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Movie Review by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 Paws

Creed III

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists, Chartoff-Winkler Productions, Glickmania, Outlier Society and Proximity Media presents a PG-13, 116-minute, Sport, Drama, directed by Michael B. Jordan, screenplay by Keenan Coogler, Zach Baylin and story by Ryan Coogler with a theater release of March 3, 2023.

Two best friends, Damian Anderson (Spence Moore II), age 18 and Adonis Creed (Thaddeus J. Mixson) age 15, are out and about to make some money but not in any other way than Damian in a boxing ring. Young Damian aspired to be a boxer but when an incident happens in front of a drug store, Damian pulls a gun and Adonis runs, never to be caught yet for Damian he got twenty years.

Present time, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) is all grown up, rich and a past champion boxer, with wife Bianca (Tessa Thompson) a well-known music artist and a beautiful young daughter Amara (Mila Davis-Kent) who happens to be deaf. Life for Adonis is very well off even though he is no longer fighting. Apparently he invested his money well, a beautiful home up on the hills over-looking Los Angeles, fancy cars and wardrobes along with owning his own gym and representing fighters in the ring. One of his main fighters is Felix Chavez (Jose Benavidez) who happens to workout at the gym under the watchful eyes of his trainer and Adonis.

Everything was grand for Adonis, a beautiful home, family and the love of his mother Mary-Anne (Phylicia Rashad) but all that gets tested when Damian Anderson (Jonathan Majors) shows up out of prison. He says he doesn’t want any help from Adonis but quickly takes his hand-out to train at the gym and it is at this moment that everything turns cloudy and Adonis eventually once again has to fight for his life and honor and take down and old friend that has turned into a bully.

I absolutely loved the film and as for the direction Jordan definitely scored the knockout. Excellent writing and wonderful character development totally sets the pace for the story. The score is momentous and the photography awesome but it is the fighting and the camera angles that add power to this must see film. It had me reflecting on some original moments from the film “Rocky” but totally does a great job of standing on its own. The fight scenes might be more for the men but the family lifestyle he has will pull in the women and of course Jordan’s amazing body.

Jordan is at the top of his game. Probably the best I’ve seen him act out of all his films. A huge fan of Majors once again this man now seen everywhere is excellent and the role he plays makes you really want to hit and hate him. Thompson, Davis-Kent and Rashad are all perfect adding the family life to the mix. Along with a superb group of supporting actors this fight movie is definitely a must see on the big screen. Sadly, no animals to mention in this story.

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