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.