The Denzel Washington of MY Generation? Michael B. Jordan gives us all he’s got in the 2013 summer independent film “Fruitvale Station”


If you don’t know of this fresh face from television series like my hometown’s own , The Wire (2002-2008), Friday Night Lights (2006-2011), and movies such as Chronicle (2012), and Fruitvale Station, which was freshly released nationwide this past Friday; then I must ask you to hide under  the nearest boulder with no breathing space. Michael B. Jordan, the 26-year-old hunk of chocolate goodness, has wowed many viewers across the states with his outstanding performance in Ryan Coogler’s independent film, Fruitvale Station. This movie is based on a true story in regards to the fatal killing of Oscar Grant by a BART police officer in Oakland, California. The shooting of Oscar Grant took place on New Years day of 2009 in the early hours. Being that this movie was released around the same time the Trayvon Martin trial was being televised it received even more recognition and Oscar Grant was represented along with Trayvon Martin in many rallies around the country.


Michael B. Jordan executed the role of Oscar Grant. I believe that he was the perfect candidate for that role. I was anticipating seeing Fruitvale Station for a longtime because, I knew that it was going to be a good film, although the situation wasn’t a good one the acting would definitely draw you in. Not to spoil the movie for those who haven’t seen it but, it is definitely a tear jerker. I cried like a new-born baby towards the end of the movie. Any movie that can get a tear out of me deserves an Oscar. All of the stars of this movie (Octavia Spencer and 1077830_10151767123271206_2127535863_o (1)Melonie Diaz)did a splendid job with their parts. So splendid that I will be going to see it a second time.

I’ve been reading reviews about Fruitvale Station and what caught my eye was the fact that many have compared him to the great and legendary actor Denzel Washington! For someone who is as young as Michael to be compared to someone so great even made me happy and gave me hope being a young woman aspiring to be great in what I do.  I would give Michael B. Jordan’s performance in Fruitvale Station five stars because  it was beyond the expectations of your “usual” independent film.

A pic I took at the Trayvon Martin rally in Baltimore
A pic I took at the Trayvon Martin rally in Baltimore


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  1. What’s up Shae? A friend of mine saw this film and said it was really good! Plus the reviews have be great s well. I think Michael B. Jordan is a very talented actor. I first remembering seeing him on the soap opera All My He’s come along way since then. I will definitely check out this film.
    By the way,you have a nice blog. Welcome to WordPress! I wish you much success in this crazy blog

    1. Thank you so much! And I’m going to see this film again most definitely today as a matter of fact! Michael B Jordan is my favorite young actor hands down and this movie showed and proved!

  2. Great review Shae!! I wouldn’t compare him to Denzel just yet he gotta pay some more dues & have some more great leading roles first but I agree

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