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#1 Edited by GnaTSoL (875 posts) -

Let me start off by saying, don't even continue to waste your time with this post if you have not seen Creed yet. Go now. RIGHT NOW! What a movie! Not because of spoilers but cause of how good it is.

And as the title says [Mod Edit: changed the title for the benefit of people that reply without actually reading the OP]. It could very well be better than Mad Max, or the 'people's favorite.' I'd go so far as to say it's Oscar worthy and should be at the very least be considered for nomination in a multitude of categories.

Total shocker for me too. Like, Rocky Balboa (Rocky 6 I guess) was alright but what a leap in quality. Show's how great Ryan Coogler as director really is and how Sly should focus more on his acting and less so on the creative end these days, AS WAS THE CASE IN THIS INCREDIBLE MOVIE HERE!

Everyone turned in an immense performance. Every type of emotion is showcased here. And amazingly so, the tear-jerkers don't feel forced at all. Those moments were so good, I'd bet some of you apathetic individuals when it comes to things like this, might find your hands on the proverbial valve cause the waterworks might come runnin.

And the fights! I'll sum it up like this, professional contact sports the past few years had never reached the excitement and satisfaction you'll feel in the few matches showcased in Creed. The first big fight was shot all in ONE TAKE even! Bombastic man.

Now to wrap things up here for everyone. I guess the TLDR of my post:

This is the best Rocky film since 2! TOP 3 in the series easy. All around quality-wise and without accounting for nostalgia and legacy, it could damn well be the BEST ROCKY..... no no no no no.......

THE BEST BOXING FILM EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVER! Go see this film now.

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#3 Posted by liquiddragon (3283 posts) -

I saw it yesterday and I was shocked how good it was.

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#4 Posted by Justin258 (15583 posts) -

It's not really comparable to Mad Max and also I seriously doubt I'll like it as much.

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#5 Edited by Kevin_Cogneto (1886 posts) -

I'm a huge Rocky fan, and I'm really happy this is getting such great reviews, I'll be checking it out on Friday. The rumblings about Stallone getting nominated for an Oscar are particularly exciting to me; obviously having not seen the movie yet I can't speak to whether he deserves it based on this particular performance, but I do think it's one of the greatest tragedies of the past 40 years of Hollywood how Sly allowed himself to get boxed in (no pun intended) to the generic action meatball role over and over, when he's capable of so much more than that. It's easy to forget that after the first Rocky, he was being touted as the new Brando!

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#6 Posted by GnaTSoL (875 posts) -

@believer258: Hopefully you write back with your thoughts after you've seen it. :)

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#7 Posted by JusticeJanitor (538 posts) -

Why compare it to Mad Max? Two completly diffrent movies. But yeah, that movie looks pretty darn good.

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#8 Posted by GnaTSoL (875 posts) -

@justicejanitor: Mad Max is the internet favorite of the year and it surprised many.

Both were awe-inspiring for me really.

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#9 Posted by Ringedwithtile (100 posts) -

Huh. I might have to see this then. Can't say I anticipated it in any measure.

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#10 Posted by FrostyRyan (2899 posts) -

Toy Story.......better than The Matrix!

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#11 Posted by ShaggE (9213 posts) -

Somewhere out there, Scott Stapp perked up his ears for a second before going back to sadly striking Jesus poses in his bedroom.

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#12 Posted by shivermetimbers (1682 posts) -

Creed is another Rocky movie without Rocky being the main character. I had more fun with Mad Max, but acknowledge that Creed is a damn good drama, albeit familiar.

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#13 Posted by Humanity (18581 posts) -

@shivermetimbers: I haven't seen it, and no spoilers, but is it about a kid with a lot of talent that needs to focus and get his emotions under control, and then he trains hard and he wins against all odds at the end? Is it.. every boxing movie ever made?

Southpaw was pretty good.

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#14 Posted by korwin (3918 posts) -

How does it stack up against The Fighter?

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#15 Posted by shivermetimbers (1682 posts) -

@humanity said:

@shivermetimbers: I haven't seen it, and no spoilers, but is it about a kid with a lot of talent that needs to focus and get his emotions under control, and then he trains hard and he wins against all odds at the end? Is it.. every boxing movie ever made?

You're smart! n.n You're correct, btw.

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#16 Posted by bwheeeler (919 posts) -

Bummer that this thread started out so silly, but this movie fucking rocked. Lived up to the Rocky franchise better than I ever thought possible. That training montage was something else.

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#17 Posted by Hunter5024 (6706 posts) -

I agree with everything the OP says except that it's better than Mad Max.

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#18 Posted by gueeds (34 posts) -

Lost all credibility when you say Rocky II is better than Rocky IV

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#19 Posted by Fredchuckdave (10824 posts) -

The problem is Boxing movies have an extremely well established pedigree and there's basically no chance in hell this movie is better than Raging Bull for example; but action movies do not, while there are many pretty good action movies there are very few irreproachable ones like Terminator 2 or Mad Max; so it's quite a challenge for Mad Max and Creed to be directly comparable in the first place.

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#20 Posted by ShadowSwordmaster (1119 posts) -

Creed is amazing movie.

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#21 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (5574 posts) -

Raise your hand if you thought the title was referring to the Band.

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#22 Posted by Dan_CiTi (5186 posts) -

I can't wait to see the scene at Goodison Park.

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#23 Edited by ShadyPingu (1799 posts) -

What a bizarre comparison. But yes, Creed is a helluva movie.

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#24 Edited by Hunkulese (4225 posts) -

How is a boxing movie in any way comparable to Mad Max?

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#25 Edited by GaspoweR (4899 posts) -
@i_stay_puft said:

Raise your hand if you thought the title was referring to the Band.

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#26 Posted by Giantstalker (2401 posts) -

After Rocky IV I never needed to watch another boxing movie again, it was just that excellent, but I made a mistake and watched V anyway

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#27 Posted by glots (4252 posts) -

Raise your hand if you thought the title was referring to the Band.

I actually forgot I had read this topic before and thought it was about Assassin's Creed Syndicate and Mad Max game. Odd comparison anyway.

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#28 Posted by dannyglover (186 posts) -

The movie theater sure did get dusty a few times when I watched Creed.

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#29 Edited by big_jon (6462 posts) -

I really enjoyed the movie, it was seriously excellent, just got back.

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#30 Posted by j4yk (32 posts) -

I never watched a Rocky movie so I may see this. I also never seen a Mad Max movie before Fury Road

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#31 Posted by Shindig (4835 posts) -

@dan_citi said:

I can't wait to see the scene at Goodison Park.

What? Is Mr. T calling out Roberto Martinez or something?

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#32 Edited by Sarnecki (1347 posts) -

When the Conti theme kicked in I got up and knocked out the guy sitting next to me.

Everyone cheered.

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#33 Edited by Sarnecki (1347 posts) -

@fredchuckdave: I would say for anybody who knows their movies it's a weird thing to compare Rocky and by extension Creed to Raging Bull in the first place.

What, they both have boxing in them?

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#34 Posted by The_Dude_Abides (285 posts) -

toilet cleaner.....better than shoe polish

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#35 Edited by Hayt (1657 posts) -

I have only seen the first Rocky film and while I liked the movie it hasn't really stuck with me. Is Creed a good movie for anyone or is it great in the context of Rocky movies?

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#36 Posted by Humanity (18581 posts) -

@humanity said:

@shivermetimbers: I haven't seen it, and no spoilers, but is it about a kid with a lot of talent that needs to focus and get his emotions under control, and then he trains hard and he wins against all odds at the end? Is it.. every boxing movie ever made?

You're smart! n.n You're correct, btw.

Guess I'm just psychic like that!

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#37 Posted by Deranged (2022 posts) -

God DAYUM! I can't believe this is getting as praised as it is so far. I heard Stallone KILLED it in the supporting role. Too bad none of my friends actually enjoy these types of films.

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#38 Posted by citizencoffeecake (1535 posts) -

Nachos are better than liberty.

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#39 Posted by johncallahan (895 posts) -

Nachos are better than liberty.

Deep cut man. Real deep.

Overall though, I think I might be with you, I've seen Creed twice now and bawled like a baby both times. It's my second favorite Rocky movie, and going into it there was no movie this year that came close to Fury Road. Now I have to do some thinking on it.

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#40 Posted by Y2Ken (2931 posts) -

I really wish they hadn't gone with that name. I have yet to see any advertising or hear any talk about this movie outside of the Giant Bomb-o-sphere, so I still only think of the band when I hear people talking about it. I can't blame them as it does kinda fit the whole Rocky branding, but I doubt I'll ever hear that and not think, "why would you... oh, the movie."

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#41 Edited by RazielCuts (3289 posts) -

@glottery said:
@i_stay_puft said:

Raise your hand if you thought the title was referring to the Band.

I actually forgot I had read this topic before and thought it was about Assassin's Creed Syndicate and Mad Max game. Odd comparison anyway.

I thought the first thing and then thought - 'that would be an odd comparison to make.' Then went to the second thing and thought 'Ah, two open world games that came out this year.' And it was in fact the third secret thing, the films. It was quite a journey.

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#42 Posted by ripelivejam (13103 posts) -
@glottery said:
@i_stay_puft said:

Raise your hand if you thought the title was referring to the Band.

I actually forgot I had read this topic before and thought it was about Assassin's Creed Syndicate and Mad Max game. Odd comparison anyway.

I thought the first thing and then thought - 'that would be an odd comparison to make.' Then went to the second thing and thought 'Ah, two open world games that came out this year.' And it was in fact the third secret thing, the films. It was quite a journey.

this is the inception of confusingly titled threads.

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#43 Posted by Fredchuckdave (10824 posts) -

Writing a review in a few hours but good movie, Oscar nomination worthy but perhaps not a "must win" candidate, probably around the 5th best movie I've seen this year. Jogging scene had me tearing up, which doesn't happen often (shoutouts to Interstellar's score).

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#44 Posted by sammo21 (5963 posts) -

There were a bunch of films better than Mad Max. People always complain how summer blockbusters are all action and no substance. Mad Max puts an idiot with a flame throwing guitar and everyone loses their minds.

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#45 Posted by Humanity (18581 posts) -

@fredchuckdave: Interstellar had an amazing score. Also a damn good movie.

Maybe I'll go see this but man.. I dunno if a boxing movie is really worth the trip and the use of my limited time.

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#46 Posted by ripelivejam (13103 posts) -

@sammo21: it was more about how lovingly crafted the action scenes were, and how many practical effects and stunts were used. Plus charlize theron as a badass didn't hurt. It just had a ton of heart and soul in a weird way that current action movies lack (none of the mind numbing tedium that seeps into a lot of marvel movies).

That said i have zero experience with rocky so i should stay out of this thread (and yeah thats a weird comparison to make)

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#47 Posted by sammo21 (5963 posts) -

@ripelivejam: meh, Charlize Theron was no different than any other female action star before her.

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#48 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (7473 posts) -

Yes, but is Saving Private Ryan better than Gone With The Wind?

....Because it my belief that is we compare two media objects that have almost NOTHING to do with each other in narrative, form, or meaning. In that way, we can say definitively, which one is BEST.

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#49 Posted by bwheeeler (919 posts) -

Is it possible to change the thread title so we can talk about how rad Creed was instead of weirdly comparing it to Mad Max?