YMMV / Rampage

The Uwe Boll film

  • 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.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Bill, perhaps to the point of Sue-dom. He keeps orchestrating murderous massacres, planning out every step of it beforehand, outsmarting police, SWAT, and FBI agents, and getting away with his crimes with not a scratch to show for it. It takes until the end of the third film before he's finally taken out by the authorities, but even in his death he manages to instigate a mass uprising and cause more chaos.
  • Nightmare Fuel: It's a movie about a sadistic spree killer massacring the people he comes across. This trope is practically a given.
  • Spiritual Adaptation: A great movie adaptation of either the first Postal or Hatred (though the latter game actually came out after the first movie).
  • 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.

The video game series

  • Awesome Music: The first two Alien themes from Universal Tour.
    • This music in World Tour.
  • Base-Breaking Character: 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.
  • 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 Adaptation: 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 Quantity.
  • 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...