Rampage Movie Review

Matt and Steve discuss a big/dumb/fun movie with the Rock, a giant Gorilla, a flying wolf and a massive dinosaur alligator smashing Chicago! 

Episode Timecodes:

05:05 Rampage Movie Details

10:39 Trailer & then Movie Breakdown

13:43 Spoiler discussion

33:00 Behind the Scenes

34:54 Nerd News

37:37 What Did You Watch?

42:19 Next Week

Rampage Details

Directed by Brad Peyton (Cats & Dogs 2, Journey 2 and San Andreas)

Produced by

  • Brad Peyton
  • Beau Flynn (Marley Sheltons wife) (San Andreas, Hercules and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, as well as critically acclaimed independent films like Requiem for a Dream and Tigerland)

Screenplay by

  • Ryan Engle
  • Carlton Cuse (Also wrote San Andreas and Executive Producer on Lost)
  • Ryan J. Condal
  • Adam Sztykiel (Wrote the Screenplay for Due Date and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip)

Story by Ryan Engle Based on Rampage by Midway Games (Warner Bros bought them in 2009)

Starring

  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Davis Okoye, a primatologist and head of an anti-poaching unit. (Did another video game movie “Doom”)
  • Naomie Harris as Dr. Kate Caldwell, a discredited genetic engineer who teams up with Okoye. (Moneypenny from Bond)
  • Malin Åkerman as Claire Wyden, the woman responsible for the infection and mutation of George, Ralph, and Lizzie with the mutagenic serum for Project: Rampage. (Played Silk Spectre II from Watchmen and Final Girls)
  • Jake Lacy as Brett Wyden, Claire’s dimwitted brother and PR for the company (The Office and HBO’s Girls)
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Harvey Russell, a government agent who works for an agency called OGA, nicknamed the Cowboy (Negan on Walking Dead, The Comedian in Watchmen and Grey’s Anatomy)
  • Joe Manganiello as Burke, the leader of a private military group (True Blood and Magic Mike films)

Edited by Bob Ducsay (same guy who did Star Wars the Last Jedi)

Production company

  • New Line Cinema (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit Films, Rush Hour films, Austin Power films, TMNT, Dumb and Dumber, The Mask)

Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures (Merged with New Line in 2008)

Release date

  • April 13, 2018 (United States)

Running time: 107 minutes

Budget $120 million

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