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March 15, 2023 by  
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With “Creed III,” Michael B. Jordan delivers a powerful performance and an extraordinary directorial debut.

And the crowd goes wild! Las Vegas Black Image attended a special premiere for “Creed III,” where the theater was packed and the audience was delighted. 

From the movie’s official synopsis: “After dominating the boxing world, Adonis Creed (played by Michael B. Jordan) has been thriving in both his career and family life. When a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, Damian (Played by Jonathan 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 who has nothing to lose. “Creed III” is the third installment in the successful film franchise and Michael B. Jordan’s directorial debut.” Writer and producer Ryan Coogler doesn’t disappoint and brings the best of intense suspense and action to moviegoers. 

According to Jordan, “I wanted the characters in my film … to face their disagreements while making a statement about humanity and its nuances, with empathy. How we handle and communicate our emotions is a part of our exploration of our inner self. In ‘Creed III,’ the film shows the different roads, relationships and interactions of two men that made different choices, lived different lives and found themselves in the same ring. 

“I wanted my film to reflect lessons I have learned in life. Lessons about being kind to one another, but mostly kind to ourselves. Most of us have not been taught how to do that. I wanted my film to also tackle the issues of toxic masculinity and what happens when you don’t face your past, when you don’t talk about and work through your trauma and pain. 

“Forgiveness is the most integral part of any conflict because it is the only way to overcome what you’re up against and confronting yourself in a real way is how you move forward with healing. At the heart of ‘Creed III’ is forgiveness. 

Forgiveness of self and others. No matter who you are, or what your circumstances are, you can overcome your past, you can overcome any obstacle. 

“This film is not about one man fighting another for a world title. It is about challenging yourself and proving to yourself that your existence is legitimate, that you deserve your blessings. Moving with grace for yourself and for others. 

Believing that you are who you say you are, and all that you’ve done actually matters.” 

Las Vegas Black Image Magazine gives “Creed III” a rating of 10 out of 10. We hope you enjoy the movie and are inspired by it.

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