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Creed II (2018)

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Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, heavyweight contender Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, son of Ivan Drago.

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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

Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

10 January 2019 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Creed 2 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:

$99,484,146, 13 December 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$122,684,146, 13 December 2018
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

UFC fighter Sage Northcutt heavily campaigned through social media to get the role of Ivan Drago's son. See more »

Goofs

During Adonis' first fight against Viktor Drago, one of the sportscasters calls Viktor "Ivan Drago". See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Rocky Balboa: In the ring, you got rules. Outside, you got nothing. Life hits you with all these cheap shots. People like me, we live in the past. You got people that need you now. You got everything to lose, this guy has got nothing to lose.
Adonis Johnson: I ain't gotta choice.
Rocky Balboa: That's the same thing your father said, and he died right here
[motions]
Rocky Balboa: in my hands. Listen to me, this guy... he's dangerous.
Adonis Johnson: But you don't think I can beat him...?
[Rocky doesn't say anything]
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Connections

Follows Rocky IV (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

I FEEL A CHANGE
Written by Charles Bradley, Thomas Brenneck, Homer Steinweiss, David Guy, Nick Movshon (as Nicholas Movshon) & Leon Michels
Performed by Charles Bradley
Courtesy of Daptone Records
By arrangement with Lip Sync Music, Inc.
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Protagonist has no arc and an emotional development of 9-year old. I was rooting for Drago in this one.
4 December 2018 | by tomek-sulkowskiSee all my reviews

Seriously, Adonis has shown nothing but how needy and insecure he is. I didn't buy his change at all and really couldn't feel what was he supposedly fighting for in that last fight. Yeah he had a kid in a meantime, but he remained the same selfish brat.

Both Dragos were FAR more interesting. Victor being this kinda confused brute, and Ivan having an actual arc: from using his son and manipulating him for any cost to gain back the approval of the wife and Russia, to accepting that it's the son who is important to him now, and spending time training (running scene) with him back in Ukraine by the end.

If this was a setup for Drago spin-off then kudos, I'm interested!

Watching the dilemmas of Adonis I caught myself rolling my eyes twice or thrice, and I'm not the rolling-eyes type. I seriously feel the need now to watch a GOOD fighting movie now to see if I haven't lost it and just stopped liking these, because I just don't get all the praises this movie gets.


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