‘Rampage’ Bullet Point Review

Using bullet points, I’m going to give you my thoughts on ‘Rampage’!;a movie where Dwayne Johnson is his typical action star self.

 

  • Funny first interaction that we see between George, the albino gorilla, and Davis (Johnson)
  • Joe Manganiello’s role in this was unusually quick
    • He didn’t even appear at the end. It was around the beginning of the second act and it felt random
    • They made it seem like he was about to be this hot shot big deal and then BAM! he’s gone
  • Apparently, Davis doesn’t like people but I can’t tell
    • I think it’s a character trait they are forcing on him to make his connection with the animals he works with more believable and stronger but it’s not shown very well
  • Malin Åkerman was weak as the human antagonist
    • You could tell her character Claire was thrown in the movie to be the human antagonist opposite of the big bad animals and someone who gets the conflict rolling
  • For a PG-13 adventure movie for all ages, it shows some pretty gruesome stuff
  • Johnson channeled his inner Hobbs (a character he plays in the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise) by crashing a helicopter into a tumbling skyscraper and surviving
  • Davis was more of a liability than any help during the big monster brawl during the third act
    • He is “The Rock” but what did he think he was going to do?
  • Only thing that reminded me of the ‘Rampage’ video game in this is when George and the wolf, Ralph, came to Chicago and was just throwing and destroying pieces of the city
  • The big destructive monster bash at the end was fun to watch
  • To Sum it Up: You get fun and destruction from this movie. If you wanted something else or deep, well then, you’re out of luck

RATING: a low Would Accept as a Gift

 

P.S. I have returned to my rating scale that I used to use but with a slight update. There are four different levels. Below is each level in order from best to worse and what each one means.

Must Own = A movie that is so good that I must add it to my Blu-ray collection when it comes out.

Would Accept as a Gift = I enjoyed the movie but don’t necessarily have to buy it (especially if I don’t have the funds to) myself but I would take it if someone bought it for me.

Might Stream = A movie that if I have the urge to watch again then I’ll just stream it from somewhere

Never See Again = Very simple. I don’t want to ever see this movie again.

 

(Photo Credit: Brandon Vick – https://www.sobrosnetwork.com/2018/04/16/rampage-movie-review/; Tyler Treese – http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2017/11/16/watch-first-trailer-rampage-movie-starring-rock/)

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