Sometimes it feels like Hollywood is running out of ideas, every year we have loads of sequels, remakes, reboots, and adaptations of some of the weirdest possible things, but there are very few ideas as weird as doing a movie about the “Rampage” video game.
Yes, we had the “emoji movie”, a movie about the board game “Battleship” and there is even talks about a live action movie about “Monopoly”.
But “Rampage” is up there, if you ever played the game you know there isn’t much to go on, We have some giant monsters, and they are destroying buildings, and that is it.
That is why for me this is probably one of the most successful video game adaptations ever, with what they had, they did good.
It’s not a fantastic movie, but it does have a story, some heart, really good special effects and a whole lot of charisma with Dwayne Johnson.
Dwayne Johnson has something about him, I don’t know what it is but every single movie with him is tons better, he is an action hero, but somehow you always believe he is fighting for a reason, in this case, to save his best friend.
He brings heart to every film, and I don’t mean Kevin Hart.
One thing Hollywood can do know like no one now is digital monkey characters, the “Planet of the Apes” trilogy showed us that, but this giant monkey, George is excellent and his chemistry and comedian timing with “the Rock” is some of the best I have seen.
So the movie is pretty basic, we have some giant monsters, the army tries and stops them, they fail and it’s up to the Rock to save the world, there is some bad organization behind it all and they will have to be stopped.
But being predictable and straightforward doesn’t mean it’s not fun, its something you can turn of your brain and enjoy if you saw “Pacific Rim: uprising” you will find many things similar but still, this one for me gets a step up because they started from behind. (check our “Pacific Rim: Uprising review here)
So it’s a movie to see in the cinema, I watched it in the Imax and its worth every penny, but go with low expectations and just in the mood to have fun and enjoy.
Hope this doesn’t start a trend of bringing to the big screen stupid ideas, this one was ok, but most will suck.
But to be honest with a price tag of 150 million dollars and “Avengers: infinity war” I don’t know if it will have time to become such a huge hit, but Dwayne proved us wrong before, even this year with “Jumanji”. (check our “Jumanji” review here)
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