A Review of Rampage!

by Takmila Sultana (Sophomore)

¨It’s weird you like hanging out with animals more than people.¨

Dwayne Johnson’s new action adventure movie Rampage, directed by Brad Peyton was released on April 13, 2018 is now playing in theaters. Johnson is the main actor that plays as Davis Okoye, who distances himself from people but bonds through animals. The movie is based on a video game called Rampage that was released into arcades in 1986 by Bally Midway, it featured three different monsters climbing, and destroying, buildings. The movie really shows how Dwayne plays as Davis and shares a very unshakable and strong bond with a rare albino silverback gorilla named George. The rating is PG-13 (for sequences of violence, action and destruction, brief language, and crude gestures)

Brad Peyton wanted Rampage to be a lot more emotional, a lot scarier and a lot more real. Peyton is a Canadian film director, writer, and producer. He is best known for directing disaster films.The film was shot in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rampage opens with a scene of a scientist who’s on a space station is struggling to save some genetically engineered samples from a mutated super-rat. Even though, the station is on fire, and everyone else was killed, she was still ordered to save the samples since they are worth billions of dollars. But that did not work out, the station blew up and the bad gene fell on earth across the great nation, landing on 3 different locations.

One of them hit San Diego Wildlife, where Davis’s best friend George gets affected by the gene sample. Before you know it, George is growing at a rate that never been seen before, with an increased of aggression and insatiable hunger. It also affected 2 other animals which lead to a giant wolf, a giant crocodile. What is going to happen George?, How is Davis Okoye (Johnson) going to cure and stop this infection?, How will they be stop it?

I loved watching Rampage because i really like sci-fi movies, and not only the movie has action but also comedy. Dwayne Johnson performed really well in Rampage like all of his other movies. Okoye and George showed how their love makes them stronger. I also loved it because it shows how animals feelings, animals are smart and are able to think just like any human would.

Senn students should definitely watch Rampage because this is a movie that shows a strong relationship between a human and an animal, it shows how strong their bond is. This movie has Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy and these are the types of movies that most people enjoy watching. I think that students my age would love watching actions movies, and since the movie is based on a video, students should love them because i don’t think it’s that often when we see a fantastic movie based on a video game from 1986. Not only the movie provides us with a lot of actions but a really strong love between a human and an ape, it shows us how their love makes them stronger and unstoppable against anything.   

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