Friday, January 15, 2016

Creed - Movie Review

Who's In It?
Tessa ThompsonMichael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone

What's It About?

After being adopted out of Juvie by Apollo Creed's wife, Adonis Creed becomes a boxer and persuades Rocky Balboa to train him when no one else will.

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Any Good?

Right from the start I could see how similar Creed is to its Rocky predecessors. You've seen the same story over and over - kid with no parents in a detention centre starts fighting, then takes up boxing. The story isn't what makes the film though, that's all down to the incredible performances.

Michael B. Jordan is a stand out, he brings out the absolute best in an alright script and knocks it out of the park in every emotional scene. The real star of the show though is Stallone, he is PHENOMENAL as old Rocky. 

Thinking of films like The Expendables and Judge Dredd, this performance was totally out of the blue; he IS Rocky but doesn't play him as an underdog boxer character, but as an old man who's making up time with a friend he lost. After winning the Golden Globe for supporting actor, I honestly think he'll go all the way and get the Oscar to go with it.


Ryan Coogler was also great directing this, the fight scenes are some of the best I've ever seen - definitely the best boxing specific scenes. The film is shot so that you see every punch, and it doesn't make a big drama of every tap the boxers get; I wish the film was in a higher framerate for the fights because they were so quick.

Incredible acting and well choreographed fight scenes bring Creed to life, but it's not all about the fights. The emotional scenes pull no punches (sorrynotsorry)and really brought the feels - especially a certain two that you'll know immediately if you watch it. Which I really recommend you do.


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