Reinvigorating the series whilst staying respectful of all that came before, Creed’s success rests heavily on both Stallone and Jordan. Neither buckle, giving powerful performances that made me believe there can be more thrilling title fights and montages in the future.
The choreography had me ducking and weaving on the sofa, whilst the growing bond between Balboa and Creed was truly engrossing.
Rocky films have a specific mold, and Creed uses it well. This is a fantastic entry that should please both newcomers and those well versed in the ‘Italian Stallion’s’ journey. Stallone fully deserves his Best Supporting Actor nomination.