Rampage

Rampage

2018, PG-13, 107 min. Directed by Brad Peyton. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Jason Liles, Malin Akerman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, Marley Shelton, P.J. Byrne, Demetrius Grosse, Jack Quaid, Breanne Hill, Matt Gerald, Will Yun Lee, Urijah Faber, Bruce Blackshear.

REVIEWED By Richard Whittaker, Fri., April 13, 2018

Remember when PG-13 meant something, and it wasn't just a watered-down R? When teens were guaranteed some swearing and some really fun, bloody destruction? Welcome to Rampage, the weirdest, goriest, most city-wrecking, unlikely passion project in years.

Just to nix any rumors, Rampage doesn't break the seemingly perfect losing streak of video game to movie adaptation, but only because this year's wafer-thin but highly entertaining Tomb Raider did that already. Instead, it's the world's biggest box office attraction, Dwayne "the artist formerly known as the Rock" Johnson, in an all-action revamp of the endlessly beloved classic arcade game, in which the player gets to be one of three monsters wrecking a city. No, he doesn't get to be a beast; instead, he's primatologist Davis Okoye (if that seems like an unlikely career for the great one, then a: boo on you for leaping to conclusions just because of his physique and b: there's a really smart and tear-jerky explanation for his career path). He's best friend to albino gorilla George (Liles, proving that Andy Serkis doesn't have the market cornered on motion capture leading apes). All until a mysterious canister releases a strange gas and turns George into a massive, rage-filled machine of destruction. Plus, in keeping with the game, there is also a giant mutated wolf, and a humongous tusked crocodile, all headed for Chicago on a (checks title) rampage.

This crazy-gleeful adventure jumps between grisly and cartoonish, because Peyton (who previously directed the equally ludicrous Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and San Andreas with Johnson) gets that the game was grisly and cartoonish. How else would you describe playing a massive monster that got to smash buildings and eat people?

Basically, he’s made a modern American version of classic Seventies and Eighties Kaiju (in knowing nods, megacroc Lizzie even has definite hints of Godzilla’s fellow beasts Anguirus and Biollante in the design). There is just enough of a plot to place the real blame on humans, with Akerman and Lacy chewing more scenery than Ralph the flying wolf as evil corporate overlords. It’s loud, raucous fun, mostly sold by Johnson, the undisputed champion of CGI smash-fests. Sadly, even he cannot breathe energy into the meet-cute relationship with Harris’ dissident scientist. However, real sparks fly whenever he’s onscreen with Dean Morgan, yee-hawing it up as a government agent with a molasses-thick Texas accent. If Johnson ever gets his other long-gestating game adaptation Spy Hunter off the ground, cast these men!

Showtimes

Thu., April 26

1:40, 4:35, 11:20

Fri., April 27

10:25am, 1:40, 2:55, 5:45, 8:35, 11:50

Sat., April 28

9:15am, 12:05, 2:55, 5:45, 8:35, 11:50

Sun., April 29

12:05, 2:55, 5:45, 8:35, 11:50

Mon., April 30

11:35am, 2:55, 5:45, 8:35, 11:50

Tue., May 1

2:55, 5:45, 8:35, 11:50
AFA 11:35am

Wed., May 2

11:35am, 2:45, 5:35, 8:35, 11:50

Thu., April 26

1:00, 3:45

Fri., April 27

11:30am

Sat., April 28

12:00

Sun., April 29

12:00

Mon., April 30

12:00

Tue., May 1

AFA 12:55

Wed., May 2

2:05

Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane

5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060, drafthouse.com/austin/theater/slaughter-lane

Showtimes at this venue are subject to frequent change. Please confirm daily times by phone or website.

Thu., April 26

11:45am, 3:00

Fri., April 27

9:40

Sat., April 28

10:30am

Sun., April 29

9:30

Mon., April 30

9:40

Tue., May 1

9:40

Wed., May 2

9:35

Barton Creek Square (AMC)

2901 South Capital of Texas Hwy, 512/306-1991, www.amctheatres.com

Matinee discounts available before 4pm daily. Bring Your Baby matinees the first Tuesday of every month.

Thu., April 26

CC/DVS 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
IMAX 4:10

Fri., April 27

CC/DVS 9:40am, 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40
CC/DVS, recliners, reserved seating 9:40am, 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40

Sat., April 28

CC/DVS 9:40am, 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40
CC/DVS, recliners, reserved seating 9:40am, 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40

Sun., April 29

CC/DVS 9:40am, 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40
CC/DVS, recliners, reserved seating 9:40am, 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40

Mon., April 30

CC/DVS 12:40, 3:40, 6:40
CC/DVS, recliners, reserved seating 12:40, 3:40, 6:40

Tue., May 1

CC/DVS 12:40, 3:40, 6:40
CC/DVS, recliners, reserved seating 12:40, 3:40, 6:40

Wed., May 2

CC/DVS 12:40, 3:40, 6:40
CC/DVS, recliners, reserved seating 12:40, 3:40, 6:40

Bullock Texas State History Museum

1800 Congress, 512/936-4629, www.thestoryoftexas.com

Showtimes are subject to change, please confirm times by phone or website.

Thu., April 26

IMAX 4:00

Cinemark 20 and XD

N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535

Cost for 3-D and XD shows is regular ticket price plus a premium.

Thu., April 26

3-D 5:20
3-D, XD 12:35
D-Box 11:45am, 2:45
digital 11:45am, 1:35, 2:45, 4:25, 7:15, 8:10, 10:05, 11:00
XD 3:25

Fri., April 27

digital, luxury lounger 9:30am, 10:50am, 12:15, 1:40, 3:05, 4:30, 5:55, 7:20, 8:50, 10:20

Sat., April 28

digital, luxury lounger 9:30am, 12:15, 3:05, 4:30, 5:55, 7:20, 8:50, 10:20

Sun., April 29

digital, luxury lounger 9:30am, 10:50am, 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 9:40, 10:20

Mon., April 30

digital, luxury lounger 9:40am, 10:50am, 12:15, 1:40, 3:05, 4:30, 5:55, 7:20, 8:50, 10:20

Tue., May 1

digital, luxury lounger 9:40am, 10:50am, 12:15, 1:40, 3:05, 4:30, 7:20, 9:40, 10:20

Wed., May 2

digital, luxury lounger 12:15, 1:40, 3:05, 4:20, 5:55, 8:50, 10:20

Cinemark Cedar Park

1335 E. Whitestone, Cedar Park, 800/326-3264

Call theatre for complete list of movies and showtimes.

Thu., April 26

3-D 3:00
digital 12:20, 1:50, 4:40, 5:40, 7:30, 10:30

Fri., April 27

digital 9:20am, 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40
digital, luxury lounger 9:20am, 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40

Sat., April 28

digital 9:20am, 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40
digital, luxury lounger 9:20am, 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40

Sun., April 29

digital 9:20am, 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40
digital, luxury lounger 9:20am, 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40

Mon., April 30

digital 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40
digital, luxury lounger 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40

Tue., May 1

digital 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40
digital, luxury lounger 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40

Wed., May 2

digital 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40
digital, luxury lounger 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40

Thu., April 26

3-D 8:20
digital 11:45am, 1:10, 2:40, 4:00, 5:30, 7:10, 10:00

Fri., April 27

digital, luxury lounger 10:20am, 1:10, 4:00, 6:50, 9:45

Sat., April 28

digital, luxury lounger 10:20am, 1:10, 4:00, 6:50, 9:45

Sun., April 29

digital, luxury lounger 10:20am, 1:10, 4:00, 6:50, 9:45

Mon., April 30

digital, luxury lounger 10:55am, 1:45, 4:40, 7:35, 10:25

Tue., May 1

digital, luxury lounger 10:55am, 1:45, 4:40, 7:35, 10:25

Wed., May 2

digital, luxury lounger 10:55am, 1:45, 4:40, 7:35, 10:25

Cinemark Round Rock

4401 N. I-35, Round Rock, 800/326-3264

Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium. Call theatre for complete March 26-28 showtimes.

Thu., April 26

3-D 3:15
digital 11:00am, 12:25, 1:55, 4:40, 6:05, 7:30, 10:20

Fri., April 27

digital, luxury lounger 10:50am, 1:45, 4:45, 7:35, 10:25

Sat., April 28

digital, luxury lounger 10:50am, 1:45, 4:45, 7:35, 10:25

Sun., April 29

digital, luxury lounger 10:50am, 1:45, 4:45, 7:35, 10:25

Mon., April 30

digital, luxury lounger 10:50am, 1:45, 4:45, 7:35, 10:25

Tue., May 1

digital, luxury lounger 10:50am, 1:45, 4:45, 7:35, 10:25

Wed., May 2

digital, luxury lounger 10:50am, 1:45, 4:45, 7:35, 10:25

Cinemark Southpark Meadows

9900 S. I-35, 800/326-3264

Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

Thu., April 26

3-D 8:05
digital 11:35am, 1:00, 2:25, 3:50, 5:15, 6:40, 9:30, 11:00

Fri., April 27

digital 11:25am, 2:10, 4:55, 7:40, 10:45
digital, luxury lounger 11:25am, 2:10, 4:55, 7:40, 10:45

Sat., April 28

digital, luxury lounger 11:25am, 2:10, 4:55, 7:40, 10:45

Sun., April 29

digital, luxury lounger 11:25am, 2:10, 4:55, 7:40, 10:45

Mon., April 30

digital, luxury lounger 11:25am, 2:10, 4:55, 7:40, 10:45

Tue., May 1

digital, luxury lounger 11:25am, 2:10, 4:55, 7:40, 10:45

Wed., May 2

digital, luxury lounger 11:25am, 2:10, 4:55, 7:40, 10:45

Cinemark Stone Hill Town Center

18820 Hilltop Commercial Dr., 512/251-0938, www.cinemark.com

Thu., April 26

digital 12:30, 3:15, 6:15, 8:55

Fri., April 27

digital 10:30am, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30

Sat., April 28

digital 9:30am, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30

Sun., April 29

digital 9:30am, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30

City Lights Theatre

420 Wolf Ranch Parkway, Georgetown, 512/868-9922

Thu., April 26

1:00, 4:05, 7:05, 9:45

Fri., April 27

10:05am, 1:00, 4:05, 7:05, 9:45

Sat., April 28

10:05am, 1:00, 4:05, 7:05, 9:45

Sun., April 29

1:00, 4:05, 7:05, 9:45

Mon., April 30

1:00, 4:05, 7:05, 9:45

Tue., May 1

1:00, 4:05, 7:05, 9:45

Wed., May 2

1:00, 4:05, 7:05, 9:45

EVO Entertainment

3200 Kyle Crossing, Kyle, 512/523-9009, www.evo-entertainment.com

Thu., April 26

12:00, 2:45, 5:15, 10:45
EVX 11:00am, 1:45, 4:25
OpenCap 8:00

Fri., April 27

12:00, 2:45, 5:15, 10:45
OC 8:00

Sat., April 28

12:00, 2:45, 5:15, 10:45
OC 8:00

Sun., April 29

12:00, 2:45, 5:15, 10:45
OC 8:00

Mon., April 30

12:00, 2:45, 5:15, 10:45
OC 8:00

Tue., May 1

11:55am, 2:40, 5:10, 10:40
OC 7:55

Flix Brewhouse

2200 S. I-35, Round Rock, 512/244-3549, www.flixbrewhouse.com/round-rock

Thu., April 26

CC 2:00, 4:30, 5:30, 7:45, 11:55

Fri., April 27

CC 11:10am, 4:30, 7:45, 10:45

Sat., April 28

CC 12:00, 3:10, 6:30, 9:30

Sun., April 29

CC 12:00, 3:10, 6:30, 9:30

Mon., April 30

CC 12:00, 3:10, 6:30, 9:30

Tue., May 1

CC 12:00, 3:10, 6:30, 9:30

Wed., May 2

CC 12:00, 3:10, 6:30, 9:30

Galaxy Highland 10

6700 Middle Fiskville, 512/467-7305, www.galaxytheatres.com

No one under 18 will be allowed in the theatre on Friday or Saturday after 7pm without an adult.

Thu., April 26

CC/DL/HI 12:15, 1:00, 3:25, 4:10
ClosedCap;DescListen;HI;NO PASS 12:15, 1:00, 3:25, 4:10, 7:00
D-Box 12:15, 3:25

Fri., April 27

CC/DL/HI 9:25am, 12:15, 3:25, 6:40, 9:30, 12:00am
ClosedCap;DescListen;HI 9:25am, 12:15, 3:25, 6:40, 9:30, 12:00am

Sat., April 28

CC/DL/HI 9:25am, 12:15, 3:25, 6:40, 9:30, 12:00am
ClosedCap;DescListen;HI 9:25am, 12:15, 3:25, 6:40, 9:30, 12:00am

Sun., April 29

CC/DL/HI 9:25am, 12:15, 3:25, 6:40, 9:30
ClosedCap;DescListen;HI 9:25am, 12:15, 3:25, 6:40, 9:30

Mon., April 30

CC/DL/HI 12:15, 3:25, 6:40, 9:30
ClosedCap;DescListen;HI 12:15, 3:25, 6:40, 9:30

Tue., May 1

CC/DL/HI 12:15, 3:25, 6:40, 9:30
ClosedCap;DescListen;HI 12:15, 3:25, 6:40, 9:30

Wed., May 2

CC/DL/HI 12:15, 3:25, 6:40, 9:30
ClosedCap;DescListen;HI 12:15, 3:25, 6:40, 9:30

Gateway Theatre

9700 Stonelake, 512/416-5700

Discounts daily before 6pm. Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

Thu., April 26

3-D, CC/DVS 12:00, 8:00
CC/DVS 2:40, 5:15, 10:35
CC/DVS, IMAX 3:10

Fri., April 27

CC/DVS 11:35am, 2:40, 5:15, 7:55, 10:35

Sat., April 28

CC/DVS 11:35am, 2:40, 5:15, 7:55, 10:35

Sun., April 29

CC/DVS 11:35am, 2:40, 5:15, 7:55, 10:35

Mon., April 30

CC/DVS 12:00, 2:40, 5:15, 8:00, 10:35

Tue., May 1

CC/DVS 12:00, 2:40, 5:15, 8:00, 10:35

Wed., May 2

CC/DVS 12:00, 2:40, 5:15, 8:00, 10:35

Hometown Cinemas

120 MLK Jr. Industrial Blvd. W, Lockhart, 512/398-4100, www.hometowncinemas.com

Thu., April 26

11:50am, 2:20, 4:45, 7:15

Fri., April 27

11:45am, 2:15, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30

Sat., April 28

11:45am, 2:15, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30

Sun., April 29

11:45am, 2:15, 4:45, 7:10

Mon., April 30

11:45am, 2:15, 4:45, 7:10

Tue., May 1

11:45am, 2:15, 4:45, 7:10

Wed., May 2

11:45am, 2:15, 4:45, 7:10

iPic Theaters Austin

3225 Amy Donovan Plaza, 512/568-3400, www.ipic.com

Thu., April 26

11:00am, 2:30, 5:40

AMC Lakeline 9

11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park, 512/335-4793

Discounts daily before 6pm.

Thu., April 26

CC/DVS 1:00, 3:45, 6:30, 9:30

Fri., April 27

CC/DVS 10:15am, 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 10:15
CC/DVS, recliners, reserved seating 10:15am, 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 10:15

Sat., April 28

CC/DVS 10:15am, 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 10:15
CC/DVS, recliners, reserved seating 10:15am, 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 10:15

Sun., April 29

CC/DVS 10:15am, 1:15, 4:00, 6:45
CC/DVS, recliners, reserved seating 10:15am, 1:15, 4:00, 6:45

Mon., April 30

CC/DVS 1:15, 4:00, 6:45
CC/DVS, recliners, reserved seating 1:15, 4:00, 6:45

Tue., May 1

CC/DVS 1:15, 4:00, 6:45
CC/DVS, recliners, reserved seating 1:15, 4:00, 6:45

Wed., May 2

CC/DVS 1:15, 4:00, 6:45
CC/DVS, recliners, reserved seating 1:15, 4:00, 6:45

Metropolitan

901 Little Texas, 512/447-0101

Discounts daily before 6pm. Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

Thu., April 26

3-D, CC/DVS 12:40, 3:40, 6:30
CC/DVS 1:40, 4:40

Fri., April 27

3-D, CC/DVS 11:00
CC/DVS 1:30, 4:40, 7:25, 10:10

Sat., April 28

3-D, CC/DVS 11:00
CC/DVS 1:30, 4:40, 7:25, 10:10

Sun., April 29

3-D, CC/DVS 11:00
CC/DVS 1:30, 4:40, 7:25, 10:10

Mon., April 30

3-D, CC/DVS 12:45, 3:30, 6:15, 11:00
CC/DVS 11:50am, 2:30, 5:20, 7:50, 10:40

Tue., May 1

3-D, CC/DVS 12:45, 3:30, 6:15, 11:00
CC/DVS 11:50am, 2:30, 5:20, 7:50, 10:40

Wed., May 2

3-D, CC/DVS 12:45, 3:30, 6:15, 11:00
CC/DVS 11:50am, 2:30, 5:20, 7:50, 10:40

Moviehouse & Eatery

8300 N. FM 620, Bldg. B, 512/501-3520, www.themoviehouse.com/austin/

Thu., April 26

12:00, 3:00, 6:00

Fri., April 27

9:50am, 12:45, 3:45, 10:40

Sat., April 28

12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00

Sun., April 29

12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00

Mon., April 30

10:20am, 3:00, 6:00, 10:45

Tue., May 1

10:20am, 3:00, 6:00, 10:45

Wed., May 2

10:20am, 3:00, 6:00, 10:45

Schulman Theatres Lost Pines 8

1600 Chestnut St, Bastrop, 512/321-0123, www.schulmantheatres.com

Thu., April 26

10:05am, 1:05, 4:00, 7:05, 10:05

Fri., April 27

10:05am, 1:05, 4:00, 7:05, 10:05

Sat., April 28

10:05am, 1:05, 4:00, 7:05, 10:05

Sun., April 29

10:05am, 1:05, 4:00, 7:05, 10:05

Mon., April 30

10:05am, 1:05, 4:00, 7:05, 10:05

Tue., May 1

10:05am, 1:05, 4:00, 7:05, 10:05

Wed., May 2

10:05am, 1:05, 4:00, 7:05, 10:05

ShowBiz Cinemas 8 Marble Falls

2600 Hwy 281 North, Marble Falls

Call theatre for August 22-23 showtimes.

Thu., April 26

4:30, 6:50
3-D 1:50

Fri., April 27

11:00am, 1:40, 4:30, 7:05, 9:50

Sat., April 28

11:00am, 1:40, 4:30, 7:05, 9:50

Sun., April 29

11:00am, 1:40, 4:30, 7:05

Mon., April 30

1:40, 4:30, 7:05

Tue., May 1

1:40, 4:20, 7:25

Wed., May 2

1:40, 4:30, 7:05

Sky Cinemas

13201 US-290, 512/457-0700, www.skycinemas.com

Thu., April 26

2:00, 4:35, 7:15

Fri., April 27

11:00am, 2:05, 5:00, 7:40, 10:20

Sat., April 28

11:00am, 2:05, 5:00, 7:40, 10:20

Sun., April 29

10:40am, 2:00, 4:40, 7:20, 10:00

Mon., April 30

10:40am, 2:00, 4:40, 7:20, 10:00

Tue., May 1

10:40am, 2:00, 4:40, 7:20, 10:00

Wed., May 2

10:40am, 2:00, 4:40, 7:20, 10:00

Thu., April 26

3:30

Starplex 12 San Marcos

1250 Wonder World Drive, San Marcos, 512/805-8000

Thu., April 26

11:00am, 1:40, 4:20, 7:00, 9:40

Fri., April 27

10:40am, 1:20, 4:10, 7:10, 9:50

Sat., April 28

10:40am, 1:20, 4:10, 7:10, 9:50

Sun., April 29

10:40am, 1:20, 4:10, 7:10, 9:50

Mon., April 30

11:00am, 1:30, 4:10, 7:10, 9:50

Tue., May 1

11:00am, 1:30, 4:10, 8:30, 9:50

Wed., May 2

10:40am, 1:20, 4:10, 7:10, 9:50

Westgate 11

4477 S. Lamar, 512/899-2717

Discounts daily before 6pm. Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

Thu., April 26

3-D, CC/DVS 11:00am, 1:30, 4:00
CC/DVS 11:45am, 2:15, 4:45, 6:30, 9:00

Fri., April 27

CC/DVS 10:45am, 1:15, 3:50, 6:20, 8:50

Sat., April 28

CC/DVS 10:45am, 1:15, 3:50, 6:20, 8:50

Sun., April 29

CC/DVS 11:00am, 1:30, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00

Mon., April 30

CC/DVS 11:00am, 1:30, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00

Tue., May 1

CC/DVS 11:00am, 1:30, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00

Wed., May 2

CC/DVS 11:00am, 1:30, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00

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