Summer Movie Reviews: Now With 100% More The Rock

San Andreas 3/5

Can you smell what The Rock is cooking? And that is like the perfect Rock action disaster movie. It is a lot like Hercules in that it is what it is. It is a The Rock action-disaster movie. No more, no less. That is honestly the best descriptor.

Tons of action. Tons of destruction. (But it isn’t hopeless destruction porn, Zack Snyder)

The rock flies helicopters, drives trucks and saves lives! Alexandra Daddario is his beautiful daughter. Paul Giamatti is corny.

The premise is a little dated. If this came out in like the 90’s then it would have been right up there with Independence Day and whatever else. ‘Merica.

Tons of one-liners and by-the-numbers tropes, but its still fun. It is exactly what I thought it would be. A fun, dopey action movie with an action star with action.

The Rock was surprisingly good at doing the dramatic bits. The acting in the movie is quite good. The dialogue is a little silly at times, but the delivery makes up for it so it is more believable.

The difference between this movie and something kind of similar in terms of CGI and “noise” in Transformers 4 is that it isn’t 3 hours long and you can still understand and process what is happening on screen. Your eyes don’t get tired of CG like in Transformers. It isn’t the artsiest thing, but its still well crafted.

My friend said the words “That wasn’t realistic” well no kidding. It was a almost a little Fast and Furious style. Its fun, self aware and silly.

I think you’ll know if you are going to like this movie before you even enter the theater.

It goes great with popcorn.

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Previously:

To come this summer/year:

  • Jurassic World, June 12
  • Antman, July 17
  • Fantastic Four, August 7
  • Hitman: Agent 47, August 28
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens, December 18

Maybe to come this summer/year:

  • Ted 2, June 26
  • Terminator: Genysis, July 1
  • Pixels, July 24
  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, July 31
  • Goosebumps, October 16
  • Jen and the Holograms, October 23
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