The first Creed trailer sort of took audiences by surprise, with director Ryan Coogler slowly introducing us to his latest boxing film, featuring Michael B. Jordan.
It wasn’t until halfway that we knew this was about the son of Creed; a popular character from the Rocky series. And even then it wasn’t until the very end when an aged Sylvester Stallone popped up to bring the film full circle.
I liked that element of surprise that the trailer brought and now we have a second trailer, which plays much more like a Rocky Balboa afterthought and not so much a Rocky sequel.
It’s still a well-made trailer and has me more interested than this year’s other boxing film Southpaw, but the trailer doesn’t feel as original as it once did.