Rampage is the latest video game adaptation hitting the big screen and it actually shows some promise. The games were never particularly deep, to begin with - play as monsters and destroy the city - so an adaptation of the source material isn't rocket science. However, the video game movie curse is something that fans will always think about, even with a simple story like this one.
However, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is someone more than familiar with the video game movie curse. In fact, he told Total Film (via Games Radar) that he has lived through said curse when he starred in the live-action adaptation of Doom, a movie most people didn't enjoy.
"I lived the video game curse, because I made Doom. And Doom was a movie based off a very popular video game and was incredibly unsuccessful. So I lived the curse, and I experienced it."
Johnson also feels that Rampage has a certain charm and humor that Doom didn't have. Director Brad Peyton also discussed how the game's simple plot makes it easy to work on and not worry about alienating the fanbase. This isn't a Resident Evil situation where the film series started out with zombies and slowly got into sci-fi.
Rampage is now showing on April 13. It was originally going to hit cinemas on April 20 but was moved due to Infinity War's new release date.