“Creed 2” Movie Review
The movie Creed 2 came into theaters November 21st, which is a sequel to Creed and also a continuance to the old movie series Rocky. I can honestly say this movie was enjoyable, and for me to not even care for action movies, I really enjoyed watching. It was so good to watch that I couldn’t even fully take the notes that I needed for the review because I kept getting sidetracked from wanting to watch the movie! But being that I watched this movie to review it, I took notice of everything and noticed a whole lot.
With every great movie comes improvements, and I can say that I noticed a lot of things when I putted on my “reviewing” glasses. One thing I noticed was that if you aren’t familiar with the Rocky Balboa series then you wouldn’t really understand just how important and significant this movie is. Now, I did, because when I was younger I loved watching the Rocky movie series with my brother. So with that being said, if somebody in the audience did not know anything about the Rocky series, they would miss out on just how important it was for Rocky to return to be Adonis’ trainer after he left him during the first fight. A person wouldn’t see the importance of Viktor Drago winning a fight, or why Viktor’s father, Ivan Drago, pushed his son so hard. See, without watching the Rocky series, a person just wouldn’t know how important the clips in Creed 2 were.
Another thing that I can say about the movie was that it was extremely predictable. As stated earlier, this movie went along with the Rocky movie series; but it especially replicated Rocky IV where Rocky fought Ivan Drago, and won. It replicated the movie so badly, that I literally knew everything that was going to happen next. Adonis, after losing his first fight, was taken to a desert place to retrain and get prepared for his fight; just like Rocky did when he was about to fight Ivan. The only way Drago would agree to fight Adonis again, is only if Adonis agreed to have the fight in Russia; which is exactly what happen in Rocky IV. Viktor Drago, unlike Adonis, had no family support and if he lost the fight he would be outlawed by the people of Russia; which is the same predicament his father was in during Rocky IV. There were ALOT more similarities in addition to those I mentioned. During both movies the final fight reaches past round ten, Adonis appeared to almost lose the fight, but managed to win in the end, and keep his title as champion; just like in Rocky. So it wasn’t hard to know what was going to happen next, meaning there was absolutely no suspense in the movie whatsoever.
Creed 2 is a great movie for the family and for any action-packed movie critics out there. It received a 83% on Rotten Tomatoes, and many star reviews from other famous critics. But the only way to know for yourself is to head on down to the movie theatres, order some popcorn, and watch it for yourself!