Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson just admitted one of his movies was a ‘stinker’
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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson just admitted one of his movies was a ‘stinker’

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was celebrating the response his new film Rampage has been getting from fans, when he revealed the one movie that he considers to be the stinker in his filmography.

hollywood Updated: Apr 15, 2018 13:29 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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Rampage is Dwayne Johnson’s third collaboration with director Brad Peyton.

While he was celebrating the success of his recent film Rampage on Twitter, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson admitted that one of his previous movies was a ‘stinker’.

Johnson was responding to a tweet by review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes that certified Rampage as the highest rated video game movie on the site - it currently stands at a 50% ‘rotten’ - and he said that he should know, since he starred in the universally derided Doom.

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Doom, released in 2005, was a critical and commercial failure. It’s Rotten Tomatoes score is 19% and it failed to recoup its $60 million budget. The film was based on the first person shooter series of the same name, and starred Karl Urban and Rosamund Pike.

The official Twitter handle for Doom had a concise response to Johnson’s tweet. “Dwayne,” it read.

Johnson sees Rampage’s mixed reception as a break in the video game curse. No film based on a video game has ever been received positively. The most successful adaptation of a game is 2016’s Warcraft, which made over $400 million worldwide. The previous record holder was Prince of Persia, whose massive $200 million budget meant that even a $300 million plus gross was seen as a disappointment.

The recent Assassin’s Creed and Tomb Raider adaptations received similarly mixed-negative reviews, with Tomb Raider being the more successful of the two.

Rampage is faring far better with audiences than with critics. The film received an ‘A-’ rating on CinemaScore, the service that tallies opening day audience responses based on a grade system. Johnson also tweeted about this a day later.

The film, made on a $120 million budget, will have to gross over $400 million worldwide to register a profit.

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First Published: Apr 15, 2018 13:28 IST