Creed

Creed

DVD - 2016
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Adonis Johnson never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there's no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed's legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (133 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

Great boxing movie and great continuation of the Rocky story. Apollo Creed was always my favorite character so it was great to see his story continue through his son.

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lukasevansherman
Jul 11, 2017

As someone who is not much of a fan of the "Rocky" series (I know, heresy.), sports movies, or boxing, I was quiet surprised with how much I enjoyed "Creed." It's the 7th film in the long-running "Rocky" series, which seemed to be, pardon the pun, on the ropes. So I'll give credit to Sylvester Stallone, the guiding light of the series (Aside from starring, he has written, directed, and produced.), for taking it in a different direction. Michael B. Jordan stars as Adonis Creed, Apollo Creed's illegitimate son, who is trying to make it as a boxer without his father's name. Stallone agrees to train him. Tessa Thompson ("Dear White People") and Phylicia Rashad co-star. Jordan is great in the lead and Stallone is understated and actually very sweet as the aging Rocky. It did make me realize how few boxing movies have black protagonists, despite the fact that they dominate the sport. Written and directed by Ryan Coogler, whose previous film, "Fruitvale Station," also starred Jordan, who deserves to be a star.

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joecarson
Apr 22, 2017

They were really reaching to make the guy Apollo Creed's son, instead of his grandson, which was the original idea. But then, what the hell, more implausible things have happened in the Rocky universe. I mean, how many years did his son age in the couple of months or so that Rocky spent in Russia?

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avantmegan
Apr 05, 2017

I loved this

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maspochni591
Mar 28, 2017

This movie sucked! Despite the strong reviews from critics and the 95% rating in Rotten Tomatoes (The original has a 93%), the film was really unnecessary and was worse than both "Rocky IV" AND "Rocky V", and that means it was pretty bad. The cast was bland and Stallone was nominated "Best Supporting Actor" even though his performance was okay at best and that his performance in "Rocky Balboa" was more deserving. This was probably not even supposed to be part of the same franchise, but MGM probably made it a Rocky film just to make sure it made money. Please do not watch this garbage, like all of the other films in the franchise, "Creed" is a repeat of the same old story except this time, it lacks the cheesy, but entertaining moments of it's predecessor.

LPL_IlkaI Sep 13, 2016

I grew up in a household that were fans of the Rocky movie franchise, so I have a bit of a soft spot for those films. In recent years, the films have tapered off from Great to Time Better Spent Doing Other Things. Yet, this is not the case with Creed. Actor Michael B. Jordan breathes new life into an old franchise portraying the son of famed character, Apollo Creed. Not only is his performance amazing, so is that of Tessa Thompson. Even the return of Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa is pleasant. I highly recommend this film for any that have given up on the Rocky franchise!

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benjamania
Aug 21, 2016

wouldn't say it was incredible, but certainly entertaining...it seems like few boxing pictures have been released recently, so this was nice to watch.

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COURIER3
Aug 07, 2016

Very good. Stallone did deserve the Oscar he won for best supporting actor.

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britprincess1ajax
Jul 30, 2016

A ROCKY for the young folk, CREED centers on the trials and triumphs of Apollo Creed’s illegitimate son Adonis Johnson. A boxer with promise and the drive to make it faces major challenges, often because of his lineage, so Adonis takes off to Philly to find a hint of his father's circle. He looks to the gym in his father's name and finds his father's friend from the other side of the ring, Rocky Balboa. Rocky doesn't box anymore and he certainly doesn't train. But through sheer determination and a hope to pave his own legacy, Adonis builds up a team around him that help him find his way into the ring against a champion. But along the way, he learns that the most important fights are sometimes outside of the ring, a lesson he’ll never forget. I was initially apprehensive about watching CREED, fairly confident that it wouldn't live up to the hubbub, but it turns out the film is worthy of that larger-than-life name. It was at times thrilling and touching, and certainly never boring. I found myself cheering Adonis on by the end. Inspiring and exciting, it truly is a ROCKY for this generation.

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TRANNY_CLONES
Jul 26, 2016

A totally unexpected and unnecessary installment of this worn out it's welcome boxing franchise that should have ended after the 2nd one.

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britprincess1ajax
Jul 30, 2016

"Women weaken legs."

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jimg2000
Jun 15, 2016

From IMDb:

Rocky Balboa: Apollo? Yeah, he was great. Perfect fighter. Ain't nobody ever better.
Adonis Johnson: So how did you beat him?
Rocky Balboa: Time beat him. Time, you know, takes everybody out. It's undefeated.

Rocky Balboa: You can't learn anything when you're talking. That's a fact of life. As long as you're talking, you're not listening.

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