golden Globes” but will he actually win? Will he win his first Golden Globe tonight? I’m hoping and praying for him that he does get it. I wish him a lot of luck tonight. “Creed” really was a beautiful movie and it’s one of Sly’s best performances. Lets hope he finally does become a Golden Globe winner tonight. He did get nominated for playing Rocky in the very first movie back in 1977 but he never won it, though. Lets hope he actually wins tonight. I’m sure Sly is getting nervous a little bit right now and he’s probably excited at the same time. I’m predicting he will get his Golden Globe tonight and next, he’ll get his Oscar. GO SLY! Thinking of ya, man!

Kev

Rocky Balboa returns to the big screen, “Creed” trailer is here!!!

People thought Rocky Balboa would never return to the big screen again but he did. Sylvester Stallone reprises his Rocky role for one more time. Is this the final time that Sly is gonna play Rocky? I predict, yes. I think there’s a possibility that Rocky might get killed off in this one… maybe die of a heart attack and Rocky will have an emotional death scene in the film maybe?

Anyway, this movie looks really great! I’ll probably be in the theater for this one since I’m a big Rocky fan.

Kev

Sylvester Stallone breaks up heated fight on the set of “Creed” and of course, successful in stopping it…

A huge fight broke out between actor/pro boxer Tony Bellew who plays the character, Pretty Ricky and another actor — when things got really heated, Sly of course had to jump in. A source said that Sly started screaming and ordering it to stop. Of course, they did.

More on the story here:

http://pagesix.com/2015/03/02/brawl-on-the-set-of-stallones-new-rocky-movie/

So Sly the peacemaker. No surprise there. That’s what you get when you have a real life pro boxer on a movie set, you’ll have to deal with a lot of egos. They were quick at stopping the fight when Sly jumped in ’cause why? Well, he’s Sylvester Stallone for one. A legend. Plus, Sly is a huge guy, muscular and ripped. I’m sure the two guys shut their mouths real fast when Sly showed up. You don’t mess with Sly.

Something tells me Sly have done this before on movie sets… stopping fights so this is nothing new with him, I’m sure.

Kev