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Rampage

Three animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, making them grow at an alarming rate and making them aggressive.

 

United States
2018
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Gorilla
Wolf
Crocodile
Government: 
Army
Politician
Catastrophes: 
Biohazard
Collapse
Crash
Explosion
Fire
Giant: 
Colossus
Kaiju
Hulk
6
A huge pile of holy shit!
7.04
5.04
8
8
3
3
2
Effects
Dialog
Plot
The first half of this film documents just how amazing Dwayne Johnson is and how he can talk to gorillas effortlessly. Hollywood has been perfecting their 3-D primates for a while now, with King Kong and the Apes franchise, but it’s worth mentioning just how good the gorilla looks. The kind of composited effects Rampage has to offer is close to perfection, visually.
I felt nothing, here, for the whole first act. It’s all about The Rock, and if you don’t care about the man, then this will do nothing for you either. At some point, we’re introduced to men with big guns and biceps who don’t last long, shortly followed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s entrance. Morgan gives the best performance and has the best arc. He’s a great villain and an even better ally.
Johnson, on the other hand, pulls the stuff that Schwarzenegger did better and more gracefully. Now, the best thing about Rampage, and the reason you should watch it, is that it’s an American kaiju film. It can even compete with the recent Godzila movies. Basically, you get a gorilla, a wolf and a crocodile; all mutated, invading Chicago and wreaking havoc.
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