If anybody can make a movie adaptation of Rampage – a video game involving three genetically embiggened animals punching seven shades of daylight out of cities, their citizens and any pieces of army equipment dumb enough to come within fist-shot – work it’s Dwayne Johnson.
He’s a busy guy, with the runaway recent success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, plus both Skyscraper and Rampage due in the next few months. Then there are all the sequels, with San Andreas, Jumanji and Suicide Squad all slated – oh, and don’t forget Black Adam, or the Big Trouble in Little China do-over.
But yeah, Rampage. Mr The Rock is some sort of zoo guy (actually, a “primatologist”) who has a special bond with an ape called George, who undergoes a life-changing size adjustment, which is possibly due to inadvertent alien intervention. Then there’s the 30-foot wolf, and…
Rampage also stars Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
This new trailer keeps us believing that Rampage will be a bunch of big dumb action fun. It’s due for release in Aussie cinemas on April 12.