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(A Decent Boxing Move)
We’ve seen enough boxing movies to last a lifetime, but this one has good acting, a bit of compassion, and a few twists and turns that make it better than most.
One thing you can always count on: It comes down to the BIG FIGHT at the end.
Michael B. Jordan plays Adonis Creed, son of Apollo Creed, and retired heavyweight champion of the world.
Creed’s life has turned out quite well for him. He lives in a Los Angeles mansion with his record producer wife and young deaf daughter, and serves as a mentor for up and coming boxers.
A down and out friend from his past (Jonathon Majors) shows up at his door one day looking for a job.
Damian Anderson and Apollo have a big secret in their past which is slowly revealed, affecting their future. There are scattered flashbacks to reveal their strained relationship.
Damian has spent 20 years in prison while Apollo has lived the good life. Guilt leads Apollo to help Damian, which sets the scene for Apollo returning to the ring for the BIG FIGHT.
Rocky doesn’t make an appearance in this one, but Sylvester Stallone is listed as the producer.
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