YMMV / Rampage

The Uwe Boll film.

  • Complete Monster: Bill Williamson is a sadistic domestic terrorist who takes great pleasure in committing large-scale acts of violence. He attempts to justify his actions by claiming to be a revolutionary who's just doing what he has to in order to fight overpopulation and government corruption. However, the way he acts towards his victims reveals this to be a shallow excuse. He shoots up his small town in the first movie, and wracks up a body count of over 100. He enjoys every minute of this massacre, and mocks the people he kills as they beg for their lives. Several of his victims die simply because they inconvenienced him in some way prior to his rampage. Afterward, he kills his supposed best friend and frames him for the act while he skips town with a bag of money he stole during the attack. In the sequel, he takes over a TV studio. He kills several of the hostages he takes based on assumptions he makes about their lives. When one tearfully tells him that he killed her sister in his previous rampage, he responds by mocking her crying and taunting her. He then forces a male hostage at gunpoint to beat her up, enjoying it as though he is watching a sporting event. After his demands are met, he lets the hostages go, only to kill them and everyone else in the immediate area by blowing up the studio while he escapes. In the final scene, he gives a little girl a gun and encourages her to go home and use it on her parents and then herself, for no apparent reason. Claiming to do what he does for the good of humanity, Bill's utter enjoyment of the violence he causes and completely unnecessary acts of sadism out him as nothing more than a mentally disturbed psychopath who kills purely for fun and recognition.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: Considering that the main protagonist happens to be a mass murdering sociopath that manage to get away for his killing spree, and the fact that the Police Are Useless, it's really hard to care about any of the characters that the protagonist has killed.
  • He Really Can Direct: General consensus seems to be that this may be Uwe Boll's first good movie (as in, genuinely good, not So Bad, It's Good), earning a 6.4 on IMDb.
  • Nightmare Fuel: It's a movie about a sadistic spree killer massacring the people he comes across. This trope is practically a given.
  • Spiritual Licensee: A great movie adaptation of either the first Postal or Hatred.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Whilst the first movie skirts with this, considering the subject matter and overall message, the second movie dives head-first into it, since Bill is constantly giving speeches about his beliefs and what he wants the world to be. Discussed further in this video.
  • Villain Sue: Bill. Despite being a simple 23-year-old everyman, he is shown to be virtually unstoppable. Nothing law enforcement does even slightly deters him, he is shown to be ridiculously intelligent and always one step ahead of everyone else.

The video game series.

  • Awesome Music: The first two Alien themes from Universal Tour.
    • This music in World Tour.
  • Base Breaker: Rhett from Total Destruction. Some fans like him because he can jump high, is quite agile and speedy, and just looks pretty cool like several of the monsters. Others think he's a Replacement Scrappy for Curtis from Through Time and Universal Tour.
  • Demonic Spiders:
    • World Tour has the small robots called Fryborgs. They look like Goddamned Bats, but they take quite a few hits to destroy, and if you ignore them for too long, they'll easily chew through your health with their machine gun attack. It doesn't help that they launch their flamethrower attack at you the second after you hit them, which is very hard to dodge.
    • The same game also has Beetleborgs. They're gigantic walking robots that will slowly approach you and promptly bash you in the face. They're hard to kill, it's hard to dodge their attacks, and even if you do destroy one, they devolve into the regular sized robot mentioned above. It is however, possible to deal with them easily be using repeated jump kicks, and their slow speed means they're easy to avoid.
    • Flying Toasters, which are Scumlabs mercenaries with jetpacks and flamethrowers, are much harder to hit than the helicopters, much more durable and do more damage, and they can knock you off of a building.
  • Ear Worm:
  • Goddamned Bats:
    • TANKS. They go down after three hits, but a single shot from a tank will knock you down or knock you off a building. And they rarely ever stop firing; chances are, the second you get up, you'll get knocked right back down...
    • They get so much worse in Total Destruction. Compared to World Tour, the tanks here take more hits to kill, drain more health, and have the tendency of evading off screen, preventing you from attacking them. They can even attack you while they are off screen if you are in their line of fire.
    • Bombers are the flying version of tanks. They go down after one punch/kick, but they fly really fast and their bombs will instantly knock you off a building.
    • Flamer Dudes from World Tour. They're soldiers flying on jetpacks and carrying a huge flamethrower. They die after only three hits, but their attacks tend to set the monsters on fire, which leads to them falling off a building.
    • Super Flyers from World Tour are a cross between this and Demonic Spiders. They're weak, but their laser can drain your health if you ignore them for too long.
  • Hell Is That Noise:
  • Most Annoying Sound:
    • The monsters belching in Total Destruction can get irritating after quite some time.
    • As can the screams of the civilians as they fall from buildings.
  • Nightmare Retardant: Invoked in World Tour with Eustace DeMonic. He turns himself into a monster in a last desperate attempt to kill the mutants, but he's nothing more than a giant bouncing ball of fat that can't do anything but hop around. His death scene is a bit graphic though...
  • Overly Long Gag: The SPECIAL REPORT scene in the intro of Through Time.
  • Polished Port: The Wii version of Total Destruction upped the multiplayer cap to four players, and has ten exclusive monsters.
  • Spiritual Licensee: These are some of the best Godzilla games ever made.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: Some of the background music in Total Destruction sounds very similar to Blitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Not many people took kindly to all the new monsters in Total Destruction.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Total Destruction has thirty playable monsters, hell, forty on the Wii, including old favorites Vern, Ruby and Boris! It's a shame that there is close to no distinction between the different them outside of appearance and a few small attributes. A borderline example of why we have Quality over Quanity.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: To this day there are still some fans who think Lizzie and Ruby are guys. Doesn't help that they sound gruff and were designed to look masculine...