When it comes to disaster movies they can either be as cool as the special effects or be as terrible as the disaster occurring in the film. It’s incredibly difficult to stand out in a genre where most of the films all look the same, so bringing something new to the genre is very rare. But where does this summer’s big disaster movie blockbuster, San Andreas, stand in all this? Is it an earth shattering masterpiece or just one big fault?
San Andreas is set in California where the San Andreas Fault causes a statewide earthquake. In the mix of all this destruction is Ray (Dwayne Johnson), a helicopter rescue pilot who along with his estranged wife Emma (Carla Gugino) travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter, Blake (Alexandra Daddario) from the disaster.