Earthquake thriller is a feast of faults

He’s battled steroidal wrestlers, mythological beasts, invading aliens, sticky transmissions and the enduring legacy of his former professional alias, so the next logical step for Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is to take on Mother Nature.

30th May, 2015
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Top-lining an original, big-budget disaster blockbuster for the first time, the oak-like Johnson plays Atlas to the crumbling Californian coastline as a chain of massive earthquakes threaten to destroy everyone and everything he holds dear. Dumb as a box of rocks and on shaky ground throughout, San Andreas is a film that is – beg pardon – not without faults.

Johnson plays Ray, a Los Angeles-based search-and-rescue helicopter pilot who, in a pre-credits sequence that...

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