Whenever I come home from being away for a while, the first thing I’m concerned with doing is GOING TO THE MOVIES. Yep. I care more about seeing films than I am with friends/family. So when my boss gave me a whole week off of work, I decided to come home! The ‘going to the movies’ intensity is a bit fiercer this time. It’s been one month. I feel like I’m dying.
My mom wanted to see San Andreas so I said yes. The suckiest part was the fact that I had to pay. I haven’t paid for a movie ticket in over a year. I almost had an anxiety attack. I don’t care what kind of future job I’ll have, I promised myself that I will always have a second job at a movie theater because you really can’t beat free movies. Like, nothing is better. Seriously.
San Andreas was a pretty good action-packed doomsday movie! I went in a little discouraged because I felt like the trailer was basically a 3 minute version of the whole movie. I was pleasantly surprised, however, to discover there was a little more to the storyline. San Andreas *obviously* relied heavily upon CGI. BUT THEY DID A FANTASTIC JOB. If I was gullible, I would’ve believed it all….
I just thought that maybe the script was… a tad too impractical. Like goddamn. Anything that could’ve went wrong, did. I understand, it keeps the movie fast-paced, but I think they crossed the line. I don’t think anyone (except The Rock, of course) would’ve survived all of the obstacles the main characters faced. (SPOILER: For example, when they were cruising up the tsunami, that big-ass cargo ship. Like, really???)
I love The Rock. I think he’s one of the greatest human beings out there. Huge motivator in my life. But, I can’t take his acting seriously. He just comes across hammy to me. His one-liners in the film were too much for me. Plus how they directed the shots, all close up and serious on his face, made the one-liners that much funnier. I was satisfied to see him show emotion, though! All in all, San Andreas was decent. The movie failed at connecting me emotionallyto its characters/story, so I didn’t really care how it ended. But everyone knew how it would, anyways!