The Most Electrifying Man in Entertainment: The Rock’s Best Movies
There’s no other way to say it, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a force to be reckoned with. Endorsement deals, TV shows, movies, social media — the guy does it all. And that’s before we mention his historic run as one of the most popular (and successful) superstars that the WWE has ever seen.
Johnson has come a long way from his 1999 television acting debut on the popular sitcom That 70’s Show. These days, a trip to the movie theatre isn’t complete without seeing a movie poster with The Rock’s face on it or enjoying a pre-show movie trailer featuring, you guessed it, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnston. The man is always on his grind.
Today, we celebrate the mind-numbing career of the most electrifying man in entertainment today with a rundown of some of his best movies to date. So, without further ado, it’s time to deliver a cinematic smackdown.
Easily the most celebrated film of The Rock’s career so far. Disney’s Moana tells the tale of a teenager who sets sail in search of a fabled land. Dwayne Johnson was cleverly cast as the teen’s self-centered companion, and demi-God, Maui. It’s an animated film, so don’t expect to see The Rock’s glistening muscles first-hand.
What this film lacks in action shots, it makes up for in singing. That’s right, The Rock is commissioned with a few, Lin-Manuel Miranda songs that he absolutely crushes. Trust me, Dwayne Johnson singing is certainly worth the price of a bag of popcorn.
The Fast & The Furious
We’re going to deal with all The Rock’s Fast and Furious appearances in one go, because if we didn’t, we’d be here all day.
The Fast and The Furious is a storied franchise that, shockingly, is still going strong. The continued success of the car-inspired action series is due in large part to the addition of Dwayne Johnson. Johnson joined Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, and co. in 2011’s Fast Five and the franchise never looked back. Since then, The Rock has appeared in three more Fast films, with plans for a spinoff starring him and Jason Statham.
The Other Guys
The Other Guys may have a pretty crummy score on Metacritic (64), but you can’t exactly blame The Rock for that. Why? Well, Dwayne Johnson is far from the star of the show. Will Farrell and Mark Wahlberg own that distinction. No, Dwayne’s role is much, much smaller. In fact, it’s more of a cameo.
In The Other Guys, Johnson plays an all-star cop alongside Sam Jackson in what ended up being the highlight of an altogether flop of a movie. Seriously, if you haven’t seen The Rock’s film-stealing gag, I highly recommend that you check it out.