Southland Tales claims that the story within is how the world ends: not with a whimper, but with a bang. In it, action star Boxer Santaros (Dwayne Johnson) has been kidnapped and woken up with little to no memory about who he is, including the fact that he's son-in-law to the Republican V.P.-nominee for 2008. Taken under the wing of former porn star and wannabe reality TV star Krysta Now (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Santoros writes a screenplay for a new film that tells a story about the end of the world, and tags along with Officer Roland Taverner (Seann William Scott) to research the part. Only thing is that Taverner has been kidnapped and replaced by his twin brother Ronald, a member of the local neo-Marxist movement with an agenda against the US government, which has become an overbearing Big Brother and a Goliath war machine after atomic attacks in Texas in 1945. Meanwhile, scientist Baron von Westphalen (Wallace Shawn) has created a new energy source, called Fluid Karma, that promises to save the US Treasury, which has nearly bankrupted itself with worldwide conflicts in which most of the country's young men are drafted and sent to far away places, most never to return.
|He's a pimp daddy|
|Dark and soulless, just like his music career|
|"So when can I see your gun?"|
|Yes, folks. That's the limit of "The Rock"'s acting ability|
|He was a cop for Halloween|
Southland Tales is not that film.