Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris
Director: Brad Peyton
Story: Ryan Engle
Screenplay: Ryan Engle, Carlton Cuse, Ryan J.Condal, Adam Sztykiel
Producers: Brad Peyton, Beau Flynn, John Rickard, Hiram Garcia
Production company: New Line Cinema
Music director: Andrew Lockington
Cinematographer: Jaron Presant
Editors: Jim May, Bob Ducsay
Release date: 13-04-2018
Censor certificate: UA
Run time: 1hr, 48mins
Genre: Action, Thriller
Dwayne Johnson is attached to a good heart Gorilla. Due to some genetic experiment, the Gorilla turns remarkably huge. How this problem leads a danger to the world and finally how it is resolved is the crux of the story.
Dwayne Johnson is superb fit and has performed finely in certain scenes. Naomie Harris gets an important role and her acting is impressive too. Gorilla is the pulling factor, easily attracts with various mix of elements. Director Brad Peyton lives up well to the genre, his work is neat without any foul-play. Screenplay writers have developed their paper work with stuff, film entertains on whole. Dialogues are packed with punch, clicks big at many places. Bond between The Rock and Gorilla is good to watch. Comedy quotient is solid, offers plenty of fun blending with the situations. Andrew Lockington’s background music energizes the mood. Jaron Presant is tall with his camera work, angles in the fight portions are breathtaking. Editors have worked in favor of the film, cuts are cool with no big disturbance. Action sequences are mind-blowing, choreographers deserve a pat in their back. VFX shots are superior as well, budget is used with proper care.
Script is usual, hence lacks fresh substance in the progress. Despite of the movie getting into the story quickly, it takes a quiet some time for the things to become serious. Except the lead artists, none of them have any importance to create even a minute impact to the flow. Logic loopholes are hard to count, film has made a big joke on how US Government will work to solve a dangerous threat to their country. Conflict is complicated, The Rock’s way of handling it, is the most mindless part of the film. Despite of being engaging, the long drawn out action packed climax feels dragging.
TO CONCLUDE – A meaningless monster action film that is entertaining.
Movie Rating – 2.5/ 5.
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