5 Reasons Creed Could Fail

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So the new trailer for the seventh film in the Rocky franchise, simply titled “Creed,” was just released, and let’s just say I was not impressed. At all! I present to you several reasons why this film is just not going to work, and probably should’ve been left in the back alley of some random Philly boxing gym.

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5. They already made this film, and it was called Rocky 5. We all know how well received that movie was. Attention, movie studios: films where Rocky doesn’t fight in the ring are not fun to watch!

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4. Given the trailer’s obvious attempts to show that this is a serious entry in the Rocky franchise, how are they going to explain that Michael B. Jordan’s father was killed by a Russian amateur boxer named Drago, all while Weird Al sangĀ “Living with a Hernia” as his entrance music?

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3. No mention of Tony Burton, aka Apollo’s main ring man and trainer Duke, “Throw the Damn Towel” Evers? Making a Rocky film about Apollo Creed’s kid and not giving him at least a cameo seems just plain sacrilegious! This film just might be the nightmare he described to Rocky in Part IV.

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2. The intro to the trailer looked pretty good — right up until Rocky is shown on screen. He just doesn’t fit the tone of what was shown before. He sticks out like sore thumb with that hat, and makes me wonder why this wasn’t just made into an original boxing film.

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1. Where the hell is Paulie? Are they going to kill him off-screen like Adrian in Rocky Balboa? If so, then good luck, Sly, because you’re going to need it. You can’t make a Rocky film and not include Paulie. That’s like making a sequel to Over the Top and not having backwards trucker hats.

I know I’m being very negative based on just a trailer, but Sly put off making Rambo: Last Blood to finish this film. What do you Laser Timers think? Are you excited for this film, or would you rather watch Creed live in concert?

 

Article by contributor Moan4Stallone.

14 thoughts on “5 Reasons Creed Could Fail

    1. Frank Stallone? Just kidding, the director is a legit good director and will no doubt make a great film, but it takes a certain director to make a Rocky film.

    1. Had no idea he was even in films other than Rocky? Have not seen Hook since its release but my local Walmart bargain bin has at least 4 copies of it on standbye so looks like I know what Im doing this weekend! Legit pull! Burton Hooks yo!

  1. Wow, that’s nuts. I actually came away from the trailer with a really positive feeling. Normally I skip trailers but it was right before Terminator and it caught me off guard so I watched the entire thing.

    I really hope it turns out good though. Stallone strikes me as a pretty nice guy and it seems as though he is having a hard time understanding that the public has mostly lost interest in muscle bound tough guys solving their problems with fists or bullets instead of words.

    *sigh
    The 80’s/90’s were a simpler time.

    1. Other than the Rock; the age of the beast with minimal acting skills is sadly gone. I think Nic Cage kicked off the end of the era since he has an everyman build and his films The Rock, Con Air and Face Off were action hits and the public didnt want muscles in their action films anymore.

  2. I don’t know how I feel about this movie. I mean the concept of it is fine, but the trailer left me feeling nothing really. I doubt I’ll check this out in a theater, I’ll probably just rewatch Rocky 1 and 2 instead.

  3. I haven’t watched a Rocky movie in years, I’ve been meaning to watch the last one but haven’t gotten around to it. I didn’t realize this one was even going to be a Rocky movie. Even after I saw Sly I didn’t realize it was a Rocky movie until I saw his character name. The trailer I think shows promise and it gives me the feeling that Rocky won’t feature prominently until probably the second act. But we’ll have to wait and see.

    I’m more interested in the next Rambo flick. All though I was disappointed by the last one. Really I only ever really liked the first two though so I have my doubts about the new one as well.

    1. I think Rambo Last Blood is going to suprise everybody and I have no data to base that ststement on but as a fan I just have a feeling he is going to knock that film out of the park yo! Rambo fighting the cartels? Why not!

  4. whoa whoa whoa, you forget reason #0, NO BADASS SURVIVOR SONGS??! Am I meant to suspend my disbelief that anyone could be seriously training without survivor pumping in the background? I stepped out of reality for Honey I Blew Up the Baby, but this is a little too out there for even me…

    1. I think I am rubbing off on you sir cause that was a legit pull yo! Yea what the hell? Guesing Three six Mafia will return for this film as well and possibly give us thier rendition of Eye of the Human Torch?

  5. I actually enjoyed the latest installment in the Rocky series. I also quite enjoyed the trailer for this new one. That being said, I’d give it a 50% chance of it being enjoyable. I consider that good odds.

    Right now though, I am way more excited about this new Rambo film that I had no idea was being filmed. Let’s hope Stallone get’s back to it ASAP. I loved the last Rambo film.

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