Film review: San Andreas

The Rock can always be relied upon to bring life to big-budget mega-junk
Cert 15 | ★★☆☆☆
KABOOM. Was that the sound of tectonic plates ripping, or was it a giant penny dropping in the mind of a Hollywood producer: destroy some buildings, throw Dwayne Johnson into the wreckage and voila, no need to shell out for a screenwriter.
Who needs a script, seems to be the logic, when you can just have characters observing scenes of carnage and saying: “Oh my god!” A massive earthquake rips through San Andreas: “Oh my God!”  Dwayne Johnson escapes in a helicopter: “Oh my God!” I think I’ve got tinnitus: “Oh my God!”
Really though, who can deny The Rock? For a guy a named after a solid mineral forming part of the earth’s crust, he can always be relied upon to bring life to big-budget mega-junk.

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