Okay, so maybe it's not a film that's on your "Holy crap, I can't wait to see this" list. Maybe you feel Sly Stallone should have ended his Rocky saga long ago. Maybe, like me, you're interested, but not sold. Regardless of the way you feel about Rocky Balboa, the first footage from the film has hit the net and, while short, manages to pack the kind of punch I believe Stallone set out to accomplish.
The scene itself is a slow-motion shot of Rocky heading through the tunnel, gearing up for what appears to be his final fight against the heavyweight champ, Mason "The Line" Dixon. Walking alongside the champ are his son and everyone's favorite drunk, Uncle Pauly. As some smooth music blares, Rocky looks tired. He's spent. He's afraid. This fight is a mistake and he knows it. Sure, it's a tiny scene and I'm reading into it a bit much, but it definitely serves a purpose. I want to see this film. I believe there's a story there. I hope Stallone pulls it off.