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The Rock versus All Other Wrestlers in Hollywood

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Dwayne Johnson, who am I kidding, The Rock – is one of the biggest movie stars on the planet today. His movies draw bookoo money at the box office and generate more buzz and media attention than most. The Great One’s role as Luke Hobbs in Fast Five reinvigorated the Fast and the Furious franchise by turning it into an action movie phenomena.

The Rock is riding high in tinsel town as the definitive contemporary action star who probably had more charisma coming out of the womb than most people will ever have. The professional wrestling icon has had his ups and downs… cough “Tooth Fairy” cough…. but has finally become the star that people pegged him to be since his days as the Scorpion King.

What about the other goliaths of the squared circle who have graced the silver screen? While The Rock isn’t the first pro wrest…. sorry Mr. McMachon, I mean, sports entertainer to star in feature films, why did the former 8-time WWE champion succeed where his peers failed?

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Movie Review – The Amazing Spider-Man

One IMAX midnight release and 18 hours later, The Amazing Spider-Man movie left me thinking, meh. It didn’t wow me at all and I was waiting 136 minutes for it to do so. This was an uninspired retelling of a orgin story that we saw done ten years ago. Sam Raimi‘s trilogy masterfully nailed the key moments that fueled the super hero inside Peter Parker such as a thug taking the life of Uncle Ben. The previous movies had the look and feel of the comic book while this one appeared to be aiming for a cross between Avengers and The Dark Knight.

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