Have you ever seen a fat Dwayne Johnson? Well this CGI Fat Dwayne Johnson is not something you’ll ever forget, so Warner at least got that out of the way first in the new trailer for Central Intelligence, also starring The Ride Along Comic actor Kevin Hart.
“Bob Stone, a one-time bullied geek who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent, comes home for his high school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of the former “big man on campus”, Calvin, now an accountant who misses his glory days. The two enter a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses, and espionage that could get them both killed.”
Here’s the thing, if Central Intelligence doesn’t completely suck, then I could see this turning into a 21 Jump Street kind of box office success, possibly lead to another franchise for both Hart and Johnson. I like almost everything I’ve seen so far of this, and I said almost everything because I still can’t get over just how damn stupid fat CGI Dwayne Johnson looks. Why not give him a fat-suit and a lot of makeup? Just look at Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor, no CGI there and it still looks great. Nothing against CGI humans, but that just looks horribly unnatural, the stuff nightmares are made of.
Rawson Marshall Thurber (We’re the Millers) directed Central Intelligence and he also co-wrote the film’s screenplay with Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen. Besides Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson, also starring in this comedy are Aaron Paul and Amy Ryan.
Central Intelligence hits US theaters starting June 17th.