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Do the 'Creed' movies top the original 'Rocky' films?

Fans can't wait for the release of "Creed II," and the latest trailer and updates on the upcoming sequel has moviegoers debating if the newer movies are better than the "Rocky" films focused on the titular character. "Rocky" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1977, and the character got five sequels. But many would argue the franchise was revitalized with the critically acclaimed and commercially successful "Creed" in 2015. Do the 'Creed' movies top the original 'Rocky' films? 🥊

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Below is the synopsis of "Creed," per Rotten Tomatoes

Adonis Johnson Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of former heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, attempts to follow in his father's footsteps and become a boxing legend in his own right. Apollo died in the ring in the 1980s at the hand of Russian pugilist Ivan Drago, forcing Adonis to grow up without his dad in his life. The young man travels to Philadelphia to find his late father's nemesis-turned-best friend, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), in order to recruit him as a trainer. Balboa soon takes the young Creed under his wing and helps him get in shape for a shot at the title. Ryan Coogler directs this spin-off of the hugely successful Rocky franchise.

"Creed" holds a fresh rating of 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and the blockbuster made over $173 million globally at the box office. The Atlantic's David Sims wrote:

Anyone who’s ever seen a Rocky movie will know what to expect from Creed, the seventh entry in the “underdog boxing hero makes good” series. Coming 39 years after the original film starring Sylvester Stallone, the movie certainly has its share of training montages and struggles against adversity, as well as an endearing romance between a young fighter and a woman from the neighborhood. But Creed is also necessarily fresh, giving beneficial tweaks to an old formula. Audiences will still likely see every punch coming from a mile away, but what’s remarkable is how the movie lands them all: It’s an invigorating piece of nostalgia that fuels a bigger adrenaline rush with its climax than any big-budget blockbuster could provide.

Now moviegoers are anticipating "Creed II." Watch the trailer below

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"Creed" fans are calling the newer series better than the original "Rocky" movies.

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Below is the synopsis of "Rocky," per Rotten Tomatoes

A slightly dimwitted amateur boxer from Philadelphia's tough neighborhood gets a surprise shot at fighting for the heavyweight championship, while at the same time he finds love in the arms of a shy, reclusive girl who works in the local pet store.

"Rocky" holds a fresh rating of 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The critically-praised film won the Oscar for Best Picture at 1977. According to Kathleen Carroll's 1976 New York Daily News review of "Rocky":

Such evidences of faith in a picture are all too rare; but if this gamble pays off the way I think it will, perhaps this will change as well. For in addition to a heart-warming script, Stallone has created on the screen a character of enormous appeal and charm — half-articulate but funny, gruff but good-hearted. His idea of a courtship is to drop by the pet shop where his girl works and tell her a terrible joke, one in the morning, one in the evening. There is a supremely touching moment when this uncouth fellow, a cigarette dangling from his lips, carefully explains to a 12-year-old tough why she shouldn't talk dirty; and another when, in a choked fury, he asks the beat-up trainer who wants to manage him now that he has a crack at the championship, "Where were you when I needed you?"

The original titular character received five sequels. 

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Fans really love "Rocky" and "Rocky IV." They are classics. 

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