We rank our favorite films of The Rock.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has seen success not just on the wrestling world but also in the world of film. His muscular physique made him a bankable star not just in action films but also on other genres.
With Skyscraper opening in UAE cinemas this week, we take a look at some of our favorite movies by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson:
1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – I wasn’t totally onboard with a Jumanji sequel especially since I was a big fan of the original. But when Welcome to the Jungle opened in theaters, it was surprisingly fun, fresh and hilarious. Johnson was a clearly a standout in the film, and I can’t wait for the third one.
2. Fast Five – Johnson may have been in four Fast & Furious movies, but his first appearance as Luke Hobbs on the fifth installment is still our favorite. He proved that he has the same star power as the primary cast, which ultimately lead to a spinoff starring him and Jason Statham. We can’t wait!
3. Moana – Johnson voices one of the characters in this Disney animated film that somehow proved he’s more than just the muscles.
4. The Rundown – This was one of the earliest movies I saw of The Rock. It’s hilarious and over the top – which translates to two hours of fun.
5. San Andreas – I’m a sucker for disaster movies and while we might have seen the last of these films, here come The Rock in an awesome spectacle that only he can star in. Despite the ridiculous plot, the grand scale of special effects make it worth seeing.
6. Central Intelligence – While this isn’t an action movie, Johnson certainly proved that he can’t just do action, but comedy as well.
7. Rampage – Released earlier this year, this video game adaptation didn’t wow critics, but it was hella fun. Seeing The Rock battling big-ass monsters destroying Chicago was a joy to watch.
8. G.I. Joe: Retaliation – I didn’t really enjoy the first live-action adaptation of G.I. Joe, but this sequel somehow has something special with it. Seeing The Rock and Bruce Willis somehow made the movie better than what it is.
9. Doom – Yes, it may be a bad adaptation, but the screen presence of The Rock somehow made this movie bearable.
10. Hercules – It isn’t a faithful adaptation, but Johnson’s version of Hercules showcases his talent for entertaining the audience. Critics may not like, but I definitely enjoyed it.
The Rock will be back again this week with Skyscraper. Watch the trailer below: