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The 'Rampage' Trailer Asks: 'Yes, But What If 'Pacific Rim' Was Rubbish And Dwayne Johnson Was Boring?'

By Petr Knava | Trailers | November 17, 2017 |

By Petr Knava | Trailers | November 17, 2017 |

‘Rampage’ was a pretty fun video game from the late 80’s. Its premise was simple: Giant monsters battle each other across various cityscapes. The monsters sustain damage—and so do the cities.

Movie producer: *snorts huge line of coke* ‘Well what the hell are we waiting for?!’

Those coke fantasies would be fulfilled in the late 2000’s, when the corporate kaiju known as Warner Bros. acquired the company that owned the rights to ‘Rampage’, Midway Games. Thus an inevitable movie was born.

Eventually Warner Bros. got three white dudes to write this masterpiece, got Dwayne Johnson to sign on the dotted line, and nabbed that bloke who made San Andreas with him to tag along for directing duties to actually film it. And here’s the trailer. Which if you can finish without almost nodding off then you have more resilience than me:


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