In 1985, Russian boxer Ivan Drago killed former U.S. champion Apollo Creed in a tragic match that stunned the world. Against the wishes of trainer Rocky Balboa, Apollo’s son Adonis Johnson accepts a challenge from Drago’s son, another dangerous fighter. Under guidance from Rocky, Adonis trains for the showdown of his life: a date with destiny that soon becomes his obsession. Now, Johnson and Balboa must confront their shared legacy as the past comes back to haunt them both.Creed  was a great box film,released 11/25/15, and earning $173.6 million.

Creed II has reached 35.6 million since it dropped this year, and continues to work its way to the top of the charts. I advise whoever has seen Creed to watch the follow up because it’s just as good and suspenseful. If you’re not the type to be interested in long story lines, explaining how they got to that point, I still recommend seeing it because it’s a classic and connects to the Rocky series, tying all of the stories together.

Overall, it was a great movie that was worth the wait. There were a few moments when I kind of felt like I knew what was going to happen next, but it still kept me on my toes to see Adonis Creed go through his trials to get to the heavyweight spot. Watching the movie informed me a little bit more on the Rocky era because I never actually finished any of the Rocky movies. Now I know that all of these years were just a build up of a long-time rivalry and revenge. The moral they tied in at the end was incredible. Ivan Drago found the true meaning of life after he almost lost everything again trying to prove himself to his ex-wife, then he found that it’s not all about winning; it’s about family and doing your best.

Click here to see the trailer if you haven’t already.

Rating: PG-13 (for sports action violence, language, and a scene of sensuality)

Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama, Sports & Fitness

Directed By: Steven Caple Jr.

Written By: Sascha Penn, Cheo Hodari Coker, Juel Taylor, Sylvester Stallone

In Theaters: Nov 21, 2018  Wide

Runtime: 130 minutes

Studio: MGM


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