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Str33tsAhead
By Str33tsAhead
05 Aug 18

I don't think anyone goes to a movie by The Rock and expects to have their view of the view changed. They expect to sit down for a couple hours, turn their brain off and have a blast. The Rock will kick ass, make you laugh, and charm you. This movie does a decent enough job of doing elements of those things, while also providing enough spectacle one would also expect from a blockbuster. Where the movie lost me is the absence of humour. While it wasn't an entirely serious movie, it was still more serious than I would hope from a movie with The Rock. The Rock is charismatic as all hell, but here he actually manages to overreach into territory he's clearly not the best at. His character was a generic, brilliant, family man, and lacked the charm & wit one would hope. Even Die Hard has plenty of charm & wit to it, despite never being considered a comedy. Despite the lack of charm, and humour, the movie does deliver an otherwise entertaining (if a bit too long) movie. It continues the trend of Hollywood movies included Chinese actors to cater to that growing market, but thankfully they don't really feel like token characters, however I can't help but wonder why they wouldn't have just made his wife Chinese to help bridge that gap better. Despite what I've said, if you've watched San Andreas, and the trailers for this and thought it looks like your cup of tea, then it honestly probably is. It's an easy movie to sit through, just leave your expectations & brain at the door.
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