San Andreas movie is one pathetic take on what would happen if the Earth suddenly decided to give up on us. Earthquakes and Tsunamis couldn’t save this disaster of a movie. So pathetic that it would make you question your life choices! Hell, it made me.
To begin with, we don’t have a good story, okay probably a clichéd one. Drama is literally absent in San Andreas movie, when you see confused faces, remote feelings that are further made shoddy by its poor screenplay. The latter department has just words, unfelt and bland.
Pool of Characters
Carla just goes on to embarrass us further by reacting awkwardly with dialogues like,
“You left my daughter alone?”
and creates a see-through anger glass that just becomes sad at one point. Dwayne Johnson, The Rock he is, didn’t have to try hard to play himself. Alexandra Daddario sizzles on screen but her inclusion seems deliberate by the casting director. Bringing Paul Giamatti into this was simply a waste of talent.
Whilst the movie quaked, I thought probably a Tsunami would bring home a twist. But to my surprise, things just kept going downhill. There is no profundity in the movie. No gravity to frame creation. Pathetic actors that make everything just look crappier than it already was.
Trying really hard to look at the bright side, I would say visuals sometimes looked rad. But does it really matter when you make such a bad flick?
The Final Verdict of San Andreas Movie
To sum it all up, Brad Peyton just sucks as a director. He has so much to learn about human emotions, and how not to get carried away by a script that seemingly looks cool from the outside.
I think we can let this one slip provided the level of awesomeness Dwayne Johnson delivered in Furious 7 last month.
You can check out the trailer of San Andreas movie here: