Rampage Trailer

Videogame Adaption “Rampage” Gets First Trailer

Videogame adaptation Rampage marks the first of three Dwayne Johnson films set to hit theaters in 2018.  Based on the popular 1980s game that saw monsters terrorize cities as they climbed and destroyed buildings, the action adventure film re-teams Johnson with his San Andreas director Brad Peyton - and by way of the film’s first trailer, things don’t look all that impressive.

Johnson stars as Davis Okoye, a primatologist who shares a remarkably close bond with George, an intelligent silverback gorilla.  But when a rogue genetic experiment transforms Davis’ best friend into an oversized monster, a global crisis is created.  Searching frantically for an antidote, everyone soon realizes that George isn’t the only animal to be altered.

The trailer bears a startling resembles to 2015’s San Andreas (minus the animals of course).  Though it is tough to deny Johnson’s track record in regard to ‘save the world’ style disaster films, much is to be desired with this one.  One can only hope that the full film carries a little more creativity and doesn’t turn out to be an overly done CGI nightmare, an unfortunate pitfall that has gotten the best of many such films as of late.

Rampage also stars Naomie Harris, Maline Akerman, Joe Manganiello, Jake Lacy and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.  It is set for an April 20, 2018 release.

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About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.

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