WHAT'S IT ABOUT

Everything is looking up for boxer Adonis Creed (Michael B Jordan): after a string of victories, he’s just won the World Heavyweight Championship and gets engaged to his musician girlfriend Bianca (Tessa Thompson). But soon a threat from the past appears:  Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), the fighter who killed Donnie’s father Apollo in the ring, returns with his son Viktor (Florian Munteanu) to avenge his loss 33 years earlier to Donnie’s trainer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone).

What did we think

  1. Stew January 31, 2019

    Rocky IV is a MASTERPIECE of 80s montage filmmaking, so when they announced that Creed II would be a sequel to it and continue the story of Ivan Drago, as well as Rocky and Adonis Creed, I was more than a bit wary. Fortunately my fears were all for naught because Creed II is as good as its namesake predecessor. It's also a great sequel to Rocky IV AND a heart-tugging finale to the tale of Rocky Balboa himself (Stallone has announced his retirement from the role with Creed II). Definitely a big screen film. 4/5

  2. James Tinniswood December 13, 2018

    Creed II aka How To Train Your Drago I swear to flip, every time I go into these movies wondering why we need another Rocky sequel and leave with a big grin on my face and a lump in my throat. Jordan, Thompson and Stallone are still doing great stuff, but the surprise for me was Dolph Lundgren, who is really good as Daddy Drago. He’s not a cartoon villain; this time around, he’s got history and pain. When Rocky and Ivan meet for the first time in 30 years, it’s like watching Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler meeting Mickey Rourke in Iron Man 2. A dude in front of me at the screening was shadowboxing along with the final fight, and I do not blame him. Bring on Creed III, please, so I can hear the hip hop version of Eye of the Tiger.

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