San Andreas

Rated 2.0

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays rescue pilot Ray, a gutsy and virtuous man on the job who, nevertheless, can't keep things together on the home front. He gets divorce papers from wife Emma (Carla Gugino) on the day he's supposed to take his daughter Blake (Alexandra Daddario) on a trip. Before he can pout and dwell on things too long, the earth starts shaking for what will be a series of devastating earthquakes. When it's all over, numerous quakes and tsunamis have destroyed Los Angeles, San Francisco and the Hoover Dam. While the destruction looks great, and director Brad Peyton pulls out all of the stops when it comes to destroying California, the dialogue in this film is atrocious. When Ray heads out to save his wife in L.A. and his daughter in San Francisco, it's often the worst of soap operas. Yes, it's fun to see the San Francisco Giant's stadium get smoked, especially if you're a Dodger fun, but it's no fun listening to the words spoken by performers before and after the devastation. Granted, dialogue in a disaster movie doesn't have to be top quality, but this stuff makes a Michael Bay movie sound like a Paul Thomas Anderson movie.