Creed II is an Invigorating and Engrossing Sequel [Review]
Directed by: Steven Caple Jr.
Screenplay by: Sylvester Stallone, Juel Taylor
Story by Sascha Penn, Cheo Hodari Coker
Based on Characters by Sylvester Stallone
Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren
Production companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Warner Bros.
Release date November 21, 2018
Running time 117 minutes
Rated PG-13 for sports action violence, language, and a scene of sensuality
In 1985, Russian boxer Ivan Drago killed former U.S. champion Apollo Creed in a tragic match that stunned the world. Against the wishes of trainer Rocky Balboa, Apollo’s son Adonis Johnson accepts a challenge from Drago’s son — another dangerous fighter. Under guidance from Rocky, Adonis trains for the showdown of his life — a date with destiny that soon becomes his obsession. Now, Johnson and Balboa must confront their shared legacy as the past comes back to haunt each man.