Weekend at the Movies: San Andreas

San Andreas

San Andreas movie poster 2015 Singapore alcaTsar Director : Brad Peyton
Cast : Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, Carla Gugino, Paul Giamatti
Synopsis :
Disaster movies have a long successful history at the box-office. Will The Rock going against rocks be yet another?

My earliest recollection of a disaster movie is probably 1972’s “The Poseidon Adventure”. When I chanced upon it late one night during the era of only 3-4 channels on Singapore and Malaysian television stations little did I know how intrigued it would eventually have me. Too young to recognize members of this ensemble cast (except maybe Gene Hackman who I was familiar with as Lex Luthor) what truly glued me to the tube was the challenges these characters faced and how this rag-tag group of strangers tried to overcome them.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has come a long way in Hollywood since his WWF days (World Wrestling Federation and not World Wildlife Federation for the uninitiated). What has evaded him though is a breakout solo hit (besides “The Tooth Fairy”). Will San Andreas do the trick? Early reviews suggest it might not but such movies are often immune to negative critical reception.

Joining The Rock are Paul Giamatti, Carla Gugino and True Detective’s Alexandra Daddario.

See a complete list of Summer 2015 Hollywood Blockbusters release dates in Singapore and Malaysia here.

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