‘Rampage 2018’: The Rock rescue the world from giant monsters

‘Rampage 2018’: The Rock rescue the world from giant monsters

After the box office success of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (2017), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson immediately came back with blockbuster game based on the name “Rampage”.

Category: Action, Fantasy
Directed by: Brad Peyton
Lead actor: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Rating: 7/10

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Rampage is based on the original game of the same name, born in 1986.
Rampage is inspired by the Bally Midway game series. As a matter of fact, the player plays the giant monsters, scoring by destroying everything on the way.

Although the brand debuted in 1986, 32 years later, Rampage has the opportunity to set foot on the big screen.

The film’s release features Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and attracts the curiosity of the fans because of the recent work of the Fast 8 star who usually has good quality.

The project also marks the reunion between The Rock and director Brad Peyton after the disaster film San Andreas (2015). This work is also quite successful when it earns nearly $ 480 million, while the production cost is about $ 110 million.

Content modified, focused on friendship

In the original game, three monsters that the player can control include a gorilla, a wolf and a lizard. They are people who are infected with chemicals that transform into “super animals.”

In the film, the monster group originally came from wildlife, influenced by the secret experiment of a chemical company led by Claire (Malin Åkerman) and Brett Wyden (Jake Lacy) own.

In it, the gorgeous albino gourd George, often cared for by the primatologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson). After becoming giant, he is like mad, and then with two other monsters entering the city, scatter terror for the people.

At this point, Davis is forced to work with Dr. Kate Caldwell (Naomi Harris) and government agent Harvey Russell (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) to find the remedy for the mutant monster.

The relationship between Davis Okoye and the gorilla named George is the focus of the blockbuster.
When compared to the original game, there is no clear storyline, and the viewer easily recognizes that the Rampage film incorporates a rather weak human element. In particular, the strangest friendship between George and Davis.

An albino gorilla has experienced a traumatic past when the whole family was murdered by barbarians brutally in front of them. Only thanks to good luck, George was saved by Davis, and the friendship between two individuals emerged from it.

Watching the George-Davis duo, the audience must constantly smile before the series of “phishing” in their sign language. Thanks to the development of subtle psychology, their later silence creates true feelings, not forced.


Hypnotic label

Rampage’s majesty is sure to delight audiences with the city’s monster-like beasts, airplanes, or giant wolves destroying an elite mercenary squad.

At the same time, the size of the other two monsters, plus the thorny appearance, caves of the giant crocodile shocked viewers when it first appeared. Same with the original, aggressive and destructive ability of the legendary Godzilla-inspired creature.

The film shows scenes of destruction, fire and explosion to visualize the audience.
However, if compared with the monster monster giant Godzilla (2014) or Kong: Skull Island (2017), Rampage lacked a segment really impressive, more outstanding. The battle scenes in the city of the new reality film is not too harsh.

Because Rampage’s main “money” point lies in the emotional love story that connects the whole emotional circuit, even if the epic scenes are not as good as expected, the viewer can still feel satisfied. for a bold project like Rampage.

Fair enough, the Weta Digital studio still succeeds in creating super-animated super animals. The horrible jaws of the crocodile, the flying wolf, or George’s expression are typical examples of that.

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