The trailer for Rampage (2018) did NOT impress me

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Rampage (2018) Trailer #1

Oh boy. Here we go again. Another video game being adapted to film and it already doesn’t look good. Yup, I said video game. If you didn’t know that Rampage (2018) is adapted (very loosely) from a video game series of the same name, it’s okay, I had no idea either. *I* thought it was just an attempt to make an American kaiju movie (which I still think it is) but it’s also based off a game series that started in 1986.

The plot is as follows: The Rock plays Davis Okoye, a primatologist who gets along better with animals than other people. One of his best friends is an albino silverback gorilla named George who is very intelligent. But one day, George gets exposed to some weird kind of experiment and begins growing…and growing….and then he becomes this savage beast on top of it all.

And if that wasn’t enough, it seems there are more giant animals lurking around including the freakiest giant wolf I’ve ever seen (if those quick glances are anything to go by) and an impossibly large crocodile (that also looks pretty freaky).

If I had to take a guess, I’d say the filmmakers are hoping to launch yet another franchise, but if past attempts are anything to go by, this film is likely dead on arrival. It certainly doesn’t appeal to me, but then again I could be wrong.

What do you think of the trailer for Rampage? Yea or nay? Let me know in the comments below!

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5 thoughts on “The trailer for Rampage (2018) did NOT impress me

  1. ZJones

    They manage to get Rampage exactly wrong. The games are about three (later more) mutated humans who are making their way to the HQ of the company that did this to them, laying waste to everything in their path along the way, not about big animals breaking stuff just because they’re animals. The monsters are supposed to be the heroes of the story, not the villains.

    On top of that, the games had a deliberate 1950s B-Movie vibe, and the slick over-produced CGI of the film doesn’t even keep that look.

    Basically, they took a game that offered a humorous perspective-flip on the giant monster movie genre and turned it into a generic giant monster movie.

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  2. Brandon Gregory

    If they had gone for the intentionally campy feel of the source material, I feel like this could have been at least entertaining. Instead, this looks extremely generic and by-the-book, and I don’t anticipate anything good here.

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