November 15, 2021
More of the same. After the success of the first film, a sequel was pretty much inevitable. It didn't take them long to come up with a story, they kept the Rocky kids theme going, the rest of the film is vintage boxing cinema too. If that's your thing, Creed II won't disappoint, for me, it just wasn't enough.
After winning the heavy-weight belt in the first film, Creed will have to defend his title against Viktor Drago, son of Ivan Drago. Meanwhile, he is having a baby with his girlfriend, which puts some extra pressure on him. The first match against Drago goes horribly wrong, so Creed seeks out Rocky for the decisive bout.
The performances are decent enough, the film also looks a bit nicer compared to most of its peers, but not quite enough to really elevate it. The plot is pretty bland, the fights are extremely predictable and 2+ hours is way too long for a simple flick like this. Just basic genre fodder.