First screened in November 2018
Director: Steven Caple, Jr. Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Dolph Lundgren, Florian Munteanu, Phylicia Rashad, Russell Hornsby, Wood Harris, Brigitte Nielsen, A Surprise Person. Screenplay: Sylvester Stallone and Juel Taylor (based on a screen story by Cheo Hodari Coker and Sascha Penn, extending the 2015 screenplay by Ryan Coogler and Aaron Covington). Twitter Capsule:
The erratic, semi-engaging rehash of clichés that the first film deftly avoided. Trades down in director, DP really show.
The qualities that make this an easy sit also entail reduced ambitions. Doesn't flex the genre, the nationalist theme, or the Rocky template.