I don’t think anyone expected Rampage to be anything more than what it obviously is: A cash-grab using the nostalgic draw of a bygone video game to pack butts into seats for some CGI mayhem. Still, trailers featuring an albino Kong, a giant flying werewolf, and a kaiju-esque lizard monster had us thinking there might be something worth looking at here.
Hardcore horror fans were no doubt tempted by the promise of the cathartic destruction of a famous skyline, but skeptical that anything staring “The Rock” would carry any serious punches (ironic, considering Dwayne Johnson’s roots).
Related Article: Dwayne Johnson Demanded They Change the Ending of “Rampage”
So how was it? Our friends at Let Me Explain put together a 3-minute recap that will definitely spoil the ending—as if it couldn’t have been easily predicted. Still, you’re welcome to bookmark this page for later and skip down to the trailer and synopsis at the bottom of the article.
Warning: Below There Be Spoilers!
Official Synopsis: When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago.
About Let Me Explain on YouTube: I watch things so you don’t have to. Movie, TV, Music, and Spoken Word Poetry Explanations Every Week.
Official Synopsis: Global icon Dwayne Johnson headlines the action adventure “Rampage,” directed by Brad Peyton. Johnson stars as primatologist Davis Okoye, a man who keeps people at a distance but shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, incredibly rare albino silverback gorilla who has been in his care since he rescued the young orphan from poachers. 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 discredited geneticist Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris) 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.