In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.
|Release Date||:||May 29, 2015|
|Genres||:||Action, Drama, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||New Line Cinema, Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Bros., Flynn Picture Company|
|Production Countries||:||Canada, United States of America, Australia|
|Director||:||Brad Peyton, Victoria Sullivan|
|Writers||:||Carlton Cuse, Andre Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore|
|Casts||:||Alexandra Daddario, Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Archie Panjabi, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Art Parkinson, Ioan Gruffudd, Julie Brandt-Richards, Colton Haynes, Kylie Minogue, Will Yun Lee, Paul Giamatti, Morgan Griffin, Breanne Hill, Marissa Neitling, Simone Kessell, Vanessa Ross, Janell Islas|
|Plot Keywords||:||california, earthquake, catastrophe, disaster film, san andreas, san andreas california|
It's CGI destruction time as Dwayne Johnson battles earthquakes and a tsunami to go rescue his daughter - with estranged wife in tow of course.
Disaster films are easy to kick because very rarely they are nothing more than candy carnage with a trite screenplay and cheese laden dialogue. Such is the case with San Andreas. In essence this is a remake of Roland Emmerich's 2012, only this is the shorter version with the time span that 2012 should have had. This does exactly what the marketing department promised it would, namely lots of crash bang and wallop, but just like Emmerich's behemoth it gets boring entering the final third, the writing just not good enough to hold interest once the noise and destruction dies down before the big finale arrives. Suspense is absent, emotional investment in characters is null and void, while there are no worthwhile surprises in store. But on the plus side Johnson is a likable guy and he carries us through till the end of what is a fun movie if expectation levels are appropriately set at dumb popcorn fodder. 6/10