In the 1976’s a movie series called “Rocky” came out and became the highest grossing film of that year.
This series was about a humble cage fighter, Rocky Balboa who got a shot at the world heavyweight championship.
This series made actor Sylvester Stallone, a household name, and even today if you admit to never having seen the series you’re met with a disbelieving gasp at the very least.
Just when you thought the Rocky movies were finished, “Creed” hit the theaters. “Creed” is a continuation of the “Rocky” series, yet instead of stepping into the cage to fight, Rocky Balboa steps aside to mentor a young fighter Adonis Johnson.
Johnson so happens to be the son of Rocky’s former rival, Apollo Creed, who died in the ring in the 1980’s.
Forced to grow up without a father, Adonis attempts to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a fighting legend in his own right.
To do this, he seeks out Rocky Balboa to train him. Rocky accepts, and they begin the journey to becoming a boxing champion.
Adonis Johnson is played young actor Michael B. Jordan.
Did Jordan measure up to the expectations of a prize fighter?
Stallone commented in an interview with GQ, “I couldn’t believe it: he had doubled his size, his upper back was spot-on as the kind of musculature a serious fighter would have. And his legs … I mean he literally became a specimen to be reckoned with.”
Did Creed deliver?
Without a doubt, it does.
Michael B. Jordan displays an amazing commitment as an actor.
Not only is there amazing scenes of power, hard work, and fighting, there’s a heartwarming love story for the more sensitive.
This movie has everything and more.
As one witness claimed, “There’s no other way to put this, this movie is a knockout.”
You can see for yourself Feb. 25 or 26 at 6:30 in Phelps Theatre where it will be free to all Southern students.
Free candy and drinks will be provided by the Campus Activities Board for viewers.