Action movie bubblegum. Fast paced and full of nifty cgi.
Borrows from movies like Alien and Resident Evil, but its much much much lighter.
Totally recommend it.
(Plus it made me feel nostalgic about the old arcade Rampage game.)
I really enjoyed this film. It had everything that you may be looking for when you are watching sci-fi or action films. It also had an all star cast. This movie was like King Kong vs Godzilla except it was a monkey and a human vs a wolf and a crocodile.
This was a good combination of a layered story about genetic manipulation, action and humour that seemed right for this film to work. I was feeling more impressed with it than I had thought it would be.
There was a couple of improbable, and very unlikely aspects of the film that made it that much less of a really good film.
There were no bonus or special features on this DVD.
It was just good enough that we did not turn off and we decided it was the action that kept our interest . One of the very best parts in the movie was the humor provided towards the end.
The big gorillas made a couple of hand gestures aimed at his lifetime keeper which were done in jest and showed how close they were and they understood each other.
This is a predictable mash-up of King Kong and Godzilla and a heck of a lot of other movies too. That said, Dwayne Johnson is always fun to watch—and this time with an excellent costar Naomie Harris.
Weak script, plot, and nothing is very logical. Certain ideas don't line up and neither do certain characters. Totally overacted villains and mostly every scene was just one predictable cringe-fest. It's a bit pathetic and a bit thrilling at the same time. There's plenty of humour to divert the critics and plenty of big booming action.
It isn't something I'd watch again, but it isn't entirely horrible either. No big dilemmas or shocking plot twists, just a plain old simple Dwayne movie. It's one Rampage of effects, quips, and gore (see what I did there?)
Cartoonish live action cheesy romp with poorly executed computer generated images (CGI) and over the top villains. It was so bad, it was good, mainly because, well, "The Rock" is in it, with a little bit of Joe Manganiello, and a lot of wickedly droll Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
It's like Sharknado; it's a movie that's trying to be a bad, corny, cheesy movie. And like Sharknado, it's unwatchable. The actors are really hamming it up, except the Rock who is basically the same guy in every film. The military is especially stupid and ignorant in this film. For once, I'd like to see them actually show some military intelligence. They keep shooting the monsters with the same guns and expect a different result. That is the definition of insanity.
Excellent and fun movie that you can't get bored re-watching. It was so good that I just purchased this movie on the cineplex site and won't be borrowing it from here again. The Rock did an outstanding performance and the movie was a real fun ride. 5/5 stars.
Suspend disbelief and go along for the ride. It's a bit of a ridiculous romp, the Rock is as entertaining as always. He's used his witty charm better in other roles, yet wields it well enough to carry this movie. I rated it 3 stars only because it is entertaining as a disaster-style movie. If you are looking for a more intellectual script or better human drama, by all means, get a different movie! But if you like movies like San Andreas, then you will likely enjoy this one as well. A final note about something I just had to let go of in order to enjoy the film: There are critical errors in the movie's own mythology [SPOILER ALERT] for example, why does George (the ape) not develop similar abnormal biological "enhancements" as the other two 'monsters' (or get as large as them)? The answer is because it helps the audience stay connected to George by not making him into more of a grotesque biological deformation - but it completely violates the mythology the film-makers created.
Larger than life big monster movie that has no moral or ethical dilemmas. Monsters big. Monsters kill. Dwayne Johnson the tiny human finds way to get in the fight. This is like a homage to old school overgrown 1960s monsters Godzilla and Mothra.
Just big fun violent monsters.
I love the way the monkey kills thousands of people - but at the end it's like - 'don't worry about it , no problem buddy'
While trying to find the cure for cancer by “gene editing”, scientists have (not-so) accidently created a serum that turns normal animals into angry, enormous monsters. To avoid the prying eyes of the government and others who might notice titanic hamsters devouring downtown, these scientists have been carrying out their experiments in space. But when things go awry, several canisters of monster juice are sent hurtling to Earth. Two land in the wilderness and another crashes into San Diego zoo, where Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson) works with gorillas. His favourite, an albino called George, is affected by the serum and grows colossal and violent. To pick apart the plot would be a waste of time since this movie is about three huge animals (a wolf, a crocodile, and a gorilla) wrecking buildings and murdering innocents. When it comes to the building-punching portion of the show, there could have been more of it. Overall, Rampage is big dumb fun, but not as big, dumb and fun as it could have been. Rating – 2/5.
- @Average_Bookworm of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library
This was a super fun and silly action movie based off a video game. The story was just plain silly but also super fun and full of heart. I found the animation to be pretty good as well. Definitely easy watching.
If you like comic book storytelling with the same level acting, and the production detail of Saturday morning TV then you'll get your hoorahs out of this movie.
A bit behind the times when the movie says that CRISPR/CAS-9 gene editing was categorized a mass destruction tool in 2016 - wrong, not even in the ballpark. Research on the science script part of he movie is hokey such as an astronaut in zero gravity having hair stay firmly in neat place or that scaling up animals without regard to mass, surface area and bones, etc. would still work - not happening (middle school science wrong).
Usual evil corporations; inadequate muted military response; lone scientist w/quickie solution to be used in about 90 min. Johnson in his narcissistic tight t's (at least it's worth millions in acting fees). So what's to question? Well, non-acting for one; juvenile dialogue for another.
A silly action story taking advantage of the fame or box office appeal of Dwayne Johnson to sell some tickets. The action is loud, ceaseless, and boring. Special effects are pretty good. I would not recommend.
Just finished watching Rampage this last weekend. And, all-and-all, it's not all that bad (for a video game-based movie, at least).
Of course, they did take a few liberties with the license. I don't know everything about the Rampage lore; but the most telling difference is this: the video game was about three HUMANS who were turned into these Kaiju monsters, whereas in this movie, three ANIMALS are genetically altered and grown to Godzilla-y size.
But, whether they follow the lore of the game faithfully or not, I still think this is an okay movie.
Fun, dumb movie.
I can only hope that when I am called on to save the world there will be a fully prepped yet unmanned chopper every 40 feet like in this movie.
This movie was better than I thought it would be. If the Rock wasn't in it I would not have even watched it. His charm, sense of humor and silliness carried the movie. I enjoyed it.
An entertaining teen sci-fi comedy that teamed up Kong with the hottest kid-doll Dwayne Johnson in an experiment of CRISPR/Cas9 gone wrong. The initial set up in space was very well done and the rest, CGI, destruction of Chicago, the evil siblings and the humor at the expense of grown-ups, were good for a watch but not enough to peruse the second DVD's "Special Features."
Girls love him. I should shave my head.