Part of the appeal of The Rock is that that the magnetism and charisma he displays on screen is matched by how fun and likeable he seems in real life. He appears to genuinely love what he does and has a blast doing it. In the latest example of this, the Rock had a bit of fun at Kevin Hart's expense on the set of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. While filming a scene where the three male leads run from pursuing enemies and a fertilizer bomb, The Rock told the crew to make sure all the fertilizer got on co-star Kevin Hart. Take a look.
I'm sure that's exactly what Kevin Hart wanted to hear as he runs through a cloud of dirt and fertilizer. The Rock's description here is just great. Going through the history of fertilizer's use as an explosive and where it comes from is amazing. Like, 'Hey buddy, remember when you were covered in this explosive made out of cow poop?' The Rock is always one to give his fans a behind the scenes look, so he also conveys the awful smell of the fertilizer and the massive amount they used to really paint a complete picture. I can't imagine the warm Hawaii weather helped matters any. All of this to set the scene for the explosions and the fertilizer that rained down on Kevin Hart, much to The Rock's delight.
This isn't the first time that The Rock has joked around with his Central Intelligence co-star. The social media maven has taken to Instagram before to rib and prank his diminutive friend. The two seem to have become great friends with a hilarious dynamic. The Jumanji set must have been a blast to be on with these two constantly joking around and always entertaining even when the cameras weren't rolling. With any luck, some of this impromptu comedy gold will find its way onto the special features of the Blu-ray release.
While it came out only five days after Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the reboot/loose sequel still managed to find an audience, debuting with a solid $34 million opening weekend. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has gone on to rack up $119 million domestically, and with mostly smaller prestige fare as the year turns, it has plenty of road left ahead. Jumanji is also riding strong word of mouth and positive reviews that praise the pure entertainment of the fun for the whole family adventure. Apparently a lot of the fun that was had making this movie comes through on screen.