The Italian Stallion is back!! Fans of Rocky Balboa beware, this new installment will rock your world. Produced by Sylvester Stallone and directed by Ryan Coogler, Creed is a great movie that will take you back to the best boxing has to offer.
Creed is the story of Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan). Apollo Creed’s son, despite never having known his father who died before he was born, has boxing in his blood. He dreams of reaching the heights Apollo had in his career and he believes his best chance is, former heavyweight champion, Rocky Balboa. Adonis “Donnie” travels to Philadelphia where he tracks down his father’s old friend and rival in his restaurant: Adrian’s. Will Rocky agree to be his trainer? Will Donnie manage to come out from under his father’s shadow and make a name for himself?
Borrow the DVD to find out…
The story of the “Rocky” movies is actually very interesting. Sylvester Stallone himself wrote the script of Rocky in 1975. A few studios were interested but they didn’t want him to play the lead role. At the time, Stallone’s career was at a low. He was neither rich nor famous and despite a huge amounts of money offered to him for the rights to the movie, he refused. He had tailored this character for himself. He wanted to be Rocky. After countless closed doors and a lot of determination, Rocky Balboa was finally born on screen for all of us to enjoy.
Creed has been acclaimed by the critics as the best Rocky we’ve seen in years and it really is. It is easy to forget what a huge franchise and what a great writer and actor Stallone is but Creed makes us remember. The movie manages to hold onto Sylvester Stallone’s legacy while leading us towards a new boxer and possibly multiple sequels.
This is one of the best movies of 2015.
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