First Trailer for the Rampage Movie Drops

First Trailer for the Rampage Movie Drops

Are you familiar with genetic editing?

Yesterday, the first trailer for the upcoming movie based on Rampage dropped. Ready yourself for some good old-fashioned "Rawr."

The movie, which stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as some manner of helicopter-driving animal specialist, looks like a typical monster-action film. That's fine, since the Rampage game parodies generic monster-action films. Thing is, we've got two very different kinds of generic monster-action scenarios going on between the Rampage game and the movie.

In the movie, Johnson plays Davis Okoye, a primatologist who "keeps people at a distance" but shares a strong bond with an albino gorilla named George. When George is mutated and made enormous by a scientific experiment gone awry, he goes on a (wait for it) rampage across Chicago. In time, he's joined by a giant wolf and a giant crocodile. Ralph and Lizzie, I presume?

The trailer is about two minutes long, but we already get a taste for what's going to happen: The military pumps a lot of bullets into the monsters, The Rock pleads for George's life ("George never asked for this!"), etc.

The Rampage game likewise has a lot of shooting at big monsters, but the story, thin as it is, comes from the creatures' perspectives. George, Ralph, and Lizzie are actually mutated humans who rampage across a number of States to sate their bottomless appetite for destruction. While it'd be fun to follow a plot from George's eyes rather than his trainer's point of view, I suppose watching all that wanton destruction would get a little tiring after an hour or so. Kind of like the game itself. Hiyo.

Rampage comes to theatres on April 20, 2018.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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