For those who watched the Rocky movies, you probably already know who Creed is. For those who don’t know, Creed (played by Carl Weathers) is a former rival of Rocky (played by Sylvester Stallone) from Rocky 1976 (which has won 3 Oscars).In this movie Rocky gets a rare chance to fight the heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed. This was just a little background story.
Creed from 2015 is about Adonis Johnson (played by Michael B. Jordan), son of Apollo Creed in which he is trained by the former world heavyweight champion Rocky Balboa. He has a passionate desire to follow his father boxing career besides never knowing his father, which have died before he was born. Boxing is in his blood and he searches for Rocky and asks him to be his trainer. Rocky sees much of Apollo in Adonis and agrees to train him. The movie has a nostalgic feeling from all those Rocky movies which is a very good thing. One example is: Sylvester Stallone (Rocky) requested that Michael B. Jordan (Adonis) wear the famous American flag trunks that Apollo Creed wore in Rocky (1976) and Rocky wore in Rocky III (1982) and Rocky IV (1985) to keep tradition in the “Rocky” universe.
Creed is a boxing drama (that are plenty those days) which has that Rocky touch. How many times can the same basic story be done well? This series is not losing steam. They did little parts through the movie where they pay tribute to the old movies, which is good for people that have followed the series throughout, but even if you go in the theater without seeing a Rocky movie you won’t lose anything. For those who have seen Rocky movies, if you think about it it’s a remake of the first one. During the movie, the fight scene from the middle of the movie it seems to be done in one shot, which is amazing, but probably they had to do a little digital work there because they were zooming in and out but the camera doesn’t cut.
It was a really impressive scene that separated from the old Rocky movies where they will be cut cut cut, which the end fight scene was like that, having the signs coming up with round 9, round 10 and they even have the Rocky music playing in the background. That’s when you realize you are probably seeing the last true Rocky movie fight.
So in the end, Creed is a really good movie even if your not a fan of Rocky. Its about the drama, the desire, the hope that makes this movie so good.
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