‘Creed’ review: The ‘Rocky’ franchise roars again with a searing jolt of adrenaline
Somewhere up there, Apollo Creed is looking down at his son and smiling
After 40 years of Balboa, the Rocky franchise has been given a new life and a brand-new star in Michael B. Jordan, a fighter strong and scrappy enough to carry Sylvester Stallone’s torch
Creed is thoroughly modern, thrusting the nostalgic world of Rocky into 2015 while incorporating generous callbacks that’ll delight any longtime fans. Director Ryan Coogler obsessively pays homage to his source material as he introduces and electrifies the beloved franchise for a new generation.
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