Inaccurate Hit Video Game Movie Creates Continuous Trail of Destruction
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For a genre that’s been deemed “cursed” on more than one occasion, Hollywood has shown no signs of letting go of video game adaptations. There’s a school of thought that believes the best examples in the history of the genre aren’t even based on preexisting sources at all, though, with Dwayne Johnson Carnage almost matches this bill by making huge departures from its namesake.
Very loosely taking the broadest strokes of the “giant monsters f*ck sh*t up city-destroying scale” premise and turning it into a $140 million silly free creature feature worked really well long term, with Carnage ranking as the third highest-grossing entry in the genre’s history after earning $428 million at the box office.
It turned out to be about as polarizing as you’d expect from a film focused on The Rock also trying to save the world from mutant animals, with the film’s Rotten Tomatoes score of 51% blown out. water by a user rating of 72%. Carnage is big, loud, silly, and kind of fun if you need to relax and turn off your brain, which might be why it’s in the midst of its latest on-demand resurgence.
By FlixPatrol, the harmlessly entertaining epic has been on the… well, you get it… earning a spot on HBO Max, Prime Video, and iTunes’ global most-watched charts at various times this week. Maybe fans are diving into Johnson’s back catalog to help out until they see black adamor maybe there’s never a bad time to watch gigantic monsters bare their teeth and pounce.