Tuesday, December 18, 2018     Volume: 19, Issue: 41
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Santa Maria Sun / Film

This weeks review
CREED II
GREEN BOOK
HEARST CASTLE: BUILDING THE DREAM
MARY POPPINS RETURNS
MORTAL ENGINES
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
THE GRINCH
WIDOWS

CREED II

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CREED II


Where is it playing?: Hi-Way Drive-In, Movies Lompoc, Parks Plaza (ends Dec. 18)

What's it rated?: PG-13

What's it worth?: $Full price

User Rating: 0.00 (0 Votes)

    Steven Caple Jr. (The Land) directs this sequel about boxer Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), who, under trainer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), takes on the son of Rocky’s nemesis, Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu).
Yes, this loose Rocky sequel is formulaic, but it’s a helluva good formula! Adonis’ complicated personal life and need to dig deep within himself to find the champion he can become is still a great story. Jordan is terrific in the role, demonstrating nuance, range, and complex emotion.
And of course it’s great to see the old faces from the franchise—Stallone and Lundgren. Unlike triple Academy Award-winner Rocky (1976), Creed II probably isn’t going to take home Best Picture, but it’s a great popcorn movie. (117 min.)
—Glen Starkey




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