Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
1 hr and 47 minutes
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Jeffery Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy - for additional cast names, click HERE
Blurb: Global icon Dwayne Johnson headlines the action adventure “Rampage,” directed by Brad Peyton. Johnson stars as primatologist Davis Okoye, a man who keeps people at a distance but shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, incredibly rare albino silverback gorilla who has been in his care since he rescued the young orphan from poachers. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with discredited geneticist Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris) to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.
Trailer Link: Official First Trailer / Official Second Trailer
Rampage had a very Jurassic Park feel, which I liked because I LOVE those movies as well. I loved how the writers used humor throughout to soften some of the intense moments. Being made to laugh reminded me to breathe so thanks! Lots of twists and turns. One thing that did surprise me, especially considering I'm a romance author and LOVE that element in everything I watch, is my gratitude over Davis and Kate NOT hooking up. Life and death situations don't always translate into insta-love, so I was okay when the end arrived and the two hadn't exchanged kisses. That's not what the movie was about.
All in all, I give RAMPAGE a heartfelt FIVE STARS because I went on this intense ride that wowed and thrilled me the entire time. It moved me. It made me feel. It left me happily exhausted! Hahaha
Nelson: It’s, um, uh, what’s the terminology? It’s weird you like hanging out with animals more than people.
Davis Okoye: They get me. Animals like you, they lick you. They don’t like you, they eat you. You always know where you stand.
Nelson: Or where you lie, all chewed up in their belly because they ate you. Yeah, that’s just some food for thought. And by the way, you’re the food.
Nelson: Alright, get out of here, you big lug. Say hi to the dogs for me.
Davis Okoye: I will.
[Davis pulls the car away and drives off; to himself]
Nelson: Girls love him. I should shave my head.
[suddenly a giant flying wolf crashes through the building]
Davis Okoye: Of course the wolf flies.
Davis Okoye: Yeah, it did. I was hoping I could knock him out too, though.
Dr. Kate Caldwell: You know there are other ways of dealing with people, right?
Davis Okoye: I do know that, yeah, but that’s no fun.
Until Next Time ...