Creed II is amazing. As a sports movie, it breaks out all the stops and hits every narrative beat with an uppercut. But the film is also an engaging human story taking all of its potential energy from Rocky IV and making it explode on screen. And I haven’t even seen Rocky IV but the film manages to let it out all on the table that I got it. I felt everything. I was in tears.
My God I love Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson. I’ve never seen them in a film where they weren’t good and Michael B Jordan was in Fantastic Four and I may have hated that film but I didn’t watching him at all.
I don’t like boxing but there are many boxing movies that got me to care and Creed and Creed II are two of them.