The new full-length Creed trailer is disappointing. If you ask me. A few weeks back, we were given a captivatingly minimalistic and sharp look at the upcoming Rocky franchise spinoff, plenty to whet my appetite until I saw the actual film. It looked lean and mean, a solid second teaming between its star, Michael B. Jordan, and Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler.
Then here is the second Creed trailer, and on display is just about every twist and turn that is likely to come up in the film. It shows too much, just like pretty much every studio trailer, and in this case it waters down what seemed promising in the initial teaser.
Here is the full-length trailer, but if you don’t want to see basically the entire film in a three-minute condensed version, skip it:
There are things I do like here, including the old footage of Carl Weathers in the ring and the texture of the cinematography. The health issues of Rocky would be a nice thing to have kept secret, as would the fate of Paulie. Alas, we get it all.
I’m sure I will still see Creed when it hits theaters November 25. I only wish I hadn’t seen this unnecessary trailer ahead of time.