Yes, I'm fully aware that Demise of Film didn't publish last week. As much as I would love to make DOF a regular thing, it's rather difficult to write a new one in the middle of a day job, working on a novel, working on a TV pilot, and working on a feature film. I will try to keep these consistent, but please understand that life gets in the way. Anyway, here's a shot from Inosis.
I don't like Creed. No, this is not because "it's just Rocky but now he's black," like a lot of you ignorant retards are already thinking to yourselves. Yes, I can read your thoughts. Now stop thinking about doing that to ham, you pervert.
I don't like Creed because it's a spectacular display of character assassination. A lot of these requels fall flat due to character assassination. However, the Rocky franchise is a series that I genuinely like every movie in it (except 5, but even Stallone ignores that one). My daughter and I recently sat down and had ourselves a Rocky marathon and I was explaining Creed to her after it was over.
Remember Rocky's conversation about "it's not how hard you can hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward," in Rocky Balboa? Damn, I love that.
Anyway, you remember that, right? Well, Rocky is just gonna lay down when he's diagnosed with cancer. This dude has dealt with being called a bum, having a bum eye, getting his ass handed to him by a dude who was hungrier and stronger than him, a guy killing his friend, his trainer having a heart attack, his wife dying, but cancer is the final straw.
When I explained this to my daughter she said, "that's not Rocky. Rocky would be like, 'I got cancer? Well, I'm gonna box it out.'"
I agree with that. The guy in Creed is not Rocky. I'm gonna pull a Mark Hamill and call him George Balboa. Also, all you people who wanted to call my racist for not liking this movie, please consider that they made Apollo Creed a black dad.
I know Critical Drinker already covered this with less racist jokes and way more eloquently than I did. I'm just tired of these modern movies taking characters and assassinating them so they can build up their OC. You know what, I'm honestly convinced that all of these Hollywood writers are just people they've stolen from wattpad or fanfiction.net. Start hiring actual writers, Hollywood. That's all.