- Aug 19, 2003
- Reaction score
Rampage: Opens promisingly on a space station research lab, an experiment has gone wrong and the evil CEO of Energyne, Claire Wyden (Malin Akerman), won't let the sole survivor access the escape pod until she recovers genetic samples. Evading a giant mutated rat she does so but the pod breaks up on re-entry. The sample canisters land in San Diego, Wyoming and Florida.The Boll takes on The Rock...
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The San Diego canister lands in a zoo run by primatologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson) who naturally is a former Special Forces officer. Okoye's favourite animal, George, an albino gorilla (Boris Johnson) is affected, becomes feral, grows and slays a grizzly bear. Former Energyne geneticist Kate Caldwell (Naomi Harris) joins with Okoye in his attempts to protect George and find a cure. They clash with DHS Agent Harvey Russell Played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who appears to be reprising his role of Negan in TWD.
In Wyoming a wolf has mutated and in Florida an alligator now resembles a dinosaur. Meanwhile Wyden and her sidekick brother Brett (Jake Lacey) set off a signal to attract the mutated animals to Energyne HQ in Chicago. The inhabitants of that city are about to get windy and it won't be mighty pretty.
Mercenaries hunt the wolf in a forest and are wiped out, never take an outsize gorilla on a transport plane. George throws tanks about when he reaches Jing Kong size, the wolf catches helicopters, the alligator brings down a jet. Full of rollicking adventure but the dialogue lets the film down, indeed the gorillas seem to have the best lines. 6.5/10.