Thanks to Roadshow Films, we got to see Rampage. This is our review of the movie, but as usual, no matter what we say, we still recommend you to go and see it at your local cinema because there is no better critic than yourself!

Based in the ’80s arcade game of the same name, Rampage follows Davis (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson), an ape expert who’s been taking care of albino gorilla George after rescuing him from poachers.

Everything changes for the unlikely pair when pieces of space debris crash in three US cities, unleashing an experimental toxin that alters genes. George, a wolf and an alligator in Florida all inhale the toxin and suddenly increase their metabolism, growing to an unreal size and gaining new powers due to the toxin’s mix of animal genes (including bat and porcupine).

Now it’s up to Davis to save his primate friend and stop the ruthless business moguls behind it all.

Movies based on video games have been something of a nightmare for Hollywood. They just never seem to work, especially after the failures of Michael Fassbender’s Assassin’s Creed (although that film at least had some great video game-styled scenes) and most recently Tomb Raider (we’ve already forgotten about all that one). So, how in the world can a movie about a random ’80s game about giant beasts whose only objectives to destroy buildings and tanks and to eat humans be made and succeed? Well, the answer is simple: get The Rock as the lead and let him do what he does best: kick some serious ass! By the way, did I mention The Rock’s best buddy and co-star was a giant albino gorilla?

Rampage is a fun ride, and delivers exactly what it promises without trying to reinvent the plot of the game too much. The backstory is just an excuse to unleash monster hell in the streets of Chicago, delivering in almost 30 explosive minutes everything that the forgettable Transformers films should have been.

Overall, Rampage will never win an award for best film, but rest assured it delivers a monstrous good time that you won’t forget Bring on Rampage 2!

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