Rampage Scene Breakdown

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, director Brad Peyton breaks down a scene from the video game blockbuster Rampage. Plus, examine whether some blockbuster movies can hyped to the point that they can’t be anything but disappointing, and watch a Harry Potter inspired gymnastics routine by an Olympic athlete. Read More »

Rampage Original Ending

Dwayne Johnson is serious about making sure audiences have a good time in his movies. He’s so serious about it, in fact, that he came very close to walking away from Rampage, his new film based on the classic video game that’s currently in theaters. Read about the Rampage original ending and why Johnson was so adamant about changing it below. Read More »

Brett Ratner

Warner Bros. is finally close to cutting all ties with Brett Ratner‘s RatPac Entertainment. In November of 2017, sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against Ratner, which lead Warner Bros. to rush to sever ties with the producer and filmmaker. Still, several projects still lingered that tied RatPac to Warners. Now, that time is almost over.

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‘Rampage’ Review: A Big, Dumb, Not-So-Fun Cartoon

I can’t tell whether there’s too much rampaging in Rampage, or not enough. The only thing I am sure about is that it takes too long to get to the rampaging. Rampaging is, after all, the number one thing that Rampage has going for it — exposition and set-up aren’t exactly the draw of a movie like this.

For anyone for whom the title isn’t a sufficient description of what you’re getting into, suffice to say that Rampage is a good old-fashioned monster movie. A mysterious serum gets cooked up in a lab in outer space via CRISPR gene editing (which is a real thing), and when things on the station go awry, canisters of the serum plummet down to Earth. Those canisters, in turn, infect a few animals, causing them to grow in size and throwing a few other genetic mutations into the mix. And then, well, you know.

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The Rock Dungeons and Dragons

Most of the time, press conferences for big blockbuster movies are opportunities for the actors to crack a few jokes, share a fun story or two about making the movie, and that’s about it. It’s rare that anything actually substantial comes out of these Q&A sessions, but the press conference for Rampage, the upcoming film adaptation of the video game, was a little bit different.

During the conference, actor Joe Manganiello (who plays a mercenary in Rampage) revealed that star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was in talks to lead a Dungeons and Dragons movie, and Johnson confirmed it. Read about The Rock Dungeons and Dragons connection, the Rampage movie’s special homage to the video game on which it’s based, and more below. Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

rampage early buzz

At this point, you know what to expect in a Dwayne Johnson movie. Big explosions, even bigger pecs, and lots of testosterone-fueled male posturing — probably in the jungle, and probably while the Rock is wearing the same khaki shirt he’s dragged across five movie sets.

Johnson has nailed a type, and he’s got an audience willing to pay top dollar to see him to it again. And from the looks of Rampage, it’s very much the same action-packed blockbuster we expect to see from Johnson. But that doesn’t mean it’s not good.

Below, see the Rampage early buzz.

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rampage box office tracking

Blockbuster king Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson probably has another hit on his hands with the video game adaptation Rampage. Early Rampage tracking indicates the disaster film will take in a cool $35 million for its opening weekend. In other words, it’ll do better than Baywatch.

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sequel bits incredibles 2

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Alicia Vikander is down for a Tomb Raider sequel
  • Watch a video of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom being scored
  • Incredibles 2 tie-in comics will explore the lives of Parr family
  • The Rampage producers are already talking about Rampage 2
  • Behold the first poster for Netflix’s Godzilla anime sequel
  • Steven DeKnight says Bumblebee is “fantastic”

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rampage trailer

Realizing the premise of Rampage is rather silly, a new trailer for the film leans into that silliness and gives star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson an opportunity to yell at you from the gym. In addition to that, new Rampage concept art reveals a behind-the-scenes look of the film. See that and the new Rampage trailer below.

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Rampage release date

It was an earth-shattering event. Last week, Marvel and Disney dropped a surprise announcement, revealing that the release date for Avengers: Infinity War would be bumped up a week. By moving from May 4 to April 27, the superhero tentpole would jumpstart the summer movie season a little early, and dominate any other films that hoped to draw in a few pre-summer crowds.

One of those films is Dwayne Johnson‘s Rampage. The science-fiction action film was set to be released on April 20, 2018, enjoying a few weeks at the top of the box office before Infinity War would swoop in two weeks later. But with Infinity War‘s surprise date change, Rampage and other April movies are scrambling to get out of the way of Earth’s Mightiest box office draws.

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