RAMPAGE (Theatrical Release USA 2018)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Starsìììì

—outstanding action film—can be easily missed due to the choosing of a large ape as one of the rampaging animals. Possible movie goers may make a quick judgment from movie posters that this is just another King Kong movie and miss a very good Dwayne Johnson performance in a creative and unique story that is not related to King Kong. At first glance, it appears to be a B-grade film but quickly and audaciously shoves itself into a high-end, edge-of-the-seat action story. Dwayne Johnson did it in 2018 with Skyscraper and repeats it with his film, Rampage. The film marks itself with WOW factor in special effects and in animation. Kudos to great overall direction from Director Brad Peyton.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A pathogen causes animals to go on rampage in Chicago; two scientists team to stop the devastation.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Brad Peyton for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Richard Brener, Michael Disco, Toby Emmerich, Jeffrey Fierson, Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, and Marcus Viscidi for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson), Dr. Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris), Claire Wyden (Malin Akerman), Harvey Russell (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Brett Wyden (Jake Lacy), Burke (Joe Manganiello), Dr. Kerry Atkins (Marley Shelton), Nelson (P.J. Byrne), Colonel Blake (Demetrius Grosse), Connor (Jack Quaid), Amy (Breanne Hill), Zammit (Matt Gerald), Agent Park (Will Yun Lee), Garrick (Urijah Faber), and Taylor (Bruce Blackshear).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Great special effects and top-of-the-line Dwayne Johnson action. 

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