This week on End Credits we get ready to rumble. Of course, there are times that our reviews are a very respectful kind of rumble where we use our words, but this week the rumble is real (and reel) as we dig into the boxing legacy sequel, Creed II. So there’s that, plus we’ll take a break to hear from another show about movies with a political theme.
This Wednesday, November 28, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:
Let’s Get Political. At the end of every year over on Open Sources Guelph, we do a movie show. Adam A. Donaldson and Scotty Hertz choose two movies with political themes and talk about them, and why they matter or are just otherwise cool. So this week, in a touch of community radio synergy, we replay part of the political movies discussion from last year, and remind you that this year’s OSG movies show will play Christmas week on December 27.
REVIEW: Creed II (2018). In 2015, Ryan Coogler did something completely unexpected and re-contextualized the Rocky franchise by putting the focus on the son of the Italian Stallion’s friend and rival. For the sequel, Creed II, young Adonis Creed (played by certified movie star Michael B. Jordan) comes face-to-face with the man who killed his father in the ring, and his own son who’s looking to build a boxing legacy. It sounds hokey, but so did, at one time, the hero’s journey of the son of Apollo Creed who seeks guidance from Rocky Balboa.
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 2 pm.