Friday, August 28, 2015

San Andreas (2015) - Movie thoughts

A seemingly ideal day turns disastrous when California's notorious San Andreas fault triggers a devastating, magnitude 9 earthquake, the largest in recorded history. As the Earth cracks open and buildings start to crumble, Ray Gaines (Dwayne Johnson), an LAFD search-and-rescue helicopter pilot, must navigate the destruction from Los Angeles to San Francisco to bring his estranged wife (Carla Gugino) and their only daughter (Alexandra Daddario) to safety.


I am sorry but this did not impress me.  It is a really big budget movie with HUGE special effects (and kudos to those involved) but the story is just one more disaster movie.  Don't get me wrong, "end-of-the-world" movies are favourites but I felt just a bit too bored here.  I cannot believe the luck that Ray and Carla had. . . . and driving basically a rubber duck through a tsunami . . . .  yeah.

Anyway, not bad if you are just looking for some very light entertainment.  Take a look and let me know if I am too hard on them :)


  1. I watched it earlier today and enjoyed it. I always suspend belief with these kind of movies and this was no different. I am a HUGE Dwayne Johnson fan, so this was my kind of movie :)

    1. I am usually able to do that too, Lu. Maybe I was not in a relaxed-enough mood :)


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