Geekery: There’s a Giant Flying Wolf in ‘Rampage’

Because of course there is.

Rampage is based on an arcade game from Midway that came out in the mid 1980s. Players control giant monsters; the goal is to tear down a city before being killed by the military that’s been called in to stop them. There’s not a lot there to make a movie out of, but… they’ve done it with Dwayne Johnson and director Brad Peyton (they worked on San Andreas together). This is going to be a monster movie of epic proportions.

Your eyes have not deceived you – you just saw a giant flying squirrel/wolf hybrid explode from a sky scraper. He’ll be joining the giant albino gorilla, and the lizard/croc the size of a cruise ship that was featured in the first trailer. That covers the original trio, but who knows if they’re going to add others to the mix.

I support this movie whole heartedly because, well, it’s good to have mindless action movies with giant CG monsters. It’s going to be dumb and wonderful – just be sure to leave any expectations at the door.

Rampage hits theaters April 20th.

  • EnTyme

    How can a movie that looks so dumb also look so good?

    • euansmith

      Its got pretty much a dream cast for me; Dwayne Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Joe Manganiello (I wonder if his very good friend, Pee Herman makes an appearance too) and a gigantic ape called George.

      • Severius_Tolluck

        Which way did he go George, which way did he go? I wanna hug em and squeeze em, and call him George dyuh hu hu,

      • dinodoc

        Jeffrey Dean Morgan? If Jared Padalecki or Jensen Ackles show up, you couldn’t keep me away from the theater at that point

        • euansmith

          I like Jeffrey’s winning smile and can do attitude in “Walking Dead”. 😉

          What I’m really hoping for is a Dwayne Johnson and Jason Momoa buddy movie; an action-comedy, with, say Jared Harris as the antagonist.

  • dinodoc

    That’s a big arm. Don’t fight it.

  • Txabi Etxebarrieta

    So who else finds it fascinating that late 2017/early 2018 featured a legitimate, genuine competition for “Best 90’s Nostalgia Retread Film Starring Dwayne the Rock Johnson and Large CGI Animals?”