Thursday, July 26, 2018
JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Rampage (2018)
April 13, 2018
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date:
July 17, 2018
1 hr 47 mins
Ryan Engle, Carlton Cuse & Ryan J. Condal, Adam Sztykiel
Wrigley Pictures, Seven Bucks Productions
Warner Bros. Pictures
New Line Cinema
Dwayne Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Naomie Harries, Malin Ackerman, Jake Lacey
In 1993, a breakthrough new technology, known as CRISPR, gave scientists a path to treat incurable diseases through genetic editing.
In 2016, due to its potential for misuse, the U.S. Intelligence Community designated genetic editing a“Weapon of Mass Destruction and Proliferation.”
Global icon Dwayne Johnson headlines the action adventure “Rampage,” directed by Brad Peyton.
Johnson stars as primatologist Davis Okoye, a man who keeps people at a distance but shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, incredibly rare albino silverback gorilla who has been in his care since he rescued the young orphan from poachers. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size.
To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with discredited geneticist Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris) to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.
This is a hilarious action and adventure-filled drama. Crazy mix of these elements is what Rampage is. This is yet another crazy film adaptation of a video game. And... It turned out pretty good and fun to watch. Granted the CGI wasn't great. The script was... Eh. Scenes were clunky. The drama was touching, especially if you're an animal lover. Yah, animal lovers would relate to George the albino gorilla and Davis (Dwayne Johnson). But, what would one expect.
The film is meant to be fun and entertaining. Otherwise, it was also a touching story of the friendship between man and beast. Oh, I can't forget the humor/comedy injected throughout the movie which added to the entertainment of the movie. Now, if it was a documentary about gorillas and poaching, then yeah, I would have expected more. But it's not. Don't expect more than an amusing and enjoyable move the whole family can enjoy.