When the trailer for Creed was released last week, I saw a headline for it go by on Facebook and I skipped right over it since I wanted nothing to do with a movie about the world’s worst band. It was only when we posted the trailer for Creed last week that the gears clicked into place and I realized the error of my ways. And this wasn’t completely out of left field. Years ago, in the first few months I was at Pajiba, I seem to recall writing a ribbing piece about how movie theaters were trying to find alternate revenue streams and how the very first thing on their list of experiments was showing Creed concerts. But I can’t find the article in the archive, so maybe I’m hallucinating false memories again.
Creed fans are not thrilled with the title of the new film, for exactly the same reason I wasn’t thrilled about the movie’s original headlines. Because people are mixing them up. Nationwide, literally tens of Creed fans were devastated to start playing that trailer and find their faith and hope mocked.
They had not been this disappointed in a Creed video since that one starring Kid Rock.
Says official organizer Nick Robinson, who every dedicated Creed fan is undoubtedly familiar with. No, I have no idea who he is.
“MGM has completely disrespected the Creedmunity by using the name of the still-popular band for their non-Creed related movie and have been stifling conversation by flooding social media hashtags and searches with non-music Creed discussion. MGM should have consulted Creed experts and online leaders before titling this movie… the Creedmunity will not be silenced … no self-respecting Creed fan will EVER see this movie, not even on bootleg.”
First, I’m pretty sure that Creedmunity is a Community and The Office crossover that we’ve all been waiting for. Second, “still-popular band” are the three whiniest words in the English language, science has spoken. Third, “Creed experts and online leaders” is the new group I’m going to cite for any quote I completely make up. Fourth, Philly.com gets a tip of the hat, because despite being an ostensibly main stream news source, they stole the words right out of my word processor with “but, even then, MGM might not have anything to worry about — ‘self-respecting’ Creed fans, after all, are a little bit hard to come by”.