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Creed is about Adonis Johnson, the son of the world famous heavy weight boxing champion Apollo Creed. Adonis never knew his famous father, Apollo died before he was born. As the son of a heavy weight boxing champ, boxing is in his blood.
Adonis headed to Philadelphia where the boxing matches of the father were held. He aspired to be as great as his father and recruited Rocky Balboa to be his trainer and who was an upstart boxer during his father’s time. Rocky Balboa knew Adonis had inherited the strength and determination of his father, the rival who became one of his closest friends.
Creed is a spin-off and continuation of the Rocky series starring Sylvester Stallone. It is a very effective character drama. It had similarities and like the Rocky series, it has the formula of the series that made it successful. The performances of the main characters have depth and are sensational. Michael B. Jordan performance as Adonis is very powerful.
The movie is the typical story about boxing and fighting for survival in the ring. There is nothing new in the movie and the story is predictable like most boxing movie; it has all the elements of the Rocky series from the training sequences to the title fight but it was done in a way that will amaze the viewer. Like most boxing drama, the pacing is very fast and no dull moment.