En route to taking over the world and being elected president in 2020, The Rock’s production company, Seven Bucks Productions, launched a YouTube channel. I don’t keep up with it, but I imagine if The Rock is involved in any way, shape, or form, it’s got to be entertaining. Unless it’s Ballers. F*ck Ballers, that show sucks.
But one of the Youtube series I do keep up with is Rock Reacts. The first one, where The Rock reacted to his first wrestling match, was excellent. Hearing The Rock’s insight about seminal moments in his career years after the fact gives a great perspective into the mindset of one of the world’s biggest stars.
In this version, in honor of the 15th anniversary of The Scorpion King, Dwayne Johnson’s first starring role in a movie, The Rock reacts to his acting or lack thereof.
Needless to say, The Rock has come a longggg way since he played The Scorpion King. I mean, sure, he’s almost twice the size, but he’s also twice the actor. Every time I write about The Rock, I drop this nuke of a stat: San Andreas, the movie about The Rock vs. Mother Nature with a 48% on Rotten Tomatoes, made just shy of half a BILLION dollars worldwide. No other actor in the universe could drag a movie like that to that kind of height, except The Rock.