Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is slowly becoming my new favorite person. And by slowly, I mean rapidly. I’ve followed him as an actor for quite some time now, but he’s been showing up a lot in the news for doing great things for people and that’s what really makes me respect him. Some of the more recent stories include The Rock meeting a fan who he inspired as he battled cancer and the wrestler getting ordained to officiate another fan’s wedding. The California native also hosted one of my favorite episodes of Saturday Night Live this past season and Pain and Gain was quite the surprise. But enough about my obsession for The Rock. Now let’s just talk about his movie.
San Andreas was a fun movie. I saw it in 3D, obviously, because I’m a whore for those things. Also, you don’t go see a disaster movie in 2D. All of the reviews of San Andreas state that the movie is a ton of action-filled fun, but the plot and character development are weak. Well obviously. It’s a disaster movie. The cast and crew don’t focus on accuracy of real life situations and showing the stars of the film grow. The movie is focused on an overload of CGI and of course, sex appeal.
If you don’t know who Alexandra Daddario is by now, then I don’t know what to tell you. Men want to be with her and women want to be with her. She’s beyond beautiful and has been the star of a ton of different films over the last few years. She even had a small part along side Woody Harrelson on HBO’s True Detective. Daddario’s first 3D film was the 2013 reboot of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Throughout the film, her charachter Heather gets more and more naked. The same thing happens in San Andreas. However, Daddario is not just about her looks. She is a great actress and the thing I like most about her, is that she stays out of the limelight. I really respect any actor or entertainer that isn’t getting arrested every week or doing something else stupid. The New York native was put on True Detective for a reason.
Anyway, the movie is a lot of fun. If I haven’t said that already. It focuses on a helicopter-rescue pilot, obviously played by The Rock, who is about to head to Nevada to rescue some people from a terrible earthquake, but when the earthquake makes its way to Los Angeles, he sets out to save his soon-to-be ex-wife, played by the beautiful Carla Gugino, and his daughter, played by Daddario.
When you end up watching it, or any other disaster movie, expect that Hollywood has focused all of its time and money into special effects, not dialogue and story. And be happy that’s how it goes. And in the meantime, hop on Netflix and watch Pain and Gain.