Jocelin Egeland, Writer

The movie “Creed” continues the craze about Rocky Balboa- the legendary American classic.

Back in the old saga, which started in 1976, Rocky fought the world champion, Apollo Creed. This new movie is about Creed’s son- Adonis.

In the beginning Adonis, played by Michael B. Jordan, finds his father’s old rival then later his friend, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). Adonis eventually convinces Balboa to leave retirement and train him to be a professional boxer.  With twists and turns along the way these two fighters do not only win the hearts of the world but also find family in each other.

The cast of this movie is remarkable. Not only are there big names in the acting community, but there are also  professional boxers, such as Tony Bellew and Andre Ward. These boxers added an effect of authenticity to the film.

Unlike other sports movies, Creed has supporting characters that are three dimensional and add more emotion to the plot. The movie is mainly focused on Adonis but throughout the movie the audience will find themselves attached to the supporting cast as well.

Each scene kept the audience on the edge of their seats and they did not
sit back till the credits started rolling.

Some of the action scenes of the movie were a bit cliché, such as the slow motion when someone was hit or the overdramatic spit flying out of their mouths.

Creed does have violence and occasional sexual content which makes the movie not appropriate for young children.

This film is full of lessons that not only pertain to boxing but also the real world. These lessons mainly revolve around the central theme of making a name for yourself and never giving up on your dream. Although everyone says these lessons, they are lessons that every single person needs to learn in their life at sometime.

This new twist to an American classic is intriguing. The cast and characters take the film to the next level causing this spin off to fit nicely into the original saga.

Overall Creed deserves an A.