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.Wikipedia
San Andreas Reviews
...rests on the broad shoulders of Dwayne Johnson, who works hard to try to keep the film afloat despite the awful script. It’s him, and the more-than-decent VFX that save the film from becoming a complete disaster.
This particular disaster film is in shambles and it seems even The Rock cannot rescue it.
Solidly forgettable as it is, San Andreas is not too long. For all its melodramatic flaws, it manages to avoid a few of the expected and dreaded clichés and the finale is satisfying. Thanks to the actors the film is not unwatchable and a few scenes work well, namely the suspenseful rescue of Blake from a trapped car and the later boat scene is one of the big “wow” moments that really work. Otherwise, this is a movie that is too trapped in the conventions of genre to effectively break free.
Dwayne Johnson has a limited range of expressions but he always uses them well and there is always something very sincere about his acting that makes him likable. On the whole, San Andreas proves that it is indeed a marvel as to what they can do with computers these days.
...is an ideal blockbuster, which reminds you about the strong temblors that destroyed Nepal and shook northern India in the recent past.
There's a gigantic Tsunami like wave as well, that packs enough tension to keep your popcorn intake flowing. Really, with The Rock and falling architecture that's good enough excuse to waste some time at the movies, but ultimately that's what the movie is, a waste of time, and a tiresome one at that.
There was actually more suspense in Frank Hoogerbeets' prophecy about a 9.8 earthquake in California, which went viral yesterday. "Have an escape plan ready," Hoogerbeets advised in his video — just as Giamatti's Hayes does in the film — and it's not a bad idea if you've bought tickets for San Andreas.
They call it disaster movie, but really, the genre that San Andreas belongs to is the “OMG!” film. Whether it’s in 3D or 2D, no matter where the film is set or what disaster the heroes have to encounter, the defining moments of an OMG! film are more identical than monozygotic twins.
...San Andreas is a spectacular, thrilling, nail biting epic actioner.
...is a rather faithful disaster-actioner that's almost always gorgeous to look at and occasionally thrilling in its building porn, but is let down by its cardboard characters and some uninspired writing.
The film grabs you by the gut and pulls you in for an engaging experience, where you actually fear for the lives of the characters. Although there’s a lot of predictable scenes, catch it if you enjoy action, The Rock and absolute destruction.
The Rock is cheesy, but fun in 'San Andreas'...
Audience Reviews for San Andreas
it is should b more interesting ,first half bore
There are so many disaster movies cliches in this one that you almost feel like drawing yourself. The sad part is, this film makes Dwayne Johnson's screen presence look like a total dud.
Ray works for a Fire department. His wife Emma sends divorce notice to him. Their daughter Blake is their life. How the earthquakes and tsunami bring their family closer is the story.
This movie is all about earthquakes and tsunami and after effect's of these natural disasters. How Ray,Blake and Emma will survive from these disasters is interesting.
The director could have sticked to Earthquake and tsunami story or a family story. Mixing these story's didn't gel well.
Personally I liked the movie for the graphics.
Rating: Good Movie