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Creed: Movie Review

By on December 21, 2015

It doesn’t matter which one of the Rocky movies is your favourite (mine is bakırköy eskort Rocky 3), what matter is the consistent message to keep fighting. A life lesson that comes with a built-in soundtrack (Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor and Gonna Fly Now by Bill Conti).

Now in the hands of writer director Ryan Coogler, Creed follows the trials and tribulations of Adonis “Donnie” Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), the out of wedlock child of legendary boxer Apollo Creed. Donnie quits his day job and moves to Philadelphia. When he doesn’t have any luck getting a trainer, he turns to his father’s best friend Rocky to train him. Donnie’s journey to becoming his own man and facing the man in the mirror begins, with him and Rocky learning to become family along the way.

The Fruitville Station duo of actor Jordan and director Coogler breathe new life into the Rocky mythos. Adonis Creed’s story spring boards from daddy issues with a man he never knew. We see him battle his demons in and out the ring, not wanting to be in the shadow of a legend or carrying a surname he feels he didn’t earn.

The choice of music threw me off in the beginning, but as the story went on I didn’t mind it as much. I think it works because it helps portray a different Philadelphia than the one Rocky grew up in, a new street culture for a new People’s Champion.

In the end, Creed is a start of something special. It’s got heart, a stellar performance from Sylvester Stallone and a great choice to carry on the name.

Have you seen Creed, what did you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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Is Creed good? Yes • Is it better than Southpaw? That's for you to decide • Do we rate things on this site? Yes, and Creed gets

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