Director: Brad Peyton
Starring: Dwyane Johnson, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy
Oh, my. Rampage suffers from a severe identity crisis. The question is, why? And how? This should have been an easy layup. A slam dunk. Instead, I'm left trying to figure out who blocked the shot. This film reeks of studio meddling. Either that or, Brad Peyton is one of the most incompetent filmmakers on the face of the planet. To which I know, he CAN pull of a fun, not take itself too seriously, action film starring Dwayne Johnson. He did it before with San Andreas. Someone NEEDS to explain to me why this film feels like it should have been rated "R". Someone NEEDS to explain to me why the first act of the film, feels like a different movie? Whose idea was it to play things "serious" with this movie? Someone NEEDS to explain to me whom came up with the idea of the Wyden siblings? These "characters", may be two of the worst film characters ever to be put to film. EVER. To that point, why is there any other humanoid person in this movie besides Dwayne Johnson, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan? Every other person here is DREADFUL. Jefferey Dean Morgan and Dwayne Johnson, are in a totally different film here. It's the one we paid to see: a movie about giant, mutant monsters, attacking cities. When Rampage stops trying to be something "serious", we finally get what this whole film should have been. Unfortunately, by then, it's too little too late. While the actual rampage in Rampage is the movie we came to see, the rest of the film isn't worth your gas money.