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Movie synopsis
In Michael Bay's THE ROCK, gung-ho general Francis Hummel (Ed Harris), armed with deadly chemical rockets and aided by violent cohorts, takes over the island of Alcatraz, holding 81 tourists hostage. Hummel promises to deploy the missiles over San Francisco if Washington doesn't make amends to ignored combat victims to the tune of $100 million. A cadre of Navy SEALs are dispatched to quell the situation, assisted by the mysterious, macho John Mason (Sean Connery), the only man to ever escape from Alcatraz, who must now help the SEALs break back in. Joining them is mild-mannered chemical weapons expert Stanley Goodspeed (Nicolas Cage), who is unaccustomed to such things as guns and military maneuvers. Their high-octane mission is filled with surprises, particularly after Hummel and company quickly annihilate the SEALs--leaving Mason and Goodspeed to save the day all by themselves.

Product Details
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Film Country: USA
  • Sound: HiFi Sound, Stereo Sound, Surround Sound
  • UPC: 717951000040

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Genre:Action/Adventure
Format:DVD

Director:Michael Bay
Leading Role:Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery
eBay Product ID: EPID3286942
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"...High-octane action and rowdy fun....Dazzling teamwork from Cage and Connery..."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (06/27/1996)

"...The movie slams forward in a jackhammer frenzy. The camera never stops moving..."
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (06/14/1996)

"...Entertaining, a high-octane, kick-butt actioner....Connery trades winningly on his sophisticated, elegant sense of cool..."
Variety - Todd McCarthy (06/03/1996)

"...THE ROCK is a first-rate, slam-bang action thriller with a lot of style....Each element has been lovingly polished to a gloss. And there are three skillful performances..."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (06/07/1996)

4 stars out of 5 -- "The pictures are sumptuous, with the San Francisco skyline offering an eye-pleasing backdrop..."
Ultimate DVD - David Richardson (05/01/2008)

"...The blistering pace boasts an A-list acting trio in roles precisely tailored to their personas..."
USA Today - Mike Clark (06/07/1996)

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Created: 06/11/08

"The Rock" Rocks

Review For: The Rock (DVD, 1997)

We bought this movie because of the great cast: Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris, and Michael Bien just to name a few. The story is pure Hollywood and scary as heck if it were to really happen, but the witty dialogue and snappy comebacks are hilarious between action sequences. It's also one of our favorite Cage movies. He is in his element as an Elvis loving, science "super freak", as he calls himself in the film. His momentum building tirades are priceless and added to Connery's laid back "I could kill you if I wanted to" attitude this movie is a real gem. It is very violent and context is too adult for kids, so be aware. Language is also adult, but quite funny. It's fun, fast moving and will keep you on the edge of your seats.

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Created: 11/03/10

"Gripping, Captivating,....." all that Critic lingo

Well, this was one of my favorite movies from back on VHS. MY gf just got a new 46" Hd tv and Bluray, and I said to myself "Hey, I bet The Rock on bluray would look great on this TV". SO I bought my first bluray-The Rock. I popped it in and was stunned to see the quality of both the sight and sound of The Rock on her tv. Simply amazing! This movie is my absolute favorite movie right now.

The Casting is great. Sean Connery makes a "007" like comeback showing the young whipper-snappers that he still has what it takes. Nick Cage is excellent and his wife is super hot. THe score/soundtrack along with all sound effects is appropriate and top-notch.

All in all, this movie has it all: action + hot chick + cool guns + great visuals (that aren't all CG) + great set + sequences + comedy + cast + etc.

Possible spoiler follows****

I do love the last scene where nick cage has to inject himself with the syrum, then passes out, he comes-to, and realizes that he has to pop the green smoke flare before he gets blown up. He drops to his knees and waves the smoke right when someone spots it and orders to abort the bomb drop. THe music at the moment will run chills up your spine! Don't let anybody tell you that the score isn't important. The soundtrack illustrates every mood/feeling experienced throughout the movie. THats all I got. Love this Movie.

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Created: 01/04/07

May Have Some Interest but Watch out for the Violence

Review For: The Rock (DVD, 1997)

Much too violent for my liking - and with a theme ranging unsteadily around a military/undercover/impossible odds type of beat, you can be forgiven for thinking that it's just another disaster movie. Disaster threatens from almost the start as the good guys, Connery and Cage, take on an elite company of U.S. marines and, naturally, win. The movie is jerky and cliched throughout and never really caught me in spite of the presence of Sean Connery who has proven yet again that he can provide a spark in the dirtiest of dishwater conditions. Lots of action which is likely to appeal to younger viewers but this is clearly not for the very young. An interesting plot with possibilities but totally wasted in my opinion. Awful characterizations, except perhaps for Connery. The violence is both extreme, gratuitous and unimaginative. It's also totally unbelievable, and no, I don't see why movies have to be made like this. If I rate it at 3 stars it is because I have been advised that it was a forerunner stylistically. Let's hope the genre has improved!

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Created: 08/13/07

The Rock (2001, DVD)

If you are a Nicholas Cage or Sean Connery Fan, this is the Movie to get. Story takes place in San Francisco and Alcatraz Island. This is a thinking persons action movie. Not only does it have action, suspense and good special effects, the word play between Cage and Connery is priceless. This extended version allows you see a little bit more of the story and plot lines. Highly recommend this Movie. It is a great movie to sit back, late night with popcorn and enjoy.

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Created: 03/10/08

Weak sub-plot

It could have been a truly excellent film but Ed Harris needed better writing and support. Both Sean Connery and Nicholas Cage put on fine performances with some good support from the other actors. For an adventure film it was excellent and I certainly liked it more than Armageddon. The decision to kill the Seals was silly and exposed the weakness in the sub-plot. By the way if you remember Bush's remark about Putin, "I saw it in his eyes". Sean Connery says the very same thing about Harris to Cage when he tells him that the city won't be attacked. Bay didn't spend enough time on the development of Harris' character or his predicament which lead to the outcome of the story.

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