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Old 01-18-2013, 01:35 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why doesn't The Rock do movies with WWE studios and still wrestle part time?

Got to love the people acting like Rock is putting out award caliber performances every film! My legit LOL moment was the post saying he was making "blockbuster after blockbuster"!

Fact is acting like Dwayne is an A-lister is laughable. He is above WWE Studios, however. We can all joke about that cinematic abomination The Tooth Fairy, but I'm going to assume he made a shitload of money for appearing in that steaming heap of... yeah.

Thing is if that were a WWE Studios movie he would be ridiculed for being in such a pile of trash AND made next to nothing in the process. WWE Studios is capable of making watchable films, but they just don't have the budget to get a big name cast for every movie they make. Whatever top of the food chain action movie star money is, WWE can't afford to pay Dwayne. They'll pay whoever they can get their money and continue making a solid income.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:46 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why doesn't The Rock do movies with WWE studios and still wrestle part time?

Oh boy where to begin...

- He wont be getting paid nearly as much as he is now

- WWE Films get very little marketing and exposure outside of the WWE itself

- He wont be in there with the big name stars like he is now

- It would be a major setback and i cant see him doing something like this unless he was really desperate which of course he isnt

- Also people need to stop calling him a bad actor or saying he only does shitty films just because of the Tooth Fairy. Everyone has done a shitty film from time to time thats just the way it is sometimes
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:58 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why doesn't The Rock do movies with WWE studios and still wrestle part time?

WWE Studios is horrible

And originally Rock wanted to wrestle part time and still do movies, but Vince was against it. Hence the whole contract dispute/letting things run out/falling out they had in 03 (I think that was the year).
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:59 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Got to love the people acting like Rock is putting out award caliber performances every film! My legit LOL moment was the post saying he was making "blockbuster after blockbuster"!

Fact is acting like Dwayne is an A-lister is laughable. He is above WWE Studios, however. We can all joke about that cinematic abomination The Tooth Fairy, but I'm going to assume he made a shitload of money for appearing in that steaming heap of... yeah.

Thing is if that were a WWE Studios movie he would be ridiculed for being in such a pile of trash AND made next to nothing in the process. WWE Studios is capable of making watchable films, but they just don't have the budget to get a big name cast for every movie they make. Whatever top of the food chain action movie star money is, WWE can't afford to pay Dwayne. They'll pay whoever they can get their money and continue making a solid income.
He Certainly gets paid like an a lister
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:01 PM   #45 (permalink)
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That's your opinion. Rock is an A lister walking the red carpet of the oscars - all of his movies gross millions.
It's not an opinion, it's a fact! Most of his movies are generic action films poorly scrypted.
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Default Re: Why doesn't The Rock do movies with WWE studios and still wrestle part time?

Honestly doing Kids movies isnt always a bad thing. People eat up seeing bad ass action stars in stupid kids roles.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:19 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why doesn't The Rock do movies with WWE studios and still wrestle part time?

What's up with everybody bashing the Tooth Fairy, Game Plan, & Journey 2?

They were good for what they were, which is a kids film.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:28 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Got to love the people acting like Rock is putting out award caliber performances every film! My legit LOL moment was the post saying he was making "blockbuster after blockbuster"!

Fact is acting like Dwayne is an A-lister is laughable. He is above WWE Studios, however. We can all joke about that cinematic abomination The Tooth Fairy, but I'm going to assume he made a shitload of money for appearing in that steaming heap of... yeah.
The term "A lister" covers more than just a dozen people. It's not Tom Hanks, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, then everyone else is a B lister. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a big name who grosses a lot of money in every film he's been attached to for the past few years. Even guys who usually get co-starring roles are A-listers. Morgan Freeman for example. The Rock has factually been on that level in terms of drawing and earnings power at the box office for awhile.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was listed as the 8th most bankable star of the year last year. When you're top 10, you're not B list dude. You put The Rock in your movie, and it makes a shitload.

He's an A list actor now. He wasn't always A list, obviously, but he has been for a couple of years now at least.


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It's not an opinion, it's a fact! Most of his movies are generic action films poorly scrypted.
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What's up with everybody bashing the Tooth Fairy, Game Plan, & Journey 2?

They were good for what they were, which is a kids film.
It's one of the "cool" geek things to do on the forum, apparently.
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What's up with everybody bashing the Tooth Fairy, Game Plan, & Journey 2?

They were good for what they were, which is a kids film.
Maybe Rock needed to talk about how the producers are holding down young actors instead of entertaining the kids and drawing huge money :Rock

The 3 movies you talked about BTW, grossed almost $700 MILLION at the box office and in DVD sales. With Journey 2 doing blockbuster level business with over $325 million at the box office alone. So yeah, huge success at their specific demos. Game Plan was great overall IMO.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:22 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why doesn't The Rock do movies with WWE studios and still wrestle part time?

Because there are plenty of other movies studios that will pay a whole hell of a lot more than WWE studios movies would/could. Plus, the latter movies suck, always have and always will. I'd be surprised if there's at least one person out there that still watches them.

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Practically every movie The Rock has done has been terrible.
Enjoyed "The Rundown", "Walking Tall" and "Faster". "Fast Five" was an absolute blast overall. Also, "Pain & Gain" and "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" both look pretty rad. I'd say it's movies like "Tooth Fairy" and "Journey 2" that make people overlook him.
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