Creed II
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.

VOR:   The qualities that make this an easy sit also entail reduced ambitions. Doesn't flex the genre, the nationalist theme, or the Rocky template.

Photo © 2018 Warner Bros./MGM/New Line Cinema

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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