MOVIE REVIEW: SAN ANDREAS (Brad Peyton, 2015)

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San Andreas was awful, cribbing from better disaster flicks like Deep Impact and Titanic. Worse, I didn’t care much about the characters.

When people are dying around you and you still have time for landian, don’t expect me to wish for your survival.

As a 3D/4DX ride though, it was (oddly) fun to watch. I was screaming my lungs out and clutching on to my seat for dear life.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

(Originally published June 1, 2015.)

MOVIE REVIEW: JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (Brad Peyton, 2012)

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The Rock seemed to have failed as a serious action star so he chose to go the Disney route by starring in adventure movies that pandered to kids.

In this one, he flexed his muscles, raised his eyebrows, and wiggled his pecs all for comic relief. Anybody under the age of 12 (especially those amused by cute little elephants) would enjoy this flick; anyone over might be less interested.

I liked the idea of entering the world of Jules Verne and I wondered what could have resulted if they made it more adult ala National Treasure.

Luis Guzman was the perfect choice to play the sidekick role, though. He was just too damn hilarious!!

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

(Originally published February 4, 2012.)