Creed 111 {PG-13} 2023 120m

Still holding the crown in the boxing world, Adonis Creed balances his family life and career. When Damian (Jonathan Majors) Adonis’ childhood boxing friend shows up fresh out of prison leaning against Adonis’ car eager to prove he deserves a shot in the ring. Adonis lays his future on the line training him to go head-to-head for the title.

He quickly learns Damian is still set in his old ways with an attitude and wants to start the fight earlier–on the street. Keeping his cool, Adonis walks away to his gym to train. The difference now is Adonis is a family man married to Bianca (Tessa Thompson) while both raising a deaf child (Mila Davis-Kent).

Although Dame steals some memorable scenes, this is totally all about Adonis Creed (Michael B Jordan) with no mention of Rocky and is going to be a TKO at the theaters when it opens on March 3 2023 and marks Jordan’s directorial debut. It has a good storyline as it focuses on family and friendship. Some great morals there.

The weak spots: this man Damian comes straight out of the brig after 18 years right into the ring with no other mentionable fights under his belt and little practice. Lame. I was hoping for a Rocky cameo at least. Of course all the fight scenes were spot-on and with a great story line this is the best Creed yet and will knock Majors’ “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” out. B

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