Just a few sleeps removed from being disappointed with the latest TERMINATOR offering, you’d think I’d be cautious about franchises that have overstayed their welcome. But right on cue, the trailer for CREED shows up, and I find myself…intrigued.

Perhaps the hitch is that I tapped out of ROCKY a long time ago. Perhaps this is heresy, but I’ve only actually ever seen the first and third ROCKY films from end-to-end. I know what happens in all the rest, but nobody has ever told me that I must see one of the remaining four. Or perhaps it’s because I like the acting chops of Michael B. Jordan in ways I don’t where Sly, Mr. T, Carl Weathers, or Milo Ventimiglia  are concerned.

So here I stand…ready to return to yet another franchise long ago left for dead. Is there a support group for people like me?