It stars Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell and John Hurt. The cast gave impressive performances, but one could not help feeling most of the time it was nothing but one big "gun show" ensemble full of hulking behemoths. Especially in the case of Dwayne Johnson. To prepare for the role, Johnson took on a grueling training routine, stating: "I trained and worked harder than ever for 8 months for this role. Lived alone and locked myself away (like a moody 260-lb. monk) in Budapest for 6 months while filming. Goal was to completely transform into this character. Disappear in the role. Press journalist asked me today, with the mental and physical toll the role had on me, would I do it again? Not only would I do it again...I'd do it fucking twice."
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