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Creed 2

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,499 ✭✭✭Sabre0001


    Enjoyed it, good performances and they managed to do a good job with what I'd imagine was a much requested storyline. Drago is a man-mountain (a man of few words too)!

    Fight scenes very visceral - completely over the top and basically how I play the Fight Night video game series, but it wouldn't be as interesting to see a tactical bout.
    You know how it's going to play out, but it's a Rocky film and enjoyable nonetheless.

    🤪



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,853 ✭✭✭Ohmeha


    Creed II felt on a similar level to the first movie, solid storyline, direction and acting but too safe for my liking nothing you haven't seen before for a modern day Rocky spin-off


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,017 ✭✭✭SharpshooterTom


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    Saw this today

    Pretty good movie with great boxing action with simple enough story but little pedictable tbh

    Rocky 4 is in a different league to this and should not be compared

    Compared in what way? That Creed II is a significantly better movie?


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,306 ✭✭✭✭Drumpot


    Ohmeha wrote: »
    Creed II felt on a similar level to the first movie, solid storyline, direction and acting but too safe for my liking nothing you haven't seen before for a modern day Rocky spin-off

    That’s why I enjoyed it. They don’t have to re-invent the wheel and there’s some Franchises that are enjoyable for their familiarity.

    My friend turned to me after it and said “how did that need a writer, it was rocky 4 remade!” But we both enjoyed it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 83,725 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    I didn't realise Ryan Coogler was not directing


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,847 ✭✭✭py2006




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,566 ✭✭✭ZeitgeistGlee


    py2006 wrote: »


    If that is it for him then I really wish they'd
    had him make up with his family off-screen between Creed 1 and 2 and then killed him off in Creed 2. Felt like a hell of a lot of Creed 2 was dedicated to Rocky's own personal issues despite him supposedly being in the "Mick" role.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 18,066 Mod ✭✭✭✭CatFromHue


    I don't think Creed can go on without Rocky, he's the best thing about it


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,666 CMod ✭✭✭✭Sad Professor


    That's not the first time Stallone has said that.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,930 ✭✭✭✭TerrorFirmer


    Good film but definitely falls short of the first one, it's far more predictable and cliche......Team Drago are just as one-dimensional as Dolph was back in Rocky IV; that might have been fine in the 80s but it doesn't really work so well in 2018.

    Still though, there's plenty to like in there too, the boxing scenes are exciting and sometimes brutal - though just not as grounded or realistic as the first film -and the drama in between flows pretty well.

    A decent sequel to a great film, really. Could've been slightly better but still a solid film.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,326 ✭✭✭✭murpho999


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    Saw this today

    Pretty good movie with great boxing action with simple enough story but little pedictable tbh

    Rocky 4 is in a different league to this and should not be compared

    How is Rocky 4 in a different league?

    Rocky 4 was one of the worst of the franchise despite its financial success.

    RT ratings give Rocky 4 a 38% positive rating which is poor.

    Creed II for which Rocky 4 is the backstory, so it's right to compare it has been much better received, 83% so I do not get how you can say Rocky 4 is in another league.




  • Felt it was a bit overlong tbh. Too many plot strands in the one movie, it's really setting up Creed III
    Where Viktor Drago wins the belt fair and square and Ivan Drago gives a eulogy at Rocky's funeral. Creed will retire when he realises he cares more about raising his daughter than being in the ring, learning from the mistakes Rocky made with his own kid. Rocky's kid will have made peace with him by then and Rocky will be living with them when he passes away


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,505 ✭✭✭✭Mad_maxx


    murpho999 wrote: »
    How is Rocky 4 in a different league?

    Rocky 4 was one of the worst of the franchise despite its financial success.

    RT ratings give Rocky 4 a 38% positive rating which is poor.

    Creed II for which Rocky 4 is the backstory, so it's right to compare it has been much better received, 83% so I do not get how you can say Rocky 4 is in another league.

    rocky 4 is awful but i still find it immensely enjoyable :pac:, its one of the great bad movies

    " hearts on fire "


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,197 ✭✭✭sonic85


    Seen this last night and felt it was decent but not quite as good as the first one. Thought it started well and ended well but dragged a bit in the middle. Personally I would have killed Rocky off in this movie - it would have added a real kick to it and if there will be a third it would've been great to see how it would affect Adonis.

    There were some really good scenes in this - might not be as good as it could've been but it's still well worth a watch.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,196 ✭✭✭artvanderlay


    Mad_maxx wrote: »
    rocky 4 is awful but i still find it immensely enjoyable :pac:, its one of the great bad movies

    " hearts on fire "


    Stallone's beard :pac: He reminded me of late-Beatles Paul McCartney on steroids! I'd love to know how much baby oil was used in the making of that movie :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,550 ✭✭✭ShineOn7


    After the terrible reviews of Coming 2 America I abandoned it in favour of watching Creed 2 for the first time last night

    Loved it!

    Probably even more than the first as it ticked more nostalgic Rocky points for me. A really fun, tight movie

    Stallone is a little under-rated as an actor I feel, especially with his performance as the character he's best known for. His parts talking about proposing to Adrian and the hospital dialogue with Creed especially

    Creed 3 is going ahead I see, with no confirmation of Sly in it yet. He's at the heart of these films though

    No Rocky means me, and I suspect many others, would abandon this series


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