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13th April
2018
written by Adam

Primatologist and former military badass Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson) finds himself torn between his friendship with George, a highly intelligent albino gorilla, and the powers that be as George is exposed to a chemical agent that seems to be altering his DNA. As it turns out, George is actually one of several fearsome creatures to be altered by a mysterious gene editing company run by the brother sister duo, the Wydens (Jake Lacy and Malin Akerman). Before long George is of Kong size and hungry to smash things, it’ll take all of Davis’s training and might (physical and mental) to protect his friend, and what of this mysterious government man Harvey Russell (Jeffrey Dean Morgan)? Directed by Brad Peyton and written by a whole host of folks, because the world needed another mediocre video game from the 80’s turned into a movie. But seriously, no, Rampage seems to suffer from a tonal dis-morphia; snapping between semi decent action sequences and hideously bad Snidely Whiplash villains juxtaposed a ridiculous premise altogether– you can’t take this film seriously. But, you kind of knew that didn’t you, and yet, you’re here, wondering if it’s a waste of your time or not. Short answer, it’s exactly what you already know it’s going to be, a corn syrup sweetened pastry loaded with preservatives and empty calories, it’s junk food, but sometimes we eat it anyway…you know the drill, just get ready to burn off the extra calories later. Rampage is miraculously only rated PG-13, crash boom bang!

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