Rampage, directed by Brad Peyton, and starring, Dwayne Johnson, Naomi Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Marley Shelton, among others is a dumb movie that is elevated by its visuals and its special effects. There isn’t much in the movie that merits a conversation, but it is just the kind of mindless entertainment that people like to go to, sine they just want to enjoy have fun without thinking too much about the story or the logic behind it. The movie is about a albino gorilla who cuts loose in the New York city as there are attempts being made to stop him from the authorities.
Dwayne plays himself….actually no, he plays a Primatologist, named David Okoye, who is teams up with the albino gorilla to stop another invasion. If all this feels like it is incomprehensible and utterly stupid, that is because it is. But the movie is mostly fun while it runs its course even though there are no big surprises in the story nor are any character who feel real or even relatable, sine the protagonist is played by a man who is named rock and could give competition to the every muscled person in the world.
It is also to the rocks credit that the movie does not slide into a black hole of nothingness, as even though the story gets repetitive, he keeps the interest of the audiences and it is him, that could have played the part so well, without taking away the personality, whatever it is, that makes us root for him. Enjoy the movie is you want to, but don’t think it is going to change your life.