The Comeback: Creed 2

Joey Fitzgerald, Crown Writer

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Are you looking for a good movie? Well, I’ve got a good one for you. Creed 2 came into theaters November 21, 2018 and hit the ground running. The sports/drama film is a sequel after the first Creed movie which brings up some information from the past of old Rocky movies.

The story starts back in 1985 with Rocky IV. Apollo Creed, former Heavyweight Champ, fought Russian powerhouse, Ivan Drago. If you’ve seen the movie, you know it doesn’t end well because Drago kills Creed in the ring, and Rocky later fights him and wins. Fast forward to 2015 when the Creed era begins. Adonis Creed, son of Apollo, comes into the sport of boxing along with his trainer Rocky Balboa. Rocky trains him to be a champ which is where Creed 2 begins. It starts back in Russia showing a town in poverty, and the face you see is Ivan Drago, but he is with his son Viktor Drago. Promoters see Drago’s power and set up a fight the whole world wants to see Creed v. Drago 2. Adonis is caught up in his head thinking he needs to do this for his father when he should be doing this for himself. Even his trainer Rocky isn’t with him for this fight because he doesn’t want to bring up the past, and thinks it is a bad idea. Well this fight didn’t last long Adonis got beaten up bad, but it started the change and sparked a fire inside the champ. Now it is later in the movie, and it is time for the rematch. Except for this time he is fighting for a purpose, and Rocky helps him and retrains him to fight. The fight is one Viktor didn’t expect with Creed’s new style, and in the 10th round Creed knocks him out to remain the champion.

I enjoyed this movie not only because I enjoy sports movies, but because of the message it gives out. It may be a fiction movie, but there is a powerful message, don’t give up. You could be beaten up, or feel that there is nothing left to fight for, but you have to believe in yourself and take what is yours just like Creed did. He dug deep and took what is his, and we can all learn from that.


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