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Protect your family

May 22, 2013

Dwayne Johnson has gone long way from the wrestler known as “The Rock” to one of the most highly paid actors in Hollywood. What I like about him, unlike other WWF/WWE wrestlers who tried to same wrestler-to-actor path, is that from the very beginning of his acting career up to now, he has proved to have the potential and intelligence to participate in big projects with other proven and well known actors. One other thing is that he has a very distinctive acting style, name it macho style if you like, that allows him to always play strong willed characters. His actor development has also allowed him recently to play more serious and dramatic characters.

One of those characters is in “Snitch” where The Rock (John Matthews) is a father whose son made the naive and stupid mistake to smuggle drugs with the intention of making easy money. When John finds out his son faces serious charges and long time imprisonment, he decides to cooperate with the DEA so that he can free his son.

I like Dwayne Johnson’s role here because unlike the characters he has played in other action movies, in this one he is not invincible or unbeatable, he doesn’t knock down ten people at once with one stroke. In this movie he emphasizes on the character qualities and strives to deliver not pure action hero performance but more dramatic and intense one.

SnitchThe movie delivers couple of important messages. The first and most valuable one is that the family is the most important thing in your life and you have to do anything in your power to protect it. In the movie although John is divorced and has started a new family, he has a son from his previous marriage. He is his own blood and he never gives up on him. John is willing to risk his own life without hesitation so that he can protect his son.

If there is a will, there is a way. And with little luck, you will make it through. Use what you have, be smart, apply what you are good at, don’t pretend to be someone else and you will be able to achieve your goals. This is the other message the movie teaches and although it sounds trivial, I am convinced that persistence and measured bravery are always rewarded.

Of course, Dwayne Johnson’s performance is inspiring because it shows again that a regular person could achieve something extraordinary and all it takes is courage, strong will and good dosage of luck.


From → Action, Crime, Drama

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