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First look at Dwayne Johnson's non-kids movie Faster

Mar. 17, 2010by: Paul Tassi

Thank god someone finally took a chair of common sense and smacked Dwayne Johnson in the back of the head with it. The man has inexplicably been throwing away his chance to be an action star by doing a string of awful kids movies that culminated in the tragic TOOTH FAIRY, but now he’s back to his action roots with FASTER.

Johnson plays an ex-con persued by cops as he tries to avenge his brother’s death. Also starring are Billy Bob Thornton and Carla Gugino as detectives on his case, Moon Bloodgood as his girlfriend and Oliver Jackson-Cohen as one of the bad guys. Also showing up somewhere is TAKEN’s Maggie Grace.

Below is the first pic from the film which presumable features Johnson about to go from con to ex-con. I’m really anticipating a kickass trailer for this one.

Extra Tidbit: Now NEVER LOOK BACK Dwayne, just keep doing more stuff like this.
Source: USA Today

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3:34PM on 03/18/2010
He is such a badass too. But the guy is funny, I wish he would get a role in a Apatow film. Not these Disney kids comedies.
He is such a badass too. But the guy is funny, I wish he would get a role in a Apatow film. Not these Disney kids comedies.
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10:14AM on 03/18/2010
Hard.
Hard.
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2:36AM on 03/18/2010
Thank god it's not a kid movie. Anyone remember how fun The Rundown was? Hope this movie delivers.
Thank god it's not a kid movie. Anyone remember how fun The Rundown was? Hope this movie delivers.
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12:37AM on 03/18/2010
DaForce, he just didn't apply his eyebrow make-up this time.
DaForce, he just didn't apply his eyebrow make-up this time.
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11:42PM on 03/17/2010
Did he shave off his eyebrows in that pic, or just manscape them?
Did he shave off his eyebrows in that pic, or just manscape them?
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11:36PM on 03/17/2010
I guess the box office will decide his fate,if no one turns up for this he will running back to Disney which i suspect he will anyway.
I guess the box office will decide his fate,if no one turns up for this he will running back to Disney which i suspect he will anyway.
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10:55PM on 03/17/2010
FINALLY....the ROCK has come BACK to his ever-loving senses.
FINALLY....the ROCK has come BACK to his ever-loving senses.
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8:14PM on 03/17/2010
now we're talking!
now we're talking!
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7:51PM on 03/17/2010
Please let this film do well so he continues to only do action films.
Please let this film do well so he continues to only do action films.
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7:47PM on 03/17/2010
This picture alone is almost like a trailer for me. Can't wait!! Welcome back Rock!!
This picture alone is almost like a trailer for me. Can't wait!! Welcome back Rock!!
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7:11PM on 03/17/2010
THANK GOD! Im going back to church
THANK GOD! Im going back to church
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6:56PM on 03/17/2010

Yup, looking good

I'll go, with fingers crossed.
I'll go, with fingers crossed.
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6:12PM on 03/17/2010
about fucking time!!
about fucking time!!
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6:10PM on 03/17/2010

i miss the people's champion

looking up The Rock on youtube.com brings back some good memories. i would probably watch the WWE again if The Rock returned to it. He was really entertaining. but he's doing this now, so i wish him luck....
looking up The Rock on youtube.com brings back some good memories. i would probably watch the WWE again if The Rock returned to it. He was really entertaining. but he's doing this now, so i wish him luck....
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5:36PM on 03/17/2010

YES!!!!

Look this guy was made for action films! He's been kind of wasting some of his best years away on the kid films (although profitable, not memorable). The Rundown is a hint of how good he could be working with the right director ( I effin love that movie). But two things need to be done right with DJ. 1)Pursue roles with the best action directors! 2)Release a film in the summer! None of his films (with the exception of Get Smart) have been released during the summer time and this guy has big bad
Look this guy was made for action films! He's been kind of wasting some of his best years away on the kid films (although profitable, not memorable). The Rundown is a hint of how good he could be working with the right director ( I effin love that movie). But two things need to be done right with DJ. 1)Pursue roles with the best action directors! 2)Release a film in the summer! None of his films (with the exception of Get Smart) have been released during the summer time and this guy has big bad ass July blockbuster written all over him (seriously, look at his left shoulder it says "release movies in the summer please).
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11:43PM on 03/17/2010
the only action star to always get a summer release is Jolie,she has Salt this year,The Tourist next and Wanted a couple of years ago.
the only action star to always get a summer release is Jolie,she has Salt this year,The Tourist next and Wanted a couple of years ago.
5:29PM on 03/17/2010
If it's R rated, I'll see it. The Rock had so much potential to be a big action star. Here's hoping he can reclaim that potential and hit it big.
If it's R rated, I'll see it. The Rock had so much potential to be a big action star. Here's hoping he can reclaim that potential and hit it big.
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5:13PM on 03/17/2010
Still not getting all the love for The Rock. Yeah he's got charisma but the majority of his movies have been trash. I'll give him a chance to right the ship though.. since I loved watching him in the WWF back in the day.
Still not getting all the love for The Rock. Yeah he's got charisma but the majority of his movies have been trash. I'll give him a chance to right the ship though.. since I loved watching him in the WWF back in the day.
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4:05PM on 03/17/2010

I'll will smell the rocks cooking...for now

...glad to see him back in the kind of movies he was made for....just stick to it and we'll be cool
...glad to see him back in the kind of movies he was made for....just stick to it and we'll be cool
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3:53PM on 03/17/2010
Hope Dwayne is back for good.
Hope Dwayne is back for good.
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3:50PM on 03/17/2010

thank goodness

made his big bucks Kids flicks.
now lets move on to some badass action.
made his big bucks Kids flicks.
now lets move on to some badass action.
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3:34PM on 03/17/2010
yay. sure, he got the quick paychecks from those crappy films. i can understand. good to see you back.
yay. sure, he got the quick paychecks from those crappy films. i can understand. good to see you back.
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3:19PM on 03/17/2010
I hope it's R rated.
I hope it's R rated.
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3:14PM on 03/17/2010

Hell yeah!

I just watched Rundown and Walking Tall the other day. I was talking to some friends how I thought The Rock was a great action star but fell off to kiddie land. I hope this movie rocks and does more like it.
I just watched Rundown and Walking Tall the other day. I was talking to some friends how I thought The Rock was a great action star but fell off to kiddie land. I hope this movie rocks and does more like it.
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3:06PM on 03/17/2010

Please, Mr. Rock...

...please, please stay here in action-land where you belong. I'll even take a horribly-made action movie over these god-awful kids movies - just don't go back to the dark side, okay? And bring Vin Diesel while you're at it, make sure he doesn't do anymore childish movies, too. Then the world would be right...
...please, please stay here in action-land where you belong. I'll even take a horribly-made action movie over these god-awful kids movies - just don't go back to the dark side, okay? And bring Vin Diesel while you're at it, make sure he doesn't do anymore childish movies, too. Then the world would be right...
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4:08PM on 03/17/2010
I say get Vin and Rock in a hard R action movie together. Vin as the hero, Johnson as the villain.
I say get Vin and Rock in a hard R action movie together. Vin as the hero, Johnson as the villain.