CREED II (2018) REVIEW – BRINGS THE GLORY, NOT QUITE THE SAME GRAVITAS
By Andrea Thompson
Since the Cold War has long since returned, Creed II begins not by showing the hero it takes its name from, but the nemesis who has defined his life. The elder Drago, Ivan (Dolph Lundgren), is mostly wordless, but his silence, and the harsh, vengeance-fueled environment in which he’s raised his son Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu) chills. If there’s little question of the movie’s ultimate outcome, it’s also clear Viktor will be a formidable, fearsome opponent to Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan).