Geekery: New ‘Rampage’ Knows Its Place

The Rock would really appreciate it if you saw his new goofy monster movie.

There is no question about how the makers of this movie see it – it’s a goof ball action fest. The latest trailer solidifies it. Take a look…

They had my money when the first trailer came out. It’s going to be flat out redonkulous. We all know The Rock and his pal will very likely save the planet from destruction with some sort of last minute plan. And that’s ok – as long as the monsters get to tear apart some buildings and we get a heap of one liners first.

Rampage hits theaters on April 13th.

  • chris harrison

    Dwayne Johnson is the king of Hollywood as far as I’m concerned.

    • euansmith

      I come for the smoldering intensity, I stay for the easy charm.

    • Gunther Clone C

      This generation’s Arnold Schwarzenegger for sure.

  • Txabi Etxebarrieta

    I like how there’s a six month period of intense competition for the title of “Best 90’s Nostalgia Retread Film Featuring A Leading Role Played By Dwayne the Rock Johnson and Gigantic CGI Animals.”

    • euansmith

      Ain’t life grand. I know that people really like Daniel Day Lewis films for his intense commitment to the art of acting, but I’m all up for a film starring The Rock 😀

      • af

        Whatever gave you the notion the current movie-making business has anything to do with “commitment to the art of acting”? 😛

        Daniel Day Lewis better get his act together and consider starring in something marketable like Bad Dudes vs Dragon Ninja.

        • Vesalius

          I heard DDL was training for his role in the Burger Time movie, by throwing salt at vegetables while running across giant buns, poorly secured to scaffolds, in hopes of crushing his enemies beneath.

        • euansmith

          I’d like to see him in Bad Dudes vs Dragon Ninja IV: Dragon Ninja Robot Cowboy Viking Pirate Revolution.

    • EnTyme

      I anxiously await the day this becomes a new Oscar category.

  • EnTyme

    I swear, the next X-men movie needs to feature Dwayne Johnson as himself. His mutant power? Ridiculous levels of charisma.

  • Stephen James Hand

    Dammit, thought from the headline they were remaking the clasdic Arcade game ‘Rampage’… was excited for a minute there…

    • af

      It’s exactly the movie about the game. Which is odd, because I’m pretty sure no-one besides us old farts remembers the game. So this is a *really bizarre* cash-in attempt.

      Now I want a movie about Golden Axe. The Rock should play Death-Adder, of course. And Peter Dinklage should play Gilius Thunderhead!

  • af

    I want a movie adaptation of 1943: The Battle of Midway. No, no the actual historical event, but the videogame by CAPCOM. It needs a movie adaptation starring The Rock as much as any other forgotten 80s videogame, which is to say: a lot.

  • Azatoth

    Jumanji II was awesome.