Hi Guys, This Is Justin Essien, I alongside some of my friends formed a whatsapp group (we named it BANTS) just to discuss and analyze movies. This was a random discussion that happened on the group and we decided to share it with you guys.
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MOVIE TITLE: CREED
Contributors: Justin, Gbolahan, Chike, Mayowa.
Gbolahan: Saw creed last night
Gbolahan: U seem pumped about the movie the day you saw it,
Wasn't great for me
Justin: It was good... I love Boxing movies
But I hate Boxing, cause Boxing doesn't make any sense
Gbolahan: I can name like 3 boxing movies better
Justin: 3? Really? Anyways please don't say SouthPaw
Gbolahan: Okay maybe 2
What’s wrong with southpaw?
Justin: Is Southpaw Better than Creed?
Gbolahan: I would actually say southpaw is better
Creed lost me at content
Gbolahan: The training sequences and inside ring fights were mad tho
But outside the ring and wen he's not training I’m like blank
Justin: Lol is this a joke?
Gbolahan: U know i'm right
It didn't have everything a good boxing movie should have
Mayowa: Which is?
Chike: Creed is a continuation of the "Rocky Balboa" movie series
Creed had dope content If you are up to date in your "Rocky balboa" movies
Justin: Lol just free this guy matter, Southpaw was a very Basic movie. I expected more from a Boxing movie
Chike: Southpaw lost me content wise.. hot headed guy with temperament issues wife killed which ultimately got his wife killed..
He messed himself up and came back up...
Justin: Very Basic
Chike: Not much content to me if u ask
Gbolahan: Really? Please which dope content? I've seen all rocky movies. I'm a sport movie fan
Justin: Who isn’t a sports movie fan?
Gbolahan: So what’s creed’s content?
Hotheaded abandoned child, didn’t like his million dollar comfortable life so he decided to quit and fighting
Justin: With all due respect, that’s a BS way to look at the story. He didn’t even know his dad.
Gbolahan: He's the son of creed
Chike: The bastard son of Creed. Was in foster care before creed’s wife took him in. But he already had that notion that he was a bastard. He never met his father. . The emotional turmoil of not fitting-in. He fought to deal with his anger. Then ultimately, to prove he was the son of his father.
And how is that dope content abeg?
Chike: Rocky Balboa having to deal with cancer.. Creed's girlfriend trying to make as much noise as possible before she loses her hearing.. The movie was about loss and how to deal with it..
Gbolahan: So southpaw was not about loss?
Chike: And that is why it got oscar buzz while southpaw was panned by critics
Gbolahan: He lost his wife, lost his kid, lost all his money and title and fame
Justin: But who’s fault was that, Creed had life lessons, about believing in yourself and other side stories about dealing with hard times – yet apparently it lacks content
Chike: Southpaw was about loss the man brought everything on himself. . I didn't even feel anything watching that movie, I for slap Jake sef. He messed himself up. No one else did it to him
Gbolahan: So because he messed himself up is a stupid concept?
Chike: Minus Jake's acting, the movie is one of the biggest disappointments last year
Chike: Yes. .. you can't make a movie about loss and expect me as a viewer to have mercy on the guy when he was the one who imploded as a time bomb. No external forces led to it. Contented, cocky, rich, title-holder decides to wreck it all because he refused to use his head
Gbolahan: That happens to people all the time in life
Mike Tyson is a big example
Justin: Lol now we’re bringing in Mike Tyson.
I think his was more of funds mismanagement than losing it
Y’all are talking about SouthPaw ignoring Raging Bull – but go on.
Gbolahan: Wat u on about?
So if it was external forces then the movie would be good to u
Chike: It wasn't a good movie.. That’s all.. You don't make a movie about a cocky bastard.. there wasn't even any great turnaround sef...
Pls where is the turn around in creed
Chike: Anyway I have said my own
Gbolahan: Creed just had better fight sequences that's all
Chike: We didn't need a turnaround in Creed cos he was already a deeply wounded character at the beginning
Gbolahan: I'm not even saying southpaw is better than creed
But creed ain't all that
Justin: I’m sorry could you repeat that again …because your exact words were“I would actually say southpaw is better
Creed lost me at content”
Chike: LOL Southpaw gave us a cocky guy at the beginning.. and he ended the movie, the same cocky guy.. lost everything, went sulking..decided to come back, trained and came back.. The end
Gbolahan: Undisputed is a better boxing movie
Chike: Raging Bull is a better boxing movie
Now u talking
Snatch was a better boxing movie
Chike: Lol abeg I'm out
Gbolahan: Warrior is better
Chike: Snatch better than Creed. ..lol.. anyway I can see why someone will say that
Gbolahan: Forget say na 2000 movie
That was a mad movie
Mayowa: Okay, so what are we reviewing? Justin our next post is due Tuesday?
Justin: I'd just copy and paste this and send to them at Pulse
Mayowa: Good one Jay
Oya make una rate creed
Chike: Great Fighting sequence✔
Good Plot ✔
Good underlying message ✔
Great acting from Jordan and Stallione ✔
Justin: lol 9/10 wetin you wan come rate other movies like Trumbo, The Big Short, The Revenant and em others??
Justin: 7/10 for me
If you haven’t seen CREED, I’d advise you to do so as it’s ridiculously amazing. Then you can have an idea of your own about what this whole article/conversation was about.
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