Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd
January 22, 2010
20th Century Fox
1 hour 42 minutes
Ah, here we are again. 20th Century Fox releasing a dumb movie about a tough action star or raunchy comedian working with something totally kid friendly. First it was Garfield, then Fat Albert, then Alvin and the Chipmunks, and now it's Tooth Fairy. Tooth Fairy takes Dwayne Johnson, who was once a tough wrestler/action star, who now stars in many crappy kids movies. But as hard as this may be, and it really is shocking for me to say this, but Tooth Fairy is actually one of his better kids movies, but it's not because of the main actor himself. I'm just going to save you some time on reading the synopsis, so I'll just summarize the summary: Jerky sports star becomes tooth fairy after telling little kid there's no such thing as one.
Now like I said, this movie was not a disappointment. This movie was not made towards critics and adults. This movie was made directly towards families who want to get to the movies, or in this case, watch on HBO. I believe that Dwayne Johnson is one of the worst actors in Hollywood right now. In every Dwayne Johnson movie I've seen, he is never a believable character. All I see him being for another few movies is just another tough wrestler/action star who takes on dumb kid roles that many actors could do much better. The only exception for Mr. Johnson is the hilarious Get Smart. Now getting back to the movie, it's not Mr. Johnson who is a good actor in this movie, it's the supporting cast. Julie Andrews and Billy Crystal are possibly the best part in this movie, even though those actors are probably in the movie for a maximum of 30 minutes. The rest of the movie is just a kid-friendly, unharmful movie, that families may or may not enjoy.
So to sum up my short review of Tooth Fairy, this movie was just okay. It's not terrible, and it's not teriffic, it's just decent family entertainment. On the plus side, it's better than Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. If there's nothing else you and your family can find on stars, this might be the best choice for you. I'm not saying that parents will enjoy the movie, but I know the kids will absolutely love it. Although it has a teribble story, special effects, and acting from the lead characters, it's saved by some of its corny jokes and supporting cast. So should you go see Tooth Fairy? If you're in a family with small children, it'll be better just to watch their reaction on the movie than just watch the movie itself. Overall, if you do watch Tooth Fairy on HBO, your kids will surely have a good time. As for the adults, well, at least the movie is free, right?