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This R-rated Dwayne Johnson film has soared Netflix charts

Dwayne’ The Rock’ Johnson had a very exciting 2021 with his Netflix release, Red Notice, alongside Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot, peaking charts and dominating Netflix viewership ratings. Filmmaker Rawson Marshall Thurber is already planning back-to-back sequels with the trio, given the film’s massive success. 

Usually associated with crowd-pleasing blockbusters and staggering film budgets, Johnson has carefully curated his goofy yet intimidating on-screen persona over the year. With almost one release every year, he has become one of the biggest names in the industry. 

Netflix has added a lot of Dwayne Johnson titles to their shelves over the last few years. More often than not, his films have dominated Netflix charts

With Black Adam sated for a summer 2022 premiere that will see him dabbling in the superhero genre for the first time, Johnson has usually been a part of PG-13 films off late. However, an R-Rated movie of his is now topping charts on Netflix, grabbing viewers’ attention once again. 

A cult-favourite among his fans, George Tillman Jr.’s 2010 film Faster stars Johnson alongside Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Gugino, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and Maggie Grace. 

It is explosive and brutal with abundant violence and sees Johnson as an audacious and vengeful brother. He leaves prison only to go on a dangerous carnage to hunt down those responsible for his brother’s death. 

With a pretty standard plot narrative that revolves around love and revenge, the film has a variety of exciting and compelling characters with memorable action sequences that leave an indelible mark. The fast-paced and well-stylised fight sequences probably lead the movie towards the R-rating. 

Currently, a top-watched film on Netflix Faster should be your next weekend watch!