Wednesday, October 3, 2018

RAMPAGE (2018) movie review

Rampage (2018) d. Brad Peyton (USA) (97 min)

It’s not often that I get to say, “It’s exactly what you think it is,” but it’s rarely been as true. Rampage is a big, dumb, fun creature feature starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson opposite a giant spiky wolf named Giant Spiky Wolf (not really), a superhuge giant mutated alligator named Chompy the Chomptastic (not really), and a giant albino gorilla named George (really), all of which have been blown up to jumbo size thanks to some nefarious scientists meddling in, um, science and now everyone’s heading for Chicago to stomp the bejeepers out of everything because, um, urban devastation/monster mash porn.

Did I mention Rampage was big and dumb and fun? Because that’s all this videogame adaptation ever attempts to be, succeeding handily in all arenas. Naomie Harris (28 Days Later) is also on hand, sporting a passable American accent, along with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacey, and (all too briefly) Planet Terror's Marley Shelton. Peyton also teamed with his superstar on San Andreas and the clumsily titled Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.


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