Wednesday, July 12, 2006
You thought he was gone, didn't you? You thought the next time you'd see Rocky, he would be preserved in a masoleum next to V.I. Lenin, right? Well, that's what I thought until I saw the trailer for Rocky's next film, Rocky Balboa.
Based on what I gathered from the trailer, someone develops a digital fight between Rocky and his future opponent "Mason 'The Line' Dixon" (that is, the line which separated the Union from the Confederacy) and based upon stats and averages, I am assuming, Rocky wins. This gives him the motivation to begin training again starting with smaller fights and working his way up to Mason Dixon. I could be wrong, but all this I inferred from the preview.
I think it is significant that Rock, the yank, is being put up against a character named Mason Dixon (although Dixon is black). There obviously has to be some sort of political significance to that name which may be revealed throughout the duration of the film.
Part of me feels that maybe Rocky loses this time; that's the way the movie began so why not end on the same note?
I definitely want to catch this flick. I always liked Rocky, like everyone else, because you have to. He is us, the underdog, the working majority, and every time he lands a death blow to some chump's grill he is doing it for every working person who ever got shafted.
I'm sure you'll be as intrigued as I was.