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Creed II (2018)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 21 November 2018 (USA)
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Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.

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Steven Caple Jr.

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Juel Taylor (screenplay by), Sylvester Stallone (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael B. Jordan ... Adonis Johnson
Sylvester Stallone ... Rocky Balboa
Tessa Thompson ... Bianca
Phylicia Rashad ... Mary Anne Creed
Dolph Lundgren ... Ivan Drago
Florian Munteanu ... Viktor Drago (as Florian 'Big Nasty' Munteanu)
Russell Hornsby ... Buddy Marcelle
Wood Harris ... Tony 'Little Duke' Burton
Milo Ventimiglia ... Robert Balboa
Robbie Johns ... Logan Balboa
Andre Ward ... Danny 'Stuntman' Wheeler
Brigitte Nielsen ... Ludmilla Drago
Patrice Harris ... Padman (as Patrice 'Boogey' Harris)
Jacob 'Stitch' Duran ... Stitch
Ana Gerena ... Adrian's Waitress
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Storyline

Years after Adonis Creed made a name for himself under Rocky Balboa's mentorship, the young boxer becomes the Heavyweight Champion of the World. While life is good with that victory and his marriage to Bianca, trouble comes to Philadelphia when Ivan Drago, the Russian boxer who killed Adonis' father, Apollo, arrives with his son, Viktor, to challenge Adonis. Against Rocky's advice, Adonis accepts the challenge without his mentor's participation and pays the price in a punishing bout he wins only by a technicality. Now injured and demoralized, Adonis cannot bring himself to back into the game, leaving his spirit and title in jeopardy. Together, Adonis' family and Rocky must find a way to rekindle Adonis' fighting spirit to face the future in whatever choice he makes. Meanwhile, the Drago family have its own troubles trying to regain the respect in their homeland that they lost at Rocky's hands as they wonder whether is it truly worth it. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sports action violence, language, and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

21 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Creed II See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,574,710, 25 November 2018

Gross USA:

$115,715,889

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$214,115,889
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren trained like madmen for the filming of Creed II. They have posted on their social networks videos of them physically preparing themselves as if they were still 30 years old. The least that can be said is that it commands respect because the first is 72 years old and the second is 61 years old. On a video posted on Instagram, Stallone is seen doing traction with 45 kg of extra weight tied around his pelvis. For his part, Lundgren released a six-minute video showing him in training. See more »

Goofs

When Viktor runs in front of his father's Land Cruiser in Ukraine, it's clear judging from the scenery and architecture of the buildings around that the scene was filmed in North America. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Adonis Johnson: I wanna rewrite history.
Mary Anne Creed: Don't pretend this is about your father!
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Soundtracks

You Might Find Me
Written by Jacob Banks & Ludwig Göransson
Performed by Jacob Banks & Ludwig Göransson
Produced by Ludwig Göransson
Jacob Banks performs courtesy of Interscope Records
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So predictable
13 February 2019 | by andymclennanSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed the first film, but this one is so predictable and derivative, they've clearly run out of ideas.

The training and fight sequences (which make a Rocky movie a Rocky movie) only make up a short percentage of the running time. In between those sequences is where this really suffers - "Mr and Mrs Creed" are no Rocky and Adrian.

The fights are decent enough but it's all too predictable. Time to let this franchise die with dignity.


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