Creed USA 2015 – 133min.

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Born after the death of his father, the famous boxer Apollo Creed, his illegitimate son Adonis Johnson also loses his mother and experiences a solitary and violent childhood. Saved by Mary Anne, the wife of Apollo, he tries to live a normal life. But his thirst for boxing leads him to Philadelphia, where he tracks down Rocky Balboa. But since the death of Adrian and Paulie, Rocky has moved away from the ring and now leads a peaceful life. At first reluctant, the former champion agrees to accompany Adonis, who is determined to walk in the footsteps of his father without using his name.

Sylvester Stallone returned to the Rocky series in 2006 after 16 years of absence with Rocky Balboa, which he again wrote, directed and starred in. He's now back a decade later inCreed, finally ready to pass the torch. For the first time in the franchise, the Italian stallion doesn’t enter the ring, instead taking on the role of the old mentor to coach the new Creed, which makes the whole thing seem like a reboot. There is nothing new on the menu of this ordinary success story, which is structured in the best tradition of the genre, plus some heavy-handed bits that sink the movie into the ridiculous. Ryan Coogler, reunited with his star of Fruitvale Station, shines with his energetic, strong and excitable direction, supporting classic characters played by excellent performers: Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson (discovered in Dear White People) and Sylvester Stallone, who organized his own comeback. It has already paid off: Stallone won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and, who knows, may do so again at the Oscars. And a new Rocky TV series is already in the works.



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7 years ago

Good performance by Stallone, nice music, obvious story. Nice to watch.

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