Synopsis: Adonis Johnson never knew his famous father, boxing champion Apollo Creed. However, boxing is in his blood, so he seeks out Rocky Balboa to seek his guidance and direction.
Review: It has always been the authentic connection with the underdog, as he overcame insurmountable odds, that has made some of the more successful entries in the Rocky franchise enjoyable and crowd pleasing. But, perhaps it was high expectations due to the talent involved , the release of the superior Southpaw earlier this year, or the fact that the contrived dialogue, hasty pacing and characterization, cartoonish cinematography during the fight scenes, and failure to evoke true ethos, that makes Creed a pretender as oppose to a real contender to carry the Rocky brand! Hit the showers kid! (C) CgN