There has been talk of a Supporting Oscar nomination push for Sylvester Stallone, and considering Creed goes toe to toe with Cop Land as his finest performance to date, it’s well deserved chatter.
Creed may be the story of how Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) trains with Rocky Balboa (Stallone) to find his boxing destiny and continue the legacy of his late father Apollo, but it also embraces the larger themes of living and fighting through the inevitable onset of mortality.
“It made me definitely realize that the clock is ticking,” said Stallone. “We’re all very . . . any day nature can flip the coin on us and take away our health so it opened my eyes and made me very very aware of mortality.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Sylvester Stallone talk about the subtext behind the first rate drama Creed, which is now playing nationwide:
Posted By: Greg Srisavasdi