Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Tooth Fairy

"You can't handle the tooth." That tagline is bad enough, but really, it should have been "You can't handle the Tooth Fairy." This is yet another reason why Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson should have stuck to doing whatever it was that he was doing. Anything that is not making kids movies. There are only so many times that you can see him playing a mean guy who really is a huge child.
Excuse me while, I, um, barf. A tough ice hockey player Derek (Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson) 'murders the dreams of little kids' and has to serve an unusual sentence: being a real-life tooth fairy for two weeks. Derek must forget his tough guy image and find out what's really important in his life in order to finish his sentence.
If you haven't seen this, you are probably thinking 'why?!' In fact, the only people that won't be thinking that are children under ten years of age. Because, in all honesty, with a storyline like that, there is no way that it could have worked. And I'm not just saying this from an uptight movie reviewers point of view. I'm saying this as a regular viewer. Sure, it is easy viewing, but there is a fine line between entertainment and stupidity. This movie crossed that line in the opening minutes.
It really makes me wonder what Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is trying to do. To people who find him funny, I say good on you, because I really don't see his appeal. Did he not learn from The Game Plan? He drags this movie down with his lacklustre and unoriginal 'comedic' performance, it's like he's not even trying. Good points? Those cool magic things like shrinking paste and amnesia dust.
Adults, leave your kids to watch this, it's one movie you don't wanna stick around for.

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