Usually I do not write about movies but if it involved a former or current wrestler or pro athlete I will. Yesterday I saw The Rock’s new movie, “Faster.” Anyone who knows me I have disliked The Rock because of abrupt departure from pro wrestling and his refusal to make appearances. However I will not dispute the fact that he is a great actor who has had some really good movies. Watching “Faster” yesterday made me realize just how good he was.
The movie also starred Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Gugino, Moon Bloodgood, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and Maggie Grace. I am not going to give any details away but I will say this, The Rock played his character well. His character is very methodical, and doesn’t say a lot throughout the movie. It’s a movie about vengeance, retribution and also forgiveness.
The movies I’ve seen of The Rock’s are The Game Plan, Get Smart, Race to Witch Mountain, The Mummy Returns, The Scorpion King, The Rundown,
Walking Tall, Be Cool and Gridiron Gang. This by far is his best performance out of all those movies.
The crazy thing about this movie is his character doesn’t even have a name. He’s simply known as Driver because he was the getaway driver in the bank robberies he committed which was a part of his past. However his name is revealed in a few synopsis of the movie and it’s James Cullen.
If you like a good shoot em up, thrilling, suspense movie this would be a good movie to watch. The Rock definitely delivers in this movie and he’s simply electrifying. The next Rock movie I am looking forward to is Fast Five, the fifth installment of Fast and Furious it will also star Vin Diesel, Paul Walker
Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang as Han Lue, Tyrese Gibson, and Ludacris
Go check out “Faster” today, if you smell what The Rock is cookin’