September 21, 2009
Look, it's entirely possible that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's 2010 film "The Tooth Fairy" won't play like "The Santa Clause" (from the director of "Santa Clause 2!") with a hockey twist and twice the saccharine.
There's a chance it won't make "The Love Guru" look like "Slap Shot" by comparison. Heck, there's a chance it won't make "Slap Shot 2" look like "Slap Shot." And then you read the synopsis:
"A bad deed on the part of a tough minor-league hockey player (Johnson) results in an unusual sentence: He must serve one week as a real-life tooth fairy."
Or as Best Week Ever wrote: "Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson plays a minor league hockey player nicknamed 'The Tooth Fairy' because 'The Dentist' was already taken by Mighty Ducks 2." The Jabroni who stars in the movie told Parade magazine what to expect:
"Any time that I can put on a tutu with wings and have my magic fairy dust and collect teeth and have Julie Andrews as my fairy godmother and Billy Crystal as one of my other tooth fairies -- It comes down to material. And you always look for good material that's going to entertain the audiences. I jumped at playing the Tooth Fairy because it's an opportunity to show the world, for the very first time, a movie about a character that's been around for centuries. And it reminds me of like Miracle on 34th Street, you know, where you introduced the world to Santa Claus or what our vision of the world of Santa Claus is going to be. This is our version of introducing the world to the Tooth Fairy."
Billy Crystal ... tooth fairy. It's not funny. It's not fun.
Last summer, we learned that Mark Ellis, the hockey coordinator on "Miracle," was teaching The Rock how to play puck. So if nothing else, he'll look like an authentic hockey-playing fairy who stole his look from Affleck in "Dogma."
Check out a larger version of the poster on Worst Previews. "The Tooth Fairy" comes to a theater near you on Jan. 22, 2010, the same day as "Legion," in which "a terrifying biblical apocalypse descends upon the world." Yeah, that about sums it up.