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San Andreas [Blu-ray/DVD] [2015]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3704 out of 3855)

    Special Features


    • Commentary by Director Brad Peyton
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Dwayne Johnson to the Rescue
    • Gag Reel
    • San Andreas: The Real Fault Line
    • Scoring the Quake
    • Stunt Reel

    Synopsis


    San Andreas
    In this high-octane thriller, the infamous San Andreas Fault gives way, producing a devastating earthquake across California. A highly skilled helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) races to save his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) in Los Angeles before the complete destruction of the city. After one daring rescue, the pilot flies north toward San Francisco in search of his estranged daughter (Alexandra Daddario), racing against time and the inevitable aftershocks that promise to devastate the coastline. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Dwayne Johnson
      Dwayne Johnson - Ray
    • Carla Gugino
      Carla Gugino - Emma
    • Alexandra Daddario
      Alexandra Daddario - Blake
    • Archie Panjabi
      Archie Panjabi - Serena
    • Paul Giamatti
      Paul Giamatti - Lawrence



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 3855 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      3 1/2 stars. Entertaining and full-of-fun action

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      MichaelO
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      Theatrical review. There may be spoilers. The big, bold and brainy (not) disaster film is still with us and in terms of technical, CGI and green screen quality, "San Andreas" raises the bar, if ever so slightly. Dwayne "Rock" Johnson plays Ray, a Los Angeles firefighter who specializes in high risk helicopter rescues - we see a doozy right off the bat. He's on the verge of divorce from his wife Emma (Carla Gugino, "Sin City") and together they have a college age daughter, Blake played by Alexandra Daddario. Ms. Daddario is probably best known by younger viewers as Annabeth from the "Percy Jackson" films. Older viewers will probably recognize her from her...uh grown up role as Lisa in last year's "True Detective" on HBO. And in case you're wondering (I was), she's less than 14 years younger than the "Rock" in real life. Acting! In any case, the film deals with the effects, before, during and after a giant (9.6 on Richter scale) earthquake devastates parts of Nevada and coastal California. The film, directed by Brad Peyton ("Journey 2: The Mysterious Island") has some terrific, if implausible rescue scenes involving Ray and Emma. Emma, having lunch with her boyfriend's (Ioan Gruffudd) sister (Kylie Minogue) when the earthquake hits L. A. She must scramble to the top deck of the high rise, where Ray has maneuvered his helicopter to save her. Daniel (Gruffudd) has driven Blake to San Francisco where she attends school. When the quake works its way up the coast, it hits the Bay area the hardest. In the meantime, Ray with the now rescued Emma head north by helicopter and later by small plane to rescue Blake. Blake meets cute with a young Brit named Ben (Hugo Johnstone-Burt) who is interviewing for a job at Daniel's architectural firm. He has dragged along his 13 year old brother, Ollie (Art Parkinson). This trio must survive the quake and its aftermath in San Francisco until Ray and Emma rescue them. So how does that happen, which of course we know it will? It turns out Blake has some inherent survival instincts and tricks learned from her dad. And then there was a brief phone call with Ray when he advises her to move to higher ground. That's about it. Once Ray and Emma get to the now devastated city, they jump in a power boat, defy an oncoming Tsunami and maneuver their way through the flooded and debris riddled city to find Blake. There is a secondary plot involving a seismologist (Paul Giamatti) who is doing a TV info piece with producer/interviewer (Archie Panjabi). This isn't one of those films where things make sense, in any number of ways. But who cares. It is entertaining, full of fun action sequences and is technically well done. Recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Flick!

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      film6uru
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      If there has ever been a disaster film showing the severe damage that a earthquake can cause, it is this one, the premise of this film is nothing new, Hollywood has had its share of disaster films over the years, this one more or less has elements of "2012" in it, but is more faster paced than "2012" was, but it does borrow from that film which was good in its own right, like that one, we have a estranged couple (Dwayne Johnson & Carla Gugino) who are brought back together by this disaster, Johnson plays a fire department search & rescue helicopter pilot who witnesses Los Angeles suffer a severe earthquake, it appears that the San Andreas fault has begun to shift & buildings begin to tumble with Gugino just barely escaping with her life who is rescued by Johnson, it also appears that the quake is also causing San Francisco to be effected as well, which suffers far more devestation than Los Angeles, their teenage daughter is in San Francisco with Gugino's new boyfriend who ends up abandoning her to fend for herself, Johnson & Gugino decide to fly to San Francisco to rescue her, although we have seen Los Angeles & New York leveled in other films, never have I seen a film in which San Francisco gets leveled to the extreme, residents of that city are not going to be fans of this film, this scenario is so real as San Francisco gets leveled like never before, the filmakers make it looks so real & frightning, even the Golden Gate bridge gets leveled, definately one of the best disaster films to come along in awhile, this one is definately ranked up there with films like "2012", "Deep Impact" & "Independence Day" & is what the filmakers of 1973's "Earthquake" might have done if the technology of CGI had been available then, Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) is fast becoming one of Hollywood's best action stars, I would definately put him up there with Stallone & Arnold, a former wrestler turned actor, Johnson is one of the few to make such a transistion, others have tried & failed, but Johnson is no doubt a natural when it comes to being a action hero, & Carla Gugino proves that at age 44 you don't need plastic surgery to look younger, just take care of yourself, Gugino is still beautiful & one wonders why she hasn't had a better career before, somehow she has been overlooked by Hollywood over the years, & I have to wonder why, if you like disaster films than this one is for you!

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Destruction on a massive scale

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      jonnyangl
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      hink of this movie as every disaster movie rolled into one. I enjoyed San Andreas a lot and they certainly managed to cram almost every survival scenario into one movie. When the movie started I thought it would be insanely cheesy with some of the lines Dwayne Johnson was saying, but luckily it got much better. Don't get me wrong, there were certainly cheesy parts (certain romances, and cliches) but when you see the first 5 minutes you'll know what I mean about expecting it to be way cheesier. The movie is similar The Day After Tomorrow in that it's about one group's Journey and another's survival. Without giving anything away it focuses on two separate groups of people trying to get to eachother, however unlike most other disaster movies the main character (who is extremely likeable) is someone who is adequately trained and equipped to handle the situation, not the fish out of water that most disaster movies like to turn into the survival experts by the end of the film. This at least makes for a more believable plot and one heck of a fun ride. In 2015 we expect great visuals and CGI, San Andreas does not disappoint, there were several points during the movie that I was focusing on the CGI to see it's quality and I was impressed. Hollywood's big budget disaster movies get better and better at destroying our cities with every iteration, San Andreas falls right in line, the visuals and accompanying audio are truly spectacular. I highly recommend you see San Andreas if you like disaster movies, once the action gets started there are very few slow points, at only two hours long the movie does not feel drawn out - you won't be bored by the end of it. Watch it with big sound and a big screen if you can. Hope you enjoyed my review! Wish I could be more specific but I don't want to ruin any of the (albeit somewhat predictable) plot.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Destruction on a massive scale

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      NYCUBAN212
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      Think of this movie as every disaster movie rolled into one. I enjoyed San Andreas a lot and they certainly managed to cram almost every survival scenario into one movie. When the movie started I thought it would be insanely cheesy with some of the lines Dwayne Johnson was saying, but luckily it got much better. Don't get me wrong, there were certainly cheesy parts (certain romances, and cliches) but when you see the first 5 minutes you'll know what I mean about expecting it to be way cheesier. The movie is similar The Day After Tomorrow in that it's about one group's Journey and another's survival. Without giving anything away it focuses on two separate groups of people trying to get to eachother, however unlike most other disaster movies the main character (who is extremely likeable) is someone who is adequately trained and equipped to handle the situation, not the fish out of water that most disaster movies like to turn into the survival experts by the end of the film. This at least makes for a more believable plot and one heck of a fun ride. In 2015 we expect great visuals and CGI, San Andreas does not disappoint, there were several points during the movie that I was focusing on the CGI to see it's quality and I was impressed. Hollywood's big budget disaster movies get better and better at destroying our cities with every iteration, San Andreas falls right in line, the visuals and accompanying audio are truly spectacular. I highly recommend you see San Andreas if you like disaster movies, once the action gets started there are very few slow points, at only two hours long the movie does not feel drawn out - you won't be bored by the end of it. Watch it with big sound and a big screen if you can. Hope you enjoyed my review! Wish I could be more specific but I don't want to ruin any of the (albeit somewhat predictable) plot.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Realistic but still awesome

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      Kenn
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      Fantastic. I feel like Dwayne Johnson doesn't get the same baseline judgement as other actors due to his origins, and sometimes gets poor reviews due to the wrestling background. In this case, he plays an excellent role, routinely with nuance. The daughter character (Blake) is a good one, well fleshed with both vulnerabilities and strengths, a reasonable and realistic character, as is the mother (Emma) and Ben. While there are some impossibilities regarding magnitude and follow-on disasters, it's a reasonable premise and believable story line. The effects are excellent, the story moves well, and the action manages to be fast and hard but also reasonable and realistic. The extraneous characters are as good as the main four or six. I judge a book by how much I want to NOT read those last pages because I don't want it to end, and by how much I want to know what happens to the characters at the end. This movie checks both those boxes. Really excellent. Definitely on the shelf to rewatch going forward.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The rocks crumble with... The Rock!!!!

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      JakeInLivnColor
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      Its been a few years since I've seen a really good disaster movie, since around 2004 with The Day After Tomorrow landed in theatres (2012 was good to an extent, and Sharknado doesn't count), and this one is probably the best one since Independence Day for sure. A good cast with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson leading the charge with very impressive results, some spectacular visuals with the earthquake and aftershocks, and some great stunt work. The Blu Ray helps in the enjoyment with a pitch perfect 1080p picture and Dolby Atmos (Listened it in 5.1 but still rocks the foundation) that's deep and bassy enough to register on the Richter scale. The extras, while not expansive, fill up enough of the gap to satisfy most fans, starting with the commentary. Brad Peyton's track, his very first, is very detailed and eloquently told, with some wonderful BTS stories and production details to pique interest.The BBY exclusive does include over a half hour of BTS featurettes along with the standard featurettes, and they cover some ground, though nothing groundbreaking (Pun not intended) and nothing compared to a feature length making-of, but does solid work. Some nice deleted scenes with optional commentary, a gag reel, a DVD copy with decent PQ/AQ and the commentary, the UV digital copy and an exclusive lenticular slipcover wrap up this beautiful, but fairly shallow package. Not worth $24.99, but $20 and less is a fine price point for demo worthy PQ/AQ and limited extras. Recommended but to an extent.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fun Ride with Great Audio

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      This was a thrilling disaster movie that kept me on the edge of my seat. Of course it was mindless entertainment, but it was definitely action-packed and well cast. I really enjoyed the Dolby Atoms aspects of the movie. The audio was amazing. It was completely enveloping and gave an immersive 360 degree sound experience. The earthquakes make the whole room rumble. The falling skyscrapers crash all around you. The helicopter propellers can be heard spinning everywhere above you. In a scene where fluid was dripping, it sounded as if it was really right above my head. And one of my favorite scenes was when a woman was trapped in a collapsing building. After the fall, the character's ears started ringing and the way the sound objects were spread out across each speaker really made me feel like the ringing was coming from inside my head. This was a really fun movie!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great SFX, but...

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      HilltopHermit
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      It's a disaster movie, so some things are expected: Stalwart action hero, love interest, young character(s) for the kids to identify with, and, of course, a Disaster. San Andreas has all these. In fact, the gigantic earthquake and its side effects steal the show. In this case, that is not a good thing. We see scene after scene of apocalyptic destruction--skyscrapers burning, skyscrapers falling over, skyscrapers collapsing, skyscrapers splitting down the middle. As the previews attest there is also a monstrous tsunami that comes rolling in. After a while, I became indifferent to the fates of the action hero, his wife, his daughter, and the charismatic English chaps. I couldn't get past thinking how many tens of thousands of others would be dying in the ginormous catastrophes that kept swirling around the lead characters. Yes, I know it's only a movie, but the allure of disaster movies is showing interesting characters overcoming adversity. San Andreas left me with the feeling that the lead characters' survival was due more to script immunity than to any overcoming they did. The SFX get it five stars, the insignificance of the lead characters get it one star, so split the difference. As for recommending this, I wish there was a Yes/No/Maybe choice. I'd "maybe" recommend this if I could. As it is...

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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