Warner Bros., released the first full trailer for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s upcoming flick based on the popular arcade game, Rampage. He was a fan of the game back in the day and played it at the arcades. I personally loved the N64 version because it was endlessly fun and the doc between the levels gave you plenty to work toward with some unabashed eye candy.
Anyway, the trailer clocks in at two and a half minutes and gives potential movie goers a full rundown of what to expect from the action-packed, giant monster flick. You can check out the trailer below.
Even the ghost of Harambe thinks it’s okay to be white.
Anyway, the movie looks a lot more serious than I thought it would be. It’s still a Hollywood blockbuster through and through, and we still get to see plenty of explosions, carnage, and buildings being torn through as the giant animals go on a… rampage.
The trailer spends about three quarters of the way setting up the premise, which is smart. The Rock in this flick isn’t just another meathead gunslinger with big biceps and a lot of explosions taking place behind him in slow motion. Well, he’s still a meathead who ends up slinging a gun and has big biceps with explosions going off around him, but he works at a conservation park for animals. He only haphazardly gets called into action to help his white-furred buddy, George, after the gorilla encounters a space capsule that turns him, Lizzy and Ralph into giant destructive forces of nature.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan looks like he gets to chew up the screen before he bites the dust in the airplane wreckage scene, and Joe Manganiello looks to get in some action beats ahead of his own starring role in the Deathstroke film by fighting against Ralph. It doesn’t look like Joe survives the encounter, though.
I do wonder if they’ll introduce the aliens into the flick or if they’ll save that for the sequel?
It looks like a big, dumb, action movie and I don’t think we could ask for anything more from a film with the single word appellation of Rampage.
The special effects look decent enough and you can check out all the rampaging chaos when the film hits a theater near you on April 20th, 2018 next year.