Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista, Curtis "50 cent" Jackson, Jamie KingPlot: the Breslin company is flourishing, but maybe Ray Breslin is expanding too quickly for his own good.Review: I feel like Sylvester Stallone is going through a loop in his life. Do you remember when he started with hard hitting, awesome movies like Rocky and First Blood and then made some less than great movies like Rambo II and Rocky 3, then decided to beat his career almost to death with Rambo III and Rocky V? Then he went quiet for a bit and changed some movies, came back with the likes of Cliffhanger, Get Carter and Copland? Seems to me that he's doing the same thing that he was then. Do you guys remember when Sylvester Stallone made his big comeback with hard hitting, awesome movies like Rocky Balboa, John Rambo and The Expendables, then made some less than great movies like Bullet to the Head and Escape plan, then decided to beat his career almost to death with The Expendables III and Grudge Match? It intrigued me that he's had so many dips and peaks in his career that I'm excited to see what his big comeback will be this time. I void Creed from this because, while in the Balboaverse, it's certainly not a Rocky centric movie.There's also a Canadian horror movie that some of you may have seen called Cube that was a very good movie that followed an unfortunate trope wherein the sequel (Cube two: Hypercube)went really too big and used really poor CGI rather than practical effects to show things.That's what this movie is to a "T". A lot of poor choices from the first one, not really having good chemistry between characters being a big one. I realize that Arnold and Sly aren't small on ego, but they both know what to do on screen with someone who commands presence as much as they do. This didn't have that, it had Sly running wild and being pretty arrogant in his choices for even making this movie in the first place.It's sadly a generic sequel that has no charm from the first and introduces characters from the past that we don't know and relies on Stallone's quirky sayings from the first to guide people through the film.The acting is horrendous, Dave Bautista is the best part of the movie for acting and, while I have no issue with his acting, don't think he should ever be the cream of the movie. 50 cent isn't an actor and still does pretty fine. Stallone is becoming a shadow of his former self.The music... may be non existent? I don't even recall any music.The effects are poor. Like, made in 2001 poor. The torture method the prison uses is to electrocute everyone, but you can tell is real poor green screen work and the people look super uncomfortable, but not in a being electrocuted way. A "is this how I do it?" Way.Stallone hasn't done what he wanted to with this one and I would say it could be a hard pass unless you're a huge Stallone fan.