Directed by: Brad Peyton
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, P.J. Byrne, Will Yun Lee, Joe Manganiello and Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Review: Rampage is loosely based off of the old Rampage video games and stars Dwayne Johnson as Davis Okoye, a primatologist who shares a unique bond with albino gorilla, George. This is Johnson's third collaboration with Brad Peyton following and I knew perfectly what I was getting myself into, which was ja fun, entertaining popcorn flick. I didn’t actually realise how bored I found myself to be in Rampage. Most of the fun stuff that you came to see doesn’t even happen until the last 15 minutes which disappointed me, because at least with “San Andreas”, action was occurring at a fine pace; however in Rampage it was all shoved towards the backend of this movie; but if course a movie is more than just its set pieces. First of all, Dwayne Johnson was fine in this movie and is charismatic as always. Naomie Harris was also fine but her character just felt like such a drag. Luckily, Jeffrey Dean Morgan was this movie’s bright spot. I loved every scene he was in and definitely added to the movie. This movie also had a couple other characters that got completely sidelined after the first 20 minutes. I know it was to move the narrative along but there was no mention of them whatsoever. There could’ve even been a scene where they watch Chicago unfolding on a TV and that would’ve been fine. This movie also has its “villains” and every time the movie cut back to them, it just left me rolling my eyes. They just weren’t needed. This movie’s script was also beyond cheesy and, at times, cringe-worthy. The only reason it’s not a massive issue for me is because Johnson and Morgan are capable of pulling off these ridiculous lines. Now, the actual Rampage, it was pretty damn entertaining for so long until it got old. I was never excited to see Rampage and it met my expectations of being a movie that just exists. I was constantly checking my watch in this movie, it felt longer than it was, the acting was fine but the script was just bad and the action was entertaining while it lasted.