Rampage (2018)

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Rampage
Alternate Titles
Flagicon Japan.png Rampage: Giant Beast Brawl (2018)
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Directed by Brad Peyton
Produced by Dwayne Johnson, Brad Peyton, Beau Flynn, John Rickard, Hiram Garcia
Written by Ryan Engle
Music by Andrew Lockington
Distributor Warner Bros.
Rating PG-13
Budget $120,000,000[1]
Box Office $94,309,285 (U.S. Earnings)
$319,400,000 (Foreign Earnings)
$413,709,285 (Total Earnings)
Running Time 107 minutes
Aspect Ratio 2.39:1
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Rampage is a 2018 American giant monster film produced by New Line Cinema, Flynn Picture Company, Rickard Pictures, and Seven Bucks Productions, and distributed by Warner Bros. It is an adaptation of Midway's video game franchise of the same name. The film was released to theaters on April 13, 2018.

Description

Primatologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable and unbreakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, albino gorilla who has been in his care most of its life. But a mysterious genetic experiment mutates this once gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered that a wolf (Ralph) and crocodile (Lizzie) have gone under similar changes. As these newly created apex predators battle each other for supremacy and tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer (Naomie Harris) to secure an antidote and fight his way through the ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe, but also to save the fearsome beast that was once his friend.

Staff

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Brad Peyton
  • Written by   Ryan Engle, Carlton Cuse, Ryan Condal, Adam Sztykiel
  • Produced by   Beau Flynn, Hiram Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, John Rickard, Brad Peyton
  • Executive Producing by   Richard Brener, Michael Disco, Toby Emmerich, Jeffrey Fierson, Dany Garcia, Brad Peyton, Marcus Viscidi
  • Music by   Andrew Lockington
  • Cinematography by   Jaron Presant
  • Edited by   Jim May
  • Production Design by   Barry Chusid
  • Assistant Directing by   Richard Goodwin, Paul Jennings
  • Visual Effects Supervisor   Colin Strause

Cast

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Dwayne Johnson   as   Davis Okoye
  • Naomie Harris   as   Dr. Kate Caldwell
  • Malin Åkerman   as   Claire Wyden
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan   as   Agent Russell
  • Jake Lacy   as   Brett Wyden
  • Joe Manganiello   as   Burke
  • Marley Shelton   as   Dr. Kerry Aktins
  • P.J. Byrne   as   Nelson
  • Demetrius Grosse   as   Colonel Blake
  • Jack Quaid   as   Connor
  • Breanne Hill   as   Amy
  • Matt Gerald   as   Zammit
  • Will Yun Lee   as   Agent Park
  • Urijah Faber   as   Garrick
  • Bruce Blackshear   as   Taylor
  • Jason Liles   as   George (motion capture)
  • Mac Wells   as   Communications Officer
  • Allyssa Brooke   as   Radar Officer
  • Stephen Dunlevy   as   First MP
  • Danny Le Boyer   as   Second MP
  • Alan Boell   as   Officer
  • Adam Sztykiel   as   C-17 Pilot
  • D. James Jones   as   Captain Evans
  • Gary Weeks   as   Police Captain
  • David An   as   Kaplan
  • Arnold Chun   as   Commanding Officer
  • Gregory Hoyt   as   Pilot
  • Suzanne Cotsakos   as   Co-Pilot
  • Ross Philips   as   Soldier with SAT Phone
  • Bernard Dowdell   as   Air Force Captain
  • Robin Meade   as   HLN Reporter
  • Chris Murphy   as   San Diego Newscaster #1
  • Maria Arcega-Dunn   as   San Diego Newscaster #2
  • Jason Sloss   as   San Diego Reporter
  • Shannon Halligan   as   Reporter on the Ground
  • Andy Roesgen   as   Local Chicago Reporter
  • John Crow   as   Mt. Rushmore Reporter
  • Lane Carlock   as   Zoo Reporter
  • Wendy Yang   as   Willis Tower Reporter
  • Skye Notary   as   Female Gorilla 1 (motion capture)
  • Willow Notary   as   Female Gorilla 2 (motion capture)

Appearances

Monsters

  • George
  • Ralph
  • Lizzie
  • Mutated Rat

Weapons, Vehicles and Races


Production

Principal photography on Rampage took place from April 17, 2017, to July 2017. Two weekends in June were dedicated to location shoots in Chicago with helicopters and military vehicles.[2] Brian Colin and Jeff Nauman, the original game's designer and programmer, both visited the set, with Colin going in front of the camera as an evacuee.[3] The production also recreated Chicago streets on the backlot of Atlanta-based Third Rail Studios.[4]

Marketing

Gallery

Main article: Rampage/Gallery.

Soundtrack

Main article: Rampage: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

Alternate Titles

  • Rampage: Giant Beast Brawl (ランペイジ 巨獣大乱闘,   Ranpeiji Kyojū Dairantō?, Japan)

Theatrical Releases

  • United Kingdom - April 11, 2018
  • Indonesia - April 11, 2018
  • Argentina - April 12, 2018
  • Australia - April 12, 2018
  • Czech Republic - April 12, 2018
  • Denmark - April 12, 2018
  • Greece - April 12, 2018
  • Croatia - April 12, 2018
  • Hungary - April 12, 2018
  • Italy - April 12, 2018
  • South Korea - April 12, 2018
  • Netherlands - April 12, 2018
  • Philippines - April 12, 2018
  • Portugal - April 12, 2018
  • Russia - April 12, 2018
  • Singapore - April 12, 2018
  • Slovakia - April 12, 2018
  • Bulgaria - April 13, 2018
  • China - April 13, 2018
  • Estonia - April 13, 2018
  • Finland - April 13, 2018
  • Norway - April 13, 2018
  • Sweden - April 13, 2018
  • Turkey - April 13, 2018
  • United States - April 13, 2018
  • Brazil - April 19, 2018
  • Hong Kong - April 19, 2018
  • Spain - April 20, 2018
  • India - April 20, 2018
  • Sri Lanka - April 20, 2018
  • Vietnam - April 20, 2018
  • Germany - May 10, 2018
  • Poland - May 11, 2018
  • Japan - May 18, 2018

Reception

Rampage currently has a 51% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 206 reviews.[5] The site's Critical Consensus reads, "Rampage isn't as fun as its source material, but the movie's sheer button-mashing abandon might satisfy audiences in the mood for a brainless blockbuster." Nonetheless, it is the best-reviewed video game adaptation on the site.[6]

Video Releases

Warner Bros. Blu-ray + DVD + Digital copy / Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital copy / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital copy (2018)

  • Region: Various
  • Discs: 2
  • Audio: English, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese (U.S. edition)
  • Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Canadian French (U.S. edition)
  • Special Features: Deleted scenes, gag reel, five featurettes ("Not a Game Anymore," "Rampage - Actors in Action," "Trio of Destruction," "Attack on Chicago," and "Bringing George to Life")
  • Notes: To be released on July 17, 2018.

Warner Bros. DVD (2018)

  • Region: Various
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: English, Canadian French (U.S. edition)
  • Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Canadian French (U.S. edition)
  • Special Features: "Not a Game Anymore" featurette
  • Notes: To be released on July 17, 2018.

Box Office

On March 5, 2018, Warner Bros. moved Rampage's release date from April 20 to April 13 to lessen the threat posed by Avengers: Infinity War, which Marvel Studios had just shifted from May 4 to April 27.[7] Instead, it faced stiff competition from A Quiet Place, just managing to open at #1 at the North American box office with $35.8 million. Internationally, it made $115.7 million in its first weekend, including $55 million from China.

Videos

Trailers

American Rampage Trailer #1
American Rampage Trailer #2
Rampage "Us vs. Them" Trailer
Japanese Rampage Trailer

Miscellaneous

Promo for the Rampage AR app

Trivia

  • Each of George, Lizzie, and Ralph's designs are substantially altered from their game counterparts, possibly in part to limit the obvious similarities of George and Lizzie to King Kong and Godzilla, respectively. George is now a giant albino gorilla rather than simply a giant brown bipedal ape, while Lizzie is a gigantic crocodile with frills on the side of her head, tusks on her mouth, and pointed spikes covering her back, while in the games she is simply a giant green bipedal lizard with a single row of spikes running down her back. Ralph is no longer bipedal and walks on all fours like a real wolf, and is gray like he was in the original video game, rather than blue like in Rampage: World Tour and Total Destruction. Ralph now also possesses fleshy membranes between his fore and hind limbs which allow him to glide, similar to a flying squirrel or Varan.
  • The monsters' origins are also changed from the games. George, Lizzie, and Ralph are now genetically manipulated animals rather than humans transformed into giant monsters through the experiments of Scum Labs.
  • A Rampage arcade cabinet can be seen in the background in Claire Wyden's office.
  • George's motion capture actor Jason Liles received instruction for the role from Terry Notary, who performed motion capture for King Kong in Kong: Skull Island.[8]
  • Toys for this film were produced by Lanard, who also created a toy line for Kong: Skull Island, another giant monster film distributed by Warner Bros., in 2017.
  • This film's Japanese poster was illustrated by Kouji Tajima, who also created the official artwork for the Godzilla Store.
  • Rampage received a digital prequel comic from DC Comics.

References

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Petexera

4 days ago
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Why's there no plot section?
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Astounding Beyond Belief

4 days ago
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Because no one's written it yet.
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Gojira2014

26 days ago
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i enjoyed it. it's a simple monster flick, nothing wrong with it.
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Toa Hydros

one month ago
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My Thoughts: Rampage

I was in a unique position going into this movie: I normally hate movies based on video games, as they are so rarely done well (we have the entirety of the 90’s and 2000’s as proof of that), but at the same time... it’s a movie where giant monsters destroy cities featuring Dwayne Johnson as the film’s lead. I’m trying to judge the film without bias, but my inner 10 year old just wont let me!

The plot is pretty basic, but this could be seen as good thing: a modern film drawing on and combining elements from classic monster and kaiju films (human-made monsters running amok, a giant protective ape fighting said monsters, cities destroyed, ect.) and just running with them. True, the monsters’ origin could have been a bit more creative, but their origin in the original game wasn’t all that inspired either.

The monster action is obviously the main draw of the film, and I’d say it’s very well-done: the CGI and motion capture is top notch, and there are plenty of buildings destroyed and army vehicles crunched. Granted, I do wish the monsters had spent more time actually fighting each other instead of it being backlogged to the last 15 minutes.

The human characters range from decent (by video game movie standards at least) to really bad. Dwayne Johnson is likable and performs his role well enough, while his character’s allies get their share of decent jokes and oneliners. The human villains, however, are almost insultingly cliche. Seriously, absolutely ZERO effort went into these two bargains-ben antagonists. I’m not trying to knock the actors themselves; I’m sure they’re doing their best... they just have next to nothing to work with in terms of the film’s plot and writing.

Overall, Rampage is by no means a masterpiece. In fact, if it weren’t for the fact it taps into a sub genre (giant monsters) that until recently was woefully under-represented in the west, I would likely be harder on it. Having The Rock in the lead role certainly didn’t hurt either. As far as over-the-top, not-meant-to-be-taken-seriously, turn-your-brain-off type action flicks go, though, I’d say it’s worth a watch. Not every monster movie needs to be King Kong... sometimes you just need a Rampage. ; )
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Lamango

2 months ago
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So this is on the wiki why? Rampage has it's own wiki...
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Lamango

2 months ago
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Didn't mean for that to sound like a jerk was typing. Wrong use of words and placement, my bad!
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The King of the Monsters

2 months ago
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We have pages for Pacific Rim and the Attack on Titan movie adaptations, even though both franchises have their own wikis as well. This is just a movie within the scope of what we cover, so there's no harm in covering it.
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Lamango

2 months ago
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I get ya. Well, AoT was produced by Toho, so yeah..
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The King of the Monsters

2 months ago
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While this isn't being produced by Toho, it's being distributed by Warner Bros., who is at least involved with the MonsterVerse.