As a bounty hunter/retrieval expert, the Rock aka Dwayne Johnson sets his course in “The Rundown” to find, capture and return home the son of a crime boss. And he does just that after going through some major hoops.
Dwayne Johnson has been one of the only WWE wrestlers to transition successfully between an acting and wrestling career. He also is one of the few to be admired and adored by his fans when not wrestling. Seems there is almost nothing he stars in that hits the screen and doesn’t reach targeted numbers the first weekend of release. When the name “The Rock” is mentioned, fans are waiting. His demeanor seems to play a lot in the way he is accepted. Not to mention the fact that the women go wild when checking out that physique and the smile is definitely contagious.
With an absolutely awesome fight scene to start off the movie, fans are captured immediately. The Rock goes up against some super gigantic guys and even with his physique he appears to be a little small in comparison. Some introduced as pro stars and if not true football players, they should be. The arms of these guys look as if they could double as waistlines and those necks are ones that could pull eighteen wheelers. If there is only one part of the movie you have time to view, view this portion, absolutely the most action packed portion of the movie with the exception of the end.
In “The Rundown” Dwayne Johnson plays the role of Beck. He owes his boss a debt. The boss, Walker, played by William Lucking decides to pay off the debt and start his own restaurant, he will charge Beck with delivering home, his estranged son, Travis. Travis is played by Seann William Scott. Travis is somewhere in the Amazon hiding out. Beck accepts the job and heads to the Amazon. Not knowing what he is in for, he arrives and immediately understands why he is sent. He uses no guns, so the only method of defense are his unique “Retrieval expert” skills.
Beck calls upon every skill he has to out manuever the attacks slave driver Cornelius Hatcher.