Creed II (2018)

Rated PG this time.

Hey yo, folks. For the 4th time (and for the 3rd time in the past 14 months), we drop a ‘cast about the Rocky Balboa odyssey on this channel. The 30th “Scoring At The Movies” episode takes us back to just this past fall when Creed II was all the rage (or at least some of the rage). Michael B. Jordan & the actors are rock-solid and the movie is vivid enough, but it doesn’t have the emotional kick (punch?) of the 2015 Ryan Coogler picture nor the stupid enjoyability of the Sly Stallone-directed ’80s entries. Chris didn’t love the overstuffed hyperbole either. Some of this sequel is great, some of it is just…not. Anyway, we spend nearly an hour explaining these points, so stop reading and start listening!

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For The Record: Florian Munteanu’s name is pronounced “Mun-tee-aw-new”. We weren’t even close! Also, Robert Chartoff died a few months before the first Creed came out in 2015. Also also, Sylvia Meals was in Rocky II and Rocky IV, but not the first one.

LINKS:

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

2018 U.S. Box Office

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

2018 in film

Links to: Creed and Rocky and Rocky II and Rocky III and Rocky IV and Rocky V and Rocky Balboa and Million Dollar Baby

YouTube links: The best scene in the entire Rocky series and Ivan Drago pushing the ref away in Rocky IV and “that’s how winnin’ is done!” in Rocky Balboa + Ivan comes to Adrian’s and the first fight and training in the desert and the final fight and “it’s your time” and Rocky & Apollo meet their grandchildren

Previously on Scoring At The Movies: The Natural

August 8th on Scoring At The Movies: Seabiscuit