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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$115,715,889, 21 March 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$214,015,889, 21 March 2019
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Adonis' victory over Danny "The Stuntman" Wheeler and winning the Mustang car is a call back to their sparring match in Creed (2015). Further, Adonis gets criticized for feeling satisfied with his victory and was told "The Stuntman" was 3 years past his prime. The previous movie is exactly 3 years before this one. See more »

Goofs

In multiple scenes, B is seen without the earpieces in both ears. Especially in the final fight. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Adonis Johnson: I was afraid I couldn't live up to his expectations.
Bianca: You don't think you got your validation?
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Connections

Follows Creed (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Jaden Smith (as Jaden Syre Smith), Omarr Rambert, Melvin Lewis, Cab Calloway, Jack Palmer & Buster Harding
Performed by Jaden Smith
Courtesy of Roc Nation
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "Hi De Ho Man"
Performed By Cab Calloway
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Mediocre Fan Fiction Sequel
21 November 2018 | by darcontekSee all my reviews

This movie definitely needed Ryan Coogler to serve as a director. When I first watched Creed 1, I was skeptical but was impressed because there was a lot of heart and emotion in the film. Even though Creed lost in the first movie, you felt his growth was bigger as a boxer and a person than in this one.

This movie felt like somebody's fan fiction come to life. It's totally predictable and doesn't take any risks. The fighting isn't bad but the emotional growth that Creed experiences in the first movie seems to be totally ignored so that they can make him an irrational hothead just so that he can take the fight with Drago.


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