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5 Ways Creed 3 Succeeds Where Rocky 3 Failed

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Creed IIICreed III finds Adonis Creed at his lowest point, much like Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa in Rocky III, but despite sharing some similar story beats, the capstone of the Creed trilogy succeeds in ways that Stallone's movie fails. Despite having a luxurious house in the LA hills, a beautiful family, and a gym full of young boxers to mentor, Donnie is at a crossroads in his life. Damian Anderson (Jonathan Majors), a childhood friend recently released from prison after 18 years, wants a shot at greatness in the ring, and feeling guilty that Dame was arrested for protecting him in their youth, Donnie agrees to give him a second chance.

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