Adonis Johnson (Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa.
Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo—the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring.
With Rocky in his corner, it isn’t long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title…but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring?
When this spin-off was first announced I was very upset. I love the franchise to death, but I have to admit that it’s been milked. This seemed like a further milking of the series.
But each time I’ve heard something new come out about ‘Creed’, I’ve actually gotten more and more excited. The creative team behind it seems fantastic, and this synopsis actually sounds excellent.
There’s no point in telling another story in this saga if there isn’t something new to be told. At first, this movie sounded like ‘Rocky V’. We didn’t need that again.
However, it kind of sounds like Rocky will be fighting some sort of fatal illness. That makes it all much more interesting to me. This could be the end of the character of Rocky, and the start of something new.
In my opinion, this is the way to go…
What do you guys think? Should Rocky die? I think it could make for a great story, as well as a fitting end to his character if executed well. We’ll find out in November when ‘Creed’ hits theaters!