Boxing fans! Fight film fans! Rocky fans! Michael B. Jordan fans! Another great fight film!! The chemistry of Michael B Jordan (Adonis Creed) and Sylvester Stallone (Rocky Balboa) continues to showcase a great synergy! The sequel to Creed, which was a spin-off from Rocky IV does not disappoint in creating a realistic, journey of the charismatic underdog. Adonis Creed, a few years later, now reigning as the World Heavyweight Champion. However, the inner fight he continues to struggle with regarding his status as a legitimate champion, and his father’s (Apollo Creed) death, leads him to the ring with an unlikely opponent, Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu). The son, of Russian Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), the man who killed his father, has challenged him to a dangerous bout, he cannot refuse. Though, now directed by Stephen Caple, Jr., instead of Ryan Coogler (Creed), the original cast returned and represented the film with great talent, energy, and purpose. Even Adonis and Rocky, the dynamic duo continued, to make us feel the reality of family, history, strength, and loyalty. Rocky, nor his stepmother, Mary Ann Creed, (Phylicia Rashad), want him to walk into this dangerous war zone of revenge in the search of restoring his father’s honor, name and legacy. The comedic undertones and subtle jokes brought the audience to many laughs. Michael B. Jordan’s and his love interest, Tessa Thompson (Bianca) injected the perfect romantic comedy, drama and friendly lovebird banter. Without revealing any spoilers, the audience enjoyed many cheers and laughs, between the building climax of the battle to success!! Powerful messages and awesome dialogue.
To enjoy more laughs surrounding the film, check out this blooper reel from the film.
BY LAFONIA LAWRENCE