There’s always that one movie each year that tries soo hard to impress audiences with its over-reliance on CGI and spectacle even when in reality, no one sees the movie as “big event” like The Avengers or Star Wars. This year, it’s the wannabe Roland Emmerich film San Andreas, which is trying very hard to show people that it’s a badass movie. “Look, we got The Rock!” “Look, we got huge, mindless set pieces!” “Look, DESTRUCTION!!!” Well, that’s great, except for the fact that a.) I feel like I’ve seen this movie many, many times before and b.) even with all the action and destruction on display, it just looks boring. Don’t be surprised if this is one of the underperformers of this summer movie season. I mean, just look at that picture above. Ugh. I just don’t see the appeal here.
Have a look at the trailer below:
San Andreas, directed by Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island), will be released on May 29th, 2015.