The plot, for what little it is worth, concerns Ray (Dwayne Johnson) a rescue chopper pilot and the worlds most capable man who luckily knows literally everything about surviving disasters, who happens to be piloting his chopper on a maintenance check when the San Andreas fault rips itself apart hitting the west coast of America with the biggest earthquake in recorded history. Ray, who instead of returning to base, picking up his team, and joining the rescue effort, opts instead to basically steal his helicopter and go rescue his wife, Emma (Carla Gugino), and daughter, Blake (Alexandra Daddario), who have both been caught in the middle of the disaster and are both in desperate need of seeing just how amazing he is.
In no way would I call 'San Andreas' a good movie but it’s not really trying to be, it never attempts to lift even a pinky above the cliché, but I’ll be damned if it isn’t entertaining (you know in that bad taste kind of way I mentioned before). It’s way over the top, the dialogue is cringe worthy and all the characters are as ﬂat as pancakes, though they made the curious choice of not including an extensive supporting cast to be slowly killed off in imaginative ways, which is the one choice I actually approve of. Our heroes might be boring stock characters but at least we get to know them and can cheer them on. Also as much as I like The Rock he just isn’t suited to serious acting, for one thing he looks ridiculous. He’s so muscular it’s like he just fell out of a cartoon and I’m sorry but I ﬁnd it impossible to imagine him as a real person, which is weird because he is a real person, sort of.
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