Rob’s off on holiday (lucky him), Tom is reliving the past glories of the Rocky films before hitting up the Dubai Rugby Sevens, while Gareth is planning his monthly pilgrimage to one of this favourite restaurants for live music.
Tom: Creed II
Watching the Rocky films growing up is something of a rite of passage: a ritual introduction to overcoming adversity and film-making so cheesy you’re your cholesterol levels rising as you come out the other end of the training montages. Be that as it may, the sun eventually and mercifully set on Stallone’s time pummelling animal carcasses and running up stairs. We needed another cinematic pugilist to get behind. Enter Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed — the human avenger for these superhero saturated times. This weekend, the stunningly good first performance of Johnson as Creed version 2.0 gets its sequel. And I’m hoping for big things as we head for a showdown with the shadow of an old Russian foe.