I'm really looking forward to this. Interesting that Cheo Hodari Coker is not credited as a screenwriter, but Juel Taylor -- one of five recipients of Universal's 2016-17 Emerging Writers Program fellowship -- is.
The Saw sequels used Roman numerals through VI, one longer than when Rocky ditched the numerals. Also Saw hit the 8th entry last year, featuring Tobin Bell for the 8th time, so him and Rocky are tied now! I'd love to see a show down between Stallone and Jigsaw. "Hello, Sylvester, I want to play a game. It's called: I tawt I taw a puddy-tat."This made me realize It's been a while (outside of Star Wars, of course) since a series has opted for the Roman numeral instead of the digit to designate its number. I guess it makes sense since Rocky did. I just haven't seen it in a while.
I don't know that it's really necessary. I had seen the previous Creed film, but didn't really remember much about it except that I liked it. If you've ever seen Rocky IV, that's probably the one that's referenced the most. If you haven't seen it, a brief skim through the Wikipedia entry for it would be enough.How much do you need to know about the previous films to understand it?
I agree. This would be a good place to end things. I was really glad that:But from a story perspective, this one built on the first one in a successful way and they work together nicely as one story which reaches a satisfactory conclusion with finality. So while I would probably see another one if they do it, I also feel like they might run the risk of diminishing creative returns going forward when this one ends it on such a great note. We'll see what happens.
Saw it today and loved it. I'm having trouble breathing when I read these posts about not having seen the previous Rocky films.
I am 30. Therefore, the original run of films predated me. Also, I don't like sports at all, so while I don't object to sports movies and will watch them if they're good, they're also not something I would seek out as my first choice genre. In the case of Rocky, I know (especially after Creed) that I should track down the other films, but they're not streaming on Netflix or free-with-Prime (I looked), and I don't really want to blind purchase them. I could record them off the TV and watch them that way, and have been tempted to do so a couple times, but since I've never noticed them air on TCM, if I did it that way I'd end up seeing pan and scan versions cropped for TV. So, that's my long-winded excuse as to why I haven't run across them yet.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled discussion of Creed II.