Pssst, want to check out Rampage in our new look?
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i didn't even dislike it, but it's just not a good movie
I plunked my fair share of quarters for Rampage back in the day, and though video game movies are rarely ever great, it's really my love of giant monster movies and the hope that the Rock would also grow to giant size that made me want to see the movie. All I really required of it was that it be fun and have crazy action moments, and it was, and did. The way they integrated the video game's premise was pretty clever (i.e. didn't seem too forced), the giant hero ape was emotionally affecting, the giant monster action exciting, and the tone had a light touch that makes you want to go along for the ride, no matter how ludicrous. It's not gonna win any script-writing awards, but above average in its category. The door is open for Rampage II, but they've also set up a way to get this team into other "high concept popcorn movies based on properties that may or may not be viable" if they want to. And that's really what I want them to do. If you told me Battleship (to name a past example) was in this universe and starred these guys (in the same way they might be building the Godzilla/Kong universe with MONARCH), I'd be totally into it. I'm going to be spending some of my daydreaming time thinking about what those properties might be.
"That's a big arm...don't fight it"
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!