Release Date: April 13, 2018
Rampage is a blockbuster style action movie about some genetically altered animals attacking a city while primate zoo worker and a doctor try to stop them. Oh, and it is based on a video game that is like 30 years old.
This movie wasn’t made to have deep plots and introspective characters. It was made to keep you entertained with over-the-top action and boy does it deliver. You usually know what you are getting with Dwayne Johnson and that is exactly what you get here. I know his thing doesn’t suit everyone, but I find it very enjoyable and at this point he might be my favorite action start of his type (Arnold, Stallone, etc.). So, does the movie have lots of action? Yes, it has loads, both the regular type and the oh-my-god what the hell did he just do type. Does it have cheesy action dialogue? Yep. Not the best and most memorable, but it is there. Does it have conflict between characters? Sure does, and both parts are played well. Jeffrey Dean Morgan is usually enjoyable and I liked him a lot here. Does it have something big and or unbeatable to fight? Yep, three of them. This movie checks all the boxes.
Just watch the trailer. If it looks like the kind of movie you would enjoy, then you will love it. It really delivers on the trailer’s promise. If it doesn’t look like your type of movie, then stay away because what you see is what you get here.