Saw Creed the other night and easily the best Rocky movie since the first one and I think it was Stallone's best performance. I was reluctant to go because I felt like everything after the original Rocky was crap but I really enjoy this.
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Creed was meh. Average movie but the Rocky elements elevated it. Still not a great movie. But worth a redbox rental.
Hunger Games 4 Part 2, I'd also go with a meh rating. Not awful, but not amazing.
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The Good Dinosaur: Very bland story. Awesome visuals. I guess they spent all their time/money on the visuals and forgot to tell a compelling story. Pretty unexpected for Pixar but I guess my younger kids were entertained. We hit an early showing so the theater was pretty much empty and by the final 30 minutes I was playing on my phone. If it were a later showing I probably would have slept through most of it.
Inside Out: Great story. I loved most of it. Unique and very well done, even for Pixar.
Home Alone: So many plot holes...but for some reason I always enjoy this one.
Home Alone 2: More plot holes than the first and not nearly as enjoyable.
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Creed was awesome. Great spinoff-- it was basically the perfect Rocky movie. They used Rocky's character to perfection. I imagine since Stallone didn't write it, it allowed the character to be written from a great third party perspective. I thought Rocky Balboa's Rocky was a bit too self deprecating. Nobody in Philly in that universe is going to talk sh#t to Rocky and call him a goofy bastard, etc. Here, everybody recognizes him, they treat him like the king, call him 'champ,' but you still see that undercurrent of people naturally trying to use him to their advantage. He's self-deprecating in a different way-- acknowledging that Creed was the perfect fighter and that he was able to beat him because he caught him as he was aging.
Michael B. Jordan was fantastic as well-- obviously a bit on the slim side to really look like Carl Weathers' Apollo Creed, but I'll be damned if he isn't the smitten image of his face with that mustache.
I liked how it mirrored the first Rocky, starting out in Tijuana in a dive fighting a nobody-- much like Rocky started out in a dive, prize-fighting and barely beating a terrible Spider Rico.
I also really liked how they preserved Rocky's legacy and set it in stone, making him an OG and not some old has-been. I never liked how in the past they tried to make Rocky go from riches to rags so that they could reboot the story. He's a much better foil than protagonist at this point, and they did a great job. I wouldn't mind a sequel, which I don't think can be avoided at this point.
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most people i have talked to said Creed was a let down. Not bad but not good.
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