Hollywood insiders report that WWE Studios — the film company behind Knucklehead, The Chaperone and other cinematic train wrecks — isn’t even trying to make good movies anymore.
“They’re just going through the motions — and barely,” writes film industry blogger Venice Radisson.
“They might as well call every single movie Muscular Tough Guy With a Heart of Gold Saves the Day.”
Radisson points out that WWE Studios has utilized the same hackneyed formula to create Inside Out, The Marine, The Marine 2, Legendary, 12 Rounds, The Chaperone, The Condemned and other films that are now available in the clearance bin at Wal-Mart for $1.99 apiece.
According to sources within WWE Studios, the latest film — Bending the Rules, starring WWE superstar Edge — was entirely conceived and written on a cocktail napkin and was directed by an 11-year-old cancer patient as part of a Make-a-Wish request.
In the by-the-numbers buddy action flick, Edge portrays renegade police officer Nick Blades (yes, that’s what they named him) who forms an unlikely partnership with a straight-laced lawyer, and then a bunch of dumb shit happens for 80 minutes or so.
Production recently got under way on WWE Studios’ next film, tentatively titled John Cena Beats Up Foreign-Looking Bad Guys and Stuff Explodes.