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Negative Mainstream Review for WWE Studios’ Inside Out with Triple H

The Orlando Sentinel has reviewed WWE Studios’ Inside Out with Triple H, Michael Rappaport and others. Here are some quotes from their review:

“World Wrestling Entertainment’s brief flirtation with family friendly films has ended. But the residue of this effort sticks to “Inside Out,” a half-hearted return to the violent men of the ring doing violent things on the screen model that predated the PG years.

And they refuse to abandon their efforts to turn one of their stars into the next Rock or Hulk Hogan, a crossover phenomenon about to carry movies and TV shows, and not just other wrestlers and folding chairs.

Paul “Triple H” Levesque has the look, the demeanor and the skills to be a useful heavy in other people’s action films. He’s so muscle-bound, his arms can’t quite drop to his side. His face is more scary than handsome. Yet “Inside Out” is yet another attempt to make him a leading man.”

“And the single resonant line about prison comes too late to give the movie the tone they might have been going for. Asked, fearfully, about jail time, A.J. (Triple H’s character) intones, “You just sit there — and it passes.”

That’s a pretty fair description of “Inside Out,” too. (Bruce) Dern could have played this mobster whose cover job is running an animal hospital a seriously strange or seriously silly spin. But he has nothing to play. Parker Posey does her best to hide that this is just a WWE paycheck part.

And Levesque does nothing to suggest that if the WWE weren’t backing him that he’d ever be anything on screen other than the guy who beats the heck out Jason Statham or whoever in someone else’s action picture.”

  • shawn

    dippy fuckin shit. hogan movies were SHIT.

  • venom

    See No Evil and Condemned were good. The others sucked.

  • TVMadeMeDoIt

    “Yet “Inside Out” is yet another attempt to make him a leading man.”

    So Triple H can’t cut it as a leading man in movies, either. Kinda like WWE trying so hard over the years to put him on the level of Hogan, Stone Cold, and The Rock and him never mattering until they were gone. Interesting.

  • Rob

    Was Triple H ever in a movie with Jason Statham?

  • King

    (See NO Evil, The Marine, The Condemned and 12Rounds) were really good IMO…

  • Trixie

    Wow, this guy really doesn’t like WWE making movies does he. I think that’s the most personally attacking movie review I’ve ever read–not that i read a lot.

  • Bawb

    @Craig and Daniel Stockwell


    Nevertheless, Gd should take away their studio lol.

  • Nick Is Awsome

    they seemed to focus on HHH facial features and his arms. he is playing a kinda wise guy enforcer so those are the perfect features to have for the role. reading the article it just seems more personal than an actual movie reveiw

  • Daniel Stockwell

    If you just taker their first four films (See NO Evil, The Marine, The Condemned and 12Rounds), WWE Films took in approximately 105.5million dollars in profit – that’s why they continue making crappy movies.

  • Craig

    To answer your question Bawb, they put out straight to DVD release movies because of the low overhead and although their DVD rental/buy revenue isn’t as high as a blockbuster they still profit because of the low budget. Although I’m not stating WWE Films produces good films, some of them haven’t been horrible…not great but watchable (and I did say some. lol) Not defending WWE Films but just wondering if the same review would have came out the same if it was a Disney Film?

  • Effmenow

    CM Punk has some new material to bring up in this fued with Hunter.

    Please CM Punk for the love of mankind please bring up Katie Vick!!!

  • 3-2-1 KID

    you know why WWE films suck…cuase people like John Cena and Triple H suck at acting!! Big Shows movie was at least decent i guess. He can act better though than both those guy combined

  • Bawb

    @Nick Is Awesome

    Blogger or critic, Orlando Sentinel is a top paper. WWE Films suck, why are they wasting their money in that venture?!

  • Nick Is Awsome

    oh ya and the so called movie critic is just some blogger

  • Nick Is Awsome

    lol the rock has made allot of movies some great some good some bad but what movie has hulk hogan made that was great and you cant compare the movies that the rock makes to the wwe crap. WWE is afraid to piss every right to censor or parent group or religion off and they aim for a pg rating and thats why there movies are always going to suck knucklehead was funny when i was high but the rest were prety dam sucky i mean god for bid they go back to the old way of doing things you know when wrestlers were wrestlers and wwe wasnt the bitch stewie version of its former self its linda mchmans fault for that stupid political campain that she was never going to win. Vince has lost touch with wrestling and only cares about whats next