Michael B. Jordan makes his directorial debut with Creed III.
Michael B. Jordan returns as Adonis Creed in the franchise’s third installment, Creed III. This movie is directed by Jordan, which makes his directorial debut. He stars alongside Jonathan Majors and Tessa Thompson. All three are part of the exclusive MCU club as Killmonger, Kang, and Valkyrie. Majors just recently starred in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. You can catch Jordan and Majors face-off in theaters starting March 3rd, 2023.
After dominating the boxing world, Adonis Creed (Jordan) thrived in his career and family. When a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, Damian (Majors), resurfaces after serving a long sentence in prison, he is eager to prove that he deserves his shot in the ring. The face-off between former friends is more than just a fight. To settle the score, Adonis must put his future on the line to battle Damian, a fighter with nothing to lose.
The Creed franchise has finally reached new heights. Thanks to the directorial debut of Michael B. Jordan, the third installment is the best out of the trilogy. I love the Rocky franchise, even though a couple of them were bland. I also loved the first two Creed films, but this is the first one without the involvement of Stallone and his character Rocky. To my surprise, this move to leave out the iconic character helped this film stand on its own. Putting Jordan in the director’s seat in a movie he also stars in and is passionate about is a genius move. You can see how well he crafted the fighting scenes to deliver something we have not seen before. Jordan mentioned how his favorite anime inspired him to hyper-stylize boxing which is mesmerizing to see on the big screen.
Majors is a force to be reckoned with and continues to impress in every role he is given. The plot allows Majors’ character to have layers and a believable mission to become the film’s antagonist, which is slowly built up. Jordan has delivered a fantastic performance as Adonis Creed since the first movie. This time, his best scenes are the ones with his on-screen daughter, played by Mila Davis-Kent, who made her theatrical debut and delivered a marvelous performance.
Majors is a force to be reckoned with and continues to impress in every role he is given.
The plot allows Majors’ character to have layers and a believable mission to slowly become the film’s antagonist. Jordan has always delivered a fantastic performance as Adonis Creed since the first movie. However, this time, his best scenes are the ones with his on-screen daughter, played by Mila Davis-Kent, who made her theatrical debut and delivered a marvelous performance. Lastly, Thompson shines in every scene she is in. She always advocates talking things out over throwing punches first and providing a rationale to Jordan’s Creed and tries to be the support system he truly needs when the past comes back to confront him head-on.
I give Creed III 4.5 out of 5 stars. Michael B. Jordan’s directorial debut is a knockout. He delivers a powerful, inspiring, and emotional film. There is no way this franchise ends as a trilogy. The world of Creed can easily expand and no longer needs to rely on Rocky. Read more Reviews on Nerdtropolis and Subscribe to our YouTube.