Creed is a 2015 American sports drama movie directed by Ryan Coogler. It's a spin-off and sequel to the Rocky movie series. The movie follows the journey of Adonis Creed, the son of Rocky's late friend and former rival, Apollo Creed.
Adonis is determined to follow in his father's footsteps and become a professional boxer. However, he struggles to make a name for himself in the boxing world. He seeks Rocky's help to train him and become his mentor. Together, they embark on a journey that will change their lives forever.
The movie stars Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed, Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa, and Tessa Thompson as Bianca. The cast also includes Phylicia Rashad, Andre Ward, and Tony Bellew.
Creed received critical acclaim for its direction, screenplay, and performances. The movie has a 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has been praised for its emotional depth, strong characters, and exhilarating boxing scenes.
The movie also received several awards and nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for Stallone's performance.
Creed was a commercial success and grossed over $170 million worldwide. The movie's success led to a sequel, Creed II, which was released in 2018.
The movie also had a significant impact on the representation of black characters in Hollywood movies. Michael B. Jordan's performance was praised for its nuanced portrayal of a black male protagonist who defies the stereotypical portrayal of black men in Hollywood movies.
Creed has become a modern classic and is considered one of the best sports movies of all time. The movie's legacy has inspired a new generation of filmmakers and actors to tell stories that are authentic and diverse.
The movie also sparked a renewed interest in the Rocky movie series, with many fans revisiting the original movies and discovering them for the first time.
If you haven't seen Creed yet, you're missing out on a cinematic gem. The movie is a must-watch for anyone who loves sports movies, boxing, or great storytelling. With its compelling characters, exhilarating boxing scenes, and emotional depth, Creed will leave you inspired and moved.
So, grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the ride. You won't be disappointed.