What I Watched: Creed

Hello cupcakes. Today I want to give a quick review for Creed. During the Thanksgiving break I was able to breakaway from studying for a few hours to catch a flick with the Mr. We decided to watch Creed. I know many people were like yeah that’s what we need another “Rocky” movie when they heard about this. I get it, the last couple bombed. However me being the Rocky fan that I am, I was looking froward to see where this movie would go.

I hate doing reviews because I never want to give away too much, but then sometimes I feel like I don’t give enough. First off can I say it wasn’t another “Rocky” movie per say. Yeah Stallone played Balboa, and it had to do with boxing; but it wasn’t about Rocky. It was about Apollo’s son and his coming into himself. It was kind of like a Rocky spinoff. So I don’t think these are spoilers but just in case here’s some of the details. The movie starts off in a juvenile detention center in California, where we meet a young Adonis Creed; Apollo’s son. A woman shows up which we immediately recognize as being Apollo’s wife, and takes Adonis home. We fast forward to present time, and soon find out that Adonis is following in his father’s footsteps, well somewhat. It isn’t so easy for him to find someone who wants to train him, he’s sorta blacklisted. He then picks up and heads out to Philadelphia, where he seeks out Balboa. However what kind of movie would it be if Rocky just agreed to being his trainer? So they have their back and forth before Rocky finally agrees.

So that’s the overall gist of it. Along the way young Creed finds a love interest, battles some inner conflict, and tried to figure out his place in all this.

Why I liked this movie, and you will too: well there are a few reasons. It sticks to the whole sports, overcoming barriers shtick without over doing it. It gives us what we want without making it obvious. I mean after all you came to see Creed, you kinda already know what you’re in store for. Yet it’s so much more than just boxing, even though that plays a big role. It’s also about human connections, and has a way of jabbing you right in the feels here and there (see what I did there? No? ok). It gets a bit corny, and that’s way okay. It’s not overdone, and peppered in nicely. even if you have no clue about boxing you can enjoy this movie. They do a nice job of keeping you in the loop. ¬†Can I just add that the cinematography, which was by Maryse Alberti (The Wrestler), was spot on. Her work behind the lens made it easy to keep up with. And if you do follow boxing you’ll enjoyed the professionals from the boxing world that make cameos in the movie. Another aspect I enjoyed a lot was the music selection made. How many times have you been watching a movie and a song starts to play where you’re like um… no. With Creed I felt like all the music fit, and helped get you in the current mood it was going for.

Overall I really enjoyed the movie. The story was sorta expected; but not in a bad way, yet it also threw a curveball. The acting from all of the cast was great. I really enjoy this side of Stallone more than his usual tough guy roles. He’s funny, in his Balboa way. Michael B. Jordan was spot on, and I look forward to seeing more from him in future roles. A plus for me as a frequent visitor of Philadelphia was the scenery, and being able to recognize the locations. Even if you’ve never visited Philadelphia, I think most people are familiar with the famous “Rocky steps”, which of course had to be included. I give this film a 8 out of 10, and recommend it to everyone even if you’re not a fan of the Rocky franchise.

 

Did you watch Creed? What were your thoughts? Have you watched the first Rocky movie? What movies are you looking forward to watching?

I look forward to being able to catch up and reviewing loads of movies, and shows while on winter break. Shoot me some recommendations.

 

XOXO,

Desiree

Hola December

Hi gals and guys. I’m back, sorta. The past month and a half have been hectic here. Unfortunately my blog has suffered because of it. Things are starting to settle down and school will be finishing up soon. So that means I should be able to get a regular posting schedule going again. In the meantime lets go ahead and welcome the new month.

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Hola December, you’ve made your way around pretty quickly. It seems this year went by flying, but then again as I get older it seems times speeds up. Anywho, here are some of my goals and things I’m looking forward to in December.

End of another semester: I can’t say this semester has been bad per say, but it’s getting tougher and tougher. Coming to another end of a semester means I’m one step closer to my overall goal. So yay!!

Christmas: I love Christmas for so many reasons. The best feeling is the one I get when my kids open up their gifts and their faces light up. This year is more special because it’s Squish’s 1st Christmas. He’s only 9 months so he can’t understand but he’s my gift and I’m excited and thankful for the addition to our family.

Holiday Cards: I love snail mail and I love receiving all types of holiday cards from my friends all over the world. Speaking of I need to get going with mailing mine out.

Dana Linn Bailey: As mentioned in a prior post DLB is such an inspiration to me. I just love her, she’s such a positive lady. Well I get to go meet her AND workout with her at her gym!!! I can’t even contain myself.

Gym Time: I’ve been doing ok when it comes to going to the gym, but with school coming to an end I get to go more often.

The Evil Within: I finally picked this game up and can’t wait to play it. Everyone I know whose played it has given it good reviews.

Planning My Trip to California: I’m currently planning a trip to California in January, still trying to work out dates. I’m going to visit my dad, it’s been too long since I’ve last seen him. It’ll just be me and Squish so I’m sad I’ll be leaving the other kiddos and the Mr behind but they can’t miss school. I’ll be in the SoCal, LA area so any suggestions for things to see, do, and places to eat are welcomed.

There’s so much more going on in December but I just can’t think of everything now. My brain is a bit fried from all the studying.

What are some of the things you’re looking forward to in December?