Synopsis: In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.-IMDB
Tagline: A rescue pilot survived an earthquake, this is what happens next
Release Date: 2015-5-29 | MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Coolthulhus Earned: 3
Trailer: San Andreas
San Andreas Review
Let me start off by saying: I am not a Dwayne Johnson fan. Frankly, up until I watched San Andreas I thought he had the emotional range of a teaspoon in his acting, and I’ve never been particularly impressed by anything he’s been in. When I watched GI Joe 2, I griped “If I’d realized I was going to have to watch him 90 percent of the time instead of Channing Tatum,I wouldn’t have bloody paid for the ticket!”
So, yeah, not a fan of The Rock.
In San Andreas, it was obvious that Mr. Johnson has gotten a lot better with his acting. He can almost be convincing at times now! I think his strength is definitely more comedy/kick ass, but he did have some emotional scenes that he did okay in. Still has a long way to go, but it looks like he’s willingly trying to improve, so I gotta give him a virtual pat on the back. Good for him!
San Andreas has its faults (see what I did there?), in that it tries too hard to interject humor at times when it wasn’t really needed, and the ending was weak (mainly because it was so freaking typical). (Also, seriously, it pretty much straight up rips off 2012 in one aspect that is immediately apparent.) However, overall, the movie wasn’t bad.
Mind you, when I watch a movie, I want to zone out completely. I don’t overanalyze things. I don’t pick it apart. I go “Ooooh, action/disaster/horror/scifi/whatever! YAY!” and proceed to turn off my brain as much as possible. I went into San Andreas with VERY low expectations, so I was actually pleasantly surprised.
Its typical. Its a bit too long. The comedy is forced. It hits literally every single disaster movie cliche there is. HOWEVER, its also a fun romp that kept the tension up, had pretty darn good special effects, and didn’t make me regret the $2.25 I spent for the ticket at the second-run theatre. So there’s that. Click here to rent or buy San Andreas on Amazon.com