Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman, Joe Manganiello, Jake Lacy, Marley Shelton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jason Liles, Breanne Hill
OUR RATING: ★★½
Action adventure directed by Brad Peyton, loosely based on the video game series featuring apes and monsters destroying cities. The story follows Primatologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George (Jason Liles), the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster.
To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered alpha predators. As these newly created monsters tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer, Dr. Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris), to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 30)
Nelson: It’s, um, uh, what’s the terminology? It’s weird you like hanging out with animals more than people.
Davis Okoye: They get me. Animals like you, they lick you. They don’t like you, they eat you. You always know where you stand.
Nelson: Or where you lie, all chewed up in their belly because they ate you. Yeah, that’s just some food for thought. And by the way, you’re the food.
Nelson: Alright, get out of here, you big lug. Say hi to the dogs for me.
Davis Okoye: I will.
[Davis pulls the car away and drives off; to himself]
Nelson: Girls love him. I should shave my head.
Davis Okoye: I rescued George when he was two years-old. He’s not just a friend, he’s family.
Davis Okoye: Don’t move a muscle.
Brett Wyden: Are you crazy?
Davis Okoye: No!
Nelson: Don’t move!
[thinking George is going to attack them, George begins to chuckle]
Davis Okoye: Oh. Okay, very funny. You and I laughing at your joke. New guy, he no laugh. He cry.
Davis Okoye: You can get up now.
Nelson: And check your diaper, come on. Let’s go.
Davis Okoye: I got your message about George, is he okay?
Nelson: I don’t know.
Davis Okoye: George? It’s okay.
Nelson: Is it me or is he considerably bigger?
Davis Okoye: No, he’s definitely bigger.
Davis Okoye: We need to find someone who knows exactly what the hell this thing is.
Nelson: I found her! No, that’s a lie. Technically she found us.
Davis Okoye: I rescued George when he was two years-old. George would have never survived on this island.
Dr. Kate Caldwell: He definitely trusts you.
Davis Okoye: Last night, George was seven feet and weighed five hundred pounds. This morning, he’s nine feet and pushing a thousand. What’s happening to my friend?
Dr. Kate Caldwell: Are you familiar with genetic editing? Changes will be incredibly unpredictable. It increases strength, speed, vigility.
Davis Okoye: Is he the only one?
Claire Wyden: We’ve created the next chapter in natural selection. Project Rampage works.
Davis Okoye: George, you okay, buddy? You’re scared, it’s okay.
Davis Okoye: Where’s George? I need to see him.
Harvey Russell: He is dangerous.
Harvey Russell: We’ve got another one of your little science experiments running around.
Davis Okoye: What do you mean another one?
[to Davis and Kate]
Harvey Russell: Oh, you didn’t know about the thirty foot wolf?
Harvey Russell: Hell of a day, huh? Science experiments falling from the sky.
Davis Okoye: Having George on that plane, it’s a big mistake.
Harvey Russell: I think we’ll be alright.
Dr. Kate Caldwell: We’re going to die!
Davis Okoye: Probably!
Davis Okoye: You have to evacuate Chicago.
Davis Okoye: George didn’t ask for this. They’re going to put him down. That’s not happening.
Dr. Kate Caldwell: There’s something in the river.
Davis Okoye: I was just thinking the only that’s missing right now is a giant crocodile.
[suddenly a giant flying wolf crashes through the building]
Davis Okoye: Of course the wolf flies.
Captain Evans: This time we draw everything we can at these things and get people the hell out of that city!
[as he’s trying to strangle a soldier]
Davis Okoye: That’s a big arm, don’t fight it.
Davis Okoye: George, you okay? Ready to do this, buddy?
[George roars as he goes to attack the giant crocodile]
Davis Okoye: Well, even assholes deserve a second chance.
Harvey Russell: Like my grandpappy always said, us assholes got to stick together.
Davis Okoye: Yeah, it did. I was hoping I could knock him out too, though.
Dr. Kate Caldwell: You know there are other ways of dealing with people, right?
Davis Okoye: I do know that, yeah, but that’s no fun.
[referring to the helicopter]
Dr. Kate Caldwell: I assume you know how to fly this thing.
Davis Okoye: Absolutely. It’s coming back to me. It’s all coming back, right now.
Claire Wyden: Get away from me! Get your hands off me! What the hell are you doing?
[Kate puts the cure for George’s feral nature in Claire’s bag]
Dr. Kate Caldwell: Feeding the monster to the gorilla!
[George grabs Claire and drops her into his mouth]
Claire Wyden: Oh, shit!
[to George after all the commotion is over]
Davis Okoye: Good to have you back, buddy.
[George signs at David]
Davis Okoye: Oh, I look like shit. Okay. Well, you look like big shit.
Harvey Russell: Thank you for saving the world.
Davis Okoye: Yeah, thanks for calling off the airstrike.
Harvey Russell: Like a wise cowboy once said, us assholes got to stick together.
Davis Okoye: Well, how about we all help these people out, and then find George here a new home?
Dr. Kate Caldwell: Where are we going to put him?
Davis Okoye: Well, I can tell you right now, we’re not going to put him on a plane.
Total Quotes: 30
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Yousef (Kuwait) says
Rampage is a monster movie which is inspired by a game with the same name, directed by Brad Peyton starring The Rock Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
Dwayne Johnson a primatologist as Davis Okoye have or shares a relationship/ friendship with an intelligent gorilla “George”. But with an experiment by a some rich company, George and two other animals change and get bigger due to the genetic experiment. They basically go on destroying everything in their path.
The movie start is a very promising one, we see very quickly a scientist in space trying to escape with the scientific experiment while the space shuttle is going to explode with a monster inside. She doesn’t make it but the experiment does. Then we are introduced to Dwayne Johnson as Okoye with his trainees and his friend George.
Going on with the film, Okoye teams up with Dr. Kate Caldwell she used to work with the company with the experiment. Not sure what is her real purpose but all I know that she said she can help or cure these animals who turned into monsters.
Of course when all of that happened Okoye tried to help George and the rest of people and the government were afraid of him and wanted him dead. Then we see Okoye and Harvey Russell played by Jeffrey Dead Morgan, close to having a fight. Harvey had both Okoye and Dr. Kate Caldwell on handcuffs with George locked in a small cage. Throughout the film you feel like Harvey is a very likeable character but he’s being there felt very off especially how he says that he hate the military and he doesn’t want them making the rules every time.
Claire and Brett Wyden are siblings and the heads of their company which made the scientific research. But for some very stupid reason they want these animals *who had their genetic experiment inside of them* dead so they can have their DNA so they’ll sell it… yes, these are the bad guys aka villains, and by which way they are going to get the DNA? By literally turning on a signal on the rooftop of their company which triggers the animals, so when they get to the city “Chicago” destroying everything in their way the military kills them then they take the DNA… that’s their plan.
You see these things are expected to happen actually because these are movies based by video games, that’s why I and probably everyone hates them, they lack very much of sense. It’s not really hard, it’s ok, make a movie based off a video game, but try to change it in some way or put some effort into making these films. I felt as if they didn’t care about anything else except the action scenes which also were ok not great. Everything else was flawed.
Okoye is the smartest, most powerful person on the face of the earth, nothing can stop him well it kind of obvious IT IS THE ROCK. Not the police not the U.S military can stop those monsters but Dwayne Johnson can…
So both George and the other two animals/monsters where forcing their way into the city to destroy the machine where the signal came from. Dr. Kate Caldwell and Okoye were going into the city while it were evacuated. They were after a cure which they thought it will make the animals get back to their usual form but it’s not like that the cure only make them lose their aggression.
I hated most parts of the movie, but not overall. There were some good action monster scenes well, this is why they made the film in the first place, horribly written and surprisingly not badly acted. It’s just when a movie is written in that way, you hear these stupid dialogues from the actors, so that’s the problem, but the actors themselves their performances were fine.
I won’t say go or don’t go to see the movie, because you’ll probably have seen it by now or going to. But it was not even worth watching.
I bet Dwayne Johnson The Rock can beat the whole Avengers team or even Superman…
Don’t really have more things to say. I really forget the film from the very moment I got out of the theatre.
Can’t wait to see The Rock demolish the Avengers…
Rhonda Debique (Clarksville, TN) says
Loved Rampage, it was funny, action packed heart felt and moving. Dwayne Johnson and the rest of the cast didn’t excellent job. George was fantastic.