The Mothership: Why we’re all in love with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Finally, The Rock has come back to the big screen!

On this week’s episode of The Mothership, the geek culture podcast from the USA TODAY network, we pay tribute to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, whose latest film “Skyscraper” hits theaters Friday.

We break down Johnson’s latest film, a nod to the classic action flick “Die Hard.” Plus, we’re joined by Charlie Gile, co-host of the Rock Talk podcast, to chat about the best (and worst) of the Rock, his ascent from the wrestling ring to Hollywood, and why he’s just so darn lovable. 

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The Mothership is USA TODAY’s podcast that covers all things nerdy in pop culture. Hosted by tech reporter Brett Molina, film critic Brian Truitt and entertainment writer Kelly Lawler, each week our roundtable of experts dissects the latest in geek culture, from superhero movies to sci-fi TV shows to the latest and greatest video games. We’re saving the world from bad comic-book adaptations every Friday on Apple PodcastsSoundcloud and Stitcher.

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