Creed II Movie Review

Creed II: When The Boxing Ring Becomes A Battleground For Settling Personal Scores

Creed II is a sports drama spun around two boxing matches resulting in the death of a champion and shameful defeat of another. But the game continues with the second generation of boxers replacing their fathers. The first one wants to avenge the death of his father and the second one wants to reclaim the honor of his father.

Story 

In 1985, Apollo Creed, a former heavyweight boxing champion, is defeated and killed by the Soviet boxer Ivan Drago. The same year, Ivan Drago faces a humiliating defeat at the hands of Rocky Balboa. 36 years later, Rocky is training Adonis, son of the deceased boxer for a fight with Viktor, son of Ivan Drago. The match is fixed for Christmas Day but it has different meanings for the contestants. While Adonis wants justice for his father, Ivan Drago wants to defeat Rocky with the help of his son. For him, Adonis represents Rocky.

Highlights of the movie 

  • The contrast between Adonis and Victor makes Creed II more interesting
  • Introducing progeny as stars is a welcome experiment
  • The motives behind the training of the boxers have genuine reasons
  • The story of the movie covers the story of Rocky
  • Impeccable direction and stunning performance of Stallone, Jordan and Thompson

Creed II First Look & Poster 

Creed 2 movie review

The poster features the two generations of boxers. Adonis and Victor are seen at the front and Creed and Drago are in the backdrop. The name of the movie features at the bottom.

Why watch the movie? 

Creed II completes the story of Creed. The experiment of next line of boxers would certainly attract the audience. 

Movie Trailer

Trivia:

  • Sylvester Stallone turned down the offer to direct the movie
  • Sage Northcutt took to social media to get the role of Viktor
  • Creed II is the fifth movie of Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren
  • One of the extras of Creed II was also an extra in Rocky IV

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