Rampage isn’t a movie I can recall hearing about last year. But I eventually heard of it and decided to give it a chance. I kind of forgot about the video game series called Rampage because it was never the biggest name in gaming, and it hasn’t been relevant in many years. Why anyone had the motivation to translate a long forgotten video game to the silver screen, I’ll never know. But the big question is, was it any good?
The movie is about Davis Okoye, a former soldier turned primate scientist. He rescued a white gorilla named George from poachers back in Africa. He raised the gorilla to learn commands and some simple English. George even knows some “sign language” that Davis Okoye comically regrets teaching him.
However strange things happen to George. He starts to grow larger and larger by the day. While gorillas grow to be quite big, George is getting to be supernaturally strong and tall. He also starts to become much meaner and violent. Due to the help of another scientist, Okoye learns that a pathogen has changed George for the worst.
And it doesn’t take long for the government to take notice. Agent Harvey Russell takes custody of George after things go sour. However, Okoye tells him a simple truth. While George might be tamable for a few hours, in mere days, he might be unstoppable. To make matters worse, a wolf has been affected by the same thing, and it’s not going to be pretty.
Overall Rampage was an okay movie, but probably pretty forgettable in a few years. Dwayne Johnson is the leading man for almost any Hollywood action movie, and he certainly made Warner Bros happy when the movie did well at the box office. I’m not sure if they’re going to try for a sequel, but I’d rather wish they’d leave it at that.
The first battle of World War I was the Battle of Liege in Belgium. While the Belgians put up an admirable defense and fight, the Germans did win the battle and take over. While a loss for the Allied Powers, it did stall Germans from advancing into French territory.
Sheik like Smash 4 is her own separate character after sharing a spot with Princess Zelda, whom she really is under all that Hylian-Ninja gear.
She’s much faster than being just Princess Zelda, as she has been since Melee. Not many characters are as fast or quick as her.
While most of her attacks lack power, she does have some useful tricks in her arsenal.
Her final smash is the Sheikah Dance which replaced the Light Arrow from previous games. She user her knife and anyone caught by it will be in a world of pain. I didn’t think it was that useful.
When Kirby takes the power of Sheik, he use needle storm which are just a bunch of little daggers that can be thrown. It isn’t too useful.
Online I didn’t do so well with Sheik, only winning just a few rounds. I just think she’s under-powered and her fast feet don’t make up for it. While I still like her, she was far far from my favorite in the game.
I had no idea The Spy Who Dumped Me existed last year when it came out during the summer. However I eventually saw the movie cover and noticed Kate McKinnon, whom I’ve really enjoyed on Saturday Night Live. I also like Mila Kunis, but not quite as much, especially post-That 70’s Show. But I was willing to give this one a try.
The movie is about a normal young woman named Audrey Stockton. There’s nothing abnormally special about her. She’s an American girl, with an American boyfriend, with American friends, in an American city. With an upcoming birthday, everything seems to be going pretty all right for Audrey and her boyfriend Drew Thayer.
However he breaks up with her via a text on her birthday, and she is heartbroken. She has her birthday party but even her friends can tell she isn’t doing all right. Her best friend Morgan Freeman (no, not the actor and a blonde woman) convinces her to do a few things to ease her heart after the breakup with Drew.
That’s until Audrey learns that Drew is a spy in the CIA. Two agents in a van tell her this and she is shocked beyond words. She learns from Drew himself that the breakup was a means to protect her. However she is given little information before she is set running from bad men all over the place. Who can she really trust?
Overall The Spy Who Dumped Me is not a good film, but it’s one of the “best” bad movies. The problem with the movie is that it’s too long (what were they thinking?) and the movie is up and down as a comedy. You can’t add seriousness and drama to a movie where you are supposed to laugh. Kate McKinnon is pretty funny here, and the cast is decent, but with the script and direction, this was many bad ideas rolled up into one film.
The English word power comes from the Anglo-Norman French word poeir which came from the Latin word posse which means “be able” in English.