San Andreas movie review
I saw this movie some time ago and forgot to review it…oops! But just because I forgot to review it, doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy it. :) I love watching all of those natural disaster movies and while some of them are cheesy and seem pretty far fetched, this one was actually pretty good and well done.
I mean, obviously it has Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, so you’re bound to have that cheese factor and some silly things, but the plot really kept to watching to figure out how it would all end. While the movie is about a MONSTER of a quake that hits the San Andreas fault line, it mainly follows one group’s journey and survival on how they deal with this Earth shattering scenario. It follows an estranged couple (Dwayne Johnson & Carla Gugino) who are brought back together by this disaster. Johnson plays a fire department search & rescue helicopter pilot which really helps pave the way of the movie. Finally they did add a character who knows how to handle some of these situations due to his job (normally you see some dog walker who thinks they can save the world). Anyways, he witnesses Los Angeles suffer a severe earthquake, it appears that the San Andreas fault has begun to shift and buildings begin to crumble; it also appears that the quake is also causing San Francisco to be affected as well (which suffers far more devastation than Los Angeles). Their teenage daughter happens to be in San Francisco with Gugino’s new boyfriend who ends up abandoning her to fend for herself. Obviously Johnson and Gugino decide to fly to San Francisco to rescue her.
The visual effects in this movie are insane and very well done. Sometimes it looks very Shark-nado in most movies, but this one really spent their money right and got the job done. It’s definitely a movie to check out when you have some free time and one that the whole family could watch (with the exception of young kids due to some of the special effects).