Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Slams Critics Over Baywatch Box Office Performance


This has spiraled out of control quickly.

It seems like it was just last week when the world was kind of digging the idea that movie star and pro wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson might be seriously considering a 2020 presidential bid. Johnson was on top of the world, beating Donald Trump in opinion polls and gaining Tom Hanks as a running mate while hosting Saturday Night Live.

But what a difference a week — and a major box office flop — makes. After Baywatch came in third at the box office this weekend, failing to even defeat the aging Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to take second place behind Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Johnson took to Twitter to accuse critics of hating the movie on purpose, and to claim that "people," unlike critics, love the movie:

The Rock's measured, friendly persona has continued to unravel since then, to the point where Johnson is now acting basically like a lowly Marvel Comics writer, arguing with critics on Twitter about the film's success:

In an attempt to hit the reset button on his burgeoning political career, Rocky will take his first overseas trip since announcing his candidacy, hoping to put the scandals of the past week behind him.

Will Europe be more likely to smell what The Rock is cooking when it comes to Baywatch? Well, Germany really did love the original.

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