San Andreas

San Andreas

Blu-ray Disc - 2015
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"In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter"--from www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Warner Bros. Entertainment,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
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Lucik32
Aug 10, 2017

This movie is worth of skipping.

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ProspektsMARCH
Jun 02, 2017

San Andreas is a typical disaster movie with a thin, watery plot, meaningless dialogue, stereotypical characters, and way too much destruction. The main character Ray Gaines played by the Rock is irrationally heroic, maintaining perfect composure in the most dire situations and uttering "Now, we rebuild" when seeing the unfurling of the American flag although it would take centuries to clear and rebuild an immense city like San Francisco after such destruction.

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lmlee7
Feb 13, 2017

Typical catastrophic mind-numbing video suitable for keeping the kids at bay on a rainy day. The only redeeming part is Sia's ending song, California Dreamin'.

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ScorchingSun
Feb 10, 2017

Predictable and formulaic yet done in a surprisingly competent fashion.
A tight script, fast clip pace combined with good special effects made for a tense enjoyable romp.
In the arena of beefcake action stars, Dwayne Johnson shows some decent acting chops.
And the family tragedy backstory was fairly compelling.

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ausnos
Feb 02, 2017

I used to like disaster movies until I saw the modern ones. The characters in this movie were not likeable, and I was not compelled to agonise through the entire duration to see if there would be any improvement. I don't think I missed out on anything special. Skip this one.

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Bebu
Jan 26, 2017

Kind of what you would expect - lots of action, buildings falling down, etc. Mostly a lot of implausible things, but it's entertainment.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 07, 2017

***SPOILERS***
Not the best disaster epic out there, but it’s decent. While the main idea was the natural disaster, the movie also follows the life of the characters, who are all a family, and the struggles they are facing. The main character, Raymond Gaines, played by Dwayne Johnson, is divorcing his wife, Emma Gaines, who has found a new partner, who is extremely wealthy. After disaster strikes California, Raymond is forced to save his family. Raymond works for the fire department and operates a helicopter. He takes his helicopter and attempts to save his family. In the end, his daughter, who seems to have died, comes back to life after a seemingly failed CPR attempt. The family was reunited after this disaster and it was a happy ending. 2/5 Stars
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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CallMe_AKA
Dec 24, 2016

Here are 6 reasons why I gave San Andreas only a measly 1-star rating.

(1) - The over-the-top heroics were nauseating beyond belief.

(2) - The rescue team were all a bunch of cookie-cutter jocks.

(3) - The scenes of mass destruction quickly became tiresome.

(4) - The characters and their personal dramas all made my skin crawl.

(5) - That irksome catch-phrase "Oh, my god!" was uttered about 1000 times.

(6) - The waving in my face of the American flag was a truly cringe-worthy moment.

Yep. That gives you a pretty good idea of this film's overall disappointment-factor in a nutshell.

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Derringer
Dec 03, 2016

(*Most moronic movie-quote of all*) - "Now... We rebuild."

Yes. I know that this was "just-a-movie" - (But, all the same) - Whether this was a story about a natural catastrophe or about a vicious terrorist attack - I would have seriously thought that by now (especially after the horrific reality of 9/11) that the American people would have had "enough already" when it came to having buildings coming crashing down on their heads.

But, I guess, this doesn't appear to be the case - As is clearly evident here in this movie of total mass destruction.

And, if this wasn't puzzling and peculiar enough as it is.....

When our courageous, jock-hero, Ray uttered the line - "Now... We rebuild." (as the American flag was being flagrantly waved in our faces) - To think that after such a devastating disaster as the one that just occurred (which levelled countless skyscrapers and, no doubt, caused the deaths of millions) - That there was any rational thought of actually building again on the same shaky ground - Well - That, to me, has got to be the ultimate moment of sheer human stupidity, if there ever was one.

(*Watch "Barbie-Girl" music-video which doesn't appear in this movie*)

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AVLibrarian
Sep 22, 2016

Stuff blows up.. a lot

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Dec 31, 2015

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yellow_dolphin_525
Jan 15, 2016

Ollie: (meeting Blake) Hey, i'm Ollie, Ben's my brother.
Blake: It's nice to meet you Ollie, I'm Blake.
Ollie: You know you're quite beautiful.
Blake: Thank You.
(After Ben yells at him)
Ollie: Hey can I get your phone number for him.

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blue_dolphin_4400
Jan 04, 2016

Ollie: (After meeting Blake, and seeing Ben make a fool of himself) I can't wait until I'm twenty.

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blue_dolphin_4400
Jan 04, 2016

Ray: I want to thank you guys for being there for Blake.
Emma: Yeah, thank you.
Ben: You're welcome. But it was more like she was there for us. I think.
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Ben: [to Blake that trap inside of a vehicle] There's not a chance in hell we're leaving you in there
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Ollie: [watching his brother, Ben make out with Blake following a rescue] Mum's going to love her
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Serena: Are you saying you think the whole San Andreas fault might go off?
Lawrence Hayes: Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying.
Phoebe: Who should we call?
Lawrence Hayes: Everybody.

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jimg2000
Nov 17, 2015

Lawrence: Now the Sendai quake in Japan was considered to be one of the five strongest since 1900. It was so powerful, in fact, that it moved the main island of Japan eight feet. This is just one of the 1.3 million earthquakes that occur around the globe each year. The largest ever recorded here in North America: Anchorage, Alaska, 1964. A 9.1. The earth shook for five straight minutes. The energy release was the equivalent of ten million atom bombs the size of the one dropped on Hiroshima. And that's not the biggest earthquake ever recorded. No, the biggest was four years earlier off the coast of Valdivia in Southern Chile. A 9.5 on the Richter scale. Right there. Bam. This quake lasted eleven minutes and spawned a Tsunami eighty-two feet high that leveled Hilo, Hawaii, eight thousand miles away.
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Phoebe: Who should we call?
Lawrence: Everybody.
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Lawrence: OK... who wants a "A" in independent class study? I'm starting a new class: "How to save lives by Hacking Media Outlets"

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