I went to see Creed this weekend. The LA Times said, it is a film "that is nominally a spinoff of the celebrated "Rocky" series but actually plays like something more interesting: a spiritual remake of the 1976 film that retells the original story in the kind of involving way one would not have thought possible." That is certainly true. I enjoyed it but it references the original so much I can pay tribute by reusing what I wrote about the latest Star Wars movie here.
I finally surrendered to the dark side of the zeitgeist yesterday and went along to see
Star Wars: The Force AwakensCreed.
JJ Abramset al seem to have solved the problem of coming up with a plot for Episode VII, by - to all intents and purposes - remaking the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New HopeRocky.
"Daddy issues" from The Empire Strikes Back have also been grafted on to the new film.Spookily accurate.