April 13, 2018

Rampage is in theaters April 13th, 2018.

Rampage is the film adaption of the popular 1980s video game by the same title. Dwayne the Rock Johnson stars as primatologist, Davis Okoye, who has a special bond with an albino gorilla named George. After a genetic experiment comes into connect with George and two other animals, they begin a rampage through the city of Chicago and will stop at nothing to do so.

I have to start off saying that I used to LOVE this video game. It was one of the first ones my older cousins would actually let me play with them so when I heard it was being turned into a movie I was excited. That being said, the movie is nothing like the game other than the fact that there is a gorilla, (were)wolf and lizard (alligator in the movie) of massive proportions and they end up wreaking havoc on a city.

The view point is not from the trio however like in the video game. It comes from Davis’ view as well as the people in the path of the monstrosities. I will say it isn’t the way I thought the movie was going to go based on how the video game was set up but I was surprised in a good way.

In no way is this movie really different from any of blockbuster film but at the same time you can’t really go wrong with Dwayne the Rock Johnson and his new typecast as the fun, charismatic action hero. He really took off with his role and I couldn’t take my attention away from the movie because of how action packed it was.

George also caught my attention as he stole the show as a fun-loving animal with a unique and sarcastic sense of humor. I didn’t think they would put so much into getting the audience to like him but they did an excellent job of doing so.

Rampage was entertaining from beginning to end. Although it has the makings of a clique action movie, it definitely pulled me in and kept my interest. I recommend this movie for any fans of action movies, the Rock or someone who wants to see giant animals in a giant battle.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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I AM HERE FOR IT YOU GUYS! This movie was about as awesome as you would expect it to be. It’s not trying to win any awards or be anything its not. If you can enjoy yourself for a couple of hours and not take it seriously you’ll have a blast.

The movie starts off in San Diego (SD represent!) where Davis Okoye (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) is a primatologist responsible for the care of George, a rare white albino gorilla. Unbeknownst to him, George becomes infected with a chemical that fell from outer space (yes - you read that correctly) and starts to grow and change at an alarming rate. It’s soon discovered there is also a wolf and an alligator that were also infected. All three of these animals are now monsters and they head to Chicago after being sonically drawn there by the evil corporation that created the mutating chemical.

There is tons of action, cheesy humor and a good message behind it all. The banter between George and Davis is hilarious and you’ll find yourself attached to George right away. If you’re just looking for a fun, entertaining movie to watch - this is it!

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

AshleyKAshley K. (Contributor) is a frequent traveler currently living in San Diego. She's a super nerd who enjoys all kinds of movies and doesn't always think the book was better.
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