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The tale of Rocky Balboa is one that has gone down in history as an American favorite. No matter who you talk to, chances are they’ve seen at least one Rocky movie at some point in their life. Rocky is very near and dear to a lot of people’s hearts. Now, Rocky has once again hit the big screen. But not in the way you would imagine.
Creed stars Michael B. Jordan as the titular character Adonis Johnson Creed, the son of Rocky’s old friend and rival Apollo Creed. This is the story of Adonis building a name for himself in the ring. Choosing not to use the name Creed, he struggles with the pressure put on him not only by others but by himself. It’s when he begins to train under a now retired Rocky Balboa that he really starts to discover who he is and how to live up to his father’s name and simultaneously create his own legacy.
This film has an intense amount of hype surrounding it, not just from fans of the original Rocky movies, but even from people from the newer generations that love intense sports films. So is this movie something to go out and see this Thanksgiving weekend? Here are my thoughts…
Creed will go down in history with just as much popularity as any other film in the Rocky franchise. This movie exceeded all expectations I had for it. It’s an amazing story of perseverance and self-discovery, and it’s definitely one you should check out.
The performances given by the two main actors, Michael B. Jordon (Adonis Creed) and Sylvester Stallone (Rocky Balboa) are both A-class. They were brilliant in this film. It wouldn’t surprise me if either or both of them got nominated for Academy Awards for this film.
A film like this could have very easily relied too much on the Rocky franchise, but it tried is hardest to stand on its own. There is an interesting parallel between the actual film and Adonis Creed. Both of them want to stand on their own and make a name for themselves without relying on the popularity of their predecessors.
The first half of the film was pretty slow, though. There were points where I found myself bored and checking the time to see how much was left. Which was disappointing because a movie like this is the last one you’d expect to do that.
This film was a very inspirational film. The journey Adonis takes to remove himself from the shadow of his father is very motivational. The boxing scenes were definitely the best parts. Especially when they are filmed in one continuous shot. They are utterly breathtaking.
The music in the film also stood out. It had a completely new score for the new star of the franchise. The new score was a little forgettable at first, but as the film went on it started to grow on me. Don’t worry, there are little nods to that original Rocky theme in there.
Rocky fans are going to love Creed! It a great continuation to the franchise. It breathes new life into this story that many people never thought they would see again. It’s not perfect. The first half was a little boring, but the last half-an-hour to forty-five minutes make up for that twice over. I would highly recommend Creed. It’s a great film to forward the Rocky franchise, but it also makes its own mark.
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