“Creed” or “Rocky 7 and Still Great!”- my fuckin review

My review for “Creed“. This is the 7th film involving the character of Rocky. I have enjoyed them all even the one that is the not so good (Rocky V). I don’t get into sports films really at all, but these movies never really seemed like boxing movies to me. It’s really about this poor guy who had a rough life that wanted to find happiness and he was just good at fighting. Even in Rocky II he spends most of his time looking for job that doesn’t involve boxing, because he could go blind if continues to fight. These movies really are depressing as fuck and feel real to me. Meanwhile back to “Creed”. So this movie is about Apollo Creed’s son Adonis (Michael B. Jordan). Back before Apollo Creed’s character died in Rocky IV he had an affair on his wife (Phylicia Rashad) and had Adonis. Now in this movie Apollo’s real wife decides to raise Adonis even though it ain’t her kid. He grows up secretly boxing and wanting to be like his Apollo. Now Adonis decides to go find Apollo’s best friend Rocky to help him train and become the real fuckin deal. Rocky is 69 now and over it. Everyone Rocky knows is dead (AdrianPaulieMickey, and that robot from part 4) and he still owns his restaurant but he is sad and lonely. Again Rocky is not interested and over it, but Adonis drags him back in the game and makes Rocky feel like he has family again. Adonis also meets a girl named Bianca and their relationship pops off. Rocky and Adonis get closer and really have an Uncle/Nephew relationship. Later Adonis gets the chance to fight a big time boxer but is his ass ready? All the while he is trying to make a name for himself and not be underneath his father’s shadow while Rocky is fighting his own health battle. Okay so I really enjoyed this movie a lot. Somehow it stays true to the original movies and yet is still new. Michael B. Jordan is likable in any role he plays really. He shows up and you want to know him and hang out with him and be his best friend. Stallone is too real in this and plays Rocky old and busted but honest. He is tired and is like fuck it. That shit is sad as fuck, but it’s real. Give his ass an Oscar. I mean they are both real in this movie. Even Tessa Thompson’s role is great and real. Nobody seems forced or cheesy. You also don’t have to see the other Rocky films to appreciate this one, but it helps, to see this mans journey and his life from rags to riches back to rags to fuck it. If you are in it for the fight scenes there is this one fight scene with no cuts and is continuous shot that will blow your mind. I found out they shot that shit 13 times and used take number 11. Nutz! Honestly they did a great job with this movie and you will enjoy watching it. I want to see it again and will buy it when it comes out on Blu Ray. This lady next to me in the theater was crying her eyes out at the end. Shit got serious. So if you love Rocky, Apollo Creed, Michel B. Jordan, sad shit, real shit, fighting and not just in the ring, and montages then this is the movie for you.

The Trailer:

The Facts:

A. Michael B. Jordan plays Adonis Johnson and he was great and likable. Just like all his roles. I hope they make more Creed movies. He is real the star of this movie and the main focus and you are glad too. It all works. 

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B. Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa is always great. Give this man an Oscar he has given us so much bitch! He could punch me at 69 and it would knock me the fuck out.

This photo provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures', Warner Bros. Pictures' and New Line Cinema's drama "Creed," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) ORG XMIT: CAET190

C. The first Rocky was in made in 1976. Burgess Meredith was 69 when his character trained Rocky in that movie. Now Sylvester is 69 training Adonis. Full circle bitch. 

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D. Tessa Thompson (Dear White People) was great in this movie and I can’t wait to see her in more movies in the future. I also hope they make more of these movies and she is in them. 

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E. Apollo Creed was amazing in the Rocky movies. Look at that hat!

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Apollo Dead in Rocky 4.

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F. Written and Directed by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station). Basically a new director but a good one. You will know his name in the future. 

Check some scenes from the film here.

G. Music composed by Ludwig Göransson (Community TV, Satisfaction TV). Someone to listen out for in the future.

H. All the Rocky’s are pretty entertaining and in those films Rocky spends most of his time trying not to fight. Either due to eye damage or brain damage or whatever. He just wants to be happy with his wife etc. Things keep bring him back in. These movies really are just sad as fuck. People are dying left and right in them.

Without montages what are we as a people?

Eye of the Tiger Montage Rocky III

Training Montage from Rocky III

Driving Montage from Rocky IV

Training Montage from Rocky IV

Training Montage Rocky V – Go For it.

Training Montage Rocky 6- Rocky Balboa

I. The poster.

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