Meat and Potatoes

Michael_B._Jordan“Rocky” has and always will be in my top 10 movies of all time, it’s a classic, something about the underdog story and the music, just gets me every time. With that success came another 6 “Rocky’s” and I will admit, they were all fun up until number 5, that’s when they officially jumped the shark and I was done. Fast forward to a few years ago when “Creed” came out. I thought it was a ridiculous premise and refused to see it because, well I was sure I seen it before. Curiosity got the best of me and I wound up watching it on an airplane. Wow! It totally surprised me on how good it actually was, and Sylvester Stallone gave an outstanding performance with the character he made famous almost forty years ago. So, it is with high hopes I go and see the next chapter in the “Rocky” saga, “Creed 2”.

*The MEAT* The story ties in well with “Rocky 4” and continues the story of the son of Apollo Creed. This time he gets to face the son of the man who killed his father in” Rocky 4” which, of course brings Rocky back to face his past. This premise *Works well* for fans of the new and old.

*The POTATOES* Sylvester Stallone reprises his Rocky character perfectly, and that’s to be expected, I will say he did a much better acting job in the first “Creed” movie though. But Michael B Jordon does a great job as Adonis Johnson (Creed), the lead character and I’m thinking Jordon’s acting is ready for the next level now, he just keeps getting better with each performance he plays. Which gives the overall acting a solid *Good*

*The Verdict* “Creed 2” is predictable, fun, exciting, and heartwarming. In other words, It’s just as good as most of the “Rocky” movies. That is 2 through 4, (the first one is untouchable), of course. I do recommend this movie for the Big Screen because it’s a *Great Popcorn flick* and enjoyable for all.

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