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Rampage

  • Drama
  • 2018
  • Brad Peyton
  • 102 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Action adventure starring Dwayne Johnson and Naomie Harris. Primatologist Davis Okoye is faced with a shocking dilemma when his beloved albino gorilla George is exposed to a chemical that turns him into a destructive, raging colossus. As other animal predators are transformed into monsters, it's up to Davis and disgraced scientist Kate Caldwell to find a cure to save George before the world is devastated.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

An experimental DNA-altering serum falls to Earth from a destroyed space lab in this tepid adventure, causing a big-hearted and friendly albino gorilla called George to morph into a violent monster twice his normal size. As the military moves in to quell the bad-tempered beast when he breaks free from his enclosure, George's primatologist carer (Dwayne Johnson) and a discredited geneticist (Naomie Harris) face the obligatory race against time to find an antidote - not just for the ape, but for an equally savage juggernaut-sized predator infected by the space debris. The over-reliance on explosions, destruction and gunfire betrays the film's origins as a video game, but the impressive action sequences are also undermined by reams of clunky exposition and atrocious dialogue delivered by actors seemingly along for the ride and with no worries over the lack of quality control. At least Jeffrey Dean Morgan's shadowy government enforcer provides cartoonish fun, compared to the thick ham of Malin Akerman and Jake Lacy as evil sibling industrialists.

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Credits

Cast

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Davis OkoyeDwayne Johnson
Dr Kate CaldwellNaomie Harris
Agent RussellJeffrey Dean Morgan
Claire WydenMalin Akerman
Brett WydenJake Lacy
BurkeJoe Manganiello
NelsonP J Byrne
Dr AtkinsMarley Shelton
Agent ParkWill Yun Lee

Crew

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DirectorBrad Peyton

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Released on
2018-04-13
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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