Creed

Creed

DVD - 2016
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Adonis Johnson never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there's no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed's legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2016]
Edition: Rental
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA Cre
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby audio 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1

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mammothhawk229e
Nov 18, 2018

My only beef that the filmmakers took the obvious path (The Dragos) instead of the harder path (I yet to see good road to mixed martial arts champion movie) for Adonis Creed to make his own path to glory in next movie sequel.

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ellisonlambo
Nov 18, 2018

Begins in flashback with a young lad in a fight. Mrs. Huxtable raises him as he is her dead husband's son! He aspires to be a fighter. He has not takers to be his coach to he goes to Philly where he goads his 'Uncle' to train him.

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NADINE KEELS
Nov 03, 2018

"So if I fight, you fight."

A movie with some brilliant moments, emotional sting, and, yeah, *fighting.* The nostalgic connections really do require a previous appreciation for the Rocky franchise.

The main challenge for me: I wasn't fully convinced by Jordan's acting, and except for points here and there, I wasn't compelled by Adonis's character. Rocky's peculiar cadence and his own offbeat brand of unsophisticated wit and heart make him stick in your head, even when he ain't doin' nothin' special at the moment. It's been like that since '76. Without Rocky and his backstory in this movie, I would forget Don too easily. There was a good amount of time when, even as the main character, Don didn't seem like the *lead* to me. The one carrying the story.

In all honesty, though, I finally watched this movie because I'm more interested in the one coming after it. Still, overall, this was enjoyable.

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whiteturtles
Sep 05, 2018

Well since I am a Rocky Fan! this was a great prelude to the series...Well done!!

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ba_library
Aug 03, 2018

It has been a very, very long while since I watched any of the Rocky movies. This DVD is about Apollo Creed’s son Adonis, who has been a fighter since his troubled childhood and wants to become a professional boxer like his old man. They have some Rocky/Creed flashbacks early on, but I don’t remember what happened to Apollo Creed (apparently, I need to watch Rocky IV again). Adonis seeks out Rocky for training. Rocky wants to put boxing behind him, but of course, everyone has something to fight for! I don’t love boxing and the final fight in this movie is very bloody, but you may want to watch the DVD since Creed II is to be released in November 2018. Or perhaps like me, you may need to watch all the Rocky movies again (there are 5!) since Creed II has Adonis Creed taking on Ivan Drago’s (remember Dolph Lindgren in the ring?) son in the ring.

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CupertinoJay
Jul 30, 2018

both BR/DVD are rental copies ==> no extras?? darn!

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dennismmiller
Jul 02, 2018

Why make another Rocky sequel? Especially after Rocky Balboa gave the character a perfect send-off? Why make any movie - they had a story to tell, and thankfully it's a good one. As the title indicates, it isn't Rocky's story, and although he has a prominent role, he is never allowed to overshadow the actual protagonist, Adonis Creed, nee Johnson. This is Adonis' film from start to finish, but (unlike in some other franchises) the filmmakers seem to understand that their characters are complementary rather than competitors. While it has become cliche to attempt to deepen every goofy action movie by claiming that it is "about family" (these "families" are usually mere temporary agglomerations of adolescents), Creed really is about a family, a family wounded by sin and death. Indeed, it is remarkable the extent to which this film extends its understanding of family into the realm of the dead, with a number of characters (Apollo most notably, of course, but also Adrian, Paulie, and Adonis' unnamed mother) remaining present despite being gone. The result is an engaging, touching film that is the exact opposite of a cynical cash grab.

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LThomas_Library
May 17, 2018

The characters. The chemistry. The realism. Good movie.

VaughanPLAlyssia May 09, 2018

Our collective crush Michael B Jordan always brings it, as does Ryan Coogler. Since this is a Rocky movie there’s a bit of cheese involved, but it’s okay because it’s Rocky. The fight scenes are visceral. The music is on point. Tessa Thompson is everyone’s dream girl. Rocky has morphed into a kindly grandfather. There are just so many things to love about this movie.

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roystreet
Apr 03, 2018

I'm not a boxing fan, but this is as much about father-son relationships as it is about sport. Michael B Jordan is never less than magnetic, while Stallone reins in his tendency to overact enough to deserve his Oscar nomination. Supporting cast also excellent. Directed by Ryan Coogler, who also directed "Black Panther."

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LThomas_Library
May 17, 2018

Are you going to find a problem with everything I say. - Adonis

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LThomas_Library
May 17, 2018

We're training to win not get killed. - Rocky

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LThomas_Library
May 17, 2018

It's getting harder to walk up this hill. What does that mean? - Rocky

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LThomas_Library
May 17, 2018

What cloud? What cloud? - Rocky

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LThomas_Library
May 17, 2018

Time beat him. Time, ya know, takes everybody out it's undefeated. - Rocky

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LThomas_Library
May 17, 2018

You are your fathers son and you are a part of him. But, it doesn't mean you have to be him. - Mary Anne

britprincess1ajax Jul 30, 2016

"Women weaken legs."

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jimg2000
Jun 15, 2016

From IMDb:

Rocky Balboa: Apollo? Yeah, he was great. Perfect fighter. Ain't nobody ever better.
Adonis Johnson: So how did you beat him?
Rocky Balboa: Time beat him. Time, you know, takes everybody out. It's undefeated.

Rocky Balboa: You can't learn anything when you're talking. That's a fact of life. As long as you're talking, you're not listening.

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LThomas_Library
May 17, 2018

Other: Topics: Cancer, Progressive hearing loss, Mental Health (Anger Management), Infidelity

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LThomas_Library
May 17, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Intense Scenes.

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LThomas_Library
May 17, 2018

Violence: Strong violence.

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LThomas_Library
May 17, 2018

Coarse Language: Strong language.

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LThomas_Library
May 17, 2018

LThomas_Library thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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LThomas_Library
May 17, 2018

Adonis Johnson, son of legendary boxer Apollo Creed, has a penchant for fighting. Using each fight to prove self-worth inside and outside the ring. In deciding to establish his own legacy, Adonis reaches out to another legendary boxer, Rocky Balboa, to help him reach his potential.

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