San Andreas – Movie Review

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Production Company: Warner Brothers, Village Roadshow, New Line Cinema
Director: Brad Peyton
Writers: Carlton Cuse (screenplay), Andre Fabrizo (story), Jeremy Passmore (story)
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, ALexandra Daddario
MPAA: PG-13 (Parental Guidance for material that may unsuitable for children under 13)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Release Date: May 29, 2015
What did I like: Graphics, Action, Dwayne Johnson.
What I didn’t like: Storyline

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Okay, you recall the story line for 2012, it was a triangle involving formerly married couple and children. The nation was falling apart and then swoosh, earthquakes and tsunamis hit (or something like that). Meh. I mean, who can imagine Dwayne Johnson get all teary-eyed for like 5 minutes in the movie? Has he ever? Oh, and how about his knowing how to do everything in this film? For real! Who would be better suited for this? No idea. Maybe the characters could have been rounded up differently.
I did, however, like seeing Paul Giamatti and Archie Panjabi (from the Good Wife – Kalinda Sharma). I feel like their roles were more overlooked in the film. Giamatti (as Dr. Lawrence) teaching earthquake studies at CalTech was definitely more important than searching for the estranged daughter. Okay, I would not consider her estranged, the relationship with the mother (Gugino) was estranged). It makes you wonder where we really are scientifically. Can we really predict earthquakes? What is the nation NOT telling us?

I think I said (after watching the movie) San Andreas was better than 2012, but I think I may retract that. Again, a lot of great action, especially the part about the tsunami. There was great action and if you have been to San Francisco, you actually feel sorry for the city. Watching the buildings falling is just crazy.

So, if you are freaking out about some impending earthquake on May 29th, it’s really the movie San Andreas. You can go watch it, in 3D, though there wasn’t that much 3D happening (and I was experiencing some dizziness).

 

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