Who doesn't love The Rock? Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock was always one of my favorite wrestlers. I actually bought several Versace shirts to mimic his style back in the late 90s. He was one of the greatest talkers in the sport if professional wrestling.
When he transitioned to films I couldn't be more excited. From fighting in The Mummy Returns to his blockbuster hits like Jumanji The Rock has proved why he is the most electrifying man in entertainment. TV, films, tequila, he's done it all. Narrowing down his top 5 Films was hard. I didn't include The Fast and Furious films in the list as those are more co starring roles for him. Like I said this was a hard list as I love all his films, but here, in my opinion, are the Top 5 Films of Dwayne The Rock Johnson
5) Central Intelligence: The Rock really showed off his comedy chops in this one. Sure he's been funny in other films, but there was something special about this performance as he showed a lot of vulnerability. Bullied as a teen for being overweight, Bob Stone (Dwayne Johnson) shows up to his high school reunion looking fit and muscular. While there, he finds Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart), a fast-talking accountant who misses his glory days as a popular athlete. Stone is now a lethal CIA agent who needs Calvin's number skills to help him save the compromised U.S. spy satellite system. Together, the former classmates encounter shootouts, espionage and double-crosses while trying to prevent worldwide chaos.
4) Rampage: Usually films based on video games stink. However that was not the case with Rampage. Primatologist Davis Okoye (The Rock) shares an unshakable bond with George, an extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla that's been in his care since birth. When a rogue genetic experiment goes wrong, it causes George, a wolf and a reptile to grow to a monstrous size. As the mutated beasts embark on a path of destruction, Okoye teams up with a discredited genetic engineer and the military to secure an antidote and prevent a global catastrophe.
3) Hobbs and Shaw. The Rock and Jason Statham together? Now that's a dream team up. Spinning The Rock's character from the Fast and Furious into his own starring role was genius, and the results were amazing. Brixton Lorr (Idris Elba)is a cybernetically enhanced soldier who possesses superhuman strength, a brilliant mind and a lethal pathogen that could wipe out half of the world's population. It's now up to hulking lawman Luke Hobbs (The Rock)and lawless operative Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) to put aside their past differences and work together to prevent the seemingly indestructible Lorr from destroying humanity.
2) Pain and Gain: Some loved it some hated it. This came very close to being number one. Based on a true story believe it or not Michael Bay directs a very Un-Michael Bay film. The Rock steals the film as a coke snorting Jesus freak. Danny Lupo (Mark Wahlberg), manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul (Dwayne Johnson) and Adrian (Anthony Mackie) as accomplices. After several failed attempts, they abduct rich businessman Victor Kershaw (Tony Shalhoub) and convince him to sign over all his assets to them. But when Kershaw makes it out alive, authorities are reluctant to believe his story.
1) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: If there ever was a film better than it had any right being It's Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle. More of a continuation of the 1995 film as opposed to a remake The Rock leads an all star cast with Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillian an more in one of the most enjoyable adventure films ever made. Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they'll be stuck in the game forever.