Creed movie quotes continue the acclaimed Rocky film series in a seventh film in the series. The sports drama was directed by Ryan Coogler using a screenplay he co-wrote with Aaron Covington. Creed opened in theaters in the United States on November 25, 2015, 40 years after the opening scene of the first film.
In Creed, Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), the love child of fighter Apollo Creed who never met Apollo due to Apollo's death before Adonis was born, embarks on a boxing career of his own. Now living with Apollo's widow, Mary Anne Creed (Phylicia Rashad), Adonis puts on a tough face when it comes to boxing but deep down, as he reveals to love interest Bianca (Tessa Thompson), he is fearful that if he fights under his father's name, he will fail to meet some high expectations.
So Adonis reaches out to an unlikely mentor Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) for help in his boxing career. Rocky agrees, but after a startling medical diagnosis, the roles are soon reversed with Adonis acting as the support for Rocky as he deals with his condition. Together, they form a bond that neither expected as both deal with their own fights.Creed joined theaters just in time for Thanksgiving 2015 alongside other great films such as The Good Dinosaur, The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2, Legend, Secret in Their Eyes, and The Night Before.
The Toughest Opponent You're Ever Going to Face
Rocky Balboa: See this guy here staring back at you? That's the toughest opponent you're ever going to have to face. I believe that's true in the ring, and I think that's true in life. Now show me something.Rocky gives Adonis a pep talk and reminds him of his worst enemy, himself. If Adonis can face his toughest critic, he can do anything.
It Ain't About How Hard You Can Hit
Adonis Johnson: A great fighter once said, 'it ain't about how hard you can hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.'Adonis shares some words of wisdom that apply both in boxing and in life. It's not about what happens, it's about how you deal with it.
It's Not a Choice for Me
Rocky Balboa: Why would you want to pick a fighter's life?
Adonis Johnson: It's not a choice for me.
I've Been Fighting My Whole Life
Adonis Johnson: I've been fighting my whole life. That's not a choice for me. Every punch I've ever thrown has been on my own. Nobody's shown me how to do this. I'm ready.For most of his life, Adonis has been a lone wolf and independently taught himself things, including how to fight. He feels like he can do this all alone but perhaps that's a perspective that will soon change.