Rampage is based on the classic 1980s video game featuring apes and monsters destroying cities, and reunited San Andreas‘ director and star, Brad Peyton and Dwayne Johnson. Now, I did enjoy San Andreas, as I love a great disaster movie, but this one looks more of a disaster.
Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson) shares an unshakable bond with George (Jason Liles – motion-capture, presumably, as he doesn’t look that talla on IMDB!), the extraordinarily intelligent gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster. As these newly created monsters tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) 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.
And now there’s a second trailer, and it’s more crash/bash/smash and I really can’t see the point. I know The Rock is hot news these days, but can’t he make a decent film instead?
Also stars: Joe Manganiello, Malin Akerman, Marley Shelton, Naomie Harris, Jack Quaid, Jake Lacy, Breanne Hill
Rampage is unleashed on the UK on April 11th, so, shortly after Easter, and two days earlier than originally planned. As you might expect, I’m hardly rushing to book tickets…
Check out the trailer below:
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