The Rock, a heavy metal singer and a pop punk singer get in a Twitter war over 'Jumanji'
Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, aka Samoan Thor, aka Beef Piston, is one of the biggest action movie stars in the world. But even though he's crushing it on the big screen, he never forgot his roots. Today he's still laying the smack down on jabronis - just on Twitter, instead of in the wrestling ring.
Dwayne often defends his movies on social media. When someone noticed Baywatch was only 18% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, he tweeted, "Fans LOVE the movie. Critics HATE it. What a glaring disconnect. People just want to laugh & have fun." Then, when his Jumanji remake was released, a gamer criticized the movie's portrayal of regenerating characters. Dwayne sarcastically told him to check the "Lore Handbook" and added, "Kindly go f--- yourself James."
Now The Rock has been sucked into another Twitter war over Jumanji, and this one involves a heavy metal singer and pop punk singer. It all started when Dwayne proudly announced the sequel, Jumanji 2. "The game is not over... And I get to slap @KevinHart4real’s lips into next week. The world is once again VERY happy."
Greg Rankin, a singer for the heavy metal band Warhead, responded with a tweet to Charlie Simpson, the singer for the British pop punk band, Busted. Evidently, Charlie is not a fan of the Jumanji remake. Greg joked, "you will be loving this news." Charlie replied, "Oh dear... I wonder if it will be the second worst film ever made??" Shots fired!
But Dwayne doesn't let anyone get way with dissing his blockbuster movie franchises. He looked up Charlie's profile and told him to know his role, and shut his mouth. "Haha I have a fun idea - how bout you watch it with us and tell us your thoughts," tweeted The Rock. "Then we listen to your music and we’ll tell you ours. You know, face to face like real men do instead of yapping on Twitter."
Greg wrote back, laughing at the Twitter war he started. Then he told Samoan Thor he actually liked Jumanji, and plugged Warhead's music.
Dwayne, nice guy that he is, actually checked out Warhead's music and wrote back. "Haha never any shame in hustling to get your music heard dude," said the actor. "I dig it. Crumble. At sec 40 you surprised me by slowing tempo down. Bad ass. Congrats." Imagine how awesome it would be to get a compliment on your music from The Rock.
Greg wrote back thanking the People's Champion for his response. But Charlie Simpson from Busted wasn't about to change his tune on the Jumanji remakes. He kept it real, saying he thinks the Rock "is a really rad dude" and he "just wasn't a fan of the movie." Well, that's great you're honest, but The Rock's never going to check out your music now!
Well, this Twitter war teaches a lesson: If you're in a band, send a tweet to The Rock about how great Jumanji is, and he'll check out your music.