Gilberto Says Go See RAMPAGE for the Destruction and Carnage.

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FILM REVIEW: RAMPAGE

BY GILBERTO CAMPA

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is arguably one of the, if not BIGGEST, action star in Hollywood today. It seems that every film that he is a part of is fine tuned for general audiences and classic movie goers, especially when you look at his last movie. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle which grossed 950 million dollars worldwide showed that movies don’t need to be so serious all the time as long as it a fun ride, The Rock follows that trend and level of fun with his newest movie, Rampage based off the Midway Games title of the same name. As per most video game movies with unimaginable destruction, its core captures the craziness and the level of destruction that you can expect when you have three giant mutated animals and a city with many buildings like Chicago. If you played the classic arcade game a lot of sequences and shots in the movie are directly taken from it which was nice to see.
This is not the first disaster movie that The Rock has been a part of as he usually takes this similar type of role (not that it is a bad thing).He always give 110% in everything that he does so going in with that, I was excited to see how Rampage would turn out. This is not an independent movie with deep character moments, nor should it be. But at its heart Rampage is about the special relationship that Davis Okoye (The Rock) has with George, the Albino Silverback Gorilla who he is friends with. The movie takes the usual twist and turns that most disaster movies take, but the third act is where everything picks up. What else do you need besides three giant animals and the Sears Tower?
Besides The Rock, who takes a lot of the screen time, the rest of the cast that includes Naomie Harris (Skyfall), Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Walking Dead) all bring something different to the movie that balances everything out.  The biggest thing that this movie accomplishes is the amount of crazy and destructive action and CGI that it presented. CGI in any movie can be difficult to create and do correctly, but Rampage does an overall good job with it despite a few times when it is really noticeable. You know what you are going to get in a movie like this and at the end of the day, I was satisfied with Rampage. This movie is perfectly made for general audiences and The Rock understands that almost instinctively. With that said, I don’t see anything slowing down Dwayne Johnson. Go out and have some fun seeing Rampage.

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