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Well, the day has finally come. Dwayne Johnson’s The Tooth Fairy is IN THEATERS NOW. It’s hard to believe that the months of sweaty, borderline-painful anticipation are over. The film currently has an 18% on Rotten Tomatoes. Pretty impressive! The Spy Next Door only has 8% right now. IN YOUR FACE, SPY NEXT DOOR! Just check out some of these glowing reviews coming in:

Michael O’Sullivan at the Washington Post:

One of the film’s charms is the way it carries childhood mythology to its logical, if absurd extreme.

It definitely does that! Even the miserable soursports who are giving this joyful movie negative reviews would have to admit that it carries childhood mythology to an absurd extreme. That is just a FACT.

Matthew Razak at examiner.com:

I’ll be damned if Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson isn’t the greatest deliverer of puns since Jack Nicholson’s Joker.

PAH! Did you hear that Jack Nicholson?! Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale YA BURNT light? Move over Grandpa Hall of Fame. Our generation has a new Greatest Actor, probably.

Kevin McCarthy at Kevin’s Movie Reviews

It pains me to say that I actually enjoyed watching this film. Yes, it is sappy, cliche and unbelievably predictable but The Rock’s character is so likable and funny.

Pains you? Why? You should be proud! You have great taste and you’re not afraid to tell the whole world!

Nell Minow at Beliefnet

Once again, the fun is seeing Johnson playing an arrogant jock who is schooled by just about everyone.

So fun. The funnest?

Linda Barnard at Toronto Star

Kids won’t mind any of The Tooth Fairy‘s flaws and will find the sight of burly Johnson in a pink tutu hilarious. Parents get a couple of clever gags that will make them forgive the filmmakers. And if we all remember to floss, everybody wins.

I get it. Flossing, because TEETH.

Obviously, we are all going to want to form our own opinions about Dwayne Johnson’s The Tooth Fairy, when we all see it tonight, although some of us might have to wait until our third or fourth viewing to really gather our thoughts. But it’s just nice to see that there are still some people out there with terrible taste!

Comments (44)
  1. My dentures will not go see this with me.

  2. This is like the Jay Leno of movies.

  3. From Stephen Holden at the New York Times: “Mr. Johnson, a k a the Rock, shows once again that he has no real acting talent.” Damn.

  4. It pains me to say that I actually enjoyed watching this film. Yes, it is sappy, cliche and unbelievably predictable but The Rock’s character is so likable and funny.
    Really?


    No, Kevin McCarthy. No. I really don’t think so.

  5. No watching, I’m gonna form my opinion right now. The Rock, ’cause that’s his name, gives a rocky performance at best. Now, give me my damn Pulitzer.

  6. Matthew Razak is quite the pun-dit.

  7. I’d like to be the person whose job it is to say mildly nice things about movies and be quoted about it.Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    I mean, Halle is gorgeous.

  8. Well if Kevin of Kevin’s Movie Review’s fame thinks its great… Then who are we to question?

    He’s so famous, they used his review in the trailer:

    “…me.. say that I… enjoyed… this film. Yes[!]… unbelievably… The Rock… is so likable and funny[!!!].

  9. I’m going to wait until the 3-D version comes to my theater.

  10. As the son of a former dental hygienist and a graduate of the same institute of higher learning as Mr. Johnson (where he did NOT major in theater, shockingly), I have to say this movie looks miserable. However, I will not let this slight misstep change my positive views of either teeth or Mr. Johnson.

  11. woozefa  |   Posted on Jan 22nd, 2010 +5

    Variety: “Following on comedies like “Get Smart” and “The Game Plan,” Johnson has emerged as a surefooted movie star with a ready willingness to mock himself, to embrace his tough-guy bravado even as he undermines it. At a time when physically imposing stars with nimble comic timing are in short supply, Johnson fits the bill to a T.”

    I’ll still piss on any copies of this movie I might find in my travels.

  12. So weird that they have tried to catapult Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a movie star so many times and so many times has it gone absolutely nowhere. When are they going to give up? One can smell what the Rock is cooking and it’s nothing spectacular.

  13. Why don’t we get off The Rock, I just got off yours.

  14. at the very least, dwayne the rock johnson is better than hulk hogan.

    he’s no rowdy roddy piper, but who is?

  15. I’ve fandango’d myself a ticket for Tooth Fairy today at 5:15.
    Waitaminute?
    This says Black Dynamite at Midnight.
    Hunh.

  16. HAHA! That one reviewer said “Schooled”! Don’t front, you guys.

  17. He’s SOOO pretty. Who cares what he’s in? as long as he wears tight shirts and smiles.

  18. Welcome to the Rock.

  19. Go see the The Tooth Fairy, it’s more fun than a root canal!

  20. And yet I still may see it just for the snippets of Steve Merchant.

  21. Agreed. On the old Xfm radio shows, Steve and Ricky were always hilariously critical of the awful movies included in the usual tat given away as Rockbusters prizes (Ladder 49 being the perfect example). However, the boys have been mysteriously quiet regarding Steve’s involvement in Tooth Fairy. It would have been a perfect topic for the Guide To Medicine.

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