James / April 13th, 2018
Rampage (2018) Starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Review with James and Screenwave guests Ryan, Tony, and Justin. SPOILER SECTION
April 13, 2018 at 7:34 pm
Ready Player One and Tomb Raider were good; Pacific Rim Uprising was not. I thought Rampage was terrible, not as a video game adaptation, just as a “B-movie” in general. Then again, I’m not a kaijū fan, but my complaint is that the focus was too much on the humans point-of-view and not enough on the monsters and destruction. I feel like The Rock is becoming a caricature of himself; he’s always playing the same roles over and over again. I think he only really stands out in comedies (like Jumanji).
I think your “Anaconda” reference was apt; it’s serviceable but forgettable. Although “Congo” might be a more appropriate comparison.
April 15, 2018 at 12:23 am
Wow, that japanese poster looks so much better!
April 18, 2018 at 1:53 am
I actually kind of enjoyed this one. I especially like when Claire asks Kate what she’s doing, and she says “feeding the monster to the giant ape”. This movie isn’t Shakespeare, but wasn’t expecting that. The Rock always seems to play the same character, but I was expecting that. I think the movie’s decent, and it exceeded my expectations.
April 26, 2018 at 1:06 am
I’m definitely that person who goes around saying “They’re suppose to be humans changed into monsters!” =x
September 17, 2018 at 6:01 pm
The Pacific Rim movies and Rampage definitely are the same type of films: simple, mindless popcorn flicks. Basically, if you find yourself taking a monster movie seriously (even the supposedly serious ones… perhaps Gojira aside), I think you’ve radically missed the point, personally. Turn off your brain for a while and enjoy the ride.
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