Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson stars in San Andreas, a disaster movie a lot like any other disaster movie.
Undoubtedly San Andreas is going to be a visually, if unrealistically, stunning movie to watch. This second trailer offers plenty to whet the appetite of movie goers who are easily thrilled by the destruction of America’s iconic cities and landmarks. The Hollywood sign gets it in this one!
Famous for it’s meeting of tectonic plates, many believe that the San Andreas fault in California is a sleeping natural disaster waiting to happen, this much is fact. Director Brad Peyton, in his aptly titled movie, makes that possibility a fictional reality. The trailer shows the effects of a force 9 earthquake as the Earth’s surface splits in two, wholst wide scale tremors trigger a mega tsunami, all narrated by actor Paul Giamatti who presumably issues a warning early in the film that presumably is not taken with adequate gravitas. When will people learn to listen to crack-pot scientist! Why dear god! WHY!
So… it’s going to be OTT, but wait. Up there in the leader it says Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, is he playing a gentle civilian caught in the midst of a natural disaster? Come off it! He’s a rescue pilot of course, and wait for it… he has to navigate mother nature’s hostilities to meet up with his estranged wife and save his only daughter… and fly a helicopter and a speedboat… over a tsunami… because he’s The Rock!
Good grief! How do movies like this continue to gain finding? Are we not smarter than this? Has this very familiar movie trope not been done to death already (War Of The World with Tom Cruise, The Day After Tomorrow, etc, etc…)?
San Andreas is due in cinemas in May.
After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.