Rampage won’t set the world on fire (our world, at least; it sets plenty of its world on fire when George and his two giant pals arrive in Chicago), but it does exactly what it says on the tin: It’s a big, goofy romp about creatures who lay waste to a major American city while the Rock cracks jokes in a light brown shirt.
The gargantuan critters are dwarfed only by the derivativeness in Rampage, a clunky spectacle that, like many Dwayne Johnson vehicles, is elevated by his charismatic presence but not enough to recommend it.
Producer: Richard Brener, Michael Disco, Toby Emmerich
Writer: Ryan Engle, Carlton Cuse, Ryan J. Condal
Release Date: Apr 13, 2018
Runtime: 1hr 47m
Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Did You Know?
This will be Brad Peyton and Dwayne Johnson's 3rd film together. Previously they worked together in San Andreas (2015) and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012).
when Brett Wyden packs his bag toward the end of the film, he puts in an Apple laptop, but when he meets Harvey Russell shortly after and hands over the laptop in his bag, its now a Microsoft surface book.