When I hear there’s a new movie coming out starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, I almost don’t need to hear more. That, on its own, is enough to tell me I’m going to have a good time. But sometimes the details are icing on the cake. Case in point, this first trailer for Rampage.
If you’ve been following along, you’ll recall that Rampage is one of the video games on the list of “least likely to be made into a movie.” The story of the game was just that some giant monsters loosely based on the classics were going on a, you guessed it, rampage across the country, destroying everything in their path. Hardly enough for a movie – or is it?
The movie expands on the idea a bit. The Rock plays a primatologist named Davis Okoye, who has raised a gorilla named George since he was a baby. A genetic experiement causes George to begin growing to enormous size. Along with George, a wolf and alligator have received the same treatment. As usual, The Rock is the only one that can save us from George and, more importantly, George from us. He teams up with a “discredited genetic engineer” to obtain and deliver an antidote to these animals before anyone else gets hurt.
It’s a silly, fun idea for a movie that will probably be worth the price of popcorn and fits the Rock’s style perfectly. If we’re going to count it as a video game movie, it might be the most entertaining video game movie yet. I’ll admit I was expecting something a bit more cartoonish and comedic, but all the same, I’m stoked.
Rampage hits on April 21, 2018.