This is exactly what you think it is... And that's great! (by AnonymousMouseMan)
It's a Rampage movie, I'm not sure what else people are expecting walking into this movie. It's fun, filled with action and very little on working on guy/girl romance which I always thought deviated from the plot anyhow. It's full of action, adventure and very slight amount of problem solving and that's all you need from a movie like this.
Top Fuel Fun! (by TheTruthDoor)
Inspired by the classic Arcade and later various other systems game of the same name, the movie boasts a predictably simple premise and let's just say the characters are not too complex.. yeah. But this is OK! Nobody will see this movie for compelling characters and dramatic scenes. The cast is mostly just passable, with the exception of Johnson who always rocks! and Jeffrey Dean Morgan who turns in one hell of an entertaining government agent, and of course George the gorilla is also one cool dude. It is like a live action Saturday morning cartoon! It's fun, high octane action with <more>
some pretty sweet scenes and solid effects. If you want to see a popcorn flick then look no further, if you remember the games nostalgia might be included!
Best video game movie to date. (by donkeykong-66104)
Not going to win any oscars but what do you expect from this type of movie? It was all fun and I enjoyed it for what it was. I guess some people who didn't grow up in the gaming world and know or loved the rampage games might not "get it" but it was great fun.
Fun, humor and epicness! (by axlem2000)
My first review on this so I'll try keep it awesome without causing any spoilers or anything along those lines. This is all in my opinion Firstly, this movie was epic! Brad Peyton delivers. The movie was filled with action, with insane sequences of destruction. George is hilarious, I couldn't stop laughing! The camera work was executed well, the directing was great, the dialogue I felt could've been tweaked. Overall, if you like action and destruction films then you'll love this movie as it's filled with action, suspense, humor and Dwayne Johnson!
Action packed, big, loud, and a lot of fun. (by cruise01)
Rampage 4.5 out of 5 stars .Video game adaptations into films have been ongoing with a curse from missing a specific target audience. Resident Evil's are not great films but have been entertaining with its action. The new Tomb Raider reboot was surprisingly good but could have been more. And there are other lacklusters like Prince of Persia, Doom, Silent Hill, ect. A movie about three giant monsters of a crocodile, gorilla, and a grey wolf causing a mass destruction in a city. Yes, that is what the arcade games are about and that is exactly what you can expect in this Rampage film. At <more>
least, it is one hell of a wild ride of fun. So don't expect any award winning script with great dialogue, a long developing story, or logic with characters choices in the movie. If you leave all the critical thinking out before watching the film, you will find the film to be what it is. And it does its job, which is entertaining and being a lot of fun. The plot follows after a science experiment gone wrong in space leaving three canisters to fall on Earth. A primatologist Davis Dwayne Johnson notices one of his gorilla friend George is infected with and a lot bigger. After his agitation and escape from the Zoo. The government agent Harvey Jeffrey Dean Morgan captures George and tries to take him into a more secured location. Meanwhile, a corporation that was in charge of the space station experiment of genetic editing led by Claire Malin Akerman and her brother Brett Jake Lacy tries to send a signal to bring in the giant gorilla and the other two infected beasts of a giant grey wolf and a mutated crocodile. The film is a lot of fun. It has a lot of action and big set pieces. It is loud, big, and dumb. But it is definitely a film of escapism of watching three giant beasts destroying a city. While the military are giving everything they got to stop them. And Davis and Dr. Kate Naomie Harris are trying to find a solution to get George back and to have the giant gorilla stop the other two beasts. The visual effects are awesome. There may be some cheesy cgi with the military jets or watching Dwayne Johnson running through falling buildings and avoiding a lot of heavy debris while the monsters are battling it out. Dwayne Johnson is becoming one of the actors you enjoy watching on screen. If you either like his big tough attitude responses or enjoy him facing the impossible with the action sequences. Naomie Harris was okay playing a sidekick character with Davis. Malin Akerman and Jake Lacy play cheesy villains of a cliché corporation on wanting to create deadly experiments for there own personal gain. Jeffrey Dean Morgan was a lot of fun playing a cowboy attitude government agent. Almost feels like he was playing the same character as Negan from The Walking Dead series . Director Brad Peyton created a wild ride with San Andreas film. He does the same with Rampage. It is big and loud and action packed. From an exciting sequence with mercenaries fighting with a giant wolf in the forest to George's escape on the plane. And the final half hour climax of three monsters causing mass destruction. Also, there is some fun humor. And George and Davis friendship does try to build an emotional connection with the gorilla that tries to have you rooting for the beast. Overall, Rampage is a really good film. It is action packed throughout. The visual effects are awesome. The characters are fun and cheesy. The plot and concept is everything you can expect for a blockbuster fun of monsters causing destructions. I recommend seeing this film on the big screen in theatres. If you are looking for a blockbuster escapism of big action and mass destruction. And seeing Dwayne Johnson battle through this destruction. This would be the film to check out. It is a lot of fun.
If you loved the monster movie of old, this movie is for you. Great special effect, funny moments, and good old monster fighting/smashing!
Appreciate this film for what it is: fun, mindless, action-filled entertainment. (by TheTopDawgCritic)
Appreciate this film for what it is: fun, mindless, action-filled entertainment. No need to dissect, analyse or compare this. My only few complaints are that the writing was too loose and should have been edited down by 15-20 mins to keep the pace more elevated throughout. Also, not a fan of the Energyne CEO sister and brother characters - they were way too cheesy and annoying and cheapened the film. All other actors were cast and performed great, and Dwayne entertained as always. The SFX/VFX were also great. A fun and well deserved 8/10 from me
Excellent, but do NOT watch the trailer! (by Stig-12345)
A lot better than expected. And on IMAX 3D this was a winner.Recommended!I hate trailers, and tried to watch the trailer after I watched the movie.. well, it shows EVERYTHING! If you want to see the movie without knowing what's going to happen, do NOT see the trailer.I'm not sure why the trailers are so long and so revealing. They ruin everything for me. And in cinemas I have to watch a whole bunch of them!
Very Fun Film (by mitchellbieds)
I can understand why this film is getting low ratings, because it can be very cliched and cheesy especially with the dialogue , but that doesn't take away how fun it was!! It's no doubt that it's the action and special effects that really drive this film and there are some pretty intense action sequences, not just the RAMPAGE in the last 20 minutes, which was probably the most fun I've had in a movie for a while. The chemistry between Dwayne and George is very good, although I feel it could've had a more emotional element to it. In regards to the humor, some of it landed <more>
and some didn't. Overall, If you go into this film and turn your brain off and just enjoy what it is, I think you'll have a lot of fun with it. The film understands that it is ridiculous and a bit far fetched but again, it's really fun especially the last 20mins .Go and experience this, you won't regret it.