Creed II is a movie I watched because I was told it’s worthwhile. It certainly would have been a better experience overall if I were a serious a boxing fan. If like myself you’re just a fan of good movies, that’s enough because thanks to the story, dramatic performances and that rather great fight sequence near the end, I had a good time with director Steven Caple Jr.’s film.
Centred around what is arguably the most important fight of Adonis Creed’s life, I enjoyed the emotional journey and overarching tension as Creed grows into the man and the mindset required to get to where he needs to be. I also liked the rather moving moments in and outside of the boxing ring. From the time Creed learns of his opponent, to the required balancing act where his family life is concerned and the intense training in the desert which culminates in the all important biggest fight of his life.
Regarding the question of whether Creed IIis better than Creed, the good news is that they’re both good. As such, definitely watch it if you’re into boxing. For everyone else, it’s beautifully shot, particularly the training and fight scenes. Lastly, you’ll be moved and the cast is great.
Little Woods is the latest from Tessa Thompson and Lily James.
Written / directed by Nia DaCosta, it’s a modern western / crime / drama about sisters Ollie and Deb who are driven to work outside the law to better their lives.
Ollie has been helping people in her town to access Canadian health care and medication. Eventually the authorities sense that something’s going on and Ollie decides to quit, except, then comes a desperate plea for help from her sister…
I definitely didn’t see the interesting pairing of Thompson and James coming. I’m looking forward to seeing how the story plays because sibling dynamics are often intriguing and I could be wrong but something tells me that there might just be some tragedy in store.
Luke Kirby, James Badge Dale, Lance Reddick, Elizabeth Maxwell, Luci Christian, Lawrence Varnado, and Alexis West also star.
Protectors of Earth from the scum of the universe, the Men In Black are back with new F. Gary Gray directed sci-fi / action / comedy, Men In Black International.
Starring Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth, Liam Neeson and Rebecca Ferguson, the focus this time is to deal with a new big threat, a mole in the Men in Black organisation.
The on screen chemistry between Thompson and Hemsworth is just great. I cant wait to see this new ‘international’ angle. It helps that it’s set in my beloved London town but really, this trailer is pretty well done.
I’ve been a fan of Rebecca Ferguson as an action star since Mission – Impossible Rogue Nation (2015), and now based on this trailer Tessa Thomson is definitely another new favourite.
Fingers crossed that Hemsworth’s seemingly British accent turns out great.
Emma Thompson, Rafe Spall, Kumail Nanjiani and Davina Sitaram also star.
Trailer 2 for Creed 2 is officially great. Loving the intensity and purpose behind Adonis Creed’s eyes.
Directed by Steven Caple Jr; Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, and Florian Munteanu are among the stars…
Here’s the thing; I wasn’t going to get drawn into watching another boxing movie because they’re all pretty much, you know, the same. But then I’d just watched a different boxing movie trailer which didn’t look especially great. That unfortunate experience rightly brought me straight here. Having thoroughly enjoyed this new Creed 2 trailer, I’m officially in for the story, the intensity and maybe one or two other things.
Annihilation is the latest movie starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac and Gina Rodriguez. Adapted from novelist Jeff VanderMeer’s best seller of the same name, Portman plays a biologist on a dangerous secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply…
There are a number reasons I want to watch this. 1.) Acting queen and all round smart woman, Natalie Portman. 2.) Alex Garland, writer and director of my favourite Alicia Vikander movie, Ex Machina (2015) – I’m still fantasising about a sequel that I know will very likely never happen.) 3.) This trailer is great! It made me so happy that I punctuated watching it with the words ‘Yeah baby!’ and the thought, ‘This is what I’ve been waiting for.’ I’m so ready. I just hope it isn’t too similar to Arrival (2016), a movie I’m still yet to watch.
Tessa Thompson, David Gyasi, Cosmo Jarvis and Sonoya Mizuno also star.
Directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson, Creed is more than I expected. Having never seen any of the previous Rocky movies, I was imagining plenty of fighting footage for at least one third of the time. Luckily, as a lover/ non-fighter, I’m glad to say that this isn’t the case.
What I love most about Creed is the way it seems to focus on the stories of the main characters and their relationships with each other, more so than on actual boxing. Nevertheless, Creed is still very much a boxing movie and fans of the sport, especially fans of the Rocky movies will have a good time.
I tuned in because the I liked the trailer. Also, I’m just someone who never seems to tire of well told stories about pivotal life decisions. Especially when the stories are about people choosing to do what is in their heart over what is expected / comfortable. Creed which is written and directed by Ryan Coogler is a movie that captures what that journey can be like.
Watch it for the relatable themes of human experience, choreography of the main fight sequence, well paced editing and camera work.