Don’t Call It A Comeback: Ryan Coogler’s Creed

As Creed II hits cinemas, what better time to revisit its predecessor, the film which reinvigorated a tired franchise and signalled the arrival of two of the biggest stars in recent years, Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan.

While Creed, his Rocky sequel-cum-reboot gifted Coogler a higher profile than his more modest feature debut Fruitvale Station was able to garner, he did far more than piggyback on an existing legacy. In short, One Room With a View loves Creed, and here’s why.