The New York Times profiles former wrestler “The Rock” turned movie star Dwayne Johnson. With “Race to Witch Mountain” hitting theaters this Friday, the box office results may be the final test for Johnson’s ability to draw large enough audiences to catapult him into the A-List.
Mr. Johnson said he hopes that “Race to Witch Mountain,” a project Mr. Aviv said was written entirely around him, will bridge his family and action fan bases. His character is a world-weary Las Vegas cab driver who reluctantly agrees to help the two towheads find their spaceship, which has been hidden in a top-secret mountain facility by the United States government.
The role called for hard-core car chases, a close brush with a freight train and lots of hand-to-hand combat with machine-gun-packing bad guys — with Mr. Johnson doing many of his own stunts because it is so difficult to find stuntmen of his size.
What do you think? Will you going to see RtWM because of Dwayne Johnson? Because it’s a relaunch of a series from your childhood? Other reasons? Or is this one you plan to skip?
I’m interested in seeing this partially because I want to see what they’ve done to the old barn, and partially because I want to see Dwayne Johnson. He’s come a long way since his wrestling days!
I have to admit that I’m nervous about the remake because this series is one of my childhood favorites, but I have faith that Dwayne Johnson won’t let me down!
The New York Times profiles ‘Dwayne Johnson’ former wrestler, now a fixture of Disney’s new action-based family films. http://is.gd/mw9r
I watchd the movie today.i think it was brilliant.the kids did a great job.i really luvd the movie.the main reason for me to watch this movie was dwayne johnson, hs movies are always the best.