The following Blu-ray was provided to me by Warner Brothers for review. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
There have been many attempts to take a video game title and make a film out of it. Some films like the Resident Evil franchise are successful but lots of them are not. When it was announced that the popular monster mash game of the 80s, Rampage was being made into a movie people wondered how. Most thought it would be bad but then they announced The Rock would be the star and everyone got excited, and for good reason.
The Rock plays Davis Okoye a former special forces soldier who now works at a zoo as the resident Primatologist. He helps care for his best friend George, an albino gorilla he rescued from pochers. They talk to each other via sign language.
One night a space station owned by the industrial company Energyne is destroyed. One of the reserchers tried to save canisters of an experimental mutagen but her escape pod is destroyed in the ensuing explosion as well. The three canisters of the mutagen fall to earth. One is eaten by a crocodile, the second opens on a wolf and the third is discovered by George.
The mutagen causes all of the animals to grow to giagantic size and makes them more agressive. Naturally The Rock wants to help his friend and prevent the government from hurting him. But the folks at Energyne have other plans and send off a sound wave to lure all three animals to there location in the hopes of covering there mess up.
Of course it's up to The Rock to save the day. Yes we do get tons of giant monster fights on a scale larger and more grand than a Godzilla from. It's no secret that the Rock does team with George to battle the others.
The destruction is out of this world. These are some of the best special effect I've seen in a long time. Each creature looks real, and Ralph, the wolf looks especially evil as the main villian monster.
The Rock is fantastic as always and brings not only humor but heart to the role as well, as his friendship with George will tug your heart strings at times. Jeffery Dean Morgan does a good supporting job as Harvey Russell, a government agent who decides to help the Rock.
Warner Brothers has done a tremendous job on the transfer. The film looks and sounds as good as it did on the big screen and it's loaded with special features.
If you love action, or monster movies or are just a fan of The Rock go watch this now. It's an outstanding film and it's truly a great watch for the entire family I highly recommend it
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars