I can’t say I dislike anything about this Rocky spin-off but their are some things I wish would have been in the movie. I wish they would have had Carl Weathers in the movie showing him as an old Apollo that Adonis could envision and what life would have been like with Apollo alive. Secondly, I wish they would have re-visited the Ivan Drago character. The movie does focus a lot on how Apollo died and maybe Adonis could have met Ivan Drago to get answers. Lastly, the man who trained Apollo and eventually Rocky was Duke. Duke’s son who happens to be Duke Jr runs Apollo’s old gym. I wish they would explored the relationship with Creed and Duke a little bit more. These are all what if’s and it definitely doesn’t change my opinion of my love for the Rocky Series and the newest movie Creed.
If you have ever have been a fan on any of the Rocky movies or the entire series this is one you have to watch. It will make you laugh, cry, get excited and makes the entire series very relevant again. It answers a lot of questions to what Rocky and Apollo’s relationship was like. If you love Rocky you’ll love Creed. In the words of Rocky Balboa, “Nobody owes nobody nothing. You owe yourself.” If you’re a Rocky Balboa fan then you owe it to yourself to go see this movie!
PS. If you want to know who won the third fight between Creed and Balboa at the end of the third movie you get your answer in this movie