Monster of the Day #1690

This film, a clear Mighty Joe Young knock-off (to the EXTREME!) looks awful serious for a flick based on what I recall as a very primitive video game.

Looks like they’re in Chicago, though.

  • Gamera977

    I’m guessing but is the game Rampage?

  • It’s the movie allegedly based on the game Rampage, the old Rampage fan says snarkily. Still, it might be fun.

  • bgbear_rnh

    I guess they should not have named him “Snowflake”.

  • Gamera977

    Was there any real story to Rampage? All I remember is a lady, monkey, and dog (I think) being turned into giant lizard, ape, and wolf and then smashing buildings and eating people for health while avoiding being shot, bombed, or eating nuns (the Big Guy would send lightning down to strike you for eating a nun).

  • Wade Harrell

    When I heard about this I was hoping for Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson turned giant and smashing buildings. I was disappointed to learn he’s a scientist or something.

  • Marsden

    That’s what I remember, and loosing a lot of quarters.

  • Marsden

    I saw this episode, the Professor taught him how to yell, “Love Mom!”

  • The Rev.

    Same here. I always had to play Lizzy. A shock, I’m sure.

    Not surprising that it’s set in Chicago; that area is where the game starts. I want to say Joliet is the first city you attack and Chicago is soon after.

  • There’s about as much real story to Rampage as any other Video Game of the period, which is slim to none. The monsters were all people and when beaten would turn back to normal (albeit less dressed than they’d naturally like to be). The cause of their change varied from monster to monster and really none of it mattered any more than it did with the competition of its time.

    Watching the trailer I found the changes unnecessary, but nothing that really irritated me. Like I said, it might be fun. It sure as hell has a better chance of me watching it than the Silent Hill movies do.

  • Rock Baker

    There was an updated version of the game which was a bit more dynamic, sometime in the late 90’s or so, in which the monsters were escaped science experiments gone wrong. Monitoring the whole affair was the leggy Dr. Betty Veronica. Seems like it had a few more monsters tossed in for good measure, though there were a couple other games with which I could be confusing it (like War Of The Monsters). I was never big into video games, but my brother played both at one point or another.

  • The Rev.

    Rampage: World Tour, which just had the original three monsters. It was followed up by three others, which did add more monsters (I recall a rat, a lobster, a rhino, and a warthog offhand). I’ve played R: WT and R: Total Destruction (the last one at this point). They were pretty fun.