Dwayne Johnson

Baywatch (2017)


Baywatch (2017)

Director:

Seth Gordon

Starring:

Dwayne Johnson

Zac Efron

Alexandra Daddario

Kelly Rohrbach

Ilfenesh Hadera

Jon Bass

Plot:

Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit, as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.

Review:

I never really watched the TV show, it was a bit before my time, but I felt in the mood for some stupid fun and it really delivered. The show isn’t deep, it’s very over the top, and it’s filled with people in swimsuits. Efron looked pretty bad, steroids are bad people, but the female cast was gorgeous. Sure their swimsuits were impractical but whatever, boobs people!

Anyway, Mitch, Dwayne Johnson, takes his job as a lifeguard super seriously and because he’s charismatic and nice people follow him and do the same.

Explosions! Slow Mo Running! Penis Joke!

3/5

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Director:

Jake Kasdan

Starring:

Dwayne Johnson

Karen Gillian

Kevin Hart

Jack Black

Plot:

Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.

Review:

I liked the original Jumanji a lot growing up so when they announced this I wasn’t thrilled at the idea. After the first trailer, though, I was kind of excited. It was just different enough that I was able to watch without comparing it to the original.

The addition of the video game mechanics and the teenage tropes in different adult bodies was fun. The movie was light, entertaining, and amusing, sometimes that’s all you need.

4/5

Central Intelligence (2016)

Central Intelligence (2016)

Director:

Rawson Marshall Thurber

Starring:

Dwayne Johnson

Kevin Hart

Danielle Nicolet

Plot:

After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

Review:

I was looking for just a dumb comedy and I happen to like Dwayne Johnson so figured why not. I was happy that there weren’t any short jokes for Kevin Hart, instead they just did more physical jokes on that side of things. It was an improvement.

However, in all honestly, I didn’t laugh until the very end of the movie with the end credits bloopers. It was an amusing movie, but nothing really remarkable about it.

3/5

Furious 7 (2015)

Furious 7 (2015)

Director:

James Wan

Starring:

Vin Diesel

Paul Walker

Dwayne Johnson

Plot:

Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.

Review:

I’ve seen all the Fast and Furious movies, but I’m not really a fan of them. They’re merely okay at their best, in my opinion. Furious 7 was no different.

The best part was when the Rock flexed and his cast burst off, that was pretty awesome. The rest of the movie was just eh. The action scenes are poorly shot so they could be good but you’d never know. There were also scenes where the camera was rotated and I assume I was supposed to think that was cool but it was just stupid. Since I’m not emotionally invested in any of the characters the parts where they were all being introspective were just boring. Which is just about my view of the whole movie.

I am excited about the idea of a Rock+ Jason Statham spin off.

2/5

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

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Director:

Justin Lin

Starring:

Vin Diesel

Paul Walker

Dwayne Johnson

Plot:

Hobbs has Dom and Brian reassemble their crew in order to take down a mastermind who commands an organization of mercenary drivers across 12 countries. Payment? Full pardons for them all.

Review:

So I’ve watched, and enjoyed, the Expendables movies, good acting is not a requirement for me to like a movie. That being said this movie was seriously lacking in the acting department. Also holy shit at that move with Vin Diesel jumping out of the car, that was ridiculous, and not in a good way.

I am not the demographic these movies are trying to reach, maybe that’s why I’ve never really liked them. I watch each of them (except Tokyo Drift), eventually, but I never really like them. At their peaks they’re mildly entertaining.

I like cheesy movies, but these just don’t crank my tractor.

2.75/5