"Creed II" is a worthy companion to the 2015 original movie thanks to its focus on fathers and sons.
Newcomer Steven Capel, Jr. takes over as director and does an impressive job continuing the franchise that Ryan Coogler started with the first movie.
When director Ryan Coogler gave us “Creed” in 2015, it was a perfect continuation to the “Rocky” franchise and most of us couldn’t wait for him to continue the story of Adonis Creed (played by Michael B. Jordan) as he rises up the boxing ranks with Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) by his side to try and be as great as his father, Apollo Creed.
But Coogler threw a major curveball when he decided to make “Black Panther,” leaving a question mark for a “Creed” sequel.
Fast forward three years and here we are with “Creed II” (opening in theaters November 21), and a new director at the helm, Steven Capel, Jr. (“The Land”). And I’m happy to say that Capel pulled it off.