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San Andreas” Movie Review

By Ryan, Grade 12

“San Andreas” is an action thriller film that was released in 2015 and was directed by Brad Peyton. The movie takes place in San Francisco and Los Angeles after the San Andreas earthquake has caused massive destruction across the western states of the US. It follows two divorced parents who have to rescue their daughter after the earthquake has hit. The film stars Dwayne Johnson as Ray Gaines, Carla Gugino as Emma Gaines, and Alexandra Daddario as Blake Gaines. The cast does an amazing job at making you feel the emotions and suspense of the situation, and the action scenes are all very well done. Overall, I would rate this film a 4.5/5 stars.

The movie starts with a set of catastrophic earthquakes hitting the United States. As a helicopter pilot, Ray Gaines goes to rescue his ex-wife from a collapsing building in the city of Los Angeles. It is a close call, but he is able to save her from the roof of the skyscraper where she was attending a dinner. Meanwhile, another earthquake strikes the city of San Francisco, where their daughter currently is. She calls her parents and they set out on a mission to rescue her. Even after all the destruction to the cities, Ray and Emma are determined to do whatever it takes to find Blake and make sure that she is safe.

I would recommend this movie to people who enjoy action movies with a lot of stunt scenes and suspense. It was super cool to see all the skyscrapers collapsing after the earthquake, and Ray navigating his helicopter through all the chaos. Interestingly, I actually didn’t pick this movie to watch myself. I saw the beginning of the movie playing on television and it was such a captivating storyline that I decided to stay and watch the rest of it. “San Andreas” is a great movie to watch if you’re looking for something that will keep you at the edge of your seat.


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