Creed (2015)

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We step into the ring this week with Emmanuel Noisette of E-Man’s Movie Reviews to talk about Ryan Coogler’s hit 2015 boxing drama Creed!

Creed, starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone (in a role that almost won him an acting Oscar – curse you, Mark Rylance!), is one of the most acclaimed and heartfelt sequels of all time. Charting the trajectory of Adonis “Donnie” Creed (Jordan) and his quest to fill his father Apollo’s footsteps, Coogler and crew craft an incredibly heartfelt drama that also pairs as one of the best sports movies of the 21st century. We’ve covered Rocky IV in the past, so it’s nice to catch up with our old friend Sly, doing great work in one of the best performances of his career.

Check out our thoughts on Rocky’s relationship to Creed, one-take boxing matches, and the long memories of turtles on the podcast below, along with our custom cocktail and drinking game!

(Thanks to our sponsor Overcast as part of the Chicago Podcast Coop!)

Related links: 

CineFix’s Top 5 Sequels of All Time

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK:

creed cocktail

DRINKING RULES FOR CREED:

  1. Any time someone says “Creed”
  2. Every time Adonis feels the need to justify his desire to become a boxer
  3. Whenever there are explicit callbacks to previous Rocky films (Rocky II footage, Paulie/Adrian’s grave)

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Rocky says to Adonis while walking the 72 Steps, “I just wanna get up these steps.”

Join us next week as we Attack the Block with the cult British alien invasion comedy of the same name!

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About Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is a Chicago-based film/TV critic and podcaster. A member of the Chicago Film Critics Association, you can find his other film work at Consequence of Sound (where he is a Senior Staff Writer), Crooked Marquee, IndieWire and UPROXX. He is also the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast.

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