|San Andreas (2015)|
|Rating: 6.4/10 (54,688 votes)
Director: Brad Peyton
Writer: Carlton Cuse (screenplay), Andre Fabrizio (story), Jeremy Passmore (story)
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd
Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Released: 29 May 2015
|Plot: 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.|
Raymond ‘Ray’ Gaines (Johnson) is a Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter-rescue pilot. In the midst of a divorce from his estranged wife, Emma (Gugino), he calls his daughter Blake (Daddario), to talk about their upcoming trip to San Francisco. Meanwhile, Caltech seismologist Lawrence Hayes (Giamatti) and his colleague Dr. Kim Park (Will Yun Lee) are at the Hoover Dam making a breakthrough in earthquake prediction when an unknown fault nearby ruptures, triggering a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that collapses the dam and killing Park in the process, after he tries saving a little girl. When Ray is called into work, Blake reluctantly decides to go with her mother Emma’s new boyfriend, Daniel Riddick (Gruffudd), a wealthy real estate developer, to San Francisco where he is completing a downtown high-rise building.
Hayes discovers that the San Andreas Fault is starting to shift, causing a massive 9.1 earthquake that starts ripping apart major cities along the fault line. At the same time, Emma is having lunch with Daniel’s sister Susan (Minogue) when the quake hits Los Angeles, destroying much of the city with Susan among its heavy casualties. Ray is able to save Emma, and they barely escape the city onboard his helicopter. Much of California becomes affected by the quake. In San Francisco, Blake and Daniel are trapped in their car on the basement of the latter’s office. Daniel leaves her to call for help, but he flees in terror, leaving her behind. Blake is saved by Ben (Johnstone-Burt) and Ollie (Parkinson), two brothers that Blake had met moments before the earthquake. After calling her parents, Ray and Emma quickly fly up north to save her.