What the Critics Make of San Andreas: 3D (2015)

San Andreas (2015) Cast and Crew

Director: Brad Peyton
Writers: Carlton Cuse, Andre Fabrizio
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario

San Andreas (2015) Plot Synopsis:

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.

San Andrea Movie Trailer:

San Andrea Movie Reviews:

Not even the Rock can save this complete disaster of an LA-destroyed-by-earthquake movie.

Rolling Stone (Peter Travers)

If you crave Emmerich-esque disaster-porn with a mega body count, there’s plenty here to OMG at. But when it comes to character depth or plotting, San Andreas is a sadly familiar wasteland.

Empire Magazine [UK]

Despite all the chaos, I’ve seen more mild peril in an episode of Scooby-Doo – except that, in Scooby-Doo, the female characters have some agency.

Eye for Film (Amber Wilkinson)

Has it ever occurred to studios and filmmakers that if they were to simply snip 10-15 minutes of forced tension from their “disaster porn” blockbusters it would not only tighten their narrative, but improve the level of enjoyment and save them several millions of dollars?

RopeofSilicon (Brad Brevet)

Between its steroidic CGI and emotionally vacant plot line, the movie is all flex, no muscle.

The Globe and Mail (Julia Cooper)

Final Verdict:

Despite San Andreas 2015 having poor reviews by critics, the film will perform well at the box-office with an estimated opening of $40 million. Furthermore, the film’s PG-13 rating caters to a broad audience that’s trending towards wanting an ‘experience’ when they go to the cinema.

As we edge ever closer to the film’s release, news relating to San Andreas has become increasingly popular on Therefore, we expect that San Andreas will meet the expectations of industry experts and comfortably surpass $100 million world-wide.

However, we do not believe that San Andeas will reinvent the disaster movie genre, or that it will become another of The Rock’s ever expanding list of movie franchises. Expect your ‘experience’ to be quickly forgotten.

Chris McCarron

I'm an angry Scotsman, fanatical about Doctor Who with a savage hunger for comic-books and an unrivalled passion for video games. Owner of GoGoChimp

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