Creed ★★★★½

What great performances. Michael B. Jordan is perfect as Apollo's son, and Stallone continues to kill it as Balboa. The tone and music go perfectly with these characters, and there are just enough callbacks to the originals without being ridiculous. My only problem is that some of the plot points didn't have enough buildup or payoff, so the emotional attachment was gone. I would definitely recommend seeing it after watching at least the first four original movies.

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