Anthony Mackie vs. The Rock at ‘Pain & Gain’ premiere: who would you rather?

Here are some photos from last night’s Miami premiere of Pain & Gain, the latest Michael Bay masterpiece. The film is set in Miami, they filmed in Miami, thus the Miami premiere. Have you seen the ads for this? It looks bad. But it looks bad in an interesting way, and the whole “based on a true story” thing seems… interesting? Basically, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie play professional bodybuilders/trainers who decide to heist a lot of money from Tony Shalhoub’s character. Rebel Wilson is also in it. So… it will definitely be a hot mess of a film, but perhaps it will be a watchable trainwreck, you know?

Anyway, I’m making this a “who would you rather?” post because I know many of you have love/lust for Dwayne Johnson. I don’t hate The Rock, and I can smell what he’s cooking, but for me, the hotness in these photos is all about my love Anthony Mackie. Do you even know how much of a crush I have on Mackie? He’s so lovely! He’s so adorable! He has such a beautiful smile! I want to make out with him a little bit. And then… well… then things won’t be so G-rated. As for Mark Wahlberg… who? Sorry, I can only see Mackie and The Rock. I’m also including some bonus Michael Bay just because I want Miami hookers to be on the lookout.

Here’s the redband trailer for this glorious mess.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. aims says:


  2. JenD says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing this movie. And having Rebel Wilson in it is just a bonus…she is so freaking hilarious.

    And to answer your question: The Rock. He is HOT!

    • Spooks says:

      And she hooks up with Anthony Mackie. That is so adorable, I don’t even know why. I’m watching this.

  3. Peanut says:

    The Rock. Always and forever.

  4. Hannah says:


  5. Tiffany says:

    Kaiser. The crime itself was a hot mess so it will understandable that you would think the film looks like it. WWYR. The Rock five ways to Sunday and Mackie to read me Shakespeare afterwards.

    • BW says:

      OMG, I read the newspaper story about this crime. It’s insane. Kaiser, you need to find the original article on the Sun Gym Gang. I’ve seen the trailers for the movie and they look terrible, but the true story is amazing.

  6. Lizzie K says:

    Dwayne, forever! Great smile, great sense of humor, smoking hot body, chiseled features to die for … he makes me happy just being in the world with me!

  7. MonicaQ says:

    The 12 year old in me that went to Monday Night Raw! will forever and ever and *ever* pick the Rock. Period. Do you know how happy I was when I heard another Fast and Furious movie was coming out? The Rock AND Vin Diesel AND fine ass cars AND explosions? Calgon take me away, I’m there at opening night.

    • Maria_Spain says:

      the rock over and over 😀

      too bad there is not joe manganiello on that movie :p

  8. GeeMoney says:

    Anthony, all the way. He’s smart and cute… just how I like my men.

  9. Kaye says:

    I’ll take Anthony Mackie, please. He seems like such a sweetheart, plus the man is hot.

  10. embertine says:

    Hard to choose, but I agree with one thing, and that is that they are the only two men that count in that group photo. Sorry Wahlberg, you’re not a douche. Not at all sorry, Bay, because you are a douche.

  11. LadyMTL says:

    I go back and forth as far as the Rock is concerned. He can wear the hell out of a suit, which is a plus, but then sometimes he kinda looks like his head is too small for his body, lol.

    As for Mackie…nope, not doing it for me at all.

  12. V4Real says:

    Who would I rather? Would it be to bold of a statement to say I already went there with one of them years ago. I usually don’t kiss and tell but hey it’s a website, no one realy knows me, so be it.

    I can’t wait to to Mackie as The Falcon In Cap 2. Remember him in 8 Mile.

    • marie says:

      oh no, no you can’t just leave it at that (knowing part of your background I think I know which one) was it worth it?

      I want to choose both, always both, but Mackie would be first.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:


      It was Mackie, wasn’t it? You lucky b*tch 😉

    • Redheadwriter says:

      Details are now mandatory!!

    • Joanna says:

      please tell me. if its the rock, i will be so jealous. and if it is the rock, details, please!

    • Melma says:

      It has to be the Rock since she remembers Mackie from 8 Mile, not their magnificent night together LOL.. details please!!

    • V4Real says:

      Let’s put it this way; I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Mackie.

      I did however comment on a post a couple of months ago about being a ring girl for the WWE at one point.

      Boy why do I feel so safe saying this; oh because it’s a website and I feel that I will forever remain anonymous.

      • Lizzie K says:

        I am replying to you V4Real,so that I can say I am one degree of separation from sleeping with the Rock!

        Oh, Lordy, I need a fan!

      • V4Real says:

        Lizzie screw the one degree you get in there and make it 0 degree of seperation. I think you might like it a lot.

      • Lizzie K says:

        Hot damn, V4Real, I am MOTIVATED!!! I KNEW he was the bomb, and now you’ve done gone and CONFIRMED it!!!

        Oh, man, I am ready to throw over the traces, dump my responsibilities, move to LA, and stalk his fine behind!

  13. Naye in VA says:

    Every man love I’ve ever had has been crushed when put up against the fine bottle of wine that is Dwayne The Rock Johnson. I mean he just gets better every year. Im actually a bit upset at this post because after losing Channing in GI Joe, I just knew I would lose Anthony Mackie in this movie and tried to avoid looking at pics of them together. The Rock for the Win for Everything. Just Everything.

  14. spinner says:

    No thank you. Meh.

  15. VV says:

    ….and of course, Marky Mark cannot smile for a picture. Shoulda got him a lil tipsy before sending him out on the carpet.

    Anthony Mackie for me too. He looks like a lot of fun 🙂 Plus he isn’t a roided out mess who might snap and go all roid rage on my ass (The Rock looks like a walking muscle these days).

  16. Joanna says:

    THE ONLY ANSWER IS THE ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. videli says:

    Just finished watching the trailer, and I kind of hate myself for giggling all the way through. Michael Bay, I hate you even more. And I could climb the Rock several times a day.

  18. Psyren says:

    Mackie is so damned adorable, I’d totally corrupt him. And The Rock? I’d do all sorts of unnatural things to that man.

  19. Enn says:

    The Rock forever and ever amen.

  20. RENTHO says:

    both, why not 🙂

  21. misstrishm says:

    The Rock……

  22. I Choose Me says:

    I wanna meet the Rock and have him give me a bear hug and then we’ll sit and have coffee and shoot the sh^t, other than that he’s too beefcake for me. Mackie now, yeah he can get it. Agree about his lovely smile.

  23. Cecila says:

    For me it’s both The Rock and Anthony Mackie I think both men have beautiful smiles and The Rock’s body is sexy as all h-ll and I love Mackie sexy smooth voice he can talk to me all night

  24. Cecila says:

    For me it’s both The Rock and Anthony Mackie I think both men have beautiful smiles and The Rock’s body is sexy and I love Mackie sexy smooth voice he can talk to me all night

  25. Grace says:

    Damn. The Rock wins in those sunglasses.