Movie Review: San Andreas


When the San Andreas fault triggers a magnitude 9 earthquake, a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) must navigate the destruction from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save his daughter.

PG-13  |  114 min  |  Action, Drama, Thriller

Disaster film SAN ANDREAS has a pretty predictable story line with enough edge-of-your-seat tension to make you doubt its predictability. Dwayne Johnson is a real hero, he is completely human as well as an eye-catching hunk; he has really come a long way as an actor. Archie Punjabi as Serena the reporter shows genuine interest in her subjects and is instrumental in getting vital news out to the the devastated area. The visual effects were fantastic ~ see it in 3D if you can, you’ll feel as if you are there. As disaster movies go this one definitely gets 5 Stars5 Stars

By the way, some critics have lambasted the science behind the movie, I’m not a scientist, I went to see it to be entertained and it did that job very well.

~ Chelle Cordero

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Dwayne Johnson Dwayne Johnson
Carla Gugino Carla Gugino
Alexandra Daddario Alexandra Daddario
Ioan Gruffudd Ioan Gruffudd
Daniel Riddick
Archie Panjabi Archie Panjabi
Paul Giamatti Paul Giamatti
Hugo Johnstone-Burt Hugo Johnstone-Burt
Art Parkinson Art Parkinson
Will Yun Lee Will Yun Lee
Dr. Kim Park

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Have you lived through a disaster?

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1)      What region of the country/world do you live in and what type of disaster has occurred?

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3)      What was the extent of damage and losses to your family and home?

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5)      What resources were available to you to assist you and your family after the disaster?

6)      Were you able to recover after the disaster and resume a “normal” life? How long did this recovery take?

7)      What were permanent losses that could not be recovered?

8)      What changes have you made to avoid or decrease your losses if future disasters occur?

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10)   Any other comments?