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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Warner Bros. just released the first trailer for the upcoming Dwayne Johnson-starring film, Rampage. Based on the Midway arcade game of the same name, Rampage looks to bring all sorts of death and destruction to the city of Chicago in the upcoming film. Check out the trailer above!

Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.

Rampage also stars Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Malin Akerman (TV’s Billions), Jake Lacy (TV’s Girls), Joe Manganiello (TV’s True Blood) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (TV’s The Walking Dead); as well as P.J. Byrne (The Wolf of Wall Street), Marley Shelton (Solace), Breanne Hill (San Andreas), Jack Quaid (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), and Matt Gerald (TV’s Daredevil).

Based on the trailer, it looks like a lot of fun is in store for us, as well as a surprising amount of heart. What did you think? Let us know down below!

Rampage hits theaters on April 20, 2018.

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SOURCE: Warner Bros.

  • Duck O’Death

    In 1989 I punched a manhole cover that still hasn’t landed yet

  • randomironicname

    This isn’t quite what I anticipated, I thought they would have had a little more campy fun. Still looks like a forgettable but fun summer popcorn flick. The lizard design looks way off and doesn’t really match the other two and Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s character may as well just be called Neegan.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      Once you go Neegan you never go back.

  • secretAGENTman

    Overly serious chaotily jumbled trailer.

    Not what I was expecting.

    This looks like (latest/another) bummer movie from The Rock.

    (Crocodile kind of looks like a Godzilla rip off.)

    Unfortunately.

    • DAH

      ..all his movies are crap…..like his acting….

      • Kindofabigdeal

        I think you should KNOW YOUR ROLE, AND SHUT YOUR MOUTH!

        • DAH

          Oh I know my role alright, ..I paid 7 english pounds to go and see Baywatch….and I’d like a refund…

  • Victor Roa

    it’s a film, people love apes because you can be sympathetic to their rage, it hits the beats
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2f8bc64420c85c94604b5bac303b7c7f8b85023d6775aed77643dfd3679f83a6.jpg
    but the 8 year old in me is disappointed. There’s a dumb fun to Rampage, climbing the building and eating civilians, garbing a tank and breathing fire, punching your friend off a building, it’s basically like living a madd magazine cartoon on the corners. It’s immature, it’s dumb fun, but your in an arcade that smells like an arm pit listening to Judas Priest!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e8e77957aa025e11f0f2c987a671124a71d2661c7e032154d193a457f5c5283b.jpg
    It’s not Pixels but I bet you a billion bucks on the meeting when making this they said “make this like Dawn of the Apes.”
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4ebb7a57ede7887c6ba2c1519f3e14e9832f21fa07f1c21de7615b7e203f98ed.png

  • Kronx

    Going serious was a mistake. The more serious they try to be, the more ridiculous it gets. I laughed through the whole trailer.

    • Mike D

      They tried doing comedy, like they did with the crapfest called Baywatch… so doing serious is just their way of trying to get people from not laughing at how bad this is going to be.

  • Yerko Vidal Cvitanic

    Stop crying like little children, don´t you see that this movie could be the greatest video arcade game adaptation ever!

    • Ryan Fink

      The bar is so low tho

      • Yerko Vidal Cvitanic

        I know….

  • Weresmurf

    The first place they’ve fucked up is not having people turn into these giant creatures, so when they get the crap beaten out of em, they turn into naked humans and slink off the screen!

    The second place was hiring the Rock and expecting us to give a shit.

    • Ryan Fink

      Completely agreed on your first point. Without that, I don’t care who the lead is.

    • Victor Roa

      third place: This is one of the old school games that scamming you so like you would have pump quarters like NBA Jam. So every 5 minutes you have to stop and pump quarters into the film to continue watching it.

  • Mike D

    Funny that its being released on 4-20, you would have be high to pay and wanna watch this. This looks horrible beyond belief.

    • TheOct8pus

      I think that’s what they’re going for – the stoner crowd

  • Lenin1959

    I wonder if a Sharknado will be featured in this movie. It sure looks like there absolutely should be a sharknado. Quality movie making!

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.