Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a The Rock, was a professional wrestler who jumped into acting (short jump, I know), and has done far better than I ever expected him to. Most of his stuff I’ve enjoyed in the “potato chips for the mind” sort of way. The Scorpion King reminded me very much of Conan; fun, simple, crazy. He’s going to be in some interesting movies coming out soon, and I hope he doesn’t mess them up.
- Billy Batson and the Legend of Shazam
- I watched Shazam! when I was a kid, and loved it like crazy. I don’t remember a lot about it, but I hope it doesn’t disappoint.
- Race to Witch Mountain
- I also loved the Witch Mountain movies from the 70’s. Here’s hoping it’s cool.
- Get Smart
- This is already out, but I haven’t seen it yet. I never expected to see him in it, I hope it’s good.
I didn’t say much besides pointing them out and hoping they don’t bite, but I think it’s interesting that he’s in three movies in close succession that I’m interested in.