It’s hard not to lower your expectations when it comes to movie sequels. A lot of the time, they just come across as cheap knockoffs, meant to cash in on the success of a box office hit. But with Creed II, the great Sylvester Stallone pulls it off once again.
This isn’t just a “I must avenge my father!” story. Creed II is a masterclass in film making, with Stallone combining entertainment and strong storytelling with great values, all while avoiding the tired tropes of most movies like this (ok, except for the training sequence…)