With 2015 about to wrap up I feel like I’ve seen all of the movies I wanted to see this year. The last one I saw this year was today and it was the movie Creed. All I have to say is I’m glad this was the last movie I wanted to see this year because it definitely delivered.
The story more or less, is kind of I guess you can say an either direct or indirect sequel to the Rocky franchise. However Rocky isn’t the center of attention in this one. Instead it’s Apollo Creed’s illegitimate son Adonis “Donny” Creed. After being taken by Apollo’s wife played by Phylicia Rashad. Donny decided to take up boxing just like his father. However he strives to make his own legacy and not stay in the shadow of his father.
First off I I have to say is Michael B. Jordan killed this role. In all honesty this completely takes away from that horrible Fantastic Four movie he was in earlier this year. Sylvester Stalone was also great. This movie shows that he’s not just some typical action movie star, he can play dramatic roles if he feels like and he proved it.
Phylicia Rashad and Tessa Thompson did a wonderful job as well as Donny’s adopted mom and girlfriend respectively. As someone who’s seen them in different things such as The Cosby Show and Dear White People, it’s nice to see them in great movies like this.
All in all I give Creed a 10 out of 10. If they decide to make this into a franchise I hope they keep the same elements they had in this film. If you haven’t seen this movie you’re missing out on a lot.