A father and a son are sitting on a picnic bench in a sunny bar in a part of Brooklyn strewn with post-apocalyptic warehouses for photo shootings. The younger man is Florian Munteanu. He is 28 years old, a boxer and fitness model born in Germany and raised in a family that had fled Romanian-controlled communist Romania by Nicolae Ceauşescu. The older man is Dolph Lundgren. He is 61, a damaged Swedish nerd and survivor of Hollywood's action wars of the 1980s.
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In 1985 Rocky IV, sent us Lundgren, the indestructible Killing Machine of the USSR. The film was created during the last battles of the Cold War and was a massive reef on Realpolitik in every respect: buffoonish, xenophobic and totally exciting. And Drago ̵
This year with Creed II, Drago is back – and he brought his first-born, Viktor Drago. a long. In a development that is stupidly inevitable and indisputably good, Munteanus Viktor will face Adonis Creed of Michael B. Jordan – the long-lost son of Apollo, the man Ivan killed in the ring . Our global conflicts, our ideals of strength, our relationships with our fathers – what has not changed since the moment Apollo reached the screen? And somehow the seemingly 2-D figures are here to deal with all these revolutions. We are in the fifth decade of the Rocky franchise, and I sincerely hope that we will have five more.
The two tall men sit side by side – Munteanu in a classic vintage Bulls zipper, Lundgren in a tight white T-shirt and Buddhist prayer beads. I feel like their combined width could block the sun. (Of course, I knew that Lundgren was a big guy, Munteanu's size made me jump up.) When we exchanged nice things, the four-meter-wide Munteanu clutched a hand to my shoulder and hugged me effectively, fumbling to correlate my movements I leaned for a hug in his big chest that none of us had expected.) In Creed II, they are playing a torture – is there another way – father and son mating. In real life, they show a simpler relationship.
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