Sept. 14, 2006, 1:58 p.m. CST
Sept. 14, 2006, 2:01 p.m. CST
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Sept. 14, 2006, 2:09 p.m. CST
I'd like to see him succeed. He'll always be the People's Champ though ;)
Sept. 14, 2006, 2:10 p.m. CST
because I don't. He has been in only 2 good moives, but not because he was in them. The Rundown, and Doom. The Rundown wasn't that good but I actually like it. Thought it wasa pretty funny with Sean William Scott and Christopher Walken doing some funny stuff. Doom was fun to watch. Knew going in it wasn't going to be a "good" movie but it was fun to watch. He needs to find an acting coach or something.
Sept. 14, 2006, 2:12 p.m. CST
Something about the man when he does interviews and such. Not just the charisma that he has but the fact that he seems to have a deep love for whatever he does. The part about celebrities and role-models makes me wish more celebrities had that attitude.
Sept. 14, 2006, 2:24 p.m. CST
by Lou C.
Yeah, actually I do think he's a pretty good actor. I thought he was terrific in The Rundown. I also thought Walking Tall had potential, if they made it about a half-hour longer and called it something else. Calling it Walking Tall and saying it was based on a true story really made it seem worse than it was. Because it wasn't that story at all. If they had just called it something else and gave the characters around him more depth, it might have had potential. But I think he's generally good in anything he's in. I just hope he continues to strive for better material.
Sept. 14, 2006, 2:31 p.m. CST
i really do like the rock. good guy, articulate, bright, focused, relatively skilled, and he's a positive role model if nothing else. good for him.
Sept. 14, 2006, 2:33 p.m. CST
Give me a break.. this one time wrestler can't act his way out of a wet paper bag... i have yet to see one movie of his that was worth 2 shits. Just go home Dwayne Johnson... Just go away!
Sept. 14, 2006, 2:54 p.m. CST
but I wish he would make some surprise appearances at some WWE shows. He is still the MVP of wrestling.
Sept. 14, 2006, 3:02 p.m. CST
by Childe Roland
...I saw flashes of potential in The Rundown, but he is absolutely the best part of Be Cool. His performance in that is funny and nuanced. He got into that character (gay cowboy, in case anyone didn't see it) and inhabited probably the only watchable scenes in that film. He also demonstrated a real flair for the comedic in his Saturday Night Live hosting stint. I don't think he's a great actor, but he could be a suprisingly good one who's typically fun to watch. It's early in his career yet.
Sept. 14, 2006, 3:14 p.m. CST
by future help
-dale...and buys pretty cool CD's.
Sept. 14, 2006, 3:16 p.m. CST
...now make another Scorpion King movie. That was an awesome b-movie summer blast. We need more like it.
Sept. 14, 2006, 3:55 p.m. CST
Not gonna work.
Sept. 14, 2006, 3:56 p.m. CST
to come out of Wrestling. Hands down.
Sept. 14, 2006, 3:58 p.m. CST
... me wish more celebrities had that attitude." Yeah me too. And adults in general. :)
Sept. 14, 2006, 4:01 p.m. CST
Every time I see or hear him in interviews, he always leaves me inspired. Honestly. And I wish more entertainers shared his attitude about responsibility. It's refreshing to hear.
Sept. 14, 2006, 4:18 p.m. CST
does not make you a good actor, or even action star. theres just something about the guy thats off. maybe its the vanderbeek sized always shiney head. maybe its that he cant seem to find or deserve a decent vehicle for his so called talents. its not even so much one thing, its just the guy doesnt have "it". arnold had it. sly had it sometimes. segal and even van damme had it. maybe "it" is a hint of danger. and i think every piece of shit the rock's been in, he just comes off like a teddy bear. he doesnt do anger or the 'im gonna kill you' death stare well. kill someone in real life rock, then you'll have my respect. maybe one of those kids.
Sept. 14, 2006, 4:32 p.m. CST
Oh, wait... massive delay... not first at all... must... kill... myself.
Sept. 14, 2006, 4:36 p.m. CST
Although he isn't terrible in Be Cool, Childe. He's still at his best when stripped down and kicking the shit out of anything that gets in his way. Of and leesheri: check out a little movie called They Live to see the best performance by an ex-wrestler. The Rock's acting is better than Hulk Hogan's though. Brother!
Sept. 14, 2006, 4:38 p.m. CST
Sept. 14, 2006, 4:53 p.m. CST
by Childe Roland
"...and even van damme had it." It was at that moment that the talkback quietly began to collectively question the poster's credibility. Some of us wondered if, perhaps, he was putting all of us on.
Sept. 14, 2006, 5:05 p.m. CST
And maybe I'm just being cynical, but the whole "coach of a rag tag inter-racial football team overcoming adversity that is based on a true story" is getting incredibly tired. They're all virtually the same, and I really can't see why there is such a demand for them. I suppose the same argument can be made for other types of films, but all of these are so specific and seem almost identical. I guess I'm biased, but does anyone else agree with me, and is sick of these?
Sept. 14, 2006, 5:09 p.m. CST
by Nicholas Rage
what you haters think. I like the Rock. No he's not the best actor, but he is a lot of fun to watch. The guy is incredibly down to earth. I wish him much success.
Sept. 14, 2006, 5:33 p.m. CST
Thanks, morons. I don't know anything about this story, true or not. Now I know plenty. Sure, I'm a moron too, for reading, but I kinda forgot until half-way thru the questions. Yep, I'm an idiot, but if there'd been a spoiler box around the link, I would have stayed away entirely.
Sept. 14, 2006, 6:44 p.m. CST
to now write a transcript. rather, you should WRITE AN ARTICLE...you know, like real journalists do.
Sept. 14, 2006, 8:28 p.m. CST
Oh come on! Above The Law, Hard To Kill, Marked For Death, Under Seige, early Segal!? Bloodsport, Kick Boxer, Hard Target Van Damme!? Double Impact two for the price of one Van Damme!? Rocky Sly!? Terminator Arnold!? ..... You're right, I should say I was just joking... Too bad I was not. - I do however agree with crayotic in that there hasn't been a movie to utelize his cocky wrestling persona. He wouldn't even need to be the bad guy, but that might help.
Sept. 14, 2006, 10:29 p.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
Is that the 50's version of The Fly?
Sept. 14, 2006, 10:55 p.m. CST
that S. King movie from the early nineties
Sept. 14, 2006, 11:07 p.m. CST
sorry, i was answering you Osmosis Jones
Sept. 15, 2006, 1:08 a.m. CST
I would've liked to have read The Rock's thoughts on him...
Sept. 15, 2006, 1:17 a.m. CST
by Bob Cryptonight
...then there is no justice in the world!
Sept. 15, 2006, 3:17 p.m. CST
Loved the Rock in WWF. Very charismatic and he seems very down to earth and real. I am really looking forward to seeing him as the next big action star. Arnold made the transition from weighlifting freak to Terminator/Barbarian. D. Johnson can do it too. Cool guy.