Rampage Review (2018)
Directed By: Brad Peyton
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman & Joe Magniello
Synopsis: Rampage (2018)
Primatologist Davis (Dwayne Johnson) shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent silverback gorilla who has been in his care since he was young. When a greed-fueled corporation’s genetic experiment goes awry, George and other animals across the country are mutated into aggressive supercreatures who destroy everything in their path. In this adrenaline-filled ride, Davis tries to find an antidote, not only to halt a global catastrophe but also to save the fearsome creature who was once his friend.
Dwayne Johnson returns in another big budget action movie!! The guy never seems to rest and he never looks bored in any of his movies and gives 110%.
Dwayne Johnson always has alot of charisma on screen and his characters are very likable. We see Dwayne playing a Primatologist named Davis. Davis works with Gorilla’s and has built a relationship with them. One particular Gorilla George who is an albino whom Davis had rescued from poachers has a strong relationship with Davis and they communicate through sign language which Davis had taught him.
The relationship between these two characters is awesome, and George always steals the show when on screen.
We also have The Walking Deads Jeffrey Dean Morgan playing Harvey Russell who is an agent from an agency we not privy to. Jeffrey is awesome in this, I have found that he can deliver lines in such a unique way. In my opinion he is an actor who is very over-looked. I do hope that after this movie he is in more big budget movies. Our female lead is Naomie Harris she appears once the animals get infected with dangerous pathogen and start growing, getting stronger and becoming more angry. She has her own agenda for wanting to stop the company that made the pathogen which I shall not spoil.
Lastly I was surprised to see Joe Magniello appear as a mercenary leader put in charge of tracking down the wolf and eliminating it. This part of the movie definetly borders more onto the horror terroritory and I loved it. It was kind of like Predator.
The movie for me was great. I enjoyed every minute of it. The CGI was good to and the final fight of George and Davis taking on the wolf and crocodile was fun to watch. It was hard to imagine how they would bring the video game of Rampage to the big screen and make it as successful and awesome as they did and they definetly made a kick ass movie that worked on every aspect and created such fun characters.
My recommendation is kick back and enjoy the fun with the family!!