Tag: Dwayne Johnson

The Family That Wrestles Together (Fighting With My Family, 2019)

Fighting With My Family is the story of wrestler Paige.  Coming from a lower class family obsessed with wrestling, Zayara and Zak dream of the big time wrestling.  When they try out for WWE, only Zayara is selected, crushing her brother.  But when she… Continue Reading “The Family That Wrestles Together (Fighting With My Family, 2019)”

It’s Not Just a Jungle Out There (Jumanji: The Next Level, 2019)

Alex, Martha, Fridge and Bethany have all moved forward in life, but college life has been disappointing for Alex and he has become distant from the others. When everyone returns home for Christmas, Alex decides maybe what he really needs is to recapture the… Continue Reading “It’s Not Just a Jungle Out There (Jumanji: The Next Level, 2019)”

Reach for the Sky! (Skyscraper, 2018)

I imagine the pitch meeting for Skyscraper went something like this… “Think ‘Die Hard’ in a really, really, really, really, really, really, really tall building.” “uh…” “Starring the Rock!” “SOLD!!!!!!!” The Rock plays Will Sawyer, who was in a major accident as a FBI… Continue Reading “Reach for the Sky! (Skyscraper, 2018)”

It’s Still A Jungle Out There (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, 2017)

Every so often, someone decides it is time to start up a franchise. Rather than a reboot or a remake, when they announced Jumanji (starring that Robin Willims-esque Dwayne the Rock Johnson) it was decided that they would make a sequel. The film clearly… Continue Reading “It’s Still A Jungle Out There (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, 2017)”

The Myth, the Legend… (Hercules, 2014)

The film begins by detailing the great legends of Hercules.  As a child he defeats snakes sent by a jealous Hera. He fought the Hydra.  He defeated the Erymanthian Boar.  The Nemean Lion.  We discover this is a tale being told to some pirates about… Continue Reading “The Myth, the Legend… (Hercules, 2014)”

Kingly Status (The Scorpion King, 2002)

So, in the Mummy Returns, the Scorpion King is a threat to the world, a servant of Anubis.  In this prequel, set well before that part of the story, the Scorpion King is more the underdog hero, seeking vengeance on the King responsible for… Continue Reading “Kingly Status (The Scorpion King, 2002)”

Let’s Get the Band Back Together (The Mummy Returns, 2001)

Stephen Sommers returns to helm the next installment of the franchise.  Set about ten years after the first film, Rick and Evie are married and maverick adventuring archaeologists.  Think if Indiana Jones was rich, rather than a college professor.  With their young son, Alex,… Continue Reading “Let’s Get the Band Back Together (The Mummy Returns, 2001)”

You Gotta Go

It is a very common movie tactic to have the couple whose relationship has collapsed.  One has moved on, and one, usually our main character, has not.  They are frustrated, even bitter, about how things have turned out.  But it really about regrets.  They… Continue Reading “You Gotta Go”

Back to the Beach (Baywatch, 2017)

Honestly, of all the “Drama TV Show Made as a Comedy Movie” options?  Baywatch seemed like the best option.  Even at its most earnest (and Baywatch saw itself as a serious adventure drama), it was pretty hilarious. So, opting to go the route of… Continue Reading “Back to the Beach (Baywatch, 2017)”

Speed Racers Pt 8 (The Fate of the Furious, 2017)

If prizes were awarded for the most inconsistently named franchise?  Pretty sure this franchise would own that.  If George Lucas was involved, they would all get renamed something like Dom Toretto and the  Fast and The Furious (Who care if Vin is in every… Continue Reading “Speed Racers Pt 8 (The Fate of the Furious, 2017)”