Creed tells the story of former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serve as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
Right from the get go, Creed pulls you in and pulls you on a journey with heartfelt performances and edge-of-your-seat choreographed fight scenes. With the original coming up to it’s 40th birthday, Creed manages to capture what was so great about the first film despite it’s somewhat formulaic story but even in this familiar storyline – the relationships between the characters and the fights are what makes it interesting and drawn back for a re-watching. Stallone and Jordan bounced off each other extremely well with superb casting for Jordan as we really get to see him hold his own like that in Fruitvale Station and can finally forget about the atrocities that wereFantastic Four and That Awkward Moment.
Writer//Director Ryan Coogler manages to encapsulate the spirit of each location displayed but the modern spirit of Philadelphia he manages to capture, however, shows the contrast of how the area has evolved since the mid-70′s.
Being the seventh Rocky film since its first outing, it’s the best since the original.