Continuing from Part 1
; go read it if you haven’t.
|Their current size stands at "pretty damn big".|
Inching ever closer to "monstrously big".
The giant animals are on their way to Chicago, breaking everything in their fits of rage. Claire and Brett Wyden, still at Energyne, are monitoring their progress, while distracting agents from the FBI who come to inspect their records. Claire makes sure to blame Kate Caldwell for the current mess. Meanwhile, Johnson – no, wait, I mean Davis Okoye – has a heart-to-heart with Kate while they wait for transportation, called by Harvey Russell, to come pick them up from the hayfield they’ve ended up in.
The three are taken to a military base, where they’re briefed on the rampage. George the albino gorilla and Ralph the wolf somehow met each other on the way to Chicago and, instead of fighting, kept going in the same direction together, which doesn’t make sense as members of such different species.
|I had to do some geography work for this review!|
|Try reasoning with the army. It's hard. Especially if you're|
the protagonist, you know what's going on, and they don't.
Then, it's not hard, it's freaking impossible.
Not sure where in the U.S. they actually met, but one of them must have gotten lost on the way. Kate concludes that the giant animals are being called to Chicago by a transmission that irritates them. Underestimating the threat level, Colonel Blake (Demetrius Grosse) has Davis and Kate taken elsewhere by the FBI for interrogation, likely a result of Claire Wyden’s earlier lie. Davis does manage to get the MPs off his back, first by trying to convince them to let them go… and when that doesn’t work, he just beats them up. He and Kate sneak around the base and steal the base’s medical helicopter, with help from agent Russell, who hands them the keys and a device to stay in touch.
|Primatologist, ex-soldier, and he can pilot? He's a keeper.|
While our protagonists fly towards Chicago, the military tries another explosive tactic against the animals, but only makes them angrier. This, finally, convinces them to evacuate the city. It’s probably too late for that. Once again, in a movie where only the main characters really know what’s going on, the military intervenes and makes everything worse. There would probably be a very interesting film analysis to be made about that (and how often it happens), but I’d be way out of my depth.