I remember the simple days of gaming. There were no save points, no huge stories, no variety. Hell, back in the arcade days variety meant you get to choose from three large monsters to control and story meant you used one of those monsters to bash the living shit out of buildings and watch them crumble in a specific city. Then you repeated it over and over. But man was it fun! That was what Rampage was. The story of three monsters climbing buildings and bashing them. So it makes sense that they would turn it into a movie about thirty years later, right? No? Well it’s gonna happen whether you agree or not! Check the video below to experience the awesomeness that was the arcade version of Rampage:
According to IGN, via Hollywood Reporter, Rampage is set to get the big screen treatment like so many other bits of our 80’s pop culture:
THR says Rickard is currently meeting with writers to develop the film’s story, and that New Line “believes that technology has advanced enough that the possibility exists to make a smartly-budgeted monster movie in the vein and tone of Ghostbusters and Independence Day.”
Ghostbusters and Independence Day…. That sounds like a dream come true. I love both of those movies, but as we all know movies that people claim are like two awesome features rolled into one don’t always work out. Van Helsing was proclaimed to be Indiana Jones mixed in with the Matrix and that movie sucked hard. Spiderman 3 was supposed to be like Spiderman 1 and 2 combined… but I’m not even going to get into that debacle and its inane emo dance scenes.
Hopefully they are able to give us something that is not struggling to be witty and smart, because monsters tearing apart a city is not witty and smart. I’ll take an entertaining, dumb action movie with great CG to keep my mind from over-thinking for an hour and a half! Bring it on! What say you Rampage fans? (if there are any who remember the glory days of the arcade game.) Are you ready for a movie version of Ralph, George and Lizzie?