'Rampage': First Reactions From the Premiere

Dwayne Johnson brought the film to downtown Los Angeles.

Rampage made a big impression on its premiere audience Wednesday.

The Dwayne Johnson action film debuted in downtown Los Angeles, and the early reactions poured in overnight on social media.

Rampage is based on the 1980s video game and is from San Andreas director Brad Peyton. It stars Johnson as a primatologist who has a close bond with a silverback gorilla named George. Unfortunately, George begins to grow increasingly larger (and more aggressive) after a mishap involving a genetic experiment. George is not the only animal to be supersized by the process, with a crocodile and a wolf also altered. Other stars include Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Official reviews have not yet hit for Rampage, so the reactions from the premiere are the first time people have been sharing their opinions publicly.

Reactions for the video game adaptation were mixed, with some moviegoers praising the overall film and The Rock for his performance. Audience members also expressed their sentimental memories for the  video game. In contrast, the film generated some criticism, with some audience members questioning why the film was made in the first place. Here's a sampling of what the Rampage premiere audience had to say on Twitter. 

  • THR staff