Monday, 8 June 2015

3D SAN ANDREAS (2015)

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 daughter. -- IMDB

The short review would be: Great 3D action sequences. Story crap! The longer review is: I felt like I was back in the '70s watching a poor version of the disaster movies we saw back then. The cinematography and action sequences were suspenseful and thrilling. There's a good cast. But the story was incredibly cliched and, when I saw the American flag waving in slow motion at the end with the final words from Emma ('What do we do now?') and Ray: 'We rebuild') I cringed. The story is so bad that the rest of it doesn't matter. And the action sequences become so over the top they are unbelievable. Despite all the destruction, there is no real focus on the human loss following an earthquake - even more obvious given the shocking loss of life in the Nepal earthquake recently. Don't bother with this one.



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