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Dwayne Johnson stars as Davis, the primatologist at the San Diego Zoo. His best friend, George, is an albino gorilla whom he rescued from poachers as a baby. Now grown, George had his own family group at the Zoo, complete with wives and children. One night, a strange canister lands in the primate area and sprays George with a mysterious chemical. By morning, George has grown over four feet and killed a grizzly bear. The source of this chemical is a mystery until a geneticist arrives and explains the situation. A corporation in Chicago has been conducting experiments in genetic engineering and the canister was one of several taken into space for research. The corporation is desperate to retrieve the canisters but finds all of them have been discharged. Instead, they send out a low frequency signal to call the beasts to Chicago.

This was a pretty good movie. Dwayne Johnson has improved his acting and he seems like a natural before the lens. The story had plenty of action, some conflict and a few laughs to make it interesting. Thanks to computer graphics, downtown Chicago is destroyed and best of all, George is saved. Enjoy!
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Published on April 16, 2018 08:08 • 85 views • Tags: albino-gorilla, chicago, dwayne-johnson, rampage
The Pearl is the tallest building in the world. Built in Hong Kong, the retail spaces on the lower levels are open but the residential levels above the 96th floor are still empty. The problem is getting insurance to cover the residential areas. Will Sawyer, a building security analyst, is called in to assess the Pearl. His family moves into the building on the 98th floor for a month as a way to sweeten the deal. Based on Will’s findings, the building meets all acceptable standards for safety and security. However, before the next step can be taken, a known mobster moves in to stop the owner and retrieve the information stored on a hard drive. The 96th floor is set on fire. Will is pushed to the brink to save his family from the fire.

Really suspenseful and a lot of action. Dwayne Johnson stars as Will Sawyer and he does an excellent job in the role. He’s become a much more convincing actor, more than a good looking guy with a lot of muscles. The computer graphics were something. Nothing like hanging out of the 98th floor to get a view of the city. It could make some people with a little queasy and bring on a fear of heights.
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Published on July 16, 2018 07:31 • 118 views • Tags: dwayne-johnson, skyscraper, will-sawyer