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San Andreas Loves to Shake It Up! A Movie Review

29 May

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is ready to shake, rattle and roll in San Andreas. His charm is what carries this film and for fans of his works, this movie is no different from watching, for example, Race to Witch Mountain, which reunites him with Carla Cugino.

This disaster movie is going to change the California coast line and Roland Emmerich cannot be any more prouder. In a plot that’s fairly cut and dry, just what can anyone expect out of this movie that will most likely not get seismophobics out to see? Maybe the story: as with most films in this genre, the tale has to focus on uniting a family who’ve been separated by some domestic squabble. In Ray’s (Johnson) case, it’s with what he could not do to rescue one of his two daughters when he decided to take her on an wilderness outing. As a pilot for Los Angeles Search & Rescue (L.A.F.D.) team, he should realize that he can’t rescue everyone. Since that incident, he’s been wrestling with his demons, and that caused a riff between his wife, Emma (Cugino). The two share a good on-screen chemistry so that may be why they are working together again. Their surviving daughter, Blake (Alexandra Daddario), has forgiven daddy, but that has not helped this family stay together.

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Who Do you Want The Rock to Play? Shazam or Black Adam

19 Aug

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

William_Batson_(Injustice_Gods_Among_Us)_001According to Associated Press, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has stated that he will play a role in an upcoming DC Comics film. Many fans believe he has the charm and looks to pull off being Shazam. There is beauty in those words, and to picture this former WWE wrestler belt out those words on-screen will have some people cheering. But for Johnson, if he had the choice for which character to play, his preference is Black Adam, a supervillain and rival to the hero. He was an ancient Egyptian prince named Teth-Adam who was thought to have been virtuous, but was not when the powers he gained corrupted him.

For this fan, the hope is for Adam. The Rock played the nefarious Scorpion King, a character which started his rise to Hollywood fame. The two villains have Ancient Egyptian roots who share similarities in terms of how they were granted power. To have this tiny nod can go a long way since Johnson has moreorless prepared for the role. It will also please some fans of The Rock’s works.

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