Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan starred in the hit sequel "Creed II" alongside actresses Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad.
The story follows the struggles and triumphs of becoming a boxing champion including the families that are affected by the changes. We see Michael B. Jordan’s character, Adonis Creed, grow in his relationship with Sylvester Stallone’s character, Rocky Balboa, through boxing matches and personal matters.
Director Steven Caple Jr., used astonishing shots and attention to detail in order to convey the severity of the situations and tolls these situations take on everyone involved. Between losing, creating and finding family, one of the underlying messages is that no one can get anywhere without a support system.
We are also able to see Florian Munteanu’s character, Viktor Drago, face his demons involving his own family, especially his father, Ivan Drago. Viktor and his father, a legendary boxer, have a rocky relationship because of his coaching style which is detrimental to his son in many ways.
Both Creed and Drago are fighting for a purpose, but for completely different reasons. Learning from the past may create new innovative ways to see the path forward but living in the past can definitely cloud the vision of the destination.
The movie creatively and clearly depicts the trials and tribulations that accompany the life of a boxer and there is something in this film for all to learn from and appreciate.