Rampage (Tamil) Review
Go and watch Rampage on the big screen if you really want to enjoy the effects, visualize the monsters and the disasters.
Kids will surely enjoy the movie!
So after seeing the Rampage trailer you would have had an expectation in mind. If you go to the movie with that expectation, I am sure that you won’t be disappointed.
- Science experiment fails – check
- Monstrous animals – check
- Disaster, disaster – check
- Story – hmmm…
- Logic – oh no!
Rampage is based off the old game where you get to play the role of any of the monster you choose and create disaster.
The monsters won’t die, no matter how hard you try.
That’s an interesting premise, but there’s no story as you can see.
The movie is based on this whole premise and the makers didn’t care to improvise the script based on a solid story which is a big disappointment.
The movie starts off in a space station where only one crew member is alive among the floating debris of the dying station as well as floating dead crew.
She wants to use the escape pod and contacts the base saying that the experiment went wrong and the small rat has become huge and arrogant.
Meanwhile we hear frightening noises of the rat approaching – the lady tries to be as quiet as possible.
The boss (Claire), from the base refuses to give her access to the escape pod and insists on taking the samples of that potion (that causes the animals to grow big and violent) before she escapes.
She does so and collects three containers before the violet rat finds her and chases her. She gets into the escape pod but the rat follows and damages the pod.
She successfully escapes, sees the station burst into pieces, but the damage caused by the rat to the pod causes the pod to explode.
The sample containers land on different areas – one is inhaled by George, the nice gorilla, another one is inhaled by a fox and the third is gobbled by an alligator.
Now George is an intelligent gorilla who is accompanied by Rock, who plays a person named Davis Okoye, who is more attached to animals than humans.
The three animals become monsters and demolish the city. The military is after them trying everything possible to stop them, but end up in vain.
Dwayne Johnson is a primatologist in the movie. He then happens to join Dr. Kate Caldwell (played by Naomie Harris) who worked in the company that is involved in genetic editing.
And she is actually the one who created this particular potion. She knows that there is an antidote in the company and helps Davis find that so they can both save George as well as destroy the monsters.
If you love seeing big monsters thrashing and destroying the city, you can enjoy the movie. But don’t expect anything more.
The special effects are good.
I was confused and lost at some places. Nevertheless the movie was totally predictable. There is nothing interesting that will make you curious!
The boss (Claire )of the company and her brother played the bad guys and their roles were not strong enough to justify them owning such a big company.
It is clearly established that they (the villains) are after the money in creating monstrous animals by adding the traits of various animals together – genetic editing.
Here’s are some of the disappointing stuff:
- Rock doesn’t seem to die no matter what happens to him. The helicopter crash landing (purposeful) WILL kill any human!
- Being shot by a gun (though he mentions the bullet didn’t land in any crucial part of his body) and then trying to save the world by doing various stunts and fighting the monsters didn’t seem realistic.
- While the whole military and loads of ammunition could not kill the monsters, Davis trying to stop them all alone with the help of George is a hero thing infused forcefully.
- Claire’s plan to invite the monsters towards her company building by emiting disturbing waves is a suicidal plan. Even though she is about to escape, I am not sure how can someone casually pack up, encounter the trespassers, deliver dialogues etc. while three HUGE monsters are climbing the building already.
- And I can add a few more.
Nevertheless, go and watch the movie on the big screen if you really want to enjoy the effects, visualize the monsters and the disasters.
Kids will surely enjoy the movie!
Jeffrey Dean Morgan