Dwayne Johnson – Saving the world, film by film

But don’t worry, the film provides plenty of opportunities for that man to be mighty and majestic. 0
Comment(s) The Scorpion King (2002)


In one of his first major action film leads, Johnson is solid as, well, you know. How did they come to be? Enter Johnson’s primatologist with a few ideas. Through science that got a little weird. He gets several countries to disarm their nuclear programs and has fashioned Project Zeus, a series of weapons of mass destruction that could obliterate several cities. In this first spinoff film from the 18-years-running “Fast & Furious” franchise, Johnson is back as the lawman he began playing in 2011 with “Fast Five.” In that one, he helped take down a drug lord. Four times? That happens through sandstorm battles, bow-and-arrow artistry and fights with flaming swords. A team of Marines, with Johnson’s Sarge at the helm, goes in to take care of business. California’s landmarks, and much of its population, are decimated in creative ways, but a family is brought back together in the process. He and his wife, Emma (Carla Gugino), put aside their relationship struggles in the midst of disaster in Los Angeles and travel by broken road, smoky sky and raging sea to rescue their daughter in San Francisco. Rampage (2018)

If a gorilla, a gray wolf and a crocodile are all exposed to a pathogen that turns them into mutated, oversized, havoc-wreaking killing machines, you might want to get somebody on that. Not on Roadblock’s watch. Central Intelligence (2016)

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This espionage buddy comedy with Kevin Hart came with the tagline “Saving the world takes a little Hart and a big Johnson.” See what they did there? Hercules (2014)

Johnson goes B.C. Pulse-pounding action has him hanging by a thread and, at one point, by his own prosthetic foot. He won’t stop until Project Zeus is deactivated. G.I. The world saving began in “Fast & Furious 6,” in which Hobbs gets the street-racing, butt-kicking team together to take down an international terrorist stealing components to make a highly destructive device. As Sawyer, a security analyst for a record-setting Hong Kong skyscraper, he finds himself battling thugs who, in a quest to get what they want, don’t mind burning down the tower with Sawyer’s wife and kids inside. Wielding a spear, donning a lion head as a helmet, defeating armies and killing a wolf with his bare hands — it’s all part of his repertoire.Where to watch: Rent or buy “Hercules” on Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and YouTube, among other sites. Here’s a look at the many ways Johnson’s characters have helped keep civilization intact. All in a day’s work. “Let’s go save the world,” he says in that film before firing up a helicopter to head into a half-destroyed Chicago hellscape. Action, jokes and world-saving ensue.Where to watch: Rent or buy “Central Intelligence” on Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and YouTube, among other sites. This gives him the opportunity to save the prehistoric world. here to play the demigod son of Zeus in a way that the Nutty Professor’s family would love. His character may not be saving the whole world here, but he’s saving his family, who mean the world to him. Life lessons, and genetic engineering lessons, are learned in the process. Skyscraper (2018)

In this high (like, really high) concept thriller, Johnson plays a super-everyman, leaping onto a tall building in a single bound. As Mathayus, he plans to take down the tyrannical ruler Memnon for the Scorpion King crown. By plane, by train, by automobile and even sinking boat, this action star has made the fate of the world his business. He and his team discover that the American government has been infiltrated by the baddie Zartan. “Before he was a legend, he was a man,” the trailer says. In 2046, a research facility has been set up on that planet, and attacked by mutants. “Hobbs & Shaw” pairs him with an old adversary, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) to help stop a cyber-genetically enhanced terrorist (Idris Elba), also hellbent on destruction. Advertising

The foundation, or rock, if you will, of Johnson’s film career is the confidence he brings to being humanity’s savior on repeat. Advertising

In “The Fate of the Furious,” Hobbs and the team help to stop a cyberterrorist hellbent on nuclear destruction. Johnson plays a CIA agent who elicits help from an old high school acquaintance, Calvin (Hart), for a tiny task: thwarting an enemy of the state who stole encryption keys to the American spy satellite program with the intent to sell them. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

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It’s pretty difficult to save the world from an earthquake, but the helicopter rescue pilot Johnson plays here does his best.