RAMPAGE (2018) A Fun B-Movie If That

Rampage is a giant monster movie with all the right parts of fun stupid or stupid fun mixed in with a bit of story, even if there are some inconsistencies and many tropes!


Rampage is directed by Brad Peyton (San Andreas, Netflix's Frontier) and stars Dwayne Johnson and Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Joe Manganiello and others.

Oh boy,
"When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago. "
But how did that come to be? A space station owned by a gene manipulation company has an issue of sorts and ends up getting destroyed. In the process, some research canisters containing a pathogen plummet to earth completely surviving reentry but not the landing. There are three of these canisters, one landing in Florida, one in Wyoming and the third in the San Diego Wildlife Sanctuary. Different animals in these locations are exposed to the mutagens in the canisters, so we get ourselves an American crocodile monster, a mutant giant gray wolf and a giant albino gorilla that all mutate into much larger versions of themselves.

Then there's the maniacal CEO and his equally daft assistant who will go to all lengths to get these giant monsters back under their control, because they represent some kind of new technology that can make them rich rich rich! They're not completely over-the-top, but they are nearly jumping the shark with these two, though there are no mutated sharks in the film.

Johnson plays a man who cares for the albino ape in the San Diego Wildlife Sanctuary and is the one who tries to handle it's conversion from large albino ape to mutated albino monster.

But as the canisters land and start their chit, all three mutants are compelled to come to one location in Chicago because the evil corporate folk are still trying to catch these mutants for their own profits.

So then our heroes need to break into the tech company to steal an anti-serum to revert our monsters back to their normal selves.

Anyway, one thing leads to another and another with all kinds of glorified CGI monsters and Dwayne Johnson.

Look, it got a 6/10 on IMDb and for my popcorn scale, that seems suitable enough. So it doesn't totally suck and makes for a great time filler or even background noise on TV, if you ever come across it.


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