If you’re a child of the 80’s and hung around in the arcades back in the day then you’re either going to extatic or well….your not because the classic 80’s arcade game, Rampage which had gamers playing a monster smashing up buildings and eating citizens for points is now a movie!
Yep, Rampage that coin eating, building climbing, button smashing game is now a movie and it has Dwayne Johnson as the main man who looks like he’s going to save the day….again!
Interestingly is also has Negan, I mean Jeffery Dean Morgan from the Walking Dead as what looks like a nefarious and arrogant Government stooge as well!
The trailer has all the hallmarks of a classic popcorn flick, lets run through the checklist!
- Crazy, nay…insane plot? Check!
- Huge amounts of CGI destruction? Check!
- A hero who adds comic relief alongside being able to save the day? Check!
Now about the plot, here’s what we’ve surmised from the trailer.
Hero has a Gorilla called George, something nasty falls out of the sky and sprays the George, George starts getting big, government takes George, George escapes, George goes on rampage, army fights George, army loses, Hero saves the day!
This has all the hallmarks of your typical sci-fi action movie and if you loved the arcade game or just want a couple of hours of fun escapism, just like San Andreas (and there is definitely a reference in the trailer to it) then this movie looks like its for you or you could be thinking WTF which is also a perfectly valid reaction as well i.e. You’re either going to love it or hate it!
Movies based on videogames have never particularly fared well except with die hard fans but this will be interesting as movies like Streetfighter with Jean Claude Van Damme and Mortal Kombat came out riding on the wave of hysteria for the games whereas this is based on a 30 year old game that many of us have fuzzy memories of, it will be interesting to see how it does at the box office.
Rampage the movie is out on the 20th April and will be available to watch in 3D as well as IMAX.
Check out the trailer below and let us know if you’ll be going ape for it!