By Jerry Flores
Directed by Brad Peyton, “Rampage” is a science fiction, action, adventure and fantasy monster film that all movie lovers must watch.
The movie is based on a 1986 video game of the same name that was developed by Midway Games.
The film stars Dwayne Johnson as Davis Okoye and Naomie Harris as Dr. Kate Caldwell, the dynamic duo who work together to save Chicago from an attack of infected monsters.
Johnson who is often cast as a hero in movies tries to save his gorilla friend George from been killed by the U.S. Army.
The film begins with a rat experiment in space conducted by Energyne, which explodes and causes gases to fall to Earth.
These gases infect a gorilla, a wolf and a crocodile turning them into giant, aggressive and emotionally unstable beasts.
Special effects allow the audience to stay focused for the first 45 minutes.
Action is set throughout the movie, keeping viewers entertained.
The spectacular clashes of the monsters provide most of the movie’s visual thrills.
Harris, a discredited genetic engineer who teams up with Johnson to find the cure for the infection and stop Energyne from causing more damage to the world.
The audience experiences a fun time as Johnson and George make jokes to each other.
The high-image qualities perfectly match the scenes to make it more vivid and spectacular.
The chemistry between the actors is amazing and adds emotion to the film.
On the other side, the villains Malin Akerman, played by Claire Wyden, and Jake Lacy, played by Brett Wyden, are siblings and owners of Energyne. They play an important role as they show their ambition for money and like to see devastation in the city.
Peyton’s choice of visual effects and storyline gives viewers an idea of how technology is innovating the world and the movie industry to offer the audience a better experience.
The participation of the U.S. Army makes the movie more violent and interesting as they attack the monsters and plan to drop a bomb to kill them.
The locations that were chosen give the film a more appropriate setting for the action scenes.
This is a movie that has to be experienced on the big screen to enjoy the high sound and image qualities that only a theater can offer.
This is the third time that Johnson has worked with Peyton, the first two being “Journey 2: Mysterious Island” and “San Andreas.”
The movie is a good choice for a family night out since it has a good combination of humor and action.
The movie is rated PG-13 for its violence and crude gestures.