Rocky is a franchise that won’t die. This franchise seemed to end in 2006 with Rocky Balboa but it is back. In this movie Rocky trains the son of Apollo Creed, Adonis Creed. Adonis never knew his father (Apollo died before Adonis was born).
This movie could have been terrible with the wrong actor. Michael B. Jordan is really good as Adonis. Maybe the failure of the Fantastic Four reboot won’t hurt him. He has a nice relationship with Tessa Thompson, who plays his girlfriend.
It is nice to see Sylvester Stallone again as Rocky. He is good. Stallone probably hasnot been this good in 15 years. This might be his best film since Copland.
The writer/director Ryan Cooglar did a good job. He worked with Jordan on Fruitvale Station, which is pretty good. This was a passion project for Cooglar.
The plot is a bit corny.