The Rock"--formerly known as "Flex Kavana" and, a bit later, as "Rocky Maivia"--was a practicing actor long before he turned to movies and started taking down $12 million paychecks. The happily deluded throngs who used to watch him lay signature moves such as the People's Elbow or the ominously named Charging Double-Leg Spinebuster on his old nemesis, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, knew they were witnessing high art. It's not easy to sell fake violence when the real thing is all around us, and The Rock always made a good show of it. But then, drama is in his blood: His father and his maternal grandfather were... More >>>
The Rock, in a movie that reminds us the only good violence is football violence.