Creed II review

Jacob Wyatt, Staff

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Creed ll is a movie which follows the story of Adonis Creed who going into the movie having only lost one fight. Adonis will fight Viktor Drago son of Ivan Drago. While Creed ll is supposed to be a sequel to Creed, it seems more like a sequel to the story of Rocky IV. If you plan on seeing the film, I recommend watching Rocky IV before to understand certain parts of this movie. This movie shows how everyone was affected by the events of Rocky IV in Russia and the United States.

Ivan Drago the man who killed Apollo Creed in Rocky IV seems to be living through his son’s life and using his son to bring glory back to the his family name. Drago even says “In America you are celebrated, in Russia nobody even touches the Drago name,’’ while talking to Rocky.

In his second big acting role, Florian Munteanu plays Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan. Although he has a massive physique, his character is more of a silent-assassin. He lets his dad do all the talking and booking of his fights and handles business in the ring. He plays this character very well and is convincing as the cold-hearted person.

Adonis Creed in this movie is played by Michael B. Jordan. Creed has a real mental growth throughout the film and seems to go through a mini-grieving of his dad’s death. Jordan plays this role exceptionally well and he learns what the key to being successful not only in boxing but in life itself.

Sylvester Stallone reprises his role of Rocky Balboa. He plays an important role in the film, becoming a bigger father figure to Creed. Rocky though is struggling to come to terms of all the wrongdoings he has done in the past, especially reckoning with not bonding with his own son and not being as big a part a father should be in their kids life.

Creed II was an amazing cinematic masterpiece. From the camera slow-mo shots, to the detail the makeup team went to show the damage each fighter took throughout the fight with blood, sweat and bruises. As the fight progresses the you can see both fighters getting fatigued.

I thought the acting was great everyone played the role and fit the roll they were chosen to play. This movie was a fun watch with a message I think everyone can understand.

Overall, I would rate this movie a five out of five stars and I recommend that everyone should check it out if they have the chance.

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