I’m sure everyone here has heard about the latest Hollywood travesty to rewrite the history of a beloved franchise. Even though it stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, I can’t help but think that the makers of this movie never played the coin-op video game, Rampage. See for yourself:
Kidding aside, I know this was just an excuse for a monster movie where not-King Kong could fight Not-Godzilla and there’s a giant wolf because that was in the video game which is totally not inspired by classic giant monster films.
What I find kind of weird is that in the game, the monsters were mutated versions of people. Until “George” started growing, I held out hope that the giant ape was going to be Mr. Johnson, but sadly, no. I’m not sure why that felt important to me. Maybe I just thought it was kind of cool seeing them transform when you finally took enough tank rounds or you punched an apartment’s TV set and electrocuted away the last of your health.
It’s also a movie based on a video game, which I figured would have been a red flag for Dwayne, given the success of his last game-centered movie, Doom.