The official trailer for the new Roxy spin-off is here and honestly, it’s not too bad. Actually, it’s pretty good and had me exclaiming and shadow boxing in the mirror at several different moments.
The movie stars Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan. Jordan plays Apollo Creeds son, and it looks like the boy gets advice from his Dad’s Nemesis – Rocky Balboa. He also looks like he’s working through abandonment issues as he’s obviously had to grow up without his father since Ivan Drago killed him in Rocky IV, arguably the best Rocky film in the franchise.
The movie is directed by Ryan Coogler, the director behind Fruitvale Station – the story about the Oscar Grant shooting in 2009. Interestingly, the main character in both films is played by Jordan.
I have my fingers crossed, but looking at this video, it looks like the movie might just be worth watching. I’m also glad Sylvester isn’t getting back in the ring on this one, though I will still pay money to see him as Rambo one more time.
[source: Entertainment Weekly]