“But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”
– Rocky Balboa
Creed II comes November 21st, 2018. It stars Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Dolph Lundgren, and Wood Harris. It is directed by Steven Caple Jr. and produced by Sylvester Stallone, Kevin, King-Templeton, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Irwin Winkler, and Udi Nedivi.
The synopsis is as follows:
Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history. The film releases in theaters on Wednesday, November 21. #CreedII
This reminds me of my favorite sports movie, Brian’s Song. I rented it years ago per the recommendation of my Dad and it did not disappoint! It originally came out in 1971 as ABC’s “Movie of the Week.” It was based on the true story of a football player named Brian Piccolo, his battle with cancer, and his friendship with fellow teammate with Gale Sayers. James Caan played Brian and Billy Dee Williams played Gale.
The movie talked about the power of friendship and what it’s like for two friends to depend on each other in a time of crisis. What’s great about this film is that a lot of men were able to feel comfortable enough to cry during this movie. This was very uncommon during the 70’s when guys were taught to “man up”, but this movie made it OK for men to express their sadness and show how much they cared about the real-life characters.
In this film, it shows that it’s OK to lean on one another, cry, and ask for help, no matter who you are. I believe this movie can still touch audiences today. I know it does with me and I highly recommend it.
While I’m over here recommending Brian’s Song, don’t forget that Creed II opens on November 21st and I don’t want you to miss it! Here’s the trailer:
Let me know what you think as soon as you see it!