Tag Archives: Dwayne Johnson

FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS – HOBBS AND SHAW (2019): New Trailer From Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby…

Fast & Furious Presents - Hobbs & Shaw (2019), Jason Statham
Fast & Furious Presents – Hobbs & Shaw (2019), Jason Statham

In Fast & Furious Presents – Hobbs & Shaw, a spinoff of The Fate Of The Furious, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s characters, Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance.

Directed by David Leitch, Fast & Furious Presents – Hobbs & Shaw also stars Idris Elba, Vanessa KirbyJoe Anoa’i…

I just really want to find out how well this spinoff and the chemistry between Johnson and Statham works. So far, based on this trailer, it’s looking like fun.

Fast & Furious Presents – Hobbs & Shaw Release Dates: August 2nd, 2019 (US & UK)…

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FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY (2019): New Trailer From Dwayne Johnson, Florence Pugh, Vince Vaughn, Nick Frost…

Fighting With My Family (2019), Florence Pugh
Fighting With My Family (2019), Florence Pugh

In Fighting With My Family, a former wrestler whose kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) are given the opportunity of a lifetime.

Written/ directed by Stephen Merchant, this is the true story of  Saraya-Jade Bevis a.k.a former WWE wrestler Paige.

Key cast includes Dwayne Johnson, Florence Pugh, Vince Vaughn, Nick Frost…

At first I wasn’t sure about this, but then the humour came and I realised that Dwayne was playing himself. Another element I’m drawn to is the sister’s journey after she gets picked. Lastly, I’m quite curious about Merchant as a feature film director.

Hannah Rae, Paul Wight, Kim Matula, Jack Lowden and Stephen Merchant also star.

Fighting My Family Release Dates: March 1st, 2019 (UK & US)…

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SKYSCRAPER (2018): A Good Dwayne Johnson Movie? (No Spoilers Commentary / Review)

Skyscraper Commentary / Review, TheMovieMyLife
Skyscraper Commentary / Review, TheMovieMyLife

I’m back at it guys! I’ve had a long break from making YouTube videos but I’m certainly glad to be back at it.

It worked out that Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper would be the movie to mark my return, especially since as per my original non-video Skyscraper review,  I enjoyed it far more than I expected to. I’ve  actually heard that the plot is super similar to Bruce Willis’s Die Hard. I haven’t watched Die Hard for so long that I barely recall the plot. Are people right? Here is the short video…

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SKYSCRAPER (2018): The Things I Liked…

Skyscraper (2018), Dwayne Johnson
Skyscraper (2018), Dwayne Johnson

I definitely enjoyed Skyscraper much more than I expected to and part of the reason is that I feel Dwayne Johnson acted well in his role as Will Ford; an assessor of the security of skyscrapers who finds himself framed when suddenly the safest building in the world (The Pearl) is ablaze.

Written / directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, I liked the story, the pace and the fact that I was engaged throughout. The action sequences were thrilling which meant I had so much fun overall that I maybe almost didn’t notice, the unbelievability of the number of near death scenarios that Ford and his family seemed to conveniently escape.

Another thing that stood out for me as Skyscraper played is how much the young actors playing Ford’s kids looked like they could actually be Johnson’s children. I also noticed how little they looked like Ford’s wife (Neve Campbell). Lastly, I was surprised to find myself less annoyed by the instances of product placement than I usually would be. In fact, I doubt that I can think of Skyscraper in the future without remembering the product in question.

In addition to thoroughly thrilling me, Skyscraper now has me wanting to visit Hong Kong even sooner than previously planned. Before you start worrying though, I promise I’m very much aware that The Pearl isn’t real.

Also starring Pablo Schreiber, Roland Møller and Chin Han; watch it for the thrills and so you can see how far Johnson has come as an Actor.

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JUMANJI – WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (2017): The Thing I Liked…

Jumanji (2017), Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Kevin Hart
Jumanji (2017), Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Kevin Hart

Starring Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Karen Gillan, I found Jumanji – Welcome To The jungle to be OK. It’s just the kind of silly fun that kids will likely love most. It’s well modernised and there were some amusing moments, especially courtesy of  Jack Black’s portrayal of a teenage girl and Kevin Hart’s one-liners.

The reason that Jumanji is OK and not great is because by the end, I felt as though something was missing from the movie. Perhaps it’s substance, heart, character development or a mixture and then some, but for me, the amusing and clever moments aside, something is definitely missing at the very core. It doesn’t help that I wasn’t wholly convinced of Nick Jonas’s acting skills.

As I watched the film, the jungle setting did have me reminiscing about how much fun I had while watching Kong Skull Island (2017). Overall, I say watch Jumanji – Welcome To The Jungle if you’re curious enough. It may just be the kind of silly fun you need.

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SKYSCRAPER (2018): New Trailer From Dwayne Johnson, Pablo Schreiber, Neve Campbell…

Skyscraper (2018), Dwayne Johnson
Skyscraper (2018), Dwayne Johnson

In new action movie Skyscraper, Dwayne Johnson is Will Ford, former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran.

On assignment for his new job in China as assessor of the security of skyscrapers, Ford finds himself framed when suddenly the safest building in the world is ablaze.

Also starring Pablo Schreiber and Neve Campbell, Skyscraper is directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber…

I like Johnson. I particularly enjoy watching him get better and better at his relatively new career as an actor. Hopefully this movie will prove a winner. I kind of feel as though I’m forgetting something as I type this but my favourite of his acting roles so far is probably what he does in HBO’s Ballers series.

Skyscraper Release Dates: July 13th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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RAMPAGE (2018): New Trailer From Dwayne Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Naomie Harris…

Rampage (2018), Naomie Harris, Dwayne Johnson
Rampage (2018), Naomie Harris, Dwayne Johnson

Starring Rampage Dwayne Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Naomie Harris, Rampage is a new action/ adventure / sci-fi movie that’s based on the classic 1980s video game that features apes and monsters destroying cities…

King Kong – like story combined with the end of the world, except that Johnson is playing a regular hero not a super one with a cape.

I’ll probably watch just to see how much of Johnson’s one liners I can take before I’ve had enough. In other words, I’m tuning in on the strength of The Rock’s charisma. A great reason, obviously.

Rampage Release Dates: April 13th, 2018 (UK); April 20th, 2018 (US)…

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BAYWATCH (2017): The Thing I Liked…

Baywatch (2017), Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson
Baywatch (2017), Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson

Random great one liners here and there are really the main highlight in the 2017 version of Baywatch. Directed by Seth Gordon and starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra and Aexandra Daddario, this is a film that made me laugh mostly when I watched the trailer. It’s unfortunate foe me that Gordon’s movie contains some seriously cringe worthy moments and dialogue. If you like that sort of thing then you’re in luck! I mean, people complained about Ed Sheeran’s cameo on Game of Thrones but David Hasselhoff’s appearance in Baywatch felt far more awkward, for me.

Am I crazy for thinking that the original Baywatch television series about a group of California lifeguards may have had a little more substance than this re-imagining? The first thing that disappointed me when the movie started is the the lack of sufficient character back story. How else was I going to connect with them and become invested if I hardly know a thing about most of the key players. 

It had never really occurred to me just how dissatisfied the Baywatch characters must have been with their own jobs. In Seth gordon’s movie they appear to be so unhappy that they assume the roles of police officers. Isn’t that illegal? Did the TV series take things this far and I just didn’t notice? Generally, I know that this is a movie and things have to be ‘bigger and better’ but for me it was definitely bigger and more ridiculous.

If I had to pick a favourite moment, in this movie, I choose the beautiful fireworks display towards the end. That’s really it because the trailer proved better than the finished product. A far too common trend with comedies, it seems.

Watch it only if you absolutely must.

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