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Rampage” is a sci-fi movie about monsters. It stars Dwayne Johnson as a keeper of animals. He suddenly notices that some of them are behaving abnormally. It seems there was an accident in an orbiting science lab due to which innumerable samples of a genetic super-serum fell on the Earth and affected some animals like an albino gorilla, a wolf, and a crocodile. They transform into monsters by growing in size, turning nasty, and becoming a terror in North America.

According to New Zealand Herald, Dwayne Johnson has to embark on a mission to save the world. He is the keeper of the gorilla and has to devise strategies to counter the combined threat of the animals.

A new storyline

Dwayne Johnson has been successful with his earlier movie “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” The superstar is aware of his potentials and can harness the goodwill of the audience. He makes use of that skill in “Rampage” to keep them captivated.

Others in the cast along with Dwayne are Naomie Harris, Joe Manganiello, Malin Akerman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Jake Lacy. Naomie has given a memorable performance in “Moonlight” while Joe Mangianello is remembered for his “True Blood” and Jeffrey Dean Morgan for “The Walking Dead.” The movie is directed by Brad Peyton who has worked with Dwayne in the disaster movie “San Andreas.”

Inducting monsters in a sci-fi movie instead of robot warriors appears to be a new strategy. One such movie with the theme of animals was “Jurassic Park.” It was about bringing back to life extinct dinosaurs.

Movies of this nature provide ample scope to the animation team and are bound to gel with the audience. They want variety in life and an excuse to let their imagination run wild with make-believe characters like robots or giant size animals.

This movie could be a success

In the opinion of Deadline, “Rampage” could do well at the box office and could push the horror movie “A Quiet Place” to second place. It seems the budget for this sci-fi movie was between $115 million and $120 million and, in case it can capture the overseas market, the result at the box office would be positive.

An earlier Dwayne Johnson movie “San Andreas” had done well overseas with China accounting for 32 percent of the take. “Rampage” is set to launch in more than 60 international markets this weekend. It will include China. Other countries like France, Germany, and Japan, which have to wait till May. Incidentally, Rotten Tomatoes Score for Rampage" is 52 percent which is slightly better than that of “San Andreas" at 50 percent.