The movie star’s Sylvester Stallone, as the former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa that serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson (played by Michael B Jordan), the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
Truth be told I’m not a big boxing fan; I am however, a big movie lover. This movie has really altered my opinion and changed my perception. It is a movie that deserves a well enough 8 out of 10 rating and I urge you that once this move is released in the South African cinemas take the time out, call up a few friends, get to the nearest cinema and spoil yourself by watching this movie.
Adonis Johnson, son of the late Apollo Creed was born after his father passed away in a boxing match in Rocky IV (1985). From a young age he has always been in fights and the loss or better yet absence of his dad adds to his aggressiveness. The movie starts off with a brilliant and captivating opening that keeps you as the viewer engaged. He’s aunt (Mary Anne Creed), comes to the rescue and gets the young man to move in with her. Years later, he leaves his job and pursues on the journey of becoming a famous boxer, to be known by his own worth and not the shadow of his father. With this new quest, he gains an iconic mentor, meets the love of his life and becomes a stronger man. The ultimate test to see if all his efforts was worth it, is to fight an undefeated champion, ‘Pretty’ Ricky Conlan (played by Tony Bellew).
The movie has a little of everything for people who love romance, sport, inspirational stories, action, boxing and drama
Remember you are your toughest opponent that you need to beat, the other person is just in the way – Rocky Balboa