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My Review of ‘Creed II’

When I watched Creed for the second time I was blown away by the movie’s simple but impactful story. It set up the story for Adonis Creed, son of deceased boxer Apollo Creed, and when I heard there was going to be a sequel I was ecstatic. And then when I saw the trailer and found out his next opponent was going to be Ivan Drago’s son, Viktor Drago I was even more thrilled. I missed getting to see it in the movie theaters but yesterday I saw it was available to watch digitally so I watched it and I am proud to say, I enjoyed it.

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Some people say Creed II is the greatest film in this franchise and I definitely disagree. It’s not better than Rocky III or even Rocky IV, for that matter, but it is a worthy addition to this story.

The film’s only fault is its lack of originality. It follows the same beats of Rocky III through and through while also resolving the decades-old rivalry between the Creed and Drago families. But what it lacks in original storytelling it makes up for with emotional impact.

If you’ve never seen Rocky IV then you won’t understand the importance of this film. This movie is solely made for those who know this franchise backward and forward.

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