Creed II Trailer II

“Creed II” Delivers Knockout New Trailer

Three years after the original astonished audiences and earned an Oscar nomination, Creed II is back for revenge, and box office success.

Focusing on an historic match between the sons of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) and Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), Creed II pits Viktor (real-life boxer Florian Munteanu) against Adonis (Michael B. Jordan) in a dangerous bout that could end in death.

There are lots of shots of Jordan looking beaten and weathered, but the film spends just as much time breaking down Adonis's pride, reminding him that his decision to fight is more about proving himself than honoring his father.

While the film will have a hard time living up to its predecessor, there doesn't seem to be any reason to worry this one won't also be a knockout.

Creed II hits theaters on Wednesday, November 21.

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About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.