Rampage (2018) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

Rampage (2018) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Brad Peyton
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman
Rated: PG-13/Region A/2:39/4K (2160p)/Number of Discs 2
Available from Warner Bros.

Primatologist Davis Okoye, a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but also to save the fearsome creature who was once his friend.

Rampage was a pretty cool game back in the day and the idea of turning that into a movie was something I never did imagine believe it or not. But then again, why not? In the movie version of Rampage we have none other than one of my all-time favorite wrestlers and action star of the moment, The Rock here as our leading man as a simple but fun plot is hooked around our concept of monster tearing down a city. We have a bit more of a logical method for the madness here and we have George the giant gorilla taking over the role of good monster, but first before all that can happen we follow as George is being forced to join in with the chaos alongside the other two as our lead and company follow along in very action filled moments to try to stop it all from happening. It’s all a little too predictable for its own good, but fun most the time none the less.

The Rock (I hate calling him Dwayne Johnson) is great in this as always. The dude is hilarious and the George character is funny as well. We get some monsters rampaging, especially in the 3rd act, but I could see why even more monsters in the mix more often could be one request for this one. The movie looks great in 4K and even with a few adult words being tossed around here and there, the PG-13 rating means kids should really enjoy what they get here and this is a movie aimed at them, as well as fans of the old arcade game and such. Looking over a few key things changed for the sake of the movie, I think Rampage is a good enough action flick. I love giant monster movies myself, so I had a good time with it.

Extras

– Not A Game Anymore: From arcade sensation to movie monster epic, we explore how the Midway video game inspired the filmmakers to create the ultimate disaster film.
– Gag Reel: Hilarious outtakes and mishaps captured during production.
– Deleted Scenes
– Rampage Actors in Action: Strap in for a wild ride as Dwayne Johnson, Joe Manganiello and the cast prepare for the film’s demanding stunts and explosive set pieces.
– Trio of Destruction: Follow the innovative design team and the artists at Weta Digital as they bring to life the biggest and baddest monsters for the film’s climactic battle royal.
– Attack on Chicago: Director Brad Peyton reveals the challenges of filming on-location in Chicago and turning digital destruction into a cinematic reality.
– Bringing George to Life: Discover the wonder of what it’s like to be a gorilla, as movement coordinator Terry Notary teaches actor Jason Liles how to move, behave and become “George.”

QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 98%

 

 

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