(Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Seann William Scott / PG-13 / 93 mins / Universal)
Overview: Bounty Hunter Beck, played by Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock of WWE Fame) attempts to settle a debt by taking on one last assignment that sends him to a mining town deep in the Amazon to capture and bring back his Boss' son Travis (Seann William Scott) who is searching for lost treasure in the jungle. While trying to retrieve the reluctant to return Travis, Beck finds the mining town's evil tyrant (Christopher Walken) who has his own plans for Travis and his yet to be found treasure.
Verdict: Not short on action, 'The Rundown' plays out like a cross between 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' and 'WWE Smack Down'. The Rock portrays a Bounty Hunter looking to settle up a debt with his employer so he can quit the business to pursue his dream of opening a restaurant. In a role that is not much of a stretch from his WWE days, The Rock gets to beat people up in testosterone driven fight scenes while being laced with the humor of his on screen pairing with Seann William Scott. The laughs are plentiful and at often times hide the thin plot. By no means boring, 'The Rundown' will sure to please anyone looking for a decent action/adventure movie filled with macho fights scenes, explosions and the cheap one liners that have become a staple of this genre of movies.
Reviewed by Mark Owiesny for Exclusive Magazine