The 10 best movies of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
The Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is a man who needs no introduction. The man ruled the wrestling world for years and is easily one of the biggest stars in the history of the WWE industry. In fact, renowned wrestlers like Hulk Hogan and John Cena have publically addressed this fact. After conquering the word inside the ring, Dwayne Johnson set foot in Hollywood and there has been no looking back since. The Rock has featured in several high profile movies over the years and continues to be a big figure in the mainstream film industry in both the literal and metaphoric sense.
The Rock made his mark in the mainstream film industry with his role in the blockbuster movie 'The Mummy Returns' where he played the role of 'The Scorpion King'. He then portrayed the same character in his very next movie which was titled 'The Scorpion King'. He has now done over 30 movies of which some have gone on to become huge hits.
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His upcoming releases include the eight edition of the Fast and Furious series, a movie version of the famous TV series 'Baywatch' and a sequel to the blockbuster hit 'Jumanji'. This pretty much sums up how big a name Dwayne Johnson is in Hollywood. So here is a list of the 10 best movies featuring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.
Warning: Spoilers ahead!
#10. G.I. Joe Retaliation
G.I Joe Retaliation was the second part of the G.I Joe movie series based on Hasbro's G.I Joe toys. The film released in 2013 and was a big success in the box movies.
Dwayne Johnson plays the role of a G.I Joe enforcer named Roadblock who initially works under Duke (played by Channing Tatum). However, as the plot of the movie moves forward, Johnson becomes the lead in the movie and heads a very small team with the help of Bruce Willis who plays the role of General Joseph Colton.
The movie has some cutthroat action sequences and Johnson does justice to his role thanks to his immense physique.
The movie is worth a watch if you are a fan of either one of Dwayne Johnson or G.I Joe or action movies.
As the name suggests, the movie is based on the famous Greek hero by the same name. He is the son of the God, Zeus, and a mortal woman. Based on the background of Hercules it is clear that the character is a strong and powerful one and hence casting The Rock as Hercules was a no-brainer as he has one of the best physiques in the world.
The movie received mixed reviews, but Johnson's acting and some of the major action sequences in the movie was praiseworthy.
In the movie, Hercules leads a group of mercenaries who aid him in his adventures. Hercules is said to be the son of Zeus who completed the legendary Twelve Labors but there is no clarity throughout the movie on whether he is actually the son of Zeus. The role of his wife in the movie is played by famous Russian model, Irina Shayk, who is also famous as the ex-girlfriend of Cristiano Ronaldo.
#8. San Andreas
San Andreas is one of the most recent movies starring Dwayne Johnson. In this movie, Johnson plays the role of Chief Raymond 'Ray' Gaines, a Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter rescue pilot.
The plot of the movie centers on an earthquake caused by the San Andreas fault which ultimately destroys Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area. Johnson plays the role of a divorced man who tries to protect his daughter and estranged wife from harm's way.
During the course of the events in the movie, his daughter and his wife are in grave danger due to the earthquake and Johnson tries to rescue them from the chaos. Hugo Johnstone-Burt plays the role of an English engineer who is Johnson's daughter's love affair and also a major supporting cast in the film.
The CGA and some of the action sequences in the movie is quite breathtaking and adds to the intensity of the movie.
#7. Central Intelligence
Central Intelligence is an action comedy movie starring Johnson and the popular Kevin Hart. The movie starts when both Johnson and Hart were in high school. Hart was the popular guy in school while Johnson was a fat kid who was the center of practical jokes and was picked on by bullies.
During the high school days, a group of bullies throw a naked Johnson into an assembly full of students and everyone laughs at him except for Hart and he helps Johnson cover his modesty by offering his varsity jacket.
Years later, Hart is unhappy with his job as an accountant, but his boring life takes a big turn after he gets a friend request on facebook from a guy named Bob Stone who later turns out to be Johnson. Johnson has now lost his weight and is in great shape and starts to hang out with Hart. The plot of the movie later reveals that Johnson is a rogue CIA agent who is using Hart to get his hands on some satellite codes.
The movie has some good comedy and action scenes and will give you plenty of moments to rejoice.
Faster is a 2010 action movie starring Dwayne Johnson in the lead role. Johnson plays the role of James Cullen or Driver who has just come out of prison after serving a 10-year sentence. Upon his release, Driver is asked to lead a better life but he immediately recovers his Chevelle LS5 SS and proceeds to kill a man.
Johnson wants to avenge the death of his brother and the movie's plot revolves around this. While Johnson tries to get his revenge, he is being tracked down by a detective Cicero and a cop who is on the verge of retirement.
Driver has a list of names that he wants to kill while he is being tracked down and this leads to an interesting and action packed storyline that promises to keep you at the edge of your seats.