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Creed – An Extraordinary Sequel to Rocky that fans will love

Reviewed by on Dec 03, 2015
Rating: 5 Star Rating

From start to finish, Creed does homage to Rocky Balboa in a masterful execution. Read KIDS FIRST! film critic Tre’anas movie review on Kidzworld!

By Tre’ana H., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11

Creed Video Movie Review


Creed is a film that sucks you right in, especially when you see a young child in the justice system. It makes you wonder why? Where is the parent? I like this film because Adonis Johnson, the protagonist (Michael B. Jordan) is self determined to fulfill his dream. I connected with him because I can relate to his desire to fulfill and accomplish a goal. The film is a blend of drama, thriller, sports and romance. The director, Ryan Coogler ties this film to Philadelphia which is known as the City of Brotherly Love and known as the home of the other Rocky Balboa movies. I like the how he draws in Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) in this film and the relationship he develops with Adonis throughout all the twists and turns in the script. He creates a suspenseful filled film that leads up to the ending.

Rocky coaches Adonis CreedRocky coaches Adonis CreedCourtesy of Warner Bros.

This film takes place in Philadelphia where former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson. He is the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed. His step-mother Mary Anne Creed (Phylicia Rashad) visits him in the juvenile detention center and offers him a prominent life to with a promising future. Does Adonis Johnson disappoint her? I can’t say any more. It is a must see and I promise that you will not be disappointed.

Training in PhillyTraining in PhillyCourtesy of Warner Bros.

My favorite part of this film is when Rocky is writing down the notes for Adonis to improve his training. When he finishes the notes Adonis takes a picture of it on his phone and as he walks away, Rocky points out that he left the notes. He tells Rocky that he’s got it on his phone and Rocky asks, “What if your phone breaks?” Adonis says, “It’s saved in the cloud!” Rocky really thinks he means a real cloud in the sky and looks up. It is so hilarious because Adonis is, of course, talking about the cyber cloud. The whole entire audience laughs out loud.

Adonis trainingAdonis trainingCourtesy of Warner Bros.

The message of the film is stay determined to fulfill your dreams and don’t never give up.

Pretty BiancaPretty BiancaCourtesy of Warner Bros.

I recommend this film for ages 13 to 18 and give it 5 out of 5 stars because it is an excellent film to watch and you will definitely find it entertaining, especially those people from my hometown city of Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. Creed is in theaters now so, go check it out.

Film critic Tre’anaFilm critic Tre’anaCourtesy of KIDS FIRST!

Creed Movie Rating:5

Creed Movie PosterCreed Movie PosterCourtesy of Warner Bros.

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