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 Post subject: Re: The Films of 2018
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:52 pm 
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Son of Amicus missed out on Pacific Rim 2, so I took him to see Rampage this weekend to make up for it. The result was one of the most purely entertainingly stupid films I've seen in ages - the plotting is perfunctory, the dialogue is exposition-masquerading-as-conversation (especially true of the corporate sibling baddies - much of which hints at subplots excised during rewrites) - but the gleeful ludicrousness of it all is something to behold. The most convincing character in the film is George, the friendly CGI Albino gorilla that gets infected with the PLOT DEVICE SCIENCE THING - although Jeffrey Dean Morgan playing Negan-doing-an-impersonation-of-Tommy Lee Jones is fun - and there is one moment near the end which was genuinely surprising:

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To cure George, our heroes drop the vaccine in the villainess's handbag, then make sure she gets eaten by the now huge, unfriendly CGI Gorilla


Frankly, it's Jurassic World's delinquent younger brother - not good for you, but much cooler.


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 Post subject: Re: The Films of 2018
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:29 pm 
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If you want some context (spoiler: monsters destroy buildings) on the original video game series that Rampage is based on, Matt Kowalewski of the Super Best Friends channel has done a retrospective of it here


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 Post subject: Re: The Films of 2018
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:49 am 
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Morgan and omnipresent lead Dwayne Johnson have been doing some press together for this, and from what I've seen they seem to have a natural chemistry which leads me to hoping they can do more together soon.


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