How bad is Be Cool? The best thing about it is the performance by The Rock.
And, according to the Internet Movie Database, what acting projects does he have lined up to follow this turkey?
Instant Karma 2005
“A visual effects-laden comedy about a safecracker who dies and is reincarnated as a series of animals.”
Spy Hunter 2006
“An ex-fighter pilot rids the world of spies, assassins, and other vermin with his souped-up Interceptor car.”
Ride Along 2006
“In order to win the favor of his dream girl’s family, a young man ([Ryan] Reynolds), who is a cognitive therapist specializing in non-violent communication, accompanies her tough-as-nails brother ([Dwayne ‘The Rock’] Johnson) on his police beat.”
Gridiron Gang 2006
“Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.”
Watch out, Sean Young.
Perhaps he should lobby for a part the excellently named Snakes in a Plane. You want a synopsis?
On board a flight over the Pacific Ocean, an assassin, bent on killing a passenger who’s a witness in protective custody, let loose a crate full of deadly snakes.
pretty bad then, I take it. And there was me thinking nobody could screw up a movie based on an Elmore Leonard book. I mean, all you have to do is transcribe the dialogue into the script.
First, I thought the whole movie-adaptation-of-arcade-game thing went out with Wing Commander (starring the Bing Crosby/Bob Hope of our time in Freddy Prinze jr and Matthew Lillard). How was anyone going to top that? Ok ok, it wasn’t strictly an arcade game – you get the point.
Second, why adapt a video game that a substantial portion of the Rock’s fanbase is too young to remember? Why not go all the way and have him be a fearless space pilot combatting the asteroid menace?
And there was me thinking nobody could screw up a movie based on an Elmore Leonard book.
Loads of people can – I’d say a clear majority of Elmore Leonard adaptations have been pretty terrible. In fact, until Get Shorty, Jackie Brown and Out of Sight in the mid-to-late 1990s you could count the number of decent ones on the fingers of a mitten – 52 Pick-Up, possibly Cat Chaser, but not much else.