Rampage came out this weekend and it stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson…who is pretty much the films only saving grace.
Not because his acting is oh so great, but because…well, Dwayne Johnson is a nice category of eye candy for movie goers who are in to the tan, bald, hero types.
The movie can be seen as a mix of King Kong, Godzilla, and Honey, I Blew Up The Kid…weird combinations, I know, but if you’ve seen these films and watch this movie you’ll know what I’m talking about.
The film sets up the scenario of a multimillion dollar corporation that has somehow found a way to create a chemical that works to…enlarge things. While also providing the most deadliest characteristics. Due to some unfortunate events, that chemical finds its way into the animal enclosure of Johnson’s BFF, George. An albino gorilla.
While the film goes through the motions of your typical action thriller where an abnormally enlarged beast is threatening to destroy an entire city, I found myself less and less intrigued with the ever so familiar trope. Even “The Rock” couldn’t help with that.
However, if you are looking for a typical popcorn flick that will give you a couple of chuckles, and a few good scares, this is the film for you.
My rating: 6/10