When Wrestler Turned Actor Dave Bautista Bashes Other Wrestler Turned Actors Talent

My Spy ⭐️⭐️½

Am not a huge fan of Dwayne The Rock Johnson, but he’s become the most bankable wrestler turned actor ever. John Cena has been trying to scratch his way into some decent movies. Hulk Hogan never made a splash, and then there’s Dave Bautista rolling around somewhere in the middle.

Bautista gave an interview and made sure to reference what he though of these other wrestler turned actors.

In fact, in a recent interview, he was asked for his opinions on former in-ring adversaries Johnson and Cena, and he wasn’t shy about letting it be known that he doesn’t rate either of them partcularly highly.

Dave Bautista Blasts Dwayne Johnson, Says He’s Not A Good Actor

In support of Bautista, his last movie we enjoyed more than Cena’s (Playing with Fire) and Johnson (Jumanji: The Next Level) but overall, we’ve been most entertained by Johnson’s films to date.

It’s true that none of these guys are amazing actors, but Johnson at least seems to have more charisma to go along with his big, tough guy frame. Haven’t seen that much range from the other two. It’s interesting to see the competition and trash talk has carried over from wrestling, however. Maybe we need a movie with all three co-starring and see who steals the scenes?

3+ The Main Event Reviews – We’ve Seen This Match Before

The Main Event ⭐️½

Some believe there are no original stories left to tell. If you’ve read every single story ever written, that’s probably true. The basic plot structures in every genre likely have been told.

It’s the style, spice and perspective that provide nearly limitless variations.

When I come to a story ripe with cliches like this one, I’m looking for a fresh perspective, a different mixture of the story stew. This one comes up pretty short in that department, unfortunately.

Even though the feature reflects WWE’s core values built on family, teamwork and inspirational aspirations, and contains healthy messages about proving one’s mettle using wit and wisdom, “The Main Event” sags far too frequently.

‘The Main Event’ Review: Netflix’s Family Film Has a Fighting Spirit – Variety

… you’ve been warned, SPOILERS ahead …

Wrestling is kind of interesting

The idea of an young boy wrestler beating the adult giant wrestlers has potential. Some of the ring antics shown are cool like when Leo jumps from one corner to the other. That would really turn heads.

I was a little mixed up on one scene involving the bullies at school and Leo. The lights go off, does he put on the mask? Because all of a sudden he goes super strength and leaves the three bullies hanging from their underwear. Also, how does the teacher who busts the boys know it was Leo? Just because he’s standing there among the other kids looking guilty? Head scratch.

Reviews by Others

Let’s see what others are saying about The Main Event?

Recommended

  1. HCMovieReviews: “…is far from the upper card, but certainly not a dark match. Despite being overly childish now and again, there is a fun charm to this spectacle.”
  2. Jesse Revell Reviews: “…a very solid wrestling movie for kids but it isn’t the best wrestling movie ever (that belongs to ‘Ready to Rumble’).”

Not Recommended (or undecided or unstated)

  1. Doc / Embrace Your Geekness: “This was not terrible, but it is, most likely, going to be more enjoyable for younger viewers.  It is silly and predictable and makes little sense.  Gigantic WWE fans, especially the younger ones, might like this more than others.”
  2. Keith Noakes / Keith Loves Movies: “…may very well serve as a decent distraction but there are plenty of better wrestling films out there.”

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