…he’d been struggling for a few years as an Arnie archetype, but made the odd choice of going straight to Kindergarten Cop and passing Terminator 1 and 2. This gave him a PG Arnie vibe that never quite made him A-list until we all noticed in 2015 that he was the most consistently grossing actor of the previous 5 years with Fast and The Furious, those Journey movies and even a very average disaster movie making half a billion dollars.
I think a certain amount of luck was involved here, but Baywatch opening at 18 mill this weekend makes me worry he’s squandering all that hard work he’s done. People WANT to like The Rock. He seems a nice guy, but I feel he’s in an awful lot of stuff and it’s not all good for him. I’d love to see him him in something more bad-ass. He’d be amazing if he went 1984-19882 Arnie just once.