In the 12th round there wasn’t an un-stirred emotion or a dry eye in the house. Marty, Tony and I all highly recommend you see Creed – or as many folks call it Rocky 1 revisited.
Creed started out with good pacing and I am pleased to tell you between the script, the acting, the relationships and the action this movie never had a flat line. I needed to “see a man about a dog” but just had to hold it in!
Stallone should be nominated for an Oscar – I’m just not sure in which category? Is he the “leading actor” – the “supporting actor” or simply an older man reprising his life defining role and stirring the ghost of the best of Rocky’s past.
Michael B Johnson brought Apollo Creed’s “son” to life. He was cut like a rock and the women will enjoy the shirtless scenes. Tessa Thompson was warm and believable as his significant other. Phylicia Rashad did a fine job as “Ma” and the list could go on and on. The guys on ESPN’s PTI were good – Jim Lamphly describing the fight and the “lets get ready to rumble” boxing announcer all added an air of realism to the event.
If you did not like any of the Rocky movies then wait for home viewing. However, in our theater the surround sound made you feel like you were right in the boxing ring with various sounds and voices and added a lot to the enjoyment of the film and fight scenes.
I was skeptical going into Creed but it won me over as did almost all of the characters. No “spoiler alert” here but you will enjoy the last 20 minutes of the film and the absolutely final scenes.
When it comes out on home rental we will watch it again!
Larry, Marty and Tony