Around 60 students came out to the free showing of “Creed,” hosted by the Weekend Life Council this weekend at the Student Activities Center.

Weekend Life Council held two screenings at Friday night and Saturday night at 7 p.m. in case students missed the
first screening.

Students received free popcorn from and classic popcorn as well as free candy upon entry.

After the film, students were asked to fill out an online assessment if they wanted to enter the raffle contest to win a free boxing glove keychain or a poster.

Weekend Life Council had 30 keychains and two “Creed” posters to give away, Cayla Leung, a Weekend Life Council
staff member, said.

The 2015 blockbuster boxing film is a sequel to the widely popular “Rocky” series, which followed Rocky Balboa, an underdog boxer who became an legend after defeating many world champions.

“Creed” brings back the old champion, played by Sylvester Stallone, as a trainer to his ex-rival’s son, Adonis Creed, played by Michael B. Jordan.

The film paralleled the “Rocky” films with scenes of repetitive workouts coupled with motivational music in the back, along with the theme of pitting an underdog against a big-name fighter.

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The main character, Adonis Creed, feels he must prove that he is talented by his own will and not because he is the son of Apollo Creed, one of the all-time greats.

“It was really good.” Meiling Li, a junior psychology major said.

Although the film made many allusions to the previous films, students who never watched the “Rocky” series still enjoyed the film.

“It was great even though I didn’t know anything about the previous films coming in. The fight scenes were great. There was one punch by Creed that I felt in my soul,” Caitlin Weisz, a senior economics and applied mathematics major, said.

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