Tuesday, June 2, 2015

San Andreas: A run-of-the-mill disaster flick


The Hit:
San Andreas is your typical disaster show. If you don't know what the San Andreas fault is, it's a fault line along California that will probably do as much damage as the movie portrays when it shifts. Although disaster movies are more far-fetched than actual fact, I want to start off by saying that this flick probably has hits and misses on what actually might happen if there was such a devastating occurrence. 

Amidst the whole destruction and masses of people dying as they try to flee from falling buildings, one family somehow manages to stay lucky enough to make it through it all. The leading man is Ray, played by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. We all know he's a bad ass tank of a person and made a perfect fit for this role. 

Ray's wife Emma (Carla Gugino) and daughter (with eyes that make a guy melt) Blake (Alexandra Daddario) were characters that really made you root for them.  Just like any disaster movie, a love interest is revealed and that's when Ben (Hugo Johnstone-Burt) and his little brother Ollie (Art Parkinson) come into play. Now it's only a matter of courage and determination for them to all make it out.

San Andreas claims that a certain device is able to predict the next upcoming earthquake. The scientist behind that is Lawrence (Paul Giamatti). I don't know if there is such a thing in existence but for movie purposes, he helps everyone evacuate early by announcing it ahead of time and even though lots of lives are supposedly saved, I bet more died than actually lived. Some plot holes needing to be filled but there wasn't really any major issues.

San Andreas was a decent flick and will maybe even make people realize that an earthquake of that size could really happen. If you like Dwayne Johnson and cute chicks or good looking dudes for the ladies, go check out this action-packed movie.

The Verdict:
Green Light (Go see it)

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