I gotta tell ya, it’s so refreshing to see Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson act in a movie and ENJOY it. After years of paying his dues and doing stupid kids movies or “family” films, after dressing in a tutu and playing babysitter to a couple unfunny brats who get higher billing than he does, “The Rock” is finally getting roles that are well suited for him. He’s right at home as Hercules, and the world of “Hercules” is not a bad place to call home.
"It's BETTER Than New!"
"Planes: Fire and Rescue" throws around this phrase a lot throughout the movie. It’s as if the filmmakers are desperately trying to convince you that you don’t have a problem with seeing a sequel to a spin-off of Pixar’s less acclaimed franchise, that what you’re watching right now is better than anything else the studio could possibly come up with. This strategy, of course, crashes and burns.
"I Don't See WHAT This Has to Do With ANYTHING"
I could have gone to see “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”. I am fully aware of this. I chose to see “Rage”, the lukewarm thriller, instead for one reason and one reason only: the Cage.
"Well, I Guess You're Not, Like, the WORST Person in the World..."
Trailers are more important than we know. If a movie trailer doesn’t give you a good idea of what the movie is actually about (like, plotwise), that either means that the plot is too stupid to describe, or there is no plot to speak of. In Tammy’s case, both are sort of true, but it’s a little more complicated than that.
1. Thou shalt drink whenever a character on screen drinks