‘San Andreas’ Trailer: Everything Falls Apart (Except The Rock)
I know San Andreas is a dark, serious disaster movie about a massive earthquake that decimates most of the West Coast, but c’mon; shouldn’t they have called it That Fault’s A’Rocking? It stars The Rock! It’s the San Andreas fault! It’s rocking! Because the earthquake and he’s Dwayne “The Rock” Johnsyou know what nevermind, let’s just move on.
Though I’ve already voiced my distaste for trailers with sad cover versions of famous songs, the latest clip for San Andreas is mighty effective. It sure looks like Warner Bros. spared no expense when it came to destroying California. They’ve got building collapses, tidal waves, and Dwayne Johnson rappelling down assorted cliffs. It’s like the old Earthquake movie times a billion, though the cast of Paul Giamatti, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Archie Panjabi, Ioan Gruffudd, and Kylie Minogue doesn’t pack quite the same star power as its predecessor, which had Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Richard Roundtree, Lorne Greene, Geneviève Bujold, George Kennedy, and Walter Matthau as a crotchety drunk.
The film does seem to follow the basic notion of Earthquake, and countless previous disaster movies, where it’s no big whoop if hundreds of thousands or even millions of people die, as long as the main character and his two or three family members survive. I mean, sure, it’s a bummer if the coast is toast and Los Angeles is laid to waste. But losing Dwayne Johnson? That would be a real loss. That Fault’s A’Rocking San Andreas opens in theaters on May 29.