In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot . Raymond Gaines (Dwayne Johnson) searches his estranged ex-wife (Carla Gugino) who is about to marry her new suitor (Ioan Gruffudd) . Both of them make a risked journey across the state in order to rescue his daughter Emma (Alexandra Daddario) . Meantime , the researchers Dr. Lawrence Hayes (Paul Giamatti) and Dr. Kim Park (Will Yun Lee) from the worldwide geophysical Caltech team are investigating strange events and learn that the earth's core is heating up, as they travel to a dam to control their seismic studies and there is a strong earthquake collapsing the dam. Later on , an earthquake causing death, destruction and wreak havoc. They fight for saving a fraction of the city's population, but the entire big town is doomed , as the citizens to escape the impending cataclysm. Along the way Raymong struggles to find a way to save his family. This impressive quake has an awesome and destructive power enhanced by the overwehelming special effects and digital sound. Ever have one of those days...? Pray you don't.Where will you be, who will you be with? San Andreas. We always knew this day would come. Then a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind and unprecedented eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc all around California. We Were Warned .Who will be left behind?The end is just the beginning. Geologists predicted it...Now, science has confirmed it...but we never imagined it could really happen. Mankind's earliest civilization warned us this day would come...
Ordinary catastrophe movie in thrilling and vintage style with all star cast dealing with a huge earthquake outbursts at the noisy city of San Francisco .
Acceptable disaster movie paced in fits and starts with a great cast, though a little wasted . The plot summary centers in a valiant pilot who goes to look for his daughter and a sismologist who predicts disasters , fighting amount of dangers because of San Andreas Fail is cracking . The F.X. of computer generator are first rate , better than the classics 7o and 80 :"Earthquake", "Inferno towering" and likeness to "Volcano" or "Armaguedon" and ¨2012¨. Thrilling screenplay dispenses absurd excitement as well as spectacular scenes and lots of action . This is a fast-paced, stylized disaster-spectacle film with noisy action , thrills , chills and strong images of destruction and chaos. In addition , cinematography and musical score are breathtaking . The impressive , state-of-art special effects and the good cast cannot save this passable film , at all . It lacks deep characterization , displaying some boring moments and a tiring script that was presumibly well paid . This was a successful catastrophe movie that belongs to disaster movie genre that in the 70s and 80s achieved splendor , such as : ¨Towering inferno¨ , ¨Poseidon¨, ¨Beyond Poseidon¨ , ¨The swarm¨, ¨Avalanche¨, ¨The Russian rollercoaster¨, ¨Avalanche express¨ , ¨Airport I, II, III..¨ and whose main representative was producer Irwin Allen . All of them packed primitive and traditional special effects , with no computer generator effects ; nowadays , these catastrophe movies are plenty of 3D FX , showing breathtakingly realist images . Main cast is pretty well, giving understanding interpretations , such as : Dwayne Johnson as pilot Raymond Gaines , wife Carla Gugino , their daughter Alexandra Daddario and Paul Giamatti . Support cast is frankly good such as Daniel Riddick , Ioan Gruffudd , Archie Panjabi , Hugo Johnstone , Art Parkinson , Will Yun Le and brief appearance by singer Kylie Minogue .
It delivers a colorful and evocative ambient thanks to an expert cinematography cameraman by Steve Yedlin . As well as a frightening , suspenseful and moving musical score by Andrew Lockington . Being lavishly as well as efficiently produced , and competently directed by Brad Peyton . This non-sense but enjoyable disaster movie was decently directed by the Canadian writer/producer/filmmaker Brad Peyton , though with no originality and it has some flaws and gaps . Brad Peyton is a good writer , producer and filmmaker who has directed a few acceptable films , such as : ¨San Andres¨ , ¨Journey 2: The Mysterious Island¨, ¨Project Rampage¨ and ¨Incarnate¨ and he is shooting San Andreas II . Rating : 6/10 . Passable and decent catastrophe movie