Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.
In San Andreas, California is experiencing a statewide earthquake that goes on record as easily the biggest earthquake in history. Dwayne Johnson plays Ray Gaines, a helicopter rescue pilot for the Los Angeles Fire Department, who is trying to find his daughter, Blake (Alexandra Daddario), who is in San Francisco amidst the chaos. Ray's estranged wife, Emma, is forced to turn to Ray for help, as he is her last resort. Together they journey to save their daughter. Written by
The cast did a lot of their own stunts because Director Brad Peyton wanted audiences to see their faces. In the first 15 minutes of the film, Johnson rappels out of a helicopter that's at least 150 feet off the ground to rescue a girl that's in a car suspended off a cliff face set that's 50 feet off the ground. "There was a little bit of a challenge that the script, the story, and the style in which we wanted to shoot it posed to the cast, which I think they delivered on in spades," Peyton tells us. "I wanted to get Dwayne into the back seat and chase him with a 150-foot techno-crane and not cut. I wanted the audience to know that they're seeing Dwayne Johnson do this. This isn't a trick. There's no editing. This is him really doing it." Peyton was thrilled when everyone in the cast stepped up to the challenge. "What's awesome about Dwayne and the entire cast was you presented to them, 'This is the vision for the movie. I want to experience it. I want to see you guys do it.' And they were all in," Peyton says. "I remember in Australia seeing Dwayne practice that, which makes your heart palpitate, because you're like, 'Please do not fall right now. We need to roll cameras, sir.' When you see it, you're like, 'I buy this. This is legitimate.'" See more »
San Andreas is a vertical fault that moves side to side. A quake on a vertical fault can not cause canyons into which people are enveloped. See more »
[watching his brother, Ben make out with Blake following a rescue]
Mum's going to love her
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The end credits scroll with a bend at the top and bottom of the screen, as though they are on a rotating seismograph drum. Seismic lines, increasing in intensity, can be seen on the left side of the frame. See more »
This movie was so bad that it actually made me angry. I didn't think it was possible to make a more ridiculously stupid disaster movie than 2012. I was wrong. I will just nit-pick the opening scene real fast since IMDb reviews require 10 lines of text. So a car is hanging on the side of a mountain by a tree branch. It shifts and slides down three different times for dramatic effect... Stupid. Why would the LAFD take a reporter and her camera man on a dangerous rescue mission??? Stupid. The reporter asks one of the rescuers, "What is the biggest difference from rescuing people here in LA, rather than in the Middle East?" The guy says, "Well, we aren't getting shot at over here." She proceeds to write in her notebook "CUTE NOT BRIGHT", referring to the ex-soldier who answered her question. What did she think the biggest difference would be? He gave a very valid answer to her idiotic question. This movie is terrible and completely predictable.
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