Creed II (2018)
Starring: Michael B Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren
Directed By: Steven Caple, Jr.
The original Creed should never have worked. Reviving the Rocky franchise through the character of a young Adonis Creed, the unknown son of Apollo Creed, was an idea that would’ve felt more at home on a Redbox rental screen than in the actual movie theater, but with Ryan Coogler in the director’s chair and Michael B Jordan behind the boxing gloves, it became one of the best movies f 2015, and one of the standouts in the legendary Rocky franchise, even garnering a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Sylvester Stallone. With that much success, it’s no surprise that a sequel was made, and it’s also no surprise that said sequel would find Adonis facing off with the son of Ivan Drago, the man who killed his father. While there aren’t many surprises in Creed II, it still ends up being a really fun and entertaining film. Read the rest of this entry
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes
Directed By: Patrick Hughes
I’ll admit it; my hopes weren’t very high for Expendables 3. I’m a pretty big fan of Stallone, Arnold, and Statham movies in a “these are so ridiculous that I love them” way, but as much fun as the Expendables series is, they’ve always left me wanting just a little bit more. Plus, to add insult to injury, this entry in the series was committing a cardinal sin and receiving a PG-13 rating, an act that almost made me not see it in theaters (seriously, my twitter rant about it is easy to find). Read the rest of this entry