Rampage Movie Review Rating: 3.5/5 Stars (Three and a half stars)
Star Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, Marley Shelton, P.J. Byrne, Demetrius Grosse.
Director: Brad Peyton.
What’s Good: Many of us had played arcade games in which gigantic monsters take over a city; this brings back that kind of nostalgia, also the sense of humour in the film is refreshing.
What’s Bad: Same thing as Pacific Rim, such films become chaotic after a point of time, also the special effects are sluggish at places.
Loo Break: Neah! Whatever the film is, it’s not boring.
Watch or Not?: Watch this for pure, unadulterated entertainment.
Rampage is the name of the mission coded by a shady tech-company to retain an experimental formula that went missing from a spacecraft crash. An experiment gone wrong makes the creatures, who consume it, go stronger, huge and aggressive. We have our Rock Dwayne Johnson as Davis Okoye who is a primatologist at San Diego Wildlife Sanctuary; also who is a best friend to the Gorillas over there. George, an albino Gorilla, rarest of them all, has the most special bond with Davis.
The formulaic experiment drops in the jungle where George gets affected by it. By consuming it he gets out of control and joins the other two creatures who also get affected by the same formula. The tech company plays a trick to bring all of these gigantic monsters together at one place, so George the giant ape, a very strange water crocodile type creature, and a flying wolf get together to destroy the cities and reach the meeting point. Davis teams up with Dr. Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris), who has formerly worked on this experiment, and go on the quest to rescue the state.
Rampage Movie Review: Script Analysis
The Commuter fame Ryan Engle’s story is nothing extra-ordinary but it’s the execution that makes the film entertaining. Now, Hollywood has given us various films that have shown the monsters taking over the city and we need something like Rampage to captivate our interest. The humour in the film is very well used and Dwayne’s chemistry with George the Gorilla is its USP.
There is still a section of audience here who gets amazed by seeing the monumental action sequences happening on screen. There are couple of path-breaking scenes in the film that keep you intrigued with their grandeur. A wolf jumping on a helicopter, an upper-angle scene of the ape eating humans and much more sequences look fascinating.
Rampage Movie Review: Star Performance
Dwayne Johnson delivers yet another entertaining performance post Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. He is funny and carries his huge body with charm. As the tagline is ‘When big meets bigger’, the track of Dwayne and George is very well written.
Naomie Harris as Dr. Kate Caldwell does her part well. She has not a major part to play but justifies her presence. Malin Akerman as Claire Wyden looks beautiful and badass at the same time, but I wish her character could have been more sharply written.
Rampage Movie Review: Direction, Music
Brad Peyton who has established his favourite in Dwayne Johnson finally gives a movie which will be remembered for The Rock’s acting. His previous Dwayne-films Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and San Andreas did nothing exceptional for the star. The movie stands out for is its pace and playful narration.
Andrew Lockington’s music starts of well but fades amongst the chaotic sequences later on. A better background score could have work wonders for the film. This required something like what Ludwig Goransson did to Black Panther.
Rampage Movie Review: The Last Word
All said and done, go watch Rampage and get entertained. Dwayne Johnson, yet again, proves why he is one of the most entertaining stars at present. Make sure to grab a tub of popcorn as you go to watch the film.
Three and a half stars!
Rampage Movie Trailer
Rampage Movie releases on 13th April, 2018.
Share with us your experience of watching Rampage Movie .