Megan Fox vs Lions in First Trailer for Action Film 'Rogue' Set in Africa

July 21, 2020
Source: YouTube

Rogue Trailer

"Some lions go rogue… She likes to kill." Lionsgate has released an official trailer for an action movie titled Rogue, the latest from director M.J. Bassett (Deathwatch, Solomon Kane, Silent Hill: Revelation). Megan Fox stars in this "explosive action saga" as a battle-hardened mercenary. As team leader O'Hara, she leads a lively squad of soldiers on a daring mission: rescue a hostage from captors in a remote region of Africa. But when the mission goes awry and the team is stranded, O'Hara's squad must face a bloody, brutal encounter with a gang of rebels — and the horde of ravenous, enraged lions they encounter at a seemingly abandoned farm. Can they survive attacks from rebels and lions? This also stars Philip Winchester, Calli Taylor, Jessica Sutton, Lee-Anne Liebenberg, Brandon Auret, Adam Deacon, and Sisanda Henna. This looks especially bland and bad. As hard as she tries, Megan Fox just can't act - even opposite the CGI lions.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for M.J. Bassett's Rogue, found right on YouTube:

Rogue Movie Poster

Rogue tells the story of a small mercenary unit of soldiers who have been engaged by the governor of an African country to rescue his daughter who has been kidnapped. This unit go in, there's more than one girl so their plan is immediately compromised, and then their extraction goes wrong. So, suddenly they find themselves on the run from the bad guys, looking for refuge in Africa, and come across an abandoned farm, or they think it's abandoned. While they're hunkering down they realize that the farm was used as a poachers' stronghold and a breeding place for lions for the hunting industry and the East Asian medicinal market. And though the lions seem to have escaped, there's clearly one still around. Rogue is directed by British filmmaker M.J. Bassett, director of the films Deathwatch, Wilderness, Solomon Kane, Silent Hill: Revelation, and Inside Man: Most Wanted previously. The screenplay is by Isabel Bassett and M.J. Bassett. Lionsgate will release Bassett's Rogue direct-to-VOD starting August 28th later this summer. Interested?

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I think it looks good. I don't know why people say Megan Fox can't act. Well, actually I do. It's because she doesn't over-dramatize every friggin scene like actresses such as Jennifer Lawrence or Brie Larson. Critics and awards shows want actresses to be as loud and colorful as possible even though it looks absolutely ridiculous. Fox is nothing special, but she plays her roles in a cool manner that comes off as genuine. And when the occasional scene does call for emotion, she handles it just fine. Acting the way someone in a situation actually would, instead of over-acting and making a spectacle the way the "award-winning" actresses always do. I say good for her.

Jimmy Hauser on Jul 21, 2020


I'm glad you enjoy her, but there are clear signs she doesn't know what she's doing. She's supposed to be an experienced mercenary but winces every time she fires a gun? And she does over-dramatize everything, every move and look and glance is all about her beauty, there's no nuance. I think her best role is probably in Jennifer's Body, proof that she can actually do a good job, but most of the time it falls on the directors who fail at getting anything good out of her.

Alex Billington on Jul 21, 2020


You really don’t understand how to watch a mindless action movie. So you really shouldn’t be reviewing them. Personally, I pay no mind to bloggers, critics and other failed filmmakers. But you are ruining it for the hordes of consumers who are unable to make their own decisions.

hausjam on Jul 21, 2020


He's not saying that you can't enjoy them. He's only saying that she is a sub-par actress and, based on the trailer, this looks bland. When confronted about his opinion, he started by saying "I'm glad you enjoy her" and then laid out his opinion of why he thinks she's a bad actress. On the topic of reviewing "mindless action flicks", they should receive a poor review because what's being reviewed is the quality of the film...not how much the reviewer enjoyed it. If anything, he's doing a very good job because he can separate a "guilty pleasure" from a good movie. There are qualities that make a film "good" like acting, score, cinematography, character development, pacing, etc. A movie can be very enjoyable but fall flat in these categories making it a "bad" movie but still an enjoyable one. All that aside, can you please elaborate on your "I pay no mind to bloggers" comment as I'm a little confused. You said you pay no mind, yet took the time out of your day to comment on his blog and insult him. Lastly, and this is more personal advice, you'll find more happiness in life if you treat people like you treat your movies. "Mindless action flicks" have flaws but you focus on the positive aspects and can still enjoy them thoroughly. Instead of calling him a "failed filmmaker", how about referring to him as a "successful blogger"?

Captain on Jul 21, 2020


Yeahhhhh none of this is true. You just don't like that I don't like Megan Fox. Oh well.

Alex Billington on Jul 21, 2020


Unfortunately it does not look good. She is a mis-cast for this role. As one of the fugitives/hostages, perhaps... but not as a militar leader.

Joe Kundlak on Jul 22, 2020


Possibly the worse African pit bull rendering ever.

97point6 on Jul 21, 2020


On so many levels, this misses so many marks. No need to start about that. Yes, she's very beautiful and professional in her own way, but she's very unconvincing as an actress. This one works only if you want to watch her beautiful face, nothing else ...

shiboleth on Jul 21, 2020


I don't know which is more unrealistic: Megan Fox as a mercenary or the ridiculous looking CGI lion That said, I really don't think these are the types of roles best suited for Fox. Yeah, I used to bash her along with everyone else but I've eased up on her over the years and, upon a second viewing, I really enjoyed her in Jennifer's Body and I am probably on of the few people that enjoyed the TMNT movies. If she wants to prove herself as a solid actress or cast outside her type, she needs to do the work and learn her craft.

syntaxterror on Jul 21, 2020


I too enjoyed the TMNT movies, mostly.

grimjob on Jul 22, 2020


This gives me visions of the time I tried to watch Domino. Keira Knightly was also horribly miscast.

grimjob on Jul 22, 2020


Exec: so let's recap: it's Extraction + Predator + The Ghost and the Darkness + sexy "actress" + closed cinemas due to global pandemic... it's gonna be a HIT!!!

whoafilms on Jul 26, 2020


Here's 1 trillion dollars, make 10 sequels!!!!

Alex Billington on Jul 27, 2020

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