#14- The Rock (1996)

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This post was written by Cubsfan4evr1

Who's List Was This On
- The 'Bright' One: #4
- Cubsfan4evr: #9

Directed By: Michael Bay
Written By: David Weisberg, Douglas S. Cook, and Mark Rosner
Starring: Sean Connery, Nicholas Cage, and Ed Harris

The Plot

The Rock is about a US Marine General Francis X. Hummel (Harris), taking over Alcatraz with 81 hostages, and threatens the San Francisco Bay area with a specific biological weapons that many are not trained on. General Hummel and his men are threatening to bomb San Francisco with deadly gas unless $100 million is paid in war reparations to the families of servicemen killed in covert operations. A chemical weapons specialist Stanley Goodspeed (Cage) and the only man to have ever escaped from Alcatraz, John Patrick Mason (Connery) are the only ones who can save the day.

Why This Movie Is Great

In 1996 one of the best action movies in the last 25 years came out, The Rock. That is the reason why Cubsfan4evr1 ranked The Rock number nine and The Bright One Ranked it number four on their list respectively. Both of them grew up watching this classic action movie of all time.

The Rock
stars a veteran cast of actors such as Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, and Ed Harris. The acting is superb, in an addition to the suspense in this action thriller which has great writing. The storyline may not be the most believable, but it comes across that way due to the great acting. These types of crises may be happening every day in the U.S. Government and we just don’t know about it! Just kidding. Ed Harris plays a U.S. Marine general and his team takes over Alcatraz and hostages. He comes across as a passionate bad guy for his cause. The only ones who can stop them is Nicolas Cage’s character who plays a down to earth chemical weapons specialist who knows nothing about field combat. Yet he has to convince an ex-convict, Sean Connery, a former spy for the British government who was held captive by the US government to help him after being held captive by the US government. The character development of Nicolas Cage is well developed. He is just a dorky chemical weapons specialist, who has witty banter unknowingly to himself.

If you have been living under a rock since 1996, you need to see this movie to experience one of the best action movies of our generation!