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Posted at 8:35 AM ET, 12/15/2010

'Fast Five': More cars, more Diesel (as in Vin) and the presence of the Rock

By Jen Chaney

Before I watched the trailer for "Fast Five," the fifth installment in the hot-cars-that-go-superfast franchise "The Fast and the Furious," I thought the main question I'd be asking is whether we really need to see another movie with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker revving up their engines.

Now that I've seen the trailer, the main question I'm asking is: Can't someone get Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson a part in a decent movie? He's got charisma. He's likable. He has a smile that could bring about world peace if the U.N. would only figure out how to harness its powers.

Doesn't he deserve better than "The Tooth Fairy" and what he does here, which apparently involves playing a non-ironic version of the character he briefly portrayed in "The Other Guys"? Just a question.

By Jen Chaney  | December 15, 2010; 8:35 AM ET
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Comments

I totally agree about Dwayne Johnson! Find this man a good role already!

Posted by: talleyl | December 15, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

LTL pops in long enough to confess that the Rock is on my kitchen pass list... he is a genuine nice guy (he supports the non-profit I work for)...

Posted by: LTL1 | December 15, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

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