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Rampage (2018)

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When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago.

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Brad Peyton

Writers:

Ryan Engle (screenplay by), Carlton Cuse (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dwayne Johnson ... Davis Okoye
Naomie Harris ... Dr. Kate Caldwell
Malin Akerman ... Claire Wyden
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Harvey Russell
Jake Lacy ... Brett Wyden
Joe Manganiello ... Burke
Marley Shelton ... Dr. Kerry Atkins
P.J. Byrne ... Nelson
Demetrius Grosse ... Colonel Blake
Jack Quaid ... Connor
Breanne Parhiala ... Amy (as Breanne Hill)
Matt Gerald ... Zammit
Will Yun Lee ... Agent Park
Urijah Faber ... Garrick
Bruce Blackshear ... Taylor
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Storyline

Athena-1, a space station owned by gene manipulation company Energyne, is destroyed after a laboratory rat mutates and wreaks havoc. Dr. Kerry Atkins, the lone surviving crew member, is ordered by CEO Claire Wyden to retrieve research canisters containing a pathogen. Atkins is able to flee in the escape pod when the station implodes, but due to damage from the rat it disintegrates upon re-entry, killing her. The falling pieces leave a trail of debris across the United States, including the Everglades in Florida, where a canister is consumed by an American crocodile, and a forest in Wyoming, where a gray wolf is exposed to the pathogen. Primatologist Davis Okoye, a former US Army Special Forces soldier and member of an anti-poaching unit, works at the San Diego Wildlife Sanctuary. He has befriended a rare albino western lowland gorilla named George, having saved him from poachers, and communicates with George using sign language and hand gestures. At night, one of the canisters ...

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Big Meets Bigger


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, action and destruction, brief language, and crude gestures. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

We see only a glimpse of Ralph flying during Burke's hunt for him before this ability is fully revealed. At first glance, it would appear as if Ralph was simply in a weird pose as he leapt. See more »

Goofs

George the gorilla is referred to as an albino, yet he has blue eyes. Albinism is a lack of all pigment, meaning albino animals have pink eyes. White fur and blue eyes (as seen in white tigers) is caused by a partial lack of pigment called leucism. See more »

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[first lines]
Mission Controller: Athena-1. Athena-1, come in. Athena-1, this is Control. We have negative copy on that last transmission. We are showing LOS in the command module. Please verify. Over.
Dr. Kerry Atkins: Mission Control, this is Atkins. Something went wrong with the test. The crew is dead. Athena hull integrity is critical. I'm headed to the escape capsule.
Mission Controller: Negative, negative. Reroute to the lab and secure the canisters before departure.
Dr. Kerry Atkins: But the test subject is loose.
Mission Controller: Doctor, the test subject is a rat.
Dr. Kerry Atkins: Not anymore.
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Crazy Credits

The main title doesn't appear until just before the end credits and, aside from the production logos, there are no opening credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in Conan: Jason Sudeikis/Malin Akerman/Monrok (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

The Rage
Written by Kid Cudi (as Scott Mescudi) and Billy Corgan (as William Corgan)
Produced by Dot Da Genius, Ben Billions and D.J. Infamous (as Infamous)
Performed by Kid Cudi
Courtesy of Republic Records
Contains a sample of "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"
Written by Billy Corgan (as William Corgan)
Performed by Smashing Pumpkins
Courtesy of Martha's Music/Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Rampage: Marginally better than I expected
10 November 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Based on the 1986 video game of the same name Rampage is the mindless cgi filled take your brain out movie you'd expect, but has a bit of charm to it (Bit).

I played Rampage as a kid, it was one of those fantastic games that got sequels but nothing that followed ever came close to meeting its quality. But it had no story, it was devoid of plot! So how could you possibly make a movie based on it over 30yrs later?

Well they did and the story is thinner than Kate Moss's waistline. It tells the story of everyones favourite wrestler turner actor the Rock chasing after the genetically modified gorilla he saved years before. Cue cgi, chaos, monsters, falling buildings, explosions and all the usual tropes.

With all three original monster George, Ralph and Lizzie (Though nobody acknowledges Lizzie's name) it's about as loyal as it can physically be considering the lack of material to actually work with.

I still can't get my head around why they would make it? Whats next? Tetris? Lemmings? Worms? Roland on the Ropes?

It's big, it's shiney, it's overbudget and it's as dumb as they come. Generally I despise films like this and consider them to be a problem within the industry but credit where credit is due Rampage does have some redeeming qualities.

Some of the humour is on point, it's heart is in the right place and Jeffrey Dean Morgan steals the entire film.

Passable stuff if you can get past the sheer unadulterated stupidity of it all.

The Good:

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

A few nods to the video game

The Bad:

Dumb beyond belief

Simply shouldn't really exist

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Jeffrey Dean Morgans face should be in the dictionary next to awesome, amazing and godlike.

Forgetting Lizzie's name is just lame

Genetic engineering turns wolves into porcupines and squirrel monkeys

I suddenly want to play the original game!


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

13 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,753,093, 15 April 2018

Gross USA:

$101,028,233

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$428,028,233
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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