San Andreas stars Dwayne Johnson as a rescue chopper pilot who will stop at nothing to save his estranged wife and child from a giant earthquake that could tear the state of California apart. I felt like there was more to say, but that’s really pretty much the plot. The Rock is affable as a do-gooder with a MacGyver like knowledge of all modes of transportation. The former Mrs. Rock, played by Carla Gugino, is also very entertaining. But nobody can touch the performance of Paul Giamatti as Lawrence, the seismologist who sees the big one coming and tries warn us all. Other people are in it; Percy Jackson’s girlfriend, that Australian kid from Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Kalinda from The Good Wife, and Horatio Hornblower. It’s a virtual cavalcade of people who you probably saw in something else and then were like, they kind of look familiar.
In a nutshell, there’s helicopter stunts, falling buildings, collapsing bridges, fast driving, crashing boats and one and a half thoughtful monologues. If you want to get all misty watching something with feelings, keep on trucking. But if you want to watch a boat ride a tsunami, you might give San Andreas a shot. – [DVD] [Blu-Ray]
DVD Release Date: 10/13/15