Dwayne Johnson popularly known as the Rock has proven to be one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood.
He came into the movie industry in the 2000s and since then has created various action-packed movies. If you have been happily following Johnson's big screen exploits from WWE and you wish to see more of his movies, here are 5 best action movies of Dwayne Johnson you should see.
1. The Rundown (2004)
In 2004, Dwayne released one of the most interesting action-packed movies at the time. The Rundown follows the story of Johnson who got to play a contemporary action hero role which is about a “retrieval expert” going out on one last gig.
Johnson’s character plays a straight-man bounty hunter who goes against Seann William Scott’s entitled rich kid, while still proving his skills by knocking heads in seedy bars in the jungles of Brazil.
2. Fast Five (2011)
In 2011 Dwayne starred in the Fast Five franchise which boosted his career to higher heights. Johnson cemented his role as an action star with the fifth Fast & Furious movie, which is considered by many fans to be the best of the series.
This is the movie that led to The Rock being labeled "franchise Viagra," because his scene-stealing role as Special Agent Hobbs revitalized the series to be more than just car chases.
3. Central Intelligence (2016)
“Central Intelligence” is an action/comedy movie that showcases Dwayne Johnson’s talent as he teams up with Kevin Hart in a buddy-cop action-comedy film. In the movie, Johnson plays the role of Bob Stone, a formerly bullied high school student turned CIA operative, who is handsome, funny, and intelligent. His presence and impeccable comedic timing create a hilarious dynamic alongside Hart’s character.
Johnson effortlessly balances the action in the movie with the comedic elements. The movie is both interesting, action-packed and will give you the laugh of a lifetime. “Central Intelligence” highlights Johnson’s versatility as an actor, showcasing his ability to excel in action-packed and humor-driven roles alike.
4. Rampage (2018)
In Rampage, Dwayne Johnson brings an exciting and action-packed monster flick to life. This movie, based on the popular video game, follows primatologist Davis Okoye, played by Johnson. George, an albino gorilla who has experienced a scientific experiment gone wrong, teams up with Davis for a remarkable adventure. Johnson's portrayal of Davis is very realistic and filled with charm and an unbreakable will.
5. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2019)
According to many fans, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is one of Johnson’s best action/adventure movies to date. The movie The Rock showcases his physical power, acting talent, and love for comedy with exceptional results. He portrays two roles at once- a perfect video game hero avatar, Dr. Xander "Smolder" Bravestone, and the nerdy/neurotic teen Spencer Gilpin who controls him from within.
Because of this, he shows a strong action-hero physique while portraying the shocking insecurities of a teen boy who doesn’t trust his own strengths yet. The movie also features big stars like Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. Together, they all bring adventure, thriller, and comedy to life.
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