Rampage Reactions: What are Critics and Audiences are Saying About Dwayne Johnson’s Monster Movie
Director Brad Peyton teams up with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for the third time with his latest film, Rampage. The video game inspired monster movie follows Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson), a dedicated primatologist that looks after and takes care of a rare albino silverback gorilla named George. One evening, George becomes infected by an unknown virus which causes him to become incredibly violent and grow at an alarming rate. When Davis becomes aware of what has happened to George, he turns to Dr. Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris) to help him track down an antidote that will not only save George but the world.
The World Premiere of Rampage was held at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles on April 4, 2018. The Microsoft theater seats 7,100 people and it was a packed house for the Rampage Premiere. Here are some of the reactions from critics and audiences that were lucky enough to attend and have now seen the film.
RAMPAGE is the ultimate guilty pleasure. Brad Peyton has created a big budget B movie & Dwayne Johnson delivers his most outrageous performance to date. #Rampage is the ultimate monster movie and is non-stop campy fun. Did I mention that Dwayne Johnson fights a giant flying wolf? pic.twitter.com/0aFNqnxRl7
— Scott Menzel (@TheOtherScottM) April 5, 2018
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) April 5, 2018
— Manny G ?? (@MannyG_) April 5, 2018
— Rama's Screen (@RamasScreen) April 5, 2018
— Adrian Askarieh (@AdrianAskarieh) April 5, 2018
— Marissa Monticolo (@MMonticolo) April 5, 2018
— Popeye Vasquez (@PopeyeOC) April 5, 2018
Initial thoughts on #RampageMovie
– It delivers exactly what you want from a movie featuring @TheRock
– It finally answers the question “What if Negan was actually the good guy in #TheWalkingDead”
— MoviePass Freaks (@MoviePassFreaks) April 5, 2018
— Michelle Maltais (@mmaltaisLA) April 5, 2018
— Mr. Ræger (@S_Weinstein95) April 5, 2018
#Rampage certainly doesn’t break the video game movie curse and has some of the worst villains I’ve seen on screen this year (and I saw Ready Player One) but it’s enjoyable in a disposable sense. I cared more about the Rock/ape relationship than I did the city smashing.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) April 5, 2018
Rampage is ridiculous and fun!
It's a big movie, kind of like Transformers, back in the days when they were pretty good, but with giant monsters.
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) April 5, 2018
Peyton's #Rampage loosely delineates foes of the old arcade game into a major creature-feature, action thriller. Gr8 CGI. DJ gets help along the way while searching 4an antidote & trying to save NA. Threadbare script, impressive scope, sweet moments w/George, predictable plot
— Meryl Page (@MerylPage) April 5, 2018