One of my most anticipated movies this year is San Andreas and I was glad to catch it before anyone else! The international release is today (May 29) while in the Philippines, everyone can watch it starting May 28.
I was fortunate enough to see the advanced screening last May 26 at Greenbelt 3, Cinema 2. Thank you to RX 93.1 for the tickets and VIP seats as well!
Here are my top five hits and misses for San Andreas:
1. Dwayne Johnson’s built and muscles are for heroic deeds.
Not a fan of The Rock but with his latest disaster movie, his portrayal is believable. He played as Chief Ray Gaines, a Los Angeles Fire Department rescue-helicopter pilot who saved lives but his own life is quite not good. His estranged wife has just moved in with his boyfriend and his daughter is going to college.
2. Female characters rule!
I like that they aren’t making the female protagonists as damsel-in-distress. Emma (Carla Gugino) breathtaking high jumped proves that woman is fearless especially in time of disaster.
Who run the world? Blake Gaines’s strength (Alexandra Daddario) is every girl should be proud of. Her alertness and attentiveness is on-hand especially in case of emergency.
3. Teaches awareness and preparedness to everyone.
Earthquake news have been headlining since the start of the year. Watching the film got me scared that there is a huge possibility that this might happen in the near future.
It also opens my eyes to always be prepared in any form of disaster that might occur with or without warning.
4. Drama in between heart stopping scenes.
When you feel you are already at edge of your seat and your heart is pumping loudly on your chest because you are anticipating the next scene and then all of a sudden, it becomes dramatic.
Urgh!!! Not only has it happened once but twice. Crap!
5. Ending is quite disappointing.
Yes, I did expect that it was going to be a happy ending and that the family would be reunited and survived the catastrophe.
Yet somehow at the back of my mind, I was hoping that excitement and adrenaline rush would last till the end.
Perksbewithyou rating: 8.5/10
It is payday Friday today and end of May is fast approaching, visit your favorite cinema house and catch this movie.
Share with me your thoughts!