MY NETFLIX MOVIE REVIEWS: Creed
Adonis Johnson is the son of the famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died in a boxing match in Rocky IV (1985). Adonis wasn’t born until after his father’s death and wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps in boxing. He seeks a mentor who is the former heavyweight boxing champion and former friend of Apollo Creed, the retired Rocky Balboa. Rocky eventually agrees to mentor Adonis. With Rocky’s help, they hope to get a title job to face even deadlier opponents than his father. But whether he is a true fighter remains to be seen… Written by Blake ordonez (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)
CREED (2015) was directed by Ron Coogler, written by Aron Covington & Ryan Coogler, and produced by Robert Charoff, William Chartoff & Sylvester Stallone. Growing up with the ROCKY films and how big those films seemed, my reaction to those films’ offshoot comes with some concern, but I would give it a watch and see what it was all about.
Upon watching, there was a little recollection had to do not remember how the previous films ended. After that, I felt CREED held its own, and one of the keys to this is the casting of Micheal B. Jordan, who I felt commanded the role reasonably well. At least for this film understanding, it is an origin story that the character’s spectacle has yet to be shown, which may develop in future films.
In the End: CREED was watchable, but as for one who grew up on the ROCKY films, this one has some way to go to be as iconic. So for this film, I give it 3.5 of 5 stars.