Rampage Review IMDB. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in a crossover event so big it makes “Infinity War” look like a middle school talent show. King Kong meets Godzilla meets the wolf from Thor 3 meets “The Walking Dead”‘s Negan, in a suit (I’m not joking). I wasn’t expecting much from this movie to begin with. However, I try to go into movies with an open mind. I love being surprised. Low and behold the first 15 minutes were surprisingly great. The music hooked me in, there was some fun humour and I could actually feel a real connection between The Rock and our hyper realistic Donkey Kong, George. Click Rampage full movie watch movie free on losmovies now.
Buuttttt then the rest of the movie kicked in and my Cringe-O-Meter was flying high. Almost beat the record for “The Fate of the Furious”. The movie was flooded with too many literal “oh …” moments and so many cliché one liners. It’s a movie that shows that it doesn’t take itself too seriously at all, but simultaneously tries to feel like a King Kong reboot. If you really want to see this, go see it on cheap Tuesday (if that’s a thing outside of Canada). I pray for a day when the majority of films in Hollywood aren’t so lazily written. I hope whoever is reading this enjoys this movie more than I did!
Rampage is an unsurprisingly silly movie, but what should’ve made the movie worth seeing was it being a fun adventure with giant animals smashing stuff. Sadly watching these monsters cause destruction has a certain hollowness to it that needed to be filled with fun. The first half flatlined, it wasn’t good, nor bad. It lacked a certain buzz to it in the most important scenes. Some of those scenes being those involved with the corporate villain, Malin Ackerman. It pains me to say that she is a cheesy charisma vacuum. Whether it was her, the lines she was given, or both, she did not work on any level that she needed to. The rest of the cast is pretty uneven. The Rock is uncharacteristically boring. Naomi Harris is there to say lines that have been said in movies a hundred times before, with a backstory that is very poorly done.
Joe Manganiello was a cool stone cold killer who shared a good action scene with the giant wolf. And Jeffery Dean Morgan who I really, really enjoyed watching on screen. Being a very charismatic presence he was the only thing that was consistently fun to watch throughout the whole story. Near the end of the second act the movie collapses into death and “rampage” that abandons logic and ultimately becomes… so dumb, but not the good kind of dumb like in the Fast and The Furious Franchise. The kind of dumb that comes with cringey one liners and forced conveniences that contributes to the movies downfall. Overall, Rampage is inconsistent in many ways, the exception being Jeffery Dean Morgan, but in the end fails due to a lack of the vital ingredient to a movie like this, that being the ingredient of fun. So I give it a 5.0