The Rock is now one of the highest paid actors in the world. Indeed, the WWE legend has had far more success than some other members of the company who have ventured into acting, such as Hulk Hogan and Batista. While he’s always been comfortable in front of the camera with his charisma and screen presence, realizing what he has in Hollywood is no small feat.
The Rock has made many memorable films over the years. From his entry into the Fast and Furious franchise in Fast Five to Central Intelligence, he’s given us plenty of fun moments. However, like every other actor, The Great One has also starred in many duds. Apparently not every director can smell what The Rock was cooking.
On that note, we’re taking a look at five of the worst movies Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has ever been a part of.
Note: All notes are taken from rotten tomatoes
#5 On our list of The Rock’s Worst Movies: Walking Tall
With Dwayne Johnson, Neal McDonough and Johnny Knoxville, Walk with your head held high follows military officer Chris Vaughn (The Rock), who returns to his hometown to find that his friend Jay Hamilton (McDonough) runs a sleazy and corrupt casino. He tries to bring it down, but without the police by his side, he has to go it alone.
The premise sounds good, but audiences and critics alike weren’t too impressed with the execution. Johnson shone as the protagonist, but the rest of the film was far from satisfactory, with RT giving it a 26% rating.
#4 Planet 51
Planet 51 is an animated film that ventures into space. The Rock stars as Captain Charles “Chuck” Baker, who arrives on Planet 51 believing he is the first living being to do so. However, he learns that little green people have gone ahead of him and live in complete fear of an alien invasion.
The film, however, does not live up to its potential. It has an overstated storyline, static characters, and not-so-ideal humor. We’re not surprised to see it receive a paltry 23% rating.
Doom has a plot straight out of the popular video game. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike and Ben Daniels, the film sees a team of Space Marines known as the Rapid Response Tactical Squad led by Sarge (The Rock) reach a science facility on Mars.
It is revealed that they have to deal with a murderer with alien DNA in him, who has been on a rampage killing people. They must be careful not to get infected and become monsters.
While gamers liked this movie, it didn’t do anything for anyone else. The one-dimensional plot, coupled with its repetitiveness, meant the film only received an 18% rating.
Baywatch is all landscape and no substance. The Rock stars as Mitch Buchannon, who leads his team of lifeguards to save his bay after being threatened by a notorious crime wave. Despite a cast featuring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra and Alexandra Daddario, the film is painful to watch.
Far from the charm of the original despite its R rating, Baywatch fights from the first minute. The film falls flat on several fronts, which makes its 17% rating generous.
#1 Tooth Fairy
Back when The Rock was feuding with John Cena, the latter made sure to mention this movie. Why wouldn’t he, when it’s the worst thing his rival has ever been involved in?
The small mouse sees hockey player Derek Thompson (Dwayne Johnson) ride high until he ruins a young fan’s dreams. He is sentenced to a time as a tooth fairy, a role he is mortified about. However, over time, he slowly regains the dreams he himself gave up in his youth.
This is without a doubt the former WWE Champion’s worst film, as evidenced by his poor rating of 17%. Tooth fairies are supposed to be nice, but despite Johnson’s strong performance, this one didn’t work out at all.
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