Creed II

Creed II ★★★★½

Despite having to deal with all the stereotypical baggage that comes with sequels, particularly expanding the relationship and adding conflict between Adonis and Rocky, Creed II wins out in the end.

The biggest thing for me, and the thing that bumps it up the half star, is the handling of the Drago story line. Despite not getting a ton of character development, and not even that much dialogue, I thought the Ivan and Viktor Drago element had real heart, and a good arc. It supports the themes of the movie, while also being its own little thing, which I really appreciated.

In summation, while it seems like we have to have exhausted the potential of the boxing movie by now, the Rocky series continues to release quality films within the genre.

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